What does it take to earn the AAA Five Diamond designation?


To earn the AAA Five Diamond designation, hotels and restaurants must pass a rigorous evaluation that includes unannounced, in-person inspections, anonymous overnight stays for hotels and a review by a panel of experts.

All AAA Diamond Program hotels and restaurants are re-evaluated annually to ensure they provide the best experience for travelers and diners.

UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya in Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, has earned the AAA Five Diamond designation.

This property has guestrooms with spacious balconies offering an oversized seating area and large, oval-shaped hot tubs.

Each room is assigned a local host who is tasked with ensuring that guests have a pleasurable stay. (Upgraded from Four Diamonds).

Another property that has earned AAA Five Diamond designation is Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Located in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, this all-inclusive resort has eight theme parks, many large pools, three exercise rooms and a private island. Many of the modern rooms open up to pools or the river.

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