Awards & Certifications

Secrets Huatulco has received one of the most prestigious travel awards in the world. Book your getaway, wedding or meeting now and see for yourself what sets our award-winning resort apart.

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TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award recognizes accommodations that consistently earn great reviews from travelers. Resorts given this honor are ranked within the top 10% of hospitality properties worldwide.

Year Won: 2020

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WTTC Safe Travels Stamp of Approval

All AMResorts® branded properties across Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama, Curacao, St. Martin, and the Dominican Republic have achieved the specialized designation from the WTTC. These defined protocols signify the highest standard in health and hygiene, which provides additional confidence and peace of mind our valued guests.

KKR Eco-Innovation Award Winner

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa was recognized by KKR for aims to build a Secret Garden, which increases the native and medicinal plants and will use on-site generated compost. The garden will be used as an event space and provide an area for guests to connect with nature and enjoy the area’s renowned birdwatching trails.

Year won: 2020

AAA Four Diamond Award

The highly-prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award is given to resorts that meet and uphold high standards of overall quality, range of facilities and level of services offered on property, based on rigorous AAA standards. 

Years won: 2012-2018

Golden Apple Award

Secrets Huatulco received the Golden Apple Award for exceptional ratings on Apple Vacations satisfaction questionnaires completed by Apple Vacationers upon their return home. 

Years Won: 2013, 2014, 2017

Travel Weekly Magellan Award: Eco-Friendly "Green" Resort

The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards is a premier awards program honoring the best names in the travel industry. Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa won the Magellan award for best eco-friendly "green" resort in the overall hospitality category.

Years won: 2013, 2014

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

The TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards are given to resorts based on the quantity and quality of millions of reviews gathered from TripAdvisor travelers over a 12-month period. 

Year won: 2018

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded to qualifying accommodations listed on TripAdvisor that maintain a high overall user rating and a high volume of recent and quality reviews. 

Years won: 2012-2018

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Secrets Huatulco was inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame by receiving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 5 consecutive years. The award is a testament to the resort's outstanding customer experiences.

Years won: 2016-2018

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Platinum

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program acknowledges Secrets Huatulco as an eco-friendly hotel that is committed to green practices.

RCI Gold Crown Resort®

The RCI Gold Crown Resort® award designates resorts that have met or exceeded the highest RCI standards in an evaluation of resort facilities, amenities and services. 

Years won: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

RCI Premier Plus All Inclusive Award

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa received this award based on the global quality and service awards to recognize RCI all-inclusive affiliated resorts which provide an exceptional level of service, including the AAA Four or Five Diamond award, 4.5+ in TripAdvisor ratings, etc.

Year won: 2015

RCI Excellence in Service

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa received this award due to its high level of quality in customer service, as evaluated by RCI, one of the largest timeshare organizations in the world and a proud partner of the Unlimited Vacation Club by AMResorts.

Rainforest Alliance Certified

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa has achieved significant and measurable sustainability milestones and has received the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ mark. The requirements for certification are aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. This certification assures the commitment of Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa to reduce the impact of its activities on the planet and local communities.

PriceTravel Trophy

The PriceTravel Trophy awards aim to recognize the best hotels in Mexico and honor them for meeting high standards of quality and service. Secrets Huatulco was awarded first place in the Adults-Only resorts category. 

Years won: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

Distintivo "H"

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa was awarded the Distintivo "H" by the Mexico Ministry of Tourism for offering high quality cuisine while following the required health and management standards in the preparation of food services. 

Distintivo "S"

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa received the Distintivo "S" for its best practices in tourism projects involving environmental programs, eco-practices and self-sustainability. This distinction, awarded by the Tourism Board of Mexico, allows the resort to save over 30% in water, energy and waste. 

EarthCheck Certified Gold Certificate

The destination of Huatulco has received the EarthCheck Certified Gold Certificate for its sustainable environmental practices. The EarthCheck Program is focused on minimizing harmful emissions while supporting host communities.

TAG Approved®

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is TAG Approved® - Gay Friendly Hotels and Attractions Worldwide.

Check Safety First Certified

Certified by Check Safety First for consistently maintaining high levels of health and safety standards in their daily operations. Secrets Huatulco has earned the following certifications: aqua check, food check and safety check.

Experts' Choice Award

Secrets Huatulco was awarded the Experts’ Choice Award by TripExpert based on 1M+ reviews from 85 different publications, the award recognizes the best hotels around the world.

Year won: 2018

TripExpert’s Best of Oaxaca

Secrets Huatulco won TripExpert’s Best of Oaxaca based on reviewers who agree that it is an outstanding choice for accommodation in Oaxaca.

Year won: 2018

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Award recognizes restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. This year Bordeaux at Secrets Huatulco has been awarded with the recognition "Award of Excellence". To qualify for this award, these wine lists, which typically offer at least 90 selections, feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

Year won: 2017

Wine Spectator

Best Resort in Huatulco by Awards

Secrets Huatulco was awarded Best Resort in Huatulco and one of the top resorts in Mexico by This ranking was compiled throughout the year and is based on reviews targeting more than 1,500 hotels that are found on

Year won: 2017