Get the Latest Mexico Resort News & ReleasesSee what has everyone talking. Velas Resorts raises the bar when it comes to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, and our passion and dedication to world-class hospitality has garnered us prestigious awards, as well as rave reviews, from guests and press. Our esteemed collection has been recognized alongside Mexico's top destinations by AAA, Conde Nast Traveler for its all-inclusive luxury, superior service, and culinary leadership.
AAA Five Diamond
Grand Velas is the only family-friendly, all-inclusive resort in North America to receive the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Every year tourism editors of the American Automobile Association (AAA) visit more 70,000 lodgings, campgrounds, restaurants and attractions throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean looking for luxury establishments to conduct evaluations. Less than 1% of the more than 32,000 AAA properties achieve this distinction.
Best Luxury Hotel TripAdvisor
Grand Velas earned the 2006 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award as Best Luxury Hotel. Millions of travelers vote for their favorite hotels based on outstanding service and value. The TripAdvisor Travelers Choice awards are recognized for their unbiased reviews and opinions of the world's best hotels. More than 5 million people in the TripAdvisor community offer opinions on more than 220,000 hotels and attractions worldwide.
Five Star Diamond
For several years, our resorts have been awarded the Five Star Diamond from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Grand Velas was honored in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Members of the renowned American Academy of Hospitality Sciences monitor the standards in the luxury services sector. Based on their experiences and guest comments, the Academy awarded Grand Velas the Five Star Diamond Award. This honor acknowledges our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in the industry.
Conde Nast Johansens
Grand Velas Resorts have been honored in Conde Nast Johansens Excellence Awards and recommended since 2003. Grand Velas was recognized as 2008 Most Excellent Spa Hotel, 2007 Most Excellent Spa Hotel, 2006 Most Excellent Spa Hotel, and 2005 Most Outstanding Resort. For 30 years, Conde Nast Johansens has been the leading worldwide guide for independently owned luxury hotels. The guides have a loyal readership by guaranteeing that each recommended property undergoes a rigorous annual inspection to ensure exceptional quality.
Leading Hotels of the World Leading Spa
Grand Velas has been recognized by the Leading Hotels of the World as a Leading Spa Hotel since 2005. To earn this designation, a spa must pass inspection in 1,500 categories and offer outstanding service and a luxurious environment. The Leading Spa designation is a benchmark for luxury standards.
Mexico Tourism Ministrys Distintivo H
Since 2004 Grand Velas resorts have been honored with the Mexico Tourism Ministrys Distintivo H certificate. This program was instituted by the Ministry to promote outstanding culinary standards in leading hotels. Grand Velas is proud to be recognized for our innovative dining experiences.
Conde Nast Traveler
In 2007, Grand Velas ranked as one of the top 15 hotels in Central America/Mexico by the leading luxury travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler. In the 2007 top list, we ranked 12th for hotels in Mexico and Central America. The magazine's popular annual list ranks hotels on outstanding service, world-class facilities, luxury spas and gourmet dining.