Owner and Managing Director Mr. Ewald Biemans and PR Manager Mrs. Crescenzia Biemans welcomed the Minister and escorted him around the resort's premises.
Bucuti & Tara is a resort exclusively for adults, couples, and honeymooners.In addition to their specific target, they work hard on being an eco-friendly Resort and investor in our environment. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is the most eco-friendly and sustainable in Aruba.
To achieve this status, the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort works tirelessly on:
- Waste reduction of 65%;
- Food waste reduction of 30%;
- Use of eco-friendly cleaning products. Instead of using shampoo bottles, they use shampoo dispensers.
- Save 3.5 million gallons of water a year. They reuse shower, sink, and laundry water to water their plants. They also only plant native Aruba plants that are perfect for our climate. These plants require less water to survive and remain naturally beautiful. Once guests check in, they receive a reusable cup as a gift that they can use during their stay and minimize the use of plastic bottles.
- They have an Eco-friendly gym built on a floor made of recycled tires. They also have a few treadmills that generate electricity for the hotel. The treadmills are hooked to a monitor and indicate how much electricity they generate when used.
- All rooms have dehumidifiers and air-purifiers to eliminate any possible odors.
The resort is currently running at 97% of its capacity. During the lockdown caused by the pandemic, the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort never closed its doors since they had guests who decided to stay in Aruba while in lockdown and remained at the resort. Some guests even checked in during the lockdown. One couple stayed for three months.
During the lockdown, the resort operated at a 50% capacity. Another remarkable data is that about 70% of their guests are repeat guests at the resort, meaning they are satisfied with their stay at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.
The Minister thanked Mr. Biemans for the tour and presentation.