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Aruba Resort Owner and CEO to be Debut Guest on Facebook Live with Green Globe
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
woensdag 08 januari 2020 09:53

Celebrated hotelier and noted environmentalist Ewald Biemans of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort will be the first-ever interviewee of Green Globe on its debut Facebook Live segment. Social media users can tune-in this Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 as the international sustainability certification organization interviews the Aruban resident.

Biemans will talk candidly about the Eagle Beach resort’s sustainability journey and be asked to share insights on how Bucuti & Tara achieved certification as the first and only carbon-neutral hotel in the Caribbean. Throughout the discussion, Biemans is expected to share how fighting climate change is a collaborative effort and how the resort’s island home of Aruba is making progress with its sustainability initiatives such as banning single-use plastics.

Bucuti & Tara was recently recertified as Green Globe Platinum, which is the 19th year the property has earned the rigorous certification. Green Globe is at the forefront of research and development of best practices for sustainability particularly in the tourism sector, which accounts for 90% of Aruba’s GDP. Considering the island’s heavy dependence on tourism, Biemans will share proven methods for achieving business success while operating sustainably.

To listen live, visit Green Globe’s Facebook page this Friday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. local Aruba time.

View more information on Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.

Article by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Gilligan’s Seafood Shack is Now Open for Seaside Dinner at Hilton Aruba Resort
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
donderdag 02 januari 2020 16:48

The resort’s open-air terrace restaurant at the edge of the Palm Beach boardwalk has just opened for dinner. The popular seaside eatery caters to guests during the day, and recently the decision to extend the restaurant’s opening hours was made to also accommodate fun casual dinners in the evening hours – just walk in, no reservations required.

The new dinner menu offers a selection of interesting salads and a variety of seafood appetizers followed by fresh fish, beef and chicken entrees, vegetarian offerings, tasty sides and desserts.

You may start your evening’s meal with a Lemon Caesar or a Garden Salad, then go on to enjoy Nori Ahi Tuna, Ceviche de Pescado, or Fisherman’s Basket for two, all nicely plated and plentiful. Classics, such as Beef Empanadas or Grilled Shrimp conclude the menu’s list of crowd-pleasing appetizers.

True to the restaurant’s name, the menu highlights a number of fresh seafood preparations, Shrimp Creole, Grouper & Crab, Shrimp Tacos and Mahi Mahi Fillet. Landlubbers may pick Jerk Prosciutto Chicken or Dijon Skirt Steak, both innovative chef’s signature dishes.

Guests in search of vegetarian options will delight in the Green Garden Penne Pasta and the Vegetable Tart, served with a small garden salad.

Gilligan’s Seafood Shack features two fantastic offers: A Tuesday Shrimp Taco Special for $19 per person, from 5:30 to 8pm and a Wednesday All You Can Eat, Taste of Aruba, with skewers of Mahi Mahi, Shrimp, Red Snapper, Grouper, Beef, Chicken and Chorizo with funchi fries, at $35 per person.

The eatery is named after a legendary sitcom from the 60’s, Gilligan’s Island, a few years after the resort was originally constructed. The sitcom told the story of seven tourists accidentally stranded on an island, and their failed escapes from it. With a carefree and casual ambiance matching the delicious food, guests entertain no thoughts of escaping from Gilligan’s Seafood Shack. On the contrary, they come back to enjoy desserts such as Chocolate Surprise, or the famed Homemade Cheesecake.

The resort’s Executive Chef and the mastermind behind the new dinner menu, Matt Boland, is Aruba’s esteemed celebrity chef. He is often the Tourism Authority’s popular choice to wow attendees at travel shows with food demonstrations and tastings. Famous for his energy, creativity and passion for fresh food concepts, Boland set out to make Gilligan’s Seafood Shack a family favorite, a casual dining destination in a premier location.
Matching the stellar menu, an equally diverse beverage selection help guests unwind with refreshing cocktails, sparkling, blush, red and white wines and local beers while savoring delightful island flavors.

View more restaurant details or make a reservation here.

Article written by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

This Holiday Season Treat Yourself to the BEST Spaliday Ever
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
vrijdag 20 december 2019 09:15

Eforea spa at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino put together a Spaliday menu designed to relax, rejuvenate and recharge guests pre, during and post the upcoming holidays.

Among the special featured treatments, Cheers to You, a Couples’ Coconut Massage, with organic melt worked into sore and tired muscles for a total body glow, and silky smooth skin.

Another innovative special is a morning or afternoon retreat including lunch at Gilligan’s Bar & Grill. The Head to Toe Holiday Spa Retreat combines a coconut scrub with a full body massage, and a facial of the client’s choice.

Among other treats, the Hypervolt Percussion Treatment is powered by the award winning Hypervolt. It is combined with a fitness massage, providing relief and relaxation to tight muscles. The Hypervolt with Quiet Glideâ„¢ technology reduces muscle pain, increases range of motion, and promotes circulation throughout.

The Caribbean Holiday Getaway Body Wrap, brushes away dry skin, tones and hydrates with exclusive cactus toning gel followed by a delicious whipped citrus vanilla body milk massage.

The Bourbon, Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Body offers a spiked exfoliation rice bran oil, laced with pecan, whiskey and brown sugar. The nutrient-rich, creamy pumpkin puree, tingles and invigorates the skin, before the melted Shea, cocoa mango butter massage drizzle, as the Grand Finale.

The Glowing for the Season trio allow 75 minutes of bliss, with a Head & Face Massage, a Shoulder, Neck & Scalp Massage and a soothing foot treatment.

All treatments may be enhanced with the Pumpkin Spice Mask, made with organic pumpkin puree and active yogurt for an overall radiance boost.

About EFOREA Spa

One spa couple’s suite, two combination wet treatment rooms with Swiss showers, two facial rooms, three massage rooms, one outdoor massage beach cabana, a full-service salon, two manicure stations, two pedicure stations, two hair stations and a relaxation pavilion with a black beach-stone garden. The spa also features private locker rooms for men, a shave bar for men offering specific amenities and towels, before or after showering, and a beverage gallery with teas and mint infused water, offer all clients a much deserved getaway.

The Fitness Center at eforea spa overlooks the beach and features cardio, strength training equipment, free weights, outdoor yoga and aqua-aerobics.  The Spa Boutique displays skin and body care products, a fragrant aroma therapy line, candles, leisure wear and jewelry.



*Article written by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

*Photos by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Don’t Miss the Legacy Breakfast at Hilton’s Laguna Restaurant
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
dinsdag 17 december 2019 17:30

On the last Sunday of 2019, December 29th, Laguna restaurant at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino will be serving its famous legacy breakfast from 7am to 12:30pm, with more food choices, unlimited champagne, mimosas, specialty coffees and live entertainment at $34.95 per person.

Locals in possession of a local ID get the special $28 prices, service charge and tax included.

With one of the island’s most unique and picturesque settings, Laguna restaurant is the perfect spot for family members celebrating the holidays over breakfast.

Guests will be offered indoor, air-conditioned seating or al fresco tables on the large deck overlooking a Zen-inspiring tropical garden with lush landscaping and a peaceful coy pond.

The Legacy Breakfast buffet serves all breakfast favorite including fresh fruit, hot and cold cereals, yogurts, freshly baked breakfast breads, muffins and pastries, a pancake and waffles station, hot items, made to order eggs and omelets, an interactive pasta station and freshly made smoothies and juices, sparkling wine, specialty coffees and tea.

Laguna Restaurant is popular with locals and tourists for its wide selection of food, and congenial service. For more information, or to make reservations, call 526-6612.

Looking for a fairly priced holiday breakfast in an upscale spot? Laguna’s restaurant Legacy Breakfast, at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino is perfect. Spoil family members and friends at an unforgettable holiday celebration, over all-you-can-eat breakfast, unlimited mimosas, sparkling wine and live entertainment.

View more information on Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.

Article written by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Hilton Aruba Presents: New Year’s Eve Grand Fiesta, Because You Can Never Have Too Much Fun!
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 16 december 2019 09:46

Escort the old year out and ring in the New Year at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.

A memorable tropical New Year’s Eve Grand Fiesta will unfold on the pool deck of the resort, delivering six hours of non-stop poolside partying.

The much-anticipated event includes a premium open bar from 7pm to 1am, including Moët & Chandon champagne and even a tropical cocktails bar featuring famous cocktails invented at Hilton hotels around the world.

A lavish dinner buffet will be served from 7pm to 10pm, featuring traditional holiday favorites and seasonal specials.

For the NYE Grand Fiesta buffet, the culinary team is featuring homemade soups, gourmet salads, freshly composed salads and a sushi rolling and tuna tataki action station, as appetizers.

An enticing anti-pasto and deli selection, and a raw seafood bar on ice, including Seafood Ceviche, Smoked Salmon, Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters on the ½ Shell, are complemented by a carving station serving Roasted Certified Angus Beef Sirloin, and whole Salmon, baked in flaky pastry.

The NYE Grand Fiesta buffet also features an innovative Risotto action station, and delicious hot dinner entrees with Chicken Spinach Fontina Roulade Dijonaisse, Rosemary Thyme Honey Lamb Chops, with tasty sides among them.

Sweet ending such as Ponche Kuba Cheese Cake, Deluxe Petit Fours, Key Lime Tarts, Eggnog Crème Brulee, assorted Mousse Shooters, Homemade Tiramisu, Cheese Cake and Cashew Cake, make for a perfect dinner conclusion.

Guests will enjoy a live band & DJ entertainment, playing the greatest hits, leading up to midnight countdown and a spectacular fireworks show over the water.

Wristbands for this six-hour event may be purchased at $199pp, kids 17 and under $99, starting December 27 in the Aruba Tower Lobby.

For patrons with a different dining preference, Executive Chef Matt Boland has prepared a three-course menu for the Sunset Grille featuring the finest steaks and seafood specialties highlighting the taste of the restaurant.

The New Year’s Eve dinner at Sunset Grille may be complemented by the Grand Fiesta, joining the party at 10pm with non-stop poolside partying and fireworks at midnight.

Wristbands for the Grand Fiesta following dinner at the Sunset Grille can be purchased at $119pp, kids 17 and under $69, starting December 27 in the Aruba Tower Lobby.



*Article written by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

*Photos by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Bucuti & Tara Earns Rigorous Green Globe Recertification
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
vrijdag 06 december 2019 15:53

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort just earned sustainability recertification from Green Globe, which represents the International Standard for Sustainability.

The Caribbean’s first and only carbon neutral hotel earned its 19th annual Green Globe certification through its steadfast commitment to provide a memorable vacation that’s simultaneously sustainable. In 2016, Green Globe awarded Bucuti & Tara its all-new Platinum status and named it “The World’s Most Sustainable Hotel/Resort.�

“Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort continues to be a shining example of sustainability throughout the region,â€� shares K. Denaye Hinds, LEED AP, and the Green Globe Accredited Auditor who conducted Bucuti & Tara’s annual recertification. “Their standard operations embed respect for the environment and responsibility; encouraging those who work at the property to be a part of the solution, naturally. Guests who experience the resort also contribute to environmental standards without compromise. Their long-standing commitment to sustainability through their participation in the Green Globe Program and other notable certifications sets them apart. Continuously striving to improve year over year in their sustainability achievements, their award of Green Globe Recertification signifies their success.â€�

“Green Globe is the original eco standard for tourism, the one other certifying organizations respect and emulate,� shares Ewald Biemans, owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “Bucuti & Tara is proud to continue meeting the stringent sustainability standards set forth by Green Globe proving that traveling can be both fulfilling and responsible.

The Green Globe recertification wraps up a year of major sustainability accomplishments for Bucuti & Tara. In April, the resort earned the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Climate Action Award. While there, Biemans presented Bucuti & Tara’s path to becoming carbon neutral at the Global Summit, which was keynoted by former U.S. President Barack Obama. In June, Biemans was the first individual inducted into the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Hall of Fame Award for Best Practice for Environmental Sustainability. The following month Bucuti & Tara earned the National Energy Globe Award, an encore performance from the year prior. Along the way, it was heralded with accolades for its superb guest service and romance.

View more information on Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.

Article by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Enjoy Yuletide Favorites at Hilton Aruba’s Elegant Sunset Grille
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
donderdag 05 december 2019 11:38

The culinary team of the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino will be serving a veritable holiday tasting feast at the Sunset Grille on December 24th, 25th & 26th from 5:30pm to 10:30pm for $59.pp.

On the 3-course, carefully curated menu: local Baby Lettuce and Belgiam Endive with Caramelized Walnuts, Quinoa, Pomegranate seeds, and Feta cheese drizzled with Raspberry Dressing. The main course features fire-grilled Skirt Steak, Fresh Green Herb Mojo Sauce, Grilled Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes OR a holiday platter with Roasted Vermont Turkey and Glazed Virginia Ham, Sausage Sage Stuffing with Turkey Gravy, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Baby Vegetables.


For dessert, befitting the holiday season, Petite Buche de Noel with Ponche Crema Sauce.

Together with the delectable food, the Sunset Grille is also offering a tempting two-hour Free Flow option to pair the food with a fine Kendall Jackson wine selection, add $49.00.

Members of staff and management of the Sunset Grille wish guests happy holidays and best wishes for a wonderful new year!



*Article written by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

*Photos by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

New “Early Birdâ€� Offering at Hilton Aruba’s Sunset Grille
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
dinsdag 03 december 2019 10:29

The Sunset Grille at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino is offering a Sunset Experience daily, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, pairing its innovative cuisine with the spectacular sunset views over famous Palm Beach.

Guests may enjoy the Chef’s specially curated three-course dinner, at formidable $40pp price.

The Sunset Menu choice of appetizers include Lobster Bisque under a puff pastry dome, with a touch of brandy and vanilla essence; Steakhouse Wedge, with bacon, Roma tomatoes, chunks of Gorgonzola and Blue cheese dressing; Caesar Salad with white anchovies, bacon, and ciabatta croutons.

Guests may then choose Organic Chicken Breast, crisp Panko and Parmesan crust, with sautéed spinach, mushroom risotto, Dijon sauce, and Parmesan mousse; Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna, with fennel marmalade, togarashi aioli, and wakame cucumber or the restaurant’s signature local Red Snapper caught by the resort’s bellman Johnny, and served with tomatoes, herbs, and peppers, in a modern Creole sauce, with zucchini and fried plantain.

The dessert on the Sunset Menu features a selection of Chocolate Cake, a New York Cheesecake or Vanilla Ice Cream.

The $40 Sunset Menu may be enjoyed indoor in the elegant, air-conditioned dining room or outdoor on the wrap-around terrace overlooking the lush garden landscape and the inspiring views.

About the Sunset Grille: The award-winning steakhouse with its chic, atmosphere headlines American Wagyu Beef, and Certified Angus Beef, specialty selected highly marbled USDA and premium never-frozen seafood. While steaks and chops make up the heart of the menu, the resort’s culinary brigade innovates unparalleled appetizers and extraordinary desserts, which help the Sunset Grille achieve its elite reputation.

The Sunset Grill is open seven days a week, from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

View more information on Sunset Grille or make your reservation.

Article by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Tourism Corporation Bonaire Collaborates with Bucuti & Tara on Sustainable Tourism Practices
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 02 december 2019 16:43

On November 29, 2019 Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort hosted key delegates from the Tourism Corporation Bonaire to share their long and steady path to becoming the first and only resort in the Caribbean certified as Carbon Neutral.

The delegation including the General Manager Delno Tromp and his team travelled to Aruba for a retreat and approached Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort about offering insights on their success with Sustainability.

CEO and Owner, Ewald Biemans, stated: “Our door is always open to share information on all that we have learned during our journey to become a sustainable organization and to preserve our environment, flora and fauna for future generations. Sharing will make us all better stewards of the planet.�

A presentation was made by Bucuti & Tara management at the resort for the delegation of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire and best practices shared among the group, with like-minded Bonaire executives already known for their excellence in reef care and sustainability.

About Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort
Declared the first CarbonNeutral®/net zero hotel in the Caribbean in August 2018, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is one of the Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the World, No. 1 Hotel in the Caribbean, No. 1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean (fourth straight year) and No. 1 Hotel for Service in the Caribbean. Aruba’s premier adults-only boutique resort is led by celebrated hotelier and environmentalist, Ewald Biemans, named by Caribbean Journal as the 2017 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year. 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 healthy dining is enjoyed at oceanfront Elements, 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 along with the Caribbean’s first Healthy Hour. The resort is TAG Approved® as a LGBTQ-friendly hotel. Bucuti, a worldwide sustainable tourism leader, holds eco-certifications of LEED Silver, Green Globe Platinum, ISO 14001 and Travelife Gold and was named the World’s Most Sustainable Hotel/Resort in 2016 by Green Globe.

View more information on Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.

Article by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Ling & Sons Aruba Undergoes a Huge Makeover
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
vrijdag 22 november 2019 15:37

Ling & Sons Food Market is in its final phase of their huge store transformation!

Throughout the entire renovation period the store has remained open for their customer’s convenience. With just about a month and a half left, the renovations are soon coming to an end, leaving shoppers super excited to experience the brand-new shopping experience at Ling & Sons!

With much of the renovations already completed, the entire store’s layout, look and feel already have shoppers in awe.

Not only is the modern and spacious design of the store aesthetically pleasing but it also offers everything their shoppers need from the new beauty & drug store, to their fresh bakery and the fully stocked wine & spirits store.

This large, successful supermarket of Aruba has always been a leading and trustworthy shopping center for their customers, attracting both the local community and island visitors since 1965!

The store offers a diverse variety of products and food, reflecting the many nationalities that shop at Ling & Sons. You will not only find a large assortment of familiar and sought-after American and European products, but they are also number one in Filipino products. In addition, there are plenty of diverse specialties found in their Indian and Ethnic aisle. Of course, one cannot leave out the delicious local produce that Ling & Sons offers, delivered straight from local farms!

The entrance and exit areas are designed to be much wider and easier for their patrons to access. Before entering the store, you will find their large outdoor waiting area where one can enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon smoothie and sandwich. In addition to the outdoor area, the parking lot will be remodeled with LED lighting!

Once inside the store, the changes and improvements are evident, it is spacious, modern and offers a clean, fresh look. Each department is fully stocked with everything you may need, including homemade salads, small dishes and meals prepared on a daily basis.

In addition to their freshly prepared meals and food items, one of their great appeals are the generous weekly specials! Every Tuesday they offer 20% off on all fruits and veggies and every Thursday they offer 20% off on all meats.

Perhaps one of the greatest conveniences found among the new renovations are the checkout counters. The exit area of the store now has 14 checkout counters including express lanes for those in and out light shoppers. The express lanes are also handicap friendly!

Service, quality and a large variety of products have always been responsible for Ling & Sons’ long-standing, solid reputation and it is clear their reputation is not going anywhere for the years to come!

Visit Ling & Sons Food Market’s website and follow their Facebook page for updates!

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