Travel + Leisure Crowns Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba’s Sole Hotel Among World’s Best


Top travel magazine and media platform Travel + Leisure has named Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba to its 2024 T+L 500 list of the best hotels in the world. According to Tripadvisor, it is estimated there are more than 1.2 million hotels and resorts globally. For pinnacle properties including Bucuti & Tara, that means they are in the top 0.04% as winners of the T+L 500.

Travel + Leisure is one of the world’s most influential travel media brands. Its extensive multi-platform media outlet reaches 16M unique online visitors every month and 950k through its monthly print edition. Travel + Leisure celebrates travel and provides service and inspiration at every point of a traveler’s journey, from trip ideas to logistics. From the world’s most popular spots to hidden gems, the media outlet helps their readers make the most of their invaluable free time.

Each year, the readers of Travel + Leisure vote for their favorite destinations, city hotels, resorts, and more in the World’s Best Awards survey. Drawing on the 2023 World’s Best Awards survey results, Travel + Leisure recognizes the 500 best hotels around the globe in the 2024 edition of the T+L 500, which is not a ranked list. The T+L 500 properties are divided into eight geographic regions, designed to serve as a trusted resource for millions of enthusiastic travelers.

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Journalist Jacqueline Dole covered Bucuti & Tara this past January for Travel + Leisure in her story, “I’ve Visited Aruba More Than 30 Times — Here’s How to Plan the Perfect Trip.” Dole shared that the Eagle Beach resort was named as one of Travel + Leisure readers’ favorite resorts in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas in 2023 and that “the adults-only property stands out as a leader in sustainable travel without sacrificing luxury. Guests are granted a personal concierge upon check-in, guaranteed sun loungers on the beach complete with on-demand beverage service, and daily breakfast.”

The full list of 2024 T+L 500 winners will appear in the May issue of Travel + Leisure.  The announcement this 2024 T+L 500 winner list as been published, on Apr. 23 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

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About Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Declared the first certified CarbonNeutral® hotel in the Caribbean in 2018, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is the No. 1 Hotel in the Caribbean and No. 18 Hotel in the World according to Tripadvisor. Aruba’s premier adults-only boutique resort is led by celebrated hotelier and environmentalist, Ewald Biemans, who holds many accolades including multiple Hotelier of the Year awards. The resort is nestled on the  powdery white sands of Eagle Beach, home to protected sea turtles and named one of the “Dream  Beaches of the World.”

Home to the Caribbean’s Safest, Healthiest Vacation Experience and Aruba’s Health & Happiness Code seal, Bucuti has 104 well-appointed guest rooms,  suites and penthouses. It offers sunbeds and shade for every guest; freshwater infinity pool; spa; WiFi;  and complimentary iPad for use during stay. Award-winning healthy dining is enjoyed at oceanfront  Elements, Tara Lounge and private beach dining. Reserved exclusively for guests and their friends, the  open-air SandBar offers top-shelf cocktails and live music daily along with the Caribbean’s first Healthy  Hour. The resort is IGLTA and TAG Approved® as an LGBTQ-friendly hotel. Bucuti & Tara, a worldwide sustainable  tourism leader, holds eco-certifications of CarbonNeutral®, LEED Gold, Green Globe Platinum and  Travelife Gold and was named the World’s Most Sustainable Hotel/Resort in 2016 by Green Globe.

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May 06, 2024
Rona Coster