Awards & Certifications

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta has received some 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.

Travelife Gold Award

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta has displayed that they are minimizing their environmental impacts, improving the economic and social impacts for the local community, respecting and protecting human rights and fair labor practices, and safeguarding animal welfare and biodiversity. 

Year won: 2019

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: 2013-2019

Golden Apple Award

Secrets Vallarta Bay received the Golden Apple award by earning exceptional ratings on Apple Vacation's Vacation Satisfaction Questionnaires, completed by Apple Vacationers upon their return home.

Year won: 2017

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: 2013-2018

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Secrets Vallarta Bay 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: 2017-2018

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Gold

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program awards eco-friendly hotels that are 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: 2013-2015

RCI Premier Plus All Inclusive Award

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta received this designation based on the global quality and service awards to recognize RCI all-inclusive affiliated resorts which provide an exceptional level of service, including the RCI Gold Crown Resort award, AAA Four or Five Diamond award, 4.5 or higher in TripAdvisor ratings, etc.

Year won: 2015

RCI Excellence in Service

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta 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 Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta 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 Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta to reduce the impact of its activities on the planet and local communities.

Travelife Gold Certification

The Travelife Gold Certification is awarded to resorts commited to sustainability through protecting culture and traditions, supporting local people and preserving the environment.

Distintivo "S"

Secrets Vallarta Bay received the Distintivo "S" for 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.

Distintivo "H"

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta 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.

TAG Approved®

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta is TAG Approved® - Gay Friendly Hotels and Attractions Worldwide.

Experts' Choice Award

Secrets Vallarta Bay 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 Puerto Vallarta

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

Year won: 2018

MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Award

The MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Award recognizes select hotels in the US, Mexico, Caribbean and Europe for outstanding quality, customer service and product delivery. 

Years won: 2013, 2014

Tourism Excellence Award

The city of Puerto Vallarta received the Tourism Excellence Award from Grupo Excelencias for the development & implementation of the city's strategic Tourism Action Plan with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Ministry of Tourism of Jalisco.

Year won: 2014

Orbitz Best In Stay Award

The Orbitz Best in Stay awards are selected based on reviews from Orbitz customers, as well as input from Orbitz hotel experts to select the best-of-the-best in travel. 

Year won: 2015