A New Nature Reserve and More Hotel News From Aruba

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Aruba’s hotel and resort scene is more alluring than ever. The Dutch island in the south Caribbean is known for its desert environment, perpetual tradewinds that shape its iconic divi divi trees, colorful, colonial town, and a famous beach that’s been named best in the world, where most resorts are found. 
News from three resorts highlights new experiences to give travellers reasons to return to Aruba or visit for the first time.
A New Nature Preserve by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort
Aruba’s premiere adults-only boutique hotel on the shores of Eagle beach isn’t just celebrated for being one of the most romantic hotels in the world.  
Image: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is headed by a celebrated environmentalist, who ensures the resort walks the walk of best sustainability practices. It’s LEED Gold certified and the first and only Carbon Neutral resort in the Caribbean that enforces sustainable best practices and also engages in community environmental and socially conscious initiatives, including protecting sea turtle nests on the beach, animal rights on the island, spaying and neutering stray dogs and cats, and supports a local donkey sanctuary and a move to eliminate plastics from Aruba.
Its owner’s latest initiative, in celebration of the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort’s 35th anniversary, creates a legacy for visitors and residents of Aruba, in the form of the partnering with other locals to donate 30 acres of the last remaining, undeveloped green space of private land in one of the busiest parts of the island as a nature preserve for permanent public enjoyment.
In addition to “preserving Aruba for Aruba,” the Bucuti & Tara Nature Preservation Foundation is undertaking a reforestation initiative with indigenous trees at The Bucuti Tara - GMC Park.
Image: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
The preserve is a typical Aruban ecosystem with any number of the 280 bird species and other local flora and fauna. This gifted land will offer residents and visitors a quiet, natural place to walk, jog or sit amongst Aruba’s indigenous trees, plant life, and wildlife.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Debuts in Aruba
A new, all-suite resort has opened, nestled between the dazzling waters of Eagle Beach and the lagoon of Aruba’s Bubali Bird Sanctuary on One Happy Island with stunning views of the Caribbean.
Image: Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort
The resort introduces a more home-style experience to the island, inviting guests to experience the local culture and natural beauty of island life, with nearby major attractions in addition to the bird sanctuary including the California Lighthouse, Butterfly Farm and Alto Vista Chapel.
This hotel serves as the perfect beachfront homebase for up to 6 guests, dining areas with a wet bar outfitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffeemaker making relaxed life and visiting with family and friends easy.
Image: Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort
Most rooms offer balconies, and the resort has a soothing, contemporary design inspired by Aruba’s beaches and the bird sanctuary with a neutral and ocean blue palette, wood accents and sea life art. Five food and beverage outlets mean you can snack in or easily eat out of your room. In addition to a private tunnel to Eagle Beach, adults and kids’ pools, fitness, yoga, sauna, and spa with a full range of treatments.
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, Unveils Newly-Designed Rooms and Curated Experiences
The famous luxury resort on Aruba’s acclaimed Palm Beach has revealed its most recent re-imagination, with new, island-inspired designed in all guestrooms and suites.
Image: Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Locally-inspired design motifs and color waves feature in the resort’s new textiles and textures, including custom artwork of indigenous succulents and aloe plants typical of the arid destination, and the kind of luxe touches Ritz-Carlton guests expect.
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba has also introduced new culinary experiences for guests to enjoy. At Divi Sushi Bar and Lounge, guests can experience an exclusive tasting flight of Caribbean rums. The Madero Pop-Up Bar offers guests handcrafted, customized cocktails based on personal tastes, accompanied by a live DJ playing Caribbean rhythms for the perfect island escape.
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Top image credit: Christine Biondi, courtesy of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
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