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Resort Recognized as Leader in Sustainability and Social Responsibility


EAGLE BEACH, Aruba—DATE— Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is the 2017 winner of the CHIEF Award for Environmental Sustainability by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA). The honor was presented to the resort at the Caribbean Hotel Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) on Friday, June 2 in Miami, FL.

CHIEF awards were open to all 600 CHTA member hotels. Four separate categories included Sustainability, Sales and Marketing, Operations and new this year, Social Responsibility. The most successful, forward-thinking resorts were honored for embodying best practices. In front of several hundred attendees, winners were announced at the opening session giving participants the opportunity to talk with the honorees and learn from their successes throughout the weekend conference. Bucuti & Tara was selected as the best of the best for its submission in the category of Environmental Sustainability and a finalist in Social Responsibility.

Holding the most eco-certifications throughout the region, Bucuti & Tara is proud to be honored by its Caribbean community. The resort continues to work toward its goal of being the first Caribbean hotel to be carbon neutral.

“For 30 years, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has recognized that sustainable tourism honors the environment, our guests, staff and vendors, and the greater community of Aruba. Receiving the CHTA CHIEF Award for Environmental Sustainability and recognition for Social Responsibility tells us that our Caribbean community also endorses our mission,” said founder and CEO Ewald Biemans.

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Bucuti+Tara-Beach-Resort_2017CHTA-CHIEF (l to r) Bill Clegg, executive committee board member of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Ewald Biemans, owner and CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

Bucuti+Tara-Beach-Resort Adults-only Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba is the Caribbean’s #1 Hotel for Romance for the second year in a row according to TripAdvisor.


About Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Named the No. 1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean for 2017, and No. 1 Hotel in the Caribbean for two years in a row by guest-driven TripAdvisor, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is Aruba’s premier adults-only boutique resort. Led by celebrated hotelier and environmentalist, Ewald Biemans, 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.” Bucuti offers 104 well-appointed guestrooms, suites and penthouses; sunbeds and shade for every guest; fresh water infinity pool; spa; WiFi; and complimentary iPad with Skype for use during stay. Award-winning, fresh, healthy dining is enjoyed at oceanfront Elements; epicurean-lovers’ Carte Blanche; Tara Lounge; and private beach dining. Reserved exclusively for guests and their friends, the open-air SandBar on the beach offers top-shelf cocktails and live music daily. The resort is TAG Approved® as a gay friendly hotel. Bucuti, a worldwide sustainable tourism leader, holds eco-certifications of LEED Silver, Green Globe Platinum, ISO 14001 and Travelife Gold.


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