Mexico’s all-inclusive company Velas Resorts recently announced it has earned a total of 26 American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Diamonds for 2011.
The four luxury all-inclusive properties are located in three of Mexico’s top beach destinations, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya won for the first time since opening in late 2008, and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit won for its fifth consecutive year. They were awarded the 2011 AAA Five Diamond Award for lodging. The two are the only family-friendly all-inclusive properties in North America that merited the award.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s three gourmet restaurants, Frida (Mexican Cuisine), Lucca (Italian-Mediterranean Cuisine) and Piaf (Traditional French Cuisine), were also awarded AAA Four Diamond awards for fine dining.
The resorts’ sister property, Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta received the AAA Four Diamond Award, for its fourth consecutive year. Casa Velas, a boutique hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, is the only adults-only all-inclusive golf resort in Mexico to receive this award.