AAA Five Diamond Hotels and Restaurants in Mexico 2016

Each year, AAA reviews thousands of hotels including resorts, historic inns, B&Bs and more and select those that meet a certain criteria. A total of sixteen (16) resorts in Mexico made the list of AAA Five Diamond Hotels for 2016, with resorts in Riviera Maya earning the most – five, followed by Riviera Nayarit with four. Seven restaurants made the list of AAA Five Diamond Restaurants in Mexico. 

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Below find the list of 2016 AAA Five Diamond Hotels in Mexico:


Los Cabos

1.The Resort at Pedregal (2012)

2.Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort (2002) 

3.One&Only Palmilla (2014)



4.Banyan Tree Cabo Marques (2013)


Puerto Vallarta

5. Hotel Mousai (2015)*


Riviera Nayarit

6. Grand Luxxe (2014)

7. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (2007)

8. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico (2001) 

9. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (2009)



10. Le Blanc Spa Resort (2010)

11. The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun (1996)


Riviera Maya

12. Fairmont Mayakoba (2007)

13. Grand Velas Riviera Maya (2010)

14. Rosewood Mayakobá (2009)

15. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

16. Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (2004)


2016 List of AAA Five Diamond Restaurants in Mexico


Riviera Nayarit

1. Carolina at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (2010)
(in The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort)



2. Fantino (2006)
(in The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun)

3. Le Basilic (2007)
(in the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa)

4. The Club Grill (1999)
(in The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun)


Riviera Maya

5. Cocina de Autor (2013)
(in the Grand Velas Riviera Maya)

6. Passion by Martin Berasategui (2014)
(in the Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla)

7. Le Chique (2014)
(in the Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma)

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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