March 28, 2016 14:03 ET Announces Winners of First Annual Noble Beach Prize

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - March 28, 2016) -, the leading beach vacation resource, announced today the winners of the first annual "Noble Beach Prize," the company's internal awards program highlighting partner properties in a variety of "Beachin' Categories." enlisted the help of a panel of true beach lovers, including ABC's Bachelor in Paradise's celebrity judges Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper Tolbert, to select winners and award properties the Noble Beach Prize, an honor that not only includes bragging rights, but also more than $100,000 in marketing support for each winner from the brand.

Partner properties of had the opportunity to nominate themselves for a series of fun and quirky "Beachin' Categories," projecting the brand's irreverent and bold tone with titles such as "Most Bodacious Buffet," "Most SPAwesome Experience" and "Best Beach-o-tainment," among others. Content including videos and images submitted by the winners can be viewed via the following link:

And the 2016 Noble Beach Prize winners are…

The Sweetest Suite -- Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka'an
Situated within stunning hacienda-inspired villages with heart-stopping garden views and just minutes from the beach, these suites mix comfort with luxury through minimalist décor and the exclusive, high-end service offered by the Don Pablo Collection brand, making the suites an ideal accommodation choice for couples. 

The View -- Priceless -- Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
The Grand Penthouse, located on the 12th floor, offers a 360-degree breathtaking view from its private patio and rooftop overlooking the ocean, jungle, the famous los Arcos rocks, garden, panoramic pool and Sierra Madre Mountains in Puerto Vallarta.

The Bath Luxe DE Luxe -- Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
These sexy bathrooms feature a Jacuzzi for two, his and hers rain showers, water closet, double vanities, plush bathrobes and slippers with spa products by Gilchrist & Soames.

Most Bodacious Buffet -- Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino
Guests have a wide range of mouthwatering choices to indulge at Las Torres buffet, where dinner features a variety of salads and healthy foods, an Italian and American section, local specialties and a self-serving ice cream bar complete with toppings. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Las Torres offers seven theme nights, with more than 100 different food items. The resort's chefs and staff have also been trained to accommodate guests with special diets and food allergies.

Most Divine Dining -- Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres
Superstar restaurant Le Metissage offers a French/Mexican fusion with dishes that are Instagram-worthy and taste just as good as they look. The restaurant's signature dish is White Tuna "al Pastor" with achiote marinade cooked with roasted grilled pineapple, guacamole, fried tortilla powder and cilantro. For sumptuous Swiss-Northern Italian cuisine, the resort's Casa Rolandi features the award-winning cuisine of Chef Daniele Müller, a rising star in the food & wine world.

The Bomb-est Bar -- Catalonia Punta Cana
Located on one of the most famous beaches of the Caribbean, "Pure" cocktail bar offers guests a place to unwind and chill in the middle of paradise while sipping on one of 20 specialty cocktails mixed with premium brand alcohol.

Most SPAwesome Experience -- Grand Velas Riviera Maya
The property's "Signature Spa" offers everything from facials and body treatments to harmonizing therapies and romantic rituals, including spa traditions native to Mexico. Adventurous guests can try the Velas Fish pedicure treatment with Garra Rufa toothless fish.

Best Massage Nirvana -- Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Guests can embark on a cultural journey and experience a unique 80-minute treatment at "Signature Spa," beginning with a soothing dry corn and honey exfoliation to detoxify the skin, followed by an essential oil massage in which pressure is applied with corncobs for a unique sensation of wellbeing.

Best Beach-o-tainment -- Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa
With trendy, sophisticated nightly themed parties such as Sexy DJ Month, Gatsby Parties, White Parties, Foam Parties and more, the lively entertainment team at this resort knows how to get the party started both on the beach and at the pool. The resort has even played host to celebrities, such as Kourtney Kardashian, DJ Rhiannon and Juan Luis Guerra have all been seen there.

The Pool that Rules -- Valentin Imperial Maya
Named one of the 10 best pools in Riviera Maya, the gorgeous main pool is one of the largest in the area, with two swim-up bars and weekly entertainment activities. 

Best Beach Bliss -- Catalonia Royal Tulum
Surrounded by the natural jungle with no neighboring hotels, this is the perfect resort for a romantic getaway, providing a relaxing "beachmosphere" with soft, powdery sand and crystal clear water. Here, guests can partake in various beach activities, such as aqua gym, paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, beach volleyball, yoga and Zumba classes.

" values our partners' excellence in offering quality beach vacations," said Mike Lowery, Chief Marketing Officer of "As the ultimate true beach lovers, we launched the Noble Beach Prize to highlight the high caliber hotels that we work with and thank them for their award-winning offerings our customers get to experience."

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