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Only this Aruba Resort Took Top Honors from Condé Nast Traveler

The votes are in and Condé Nast Traveler honored Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba, with its heralded 2023 Readers’ Choice Award. Annually, the global travel powerhouse awards its prestigious accolades among the ultimate symbols and acknowledgment of excellence within the travel sector.

This year, Bucuti & Tara jumped up 9 spots to No. 28 in on the 2023 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Top 40 Resorts in The Caribbean Islands list. The resort celebrates its island home, Aruba, for also winning a 2023 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for Top 20 Caribbean Islands.

“This year continues to be filled with honors including this Condé Nast Traveler 2023 Readers’ Choice Award where guests and travel experts who have visited Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort are sharing firsthand that our experience for romance, wellness and sustainability are exactly the focused, relaxing experience we promise: second to none, just like our dedicated staff,” shares Owner/CEO Ewald Biemans of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba.

Beyond this latest award

The annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the world’s best hotels, airlines, countries, islands and more. They represent the most beloved and cherished experiences in the travel industry, as voted on by its loyal audience. This year, 526,518 Condé Nast Traveler readers shared their recent travel knowledge across multiple hospitality categories. Their firsthand experiences help to assure fellow travelers of the dedication and exceptional service provided by the best in the world, including Bucuti & Tara. Condé Nast Traveler is one of the world’s most renowned media companies creating and distributing every type of media today from print, video and film, digital, audio and social, for more than a century.

The 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the upcoming November issue.

A year of accolades for superior guest service, sustainability

This new award joins a bevy of accolades for the adults-only resort. Guests and fans of Bucuti & Tara can rest assured that the resort’s vacation experience is tops on all the best of the best lists. Since the beginning of 2023, Bucuti & Tara is Tripadvisor’s No. 1 Hotel in the Caribbean and No. 18 Hotel in the World out of 1.5 million listings. It once again received a Gold Badge from US News & World Report and is a year-over-year winner of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award of T+L 500. BRIDES named this romantic hotspot the Best for Romance 2023. Elements restaurant, helmed by Michelin-trained Executive Chef Alexander Powell, just received a Tripadvisor 2023 Travelers’ Choice Award and continued its status with Wine Spectator with a 2023 Award of Excellence.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba, continues to elevate travelers’ experiences by becoming the newest member of Regenerative Travel. To qualify, Bucuti & Tara exhibits a mission-driven, independent spirit, honors a sense of place, has an ethos of service, and provides a vacation that meets guests’ values. It kicked off the year as the island’s Energy Globe National Winner. In June, Bucuti & Tara was named the first winner of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association’s AHATA Impact Award for Environmental Protection while also recertifying as Travelife Gold. Most recently, the resort celebrated being recertified CarbonNeutral and remaining the Caribbean’s first and only carbon-neutral hotel since 2018.

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