Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is an adults-only, boutique resort with 104 rooms overlooking Eagle Beach in Aruba.
Although guests enjoying Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort’s laidback, luxury hospitality on the golden sands of Eagle Beach may not realise it, this is the Caribbean’s only certified carbon neutral resort. For more than 30 years, its environmentalist owner, Ewald Biemans, has worked towards proving that sustainability, guest satisfaction and profitability can go together. Although the resort has always been green-minded, the journey towards carbon neutrality began just seven years ago. Bucuti & Tara’s Green Team scrutinised carbon output, implemented even deeper clean energy initiatives and completed carbon neutrality by supporting the local wind energy farm. Since 2016, the resort’s 618 photovoltaic solar panels combined with local wind and solar sources, produces 40 per cent of its energy needs. Other efforts include installing an in-room energy management system, low-flow shower heads and toilets, and using an ozone-based laundry system.