Ewald Biemans

Bucuti Beach Resort

Ewald Biemans developed the Bucu- Beach Resort, which opened in October of 1987. He added a luxury wing to the resort called the Tara Beach Suites in March 2014. The resort enjoys year-round average occupancies of 97%+. The adults-only enclave is a seRng of tranquility and laidback luxury with its three cornerstones being romance, wellness and sustainability. Through Biemans leadership, today, Bucu- & Tara is Tripadvisor’s No. 1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean and No. 10 in the World while also being the Caribbean’s first and only carbon-neutral resort – a testament that memorable vaca-ons and sustainability can be mutually inclusive.

Born in Austria, Biemans began his hospitality career with Hilton and Intercon-nental in South America prior to earning his Bachelor of Science in Interna-onal Business at Florida State University. A]er moving to Aruba in the early 1970s, Biemans managed The Coral Strand Hotel, later to become the renown Talk of the Town Restaurant and Resort. He subsequently co-owned and managed the Manchebo Beach Resort before developing Bucu- & Tara as the sole owner.

Biemans is highly involved in the tourism industry, and has taken on leadership roles to be^er the community whenever possible. He ac-vely encourages other hotels on-island to also take the ini-a-ve to protect Aruba’s natural resources. Biemans is a long-serving board member of the Aruba Hotel and Tourism Associa-on (AHATA). A forward thinker, he is constantly researching, embracing and welcoming new technologies to aid in implemen-ng solu-ons. His contribu-ons include serving as president of AHATA, founder of Aruba’s SKAL Club chapter, creator and long-serving chair of the environmental commi^ee for AHATA, and long serving director of the board of the island’s Arikok Na-onal Park.

Stewardship is inherent to the company culture at Bucu- & Tara and it flows throughout the en-re opera-on and staff. Under Biemans direc-on and leadership, the staff priori-zes and invests in an extensive list of best prac-ces in environmental sustainability, encompassing a wide range of local stewardship and environmental causes.