Wins Crystal Apple Award for “Best All Inclusive Family Resort”

Apple Vacations, one of the largest tour operators in North America, held their annual Apple Awards last night in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago. Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, was a big winner at the awards ceremony garnering an unprecedented 11 Golden Apple Awards as well as a prestigious Crystal Apple Award for “Best All Inclusive Family Resort” for its Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Twelve of Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ seventeen resorts that it operates in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica won awards. This is the fourth Crystal Apple Award for Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts and this year was the most awards ever won by the resort chain.

In remarks to the audience accepting the award, Encarna Piñero, Vice President of Grupo Piñero, the parent company of Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, said, “Thank you very much on behalf of the Piñero family, to all of you, to Apple Vacations and to the travel agents. This year is the 20th anniversary of Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts. We’ve been working very hard in the last 20 years to make what Bahia Principe is today. We hope to continue doing the same for the following 20 years, to make our clients and guests live holidays of a lifetime. We have been working to enhance our product and meet the modern traveler´s expectations. We never forget that the real aim for us is to make them live in real luxury and to experience happiness.”

The Apple Vacations annual awards are voted upon by thousands of travel agents and travelers and are considered one of the most coveted awards in the travel and tourism industry. This was the largest number of awards that Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has won and is a testament to its continuing commitment and high standards it offers its guests.

The Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection located in the Riviera Maya is a 630-room premium family resort featuring three pools, kid’s waterpark, four restaurants, eleven bars, host of water and land activities for children and adults. Kids can even indulge in special princess and superhero massages at the Bahia Spa!

In addition to the Crystal Apple Award for “Best All Inclusive Family Resort”, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts also won the following eleven Golden Apple Awards:


  • Grand Bahia Principe Coba
  • Grand Bahia Principe Tulum
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an Don Pablo Collection


  • Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection
  • Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa
  • Grand Bahia Principe Portillo
  • Grand Bahia Principe San Juan
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection


  • Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts is a premium resort division under one of the world’s leading travel companies Grupo Piñero based in Mallorca, Spain. Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts features 17 fun-filled resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica and four hotels and resorts in Spain.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts are well-known for their exceptionally high standard of service, cuisine, guest rooms and resort amenities and activities and have garnered many awards for its resorts, cuisine and service. Since 1995 when they opened their first resort, the Bahia Principe San Juan in the Dominican Republic, the brand has now grown to 11 properties in that country, four resorts in Mexico and two in Jamaica.

For further information on Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts please visit their website at: Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts are sold by preferred tour operators and travel agents.