Bushiri Beach Resort Hotel

, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Bushiri Beach Resort Hotel

, Oranjestad
L G Smith Blvd 35 - Oranjestad - 1347 - Aruba Hotel Website | 582/5216
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What a fantastic resort!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have stayed at resorts on 4 different Carribean islands (Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua and now Aruba) and the Bucuti is the best resort on the best island! Don't believe anyone that says Aruba doesn't have everything that you need. It has fantastic weather, snorkeling, friendly people and a beach at the Bucuti that cannot be beaten! The reviews on the beach here are highly deserved - you have so much room and tranquility that it cannot be believed. The staff are hard-working, friendly and always go out of their way to ensure that you have a memorable holiday. When you leave the resort, you can have great shopping and a good time in town, lose or make some money at the casinos, rent a Jeep for an unforgettable tour of the northern and eastern side of the island, or go to that out-of-the way beach for snorkeling. The Red Sail Sports and Tranquilo trips are also great fun. We have already booked our return for next year. Don't miss the Bucuti!! It's simply fabulous.

Loved the Beach!!!!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Okay, we went to Bucuti at the end of February 2004. After an arduous flight curtesy of U.S. Airways and the weather, we arrived in Aruba a day late for our vacation. When we first pulled up on the airport transport, we were excited on how the property looked. Once inside and while checking in, they offered us champagne. The bellman took our bags to the room, which was very clean but nothing special. Outside our balcony, there was a three foot hole in the ground with exposed pipes. (We were in the lower level room 201.) What I do have to say about the hotel is the beach is wonderful. It is very wide with white, soft sand, although the sea was too rough to swim in most of the time while we were there. This resort is known for quiet tranquility. However, my husband and I did notice the noise from the building site on the property for the new terra suites and the occasionally construction vechicles crossing the beach. This aside the staff are wonderful and very friendly. My husband and I agreed that we would recommend the hotel for the wonderful beach. However, we suggest to upgrade your room to a suite or one of the new terra suites when completed. It will be worth the money.

What a beach!

from A TripAdvisor Member
What a vacation! What a beach - definitely the best on Aruba! It was never crowded and you always could get a hut. Walking the beach was heavenly. We thoroughly enjoyed our 8 night stay at Bucuti. We have never had such a relaxing vacation. The staff was friendly and helpful at any time of the night or day. Alex (at the Activities Desk) eagerly recommended places to eat and made our reservations. She even obtained a car for us on short notice after the one we booked on the internet was not available - and hadn't been available for the last 3 weeks! The specials at the Pirate's Nest Restaurant were fantastic, and the beach bar -and infamous bartender, Legino - were a fun experience. The new building was almost completed and will be gorgeous. Depending on how much you stay in the room or on the balcony will determine if it is worth the upgrade. The views can't be beat from the new building, which will make sunsets spectacular. Restaurants to enjoy: Madame Janette's (the best), Le Dome, French Steakhouse, and breakfasts at Casa del Mar; skip the Flying Fishbone.

excellent

from dalia99
This hotel is truly excellent. Stayed here first week of January and split our time between Bucuti and a high-rise hotel; we wish we would have spent the whole time here. The beach here is definitely teh best on the island - wide, not crowded. The sea was a bit rough when we were there, but I think that is somewhat unusual. The hotel is very clean and comfortable; very pleasant staff - don't miss the library at the exit on the first floor (visitors leave books behind). Would only stay at bucuti if we return to aruba.

Loved IT!!

from WorkforVacation
My husband and I returned from the Bucuti on the 3rd of February, we stayed a week! It is a wonderful resort and the island is magnificent and the people friendly. The Bucuti is really geared for those who wish not to bring their children. It is very quiet because of that. Their beach is wonderful, food at the Pirates Nest was good, but we opted for the Dunkin Donuts coffee in the morning and resaurants downtown at night. The staff at the Bucuit were gracious and very accomodating. I wish I knew all their names, but Debbie, Prince, Jeffrey, Alfonso, Allan - they were all so nice. They are building their Tara Suites adjacent to the existing resort and we have already reserved a room for next year because we liked it so much.

Perfect Honeymoon Destination

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at the Bucuti for my Honeymoon (July 2003)...trip couldn't have been better. The rooms were very clean and nice. The beach at Bucuti was the best beach we saw on the entire island...never crowded. It was much better area to stay than at Palm Beach (near the huge high-rise). The only advice I would give would be to make sure you only hit up the sand bar during happy hour (they have two) because it's pretty expensive. Also, the Pirate's Nest is good for lunch if you just want a burger or chicken strips but it pales in comparison to the fine dining we found elsewhere (le dome, Gasparitos).

Simply the best resort on the island...

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I went to Bucuti for our honeymoon, and we both completely loved it.Number one, it is totally relaxing. There are very few, if any, kids around, which we found to be very nice. The beach is huge, and the space you have on the beach is unlike anywhere else on the island. The beaches at the other low-rises, and the high rises were very crowded, with huts space just a few feet apart. At Bucuti the huts have gotta be at least 20 ft apart, and there is always a hut available. The water is great, hardly very rough at all, almost everyday the waves maybe hit 1 ft., maybe.The concierge desk takes care of your every reservation request. If you want any adventures, just tell them, and they'll take care of everything. If you want dinner reservations, tell them where and when, and you are all set. Need a cab? Let them know, and there will be one there in a matter of minutes. What's great about this hotel is that you get the total lack of chaos you would see at the high rises, but the same ability to sign up for activities, if you want to.The rooms are very nice, simple, and clean. The AC is always on, unless you leave the door open, when it automatically shuts off, but then when you shut the door, it comes back on. Coming back to a nice cool room is a very nice luxury. The high speed internet access is a big plus as well. I like to be able to know what is going on, so it was very convenient.There are tons of great restaurants on the island, so all inclusive is not required. If you go to only one restaurant, make it El Gaucho, a great Argentinian steak house. It's always busy, so have the desk make reservations. My wife doesn't really like steak, but even she wanted to go back to this place, it's well worth your time.As far as the island itself, some parts aren't beautiful, but I'm sure there are much worse areas of Jamaica, Bahamas, DR, etc. The biggest thing is that the island is safe. People are also extremely friendly, we never met a single person who was rude to us in any way. Tourists fuel their economy, and they don't want to mess that up. Make sure to hit the desert side of the island, it looks something like you would expect to see on Mars. Very cool.Basically, if we decide to go back to Aruba, there is no question we are staying at the Bucuti again. Visiting all of the other hotels, I really felt bad for people that didn't choose the Bucuti. If you choose it, you'll probably end up feeling the same.

Brilliant

from A TripAdvisor Member
This extremely run resort is by far the best resort in Aruba. First of all it is run by human beings rather than some offshore corporation. The owners seem to live on premise and have instilled an atmosphere at the resort that the guest is of the utmost importance not the corporate bottom line. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and well furnished. The beach is fantastic...by far the best on Aruba, and the service and the restaurant is what sets the place apart from the competition (I've stayed on previous visits at both the Hyatt and the Wyndham and they do not compare favourably) and it's an adults only resort...so there aren't a bunch of brats under your feet. That plus the hotel has wireless internet access from everywhere (including the beach) meaning that one can do some work and check their e-mails while they relax. Spectacular!

ll be back!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I just spent our 10-day honeymoon in Aruba at the Bucuti. After much research to find the ideal honeymoon spot, we chose the Bucuti resort based on the sensational reviews from Fodor's travel guide and other reviewers on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed! The staff is incredibly accommodating, the rooms are very spacious and super clean, and the location of this hotel is the best on the island. It's unlikely you'll ever experience such a fantastic beach. We made sure to visit most of the other hotels on the island, just for comparison. We know we found the best deal on the island at Bucuti. Most of the other hotels have miniscule (and CROWDED) beaches in comparison. Bucuti's beach is so large and yet secluded that at any time of the day you can find a chair and palapa waiting for you. This hotel is ideal for adults and for relaxing--so bear that in mind if you want to stay somewhere that offers water sports and children's activities. We still experienced everything the island had to offer--the Bucuti concierge was happy to make any reservations for us for snorkel and jeep tours, or even resaurant reservations. The island is so safe and easy to get around that we also rented a car for much of our stay and drove to Orangestad or down to Baby Beach (a MUST do on this island) on our own. The Bucuti's restaurant, the Pirate's Nest, is excellent, particularly for dinner. The "romantic dinner on the beach" was the best--your own table on the beach for dinner, watching the sunset. The hotel's sandbar offers the best happy hour on the island every night, too....make sure you say hello to Brian the bartender! The island is wonderful, the Bucuti is exceptional, and we will definitely be back.

loved beautiful, quiet (child-free) beach

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was looking for a romantic getaway, and this place was perfet. the room felt fairly new, it was clean, enjoyed having breakfast on our balcony with a view of the beach. The beach was more beautiful in person than the pictures. we snorkeled in front of our hotel with snorkels that we brought with us- there are plenty of fish to be seen right there.there were plenty of huts to sit under on the uncrowded beach... when you need food or a drink you can put your red flag in the sand and a waiter shows up. the staff was very freindly and helpful- i arranged a surprise deep-sea fishing trip for my fiance for his birthday at the activities desk. and when we came back from our trip the staff had sent a bottle of wine with baloons and a card, they were all so nice. the food at the hotel restaurant was good ( lots of food choices for me - i'm a vegetarian, and my fiance enjoyed his meals as well -fish , steak,etc.). We rented an SUV at the activities desk and drove aroun aruba- it's a beuatiful dessert. we drove to the eastern coast, through sand dunes, stopped at road-side restaurants, went to the cave (forget the name, but it's the deepest one in aruba, it was cool to go by ourselves). the people of Aruba we the SO friendly. there isn't the tension between the native people and the tourists like most carribean countries- they have a really low crime rate. we like that because we like to explore where we stay. I recommend The Bucuti, I plan to stay there again.

Top Local Tips for Oranjestad

high rise restaurants restaurants in high rise section are crowded and noisy and expensive.

Getting around Use taxi to get to and from airport rather than any shuttle service. Well worth the time saved. Also, the island is small (19 X 6 miles). Taxis and busses will get you everywhere. No need to rent a car.

bus take the bus it is easy and much more interesting takes about 5-10 minutes

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  • Address: L G Smith Blvd 35 - Oranjestad - 1347 - Aruba
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