Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
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- All Inclusive Features
My husband and I had a great time just relaxing on the beach. We walked the beach, went out on a sand dune on low tide. We had great meals! The restaurants were very accommodating with my food allergies. We tried many different drinks. The service was fantastic. We look forward to going again!
I have visited this resort a couple of times already since I came to the Bahamas in 2010. But this is the first time I am giving them a review. Compared to my first visit, they have made improvements. Starting with the PROS: the best thing about the resort is that it is an "All-Inclusive" resort. Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, almost all-day Snacks, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), amenities, and activities are all included in their daily room/resort rate. They have a large area/property. They have plenty of activites to do like tennis, archery, paintball, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, volleyball, ping pong, etc. Thier meals are buffet. But they have a specialty restaurant during dinner. I forgot the name. Dining is still free, but prior reservations are required though. Buffet food is good, but can be improved. Alcoholic drinks are served at the bar. Beach is nice, powdery white sands, turquoise blue waters, temps and winds vary on season. However, there are a few things that negatively impact my stay in the resort. the CONS: First is their rooms. Their rooms are old. It looks, and smells old. I can compare their rooms with any 2 or 2.5 star hotel rooms I have stayed in Florida. Nothing fancy. Restrooms are basic, some tiles are cracked. Second, the room wifi signal is very weak. if by any chance a room has a good wifi signal, and gadgets can connect, the internet speed is still super slow.
All the good stuff: The weather and beach were awesome and the food was pretty good. Our first room wasn't the greatest but they moved us no problem to a nicer room.The friendless staff are the bartenders and maids. I think they need to give the other staff a refresher course on being friendlier. Over all it was a good vacation and a smooth flight. The grounds and pool were good, I just think this resort could be so much better. Just a couple of little changes could make a big difference. Shout out to Tino/Pedro and Sonia awesome drinks!
We stayed as part of a -time share package. Overnight cruise. then 3 days at resort. We totally loved our couple of days. Enjoyed our room. looking out at the ocean and first floor Comfy beds, shower was great. Check in only at 3, so make sure you pack your bathing suits in a carry on so you can just wait at the beautiful beach. (and beach shoes would not hurt - I forgot mine and there is some debris in the water, - likely from the hurricane. food was good and enjoyed the Italian night. Dian our waitress was superb. some small issues. ran out of burgers at the beach bar and an hour wait!, I found the ocean to be warmer than the pool - perhaps a solar blanket in April? Also found the music quite loud in the evening. Other than that we had a terrific time. Planning to return in the fall, when maybe the pool will be warmer
First thing to remember about this resort: you get what you pay for. We paid for an upgrade to ocean view and cannot imagine what the standard room would have been like.... You basically have to check in twice. The first time is to get your wrist band and the second time takes place after 3pm when you get your keys. Somebody needs to sit down and put their "thinking cap" on to come up with a better check in system--I'm just say'n! I have stayed at literally hundreds of hotels and NEVER had to do this before! Perhaps Sunwing could provide a later flight--say maybe around noon with a later check out time. Also, we had to be on the bus for 7:30 am for the short bus ride to the airport. Perhaps the staff should be focused on cleaning those rooms first to allow the incoming guests to get into their rooms sooner. To be honest, I felt like a vagabond the first hours circling the resort carrying my backpack everywhere with me.The rave reviews of the beach are not so accurate if you have been to Grace/Sapodilla Bay in The Turks & Caicos Islands, Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands, Bloody Bay Beach (Negril) Jamaica, Palm/Eagle Beach in Aruba, Rockley Beach in Barbados, Waikiki Beach on Oahu in Hawaii--if you get my drift. Having said that, I would rate it higher than Wasaga Beach, but that's only because of the white sand and treasures from the sea that you can find while scavenging on Fortuna Beach.As for our room, again, it was not as clean as some of the reviews led me to believe about the cleanliness of this resort. You have to keep in mind that you're not at a five-star resort. Towels and linens are also another matter. The resort needs to "loosen the purse strings" to purchase more of each. They were covering our king-size bed with queen-size flat sheets and absolutely no bath mat all week! Every day was an adventure: do we get bath sheets and no hand towels today? Or, no face cloths today and still no bath mat and hand towels?The food at the resort was mostly good at the buffet and the beach bar served up some really good burgers for lunch. My husband made his way there just about every day! Also, best drinks were at the bar just outside the buffet. Best night at the buffet was Bahamian (Wednesday) night. Cracked conch was delicious and perhaps the best meal of the week. Better yet, go visit Cleveland's place just to the right and up the beach a bit. We stopped for cracked conch and red snapper with a couple of beers for lunch one day. Food was great as well as the friendly staff and ambiance of the place! We loved it--great diversion from the big resort too!!!As for the entertainment at the resort, my husband and I are early risers and usually went to bed just as it started. Unfortunately, it was about 100 decibels higher than needed!!!! We faced the trapeze and pool so it literally shook us out of bed EVERY night--yikes!!!! If I ever return to this resort, I will surely make sure I don't face the pool!Lastly, the Sun Wing flight was short and sweet. However, the return flight home took off from their domestic airport as opposed to the International airport we flew into. It appears the airports are side-by-side which begs the question: why do we depart from the domestic airport? As the Bahamian government is losing thousands of duty-free dollars 💵 per flight and we had to be 🚌 to the plane, it's probably Sun Wing who came up with this plan. And, one can only surmise that it's to their benefit and not the passengers! So many 😡 faces when people clued in that the only duty-free purchases would be on the plane and that we would sit for hours at an airport that had NO shopping!!!! And, they ran out of booze on the flight home, so lots of people were 😤 to say the least!!! Funny thing: the steward actually said: "if you had pre-ordered your alcohol before you deplaned, we would have had it ready for your flight back to Toronto." Just one thing--you didn't mention there wasn't going to be any duty-free shopping for the return flight and not sure I would be so trusting to give you $$$ and wait a week till the return flight to get my booze!!!As expressed, if management at this resort were wise, they would stand up to the plate and correct the concerns of their guests. I will say this about Viva Wyndham Fortuna: their strength is with their staff! Although a couple of them need an attitude adjustment, the vast majority are very friendly and engaging. Perhaps management should listen and learn what difficulties they have trying to please the customers...All in all, like I said, you get what you pay 💰 for....
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- All meals and snacks
- Dinner can be a la carte (reservations required, dress code in effect)
- Unlimited international and domestic drinks
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Non-motorized water sports
- Beach volleyball
- Intro scuba lesson in pool
- Water sports centre
- Table tennis
- Circus school
- 276 rooms
- 2 a la carte and 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 Bars
- Water sports
- Tennis courts
- Games room
- Tour desk
- Business centre
- Currency exchange
- Gift shop
- Internet (fee)
- One king or two queen beds
- Garden view
- Full bathroom
- A/C satellite
- Hair dryer
- Alarm clock
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe ($)
- Daily housekeeping
- Private balcony or terrace
- Maximum 4 guests total
- One king or two queen beds
- Ocean view
- Maximum 4 guests total
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Resort Location Map
Viva Wyndham Fortuna BeachFreeport,Bahamas
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Churchill Dr and Doubloon Road, Freeport 42398 Grand Bahama Island
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