Awards of Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa

Awards & Certifications

Dreams Huatulco 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.

KKR Eco-Innovation Award Winner

Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa was recognized by KKR for implementing conservation strategies to preserve its local beaches, as well as installing solar photovoltaic system and LED bulbs in its pool to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency and contribute to cost savings.

Year won: 2020

AAA Three Diamond Award

Dreams Huatulco has been awarded with the world-class AAA Three Diamond award! The resort had to meet high standards of criteria in categories such as accommodations and food and beverage in order to receive this honor.

Year won: 2018

Apple Vacations Golden Apple Award

Dreams Huatulco has earned the prestige of consistently ranking the highest on Apple Vacations customer satisfaction surveys. The Golden rating reflects customer experiences at a given resort on a consistent basis.

Years won: 2013–2015, 2017, 2018

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

Dreams Huatulco is recognized by TripAdvisor for winning the Certificate of Excellence for 5 consecutive years.

Year won: 2018

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to qualifying accommodations, attractions and restaurants listed on TripAdvisor that maintain a high overall user rating.

Years won: 2011–2012, 2014, 2018

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

Dreams Huatulco won a Travelers Choice award. They were listed in the "Top 25 Family Hotels in Mexico" category.

Years won: 2014, 2018

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Silver Level

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program awards eco-friendly hotels that are committed to green practices.

Year won: 2015

RCI Gold Crown Resort®

Dreams Huatulco is recognized as a RCI Gold Crown Resort®, the highest award through Unlimited Vacation Club's affiliation with RCI. RCI Gold Crown Resort® designates resorts that have met or exceeded specific standards in the areas of hospitality.

Years won: 2013, 2015, 2017

Rainforest Alliance Certified

Dreams 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 Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa to reduce the impact of its activities on the planet and local communities.

Additionally, Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa has received a 2019 Rainforest Alliance Certificate for a 100% compliance rating.


Blue Flag Certification

The beach at Dreams Huatulco is honored with the iconic Blue Flag, one of the world’s most recognized voluntary eco-labels awarded to beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators. In order to qualify for this prestigious award, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria must be met and maintained.

CheckSafetyFirst Certification

Dreams Huatulco is certified by Check Safety First for consistently maintaining high levels of health and safety standards in their daily operations. They have received the aqua, pool, food and safety checks.

EarthCheck Certified Gold Certificate

The destination of Huatulco has received the EarthCheck Certified Gold Certificate for its sustainable environmental practices. The EarthCheck Program is widely regarded as the world's most scientifically rigorous and is focused on minimizing harmful emissions while supporting host communities.

Distintivo "S" Award

Dreams Huatulco is recognized as a Distintivo "S" award, for its best practices in the development of tourism projects involving environmental programs, eco-practices and self-sustainability. This was awarded by the Tourism Board of Mexico (Sectur).

Years won: 2013–2015, 2018

Distintivo "H" Award

Dreams Huatulco was awarded the Distintivo H Award 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.

Years won: 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018

PriceTravel Trophy

Dreams Huatulco won the PriceTravel trophies for earning 1st place (2017), 2nd place (2013) and 3rd place (2012) in the "Hotels with Spa" category. Also, for having high standards of quality and service, as well as customer service and sales (2014).

Years won: 2012–2014, 2017, 2018

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2017

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 Portofino at Dreams 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.