Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
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Based on reviews we were a little worried about some aspects of this resort, however, we booked because the beach is so nice and because so many other places were still affected by the hurricane last year. We knew about the check in line so when we arrived at noon or so we dropped our suitcases with the bellhop, asked for a rollaway and a second floor room. They were unable to accommodate the second floor request but let us know if we came back the next morning we could check to see if one was available. We went over to the activities desk and reserved both the Viva Cafe and bamboo for one night each. Then we went to enjoy the beach. We had burgers at the beach shack and the walked down to Cleveland's (not part of the resort but very worth the walk and the money). We checked out the beach and the water both very nice (yes there are rocks, but the water is so clear that you can easily see and avoid them. the beach is great and we found enough shade. We cam back to the desk to complete our check in at around 4pm and there was no line to speak of. We got our bags and headed to our room. I do not know how this happened (sorry, too late to charge me now :)) but our room was a vista room right on the beach (I paid for a fauna room because that was all that was available when I booked). The room was amazing. A full view of the beach and ocean and own private deck/porch on the beach. Needless to say we never went to request a second floor room. The room was clean, we did have to call for towels a couple of times but they brought them quickly. The buffet food was pretty good and the selection was such as we could always find something we liked. The food at the Viva café was awesome as was the service. Honestly, we really did not like the food at Bamboo, but the reservation desk as happy to give us a new reservation for Viva Café the next night to compensate. We found all of the staff helpful. The bartenders are especially awesome. The cappuccinos are good. I don't drink but my companions did say the liquor was weak. The woman in the gift shop was great to talked to she seems to be a naturally very good person. We felt safe the entire time and never had a concern (I was worried about this after some of the reviews). No one bothered us on the beach and we walked down the beach several times around sunset. I guess we just weren't expecting to be so satisfied, but We would come back again without hesitation. Thank you for the amazing stay.
My husband and I arrived at Viva Wyndham with another couple. Immediately after check in we were approached by a time share (they call it a point system) rep. So, after a hour of talking with her we were scheduled for the next day with a rep. We headed out on the beach after our arrival, since we had to wait on the room anyway. We ran across a lady selling jewelry on the beach.. at the time she said she had made the jewelry herself, but after going to the market in town we realized that was a lie.. HOWEVER, we also found her prices were very reasonable and somewhat cheaper.. her son sells conch shells on the beach for $10 each.. after bumming a cigarette from me, he wanted to cut me the $10 deal.. I explained that was what he wanted for them to begin with! So, I told him to keep the cigarette I would not charge him for it, he cut me a deal for $5 on a conch shell.. The food is BELOW normal at an all inclusive.. you will see hot dogs that start off as a normal hotdogs, only to see them swelled up to the size of a small child's arm in the following days.. they then cut them up and add stuff to them to try to change things.. I was waiting on the hotdogs to turn into bologna.. there are flies galore all over the food.. they do have good hamburgers, French fries, and nachos at the bar on the beach.. The main cafeteria style restaurant has an omelet station where they do make great omelets and of course you can get eggs made anyway you like them. They also have bacon up there too, but it is not on the main buffets.. Viva offers you two nights to eat at there specialty restaurants.. Do not go to any other one except the VIVA CAFE!!!! That one has the best food available, and actually made me wish I would have used both of my vouchers for that restaurant. The Oriental restaurant was ok..but, not nearly as good as the Viva Café.. the Italian one has the same pizza they serve on the buffet. The drinks were nothing special.. I tried ordering the same drink but every time it was a different color and a different taste. Another thing that happened while we were laying on the beach a local guy came carrying two small pit bull puppies by there necks down the beach. There he would repeatedly throw them in the water practically drowning them.. as they tried to get a way from him he would grab them by their arms.. one in each hand and sling them out into the water.. I confronted him and he said he wanted them to be fighting dogs.. needless to say this caused a confrontation on the beach... hotel security did not want to kick him off the beach until we told security we paid to stay there! Our time share guy, Andrew, who we did meet up with, conned us out of $80 cash to set up a driver to pick us up to take us out to the market.. then he avoided us like the plague until I hunted him down and asked him where our driver was and where was our money.. he ended up giving us a t-shirt.. for $80 dollars!!! The guys that take pics on the grounds were fun.. they did a great job.. but, while looking at our pics with "DR. LOVE" he received a phone call from the boys asking about there money for the pics.. he threatened to have security called and have them removed.. and told them he would give them half their money they worked for.. after the phone call he asked us to pay with cash and he would give us the whole cd of pics.. I have no doubt he is pocketing the money.. we offered to pay with a Visa and he seemed to get agitated.. so we just ended up paying cash and leaving it at that.. I feel like this was probably the WORSE vacation I have ever been on in my life.. very disappointed.. So we will not return to Viva.. I was looking for flights out of there to leave early, but it was not possible.
Overall, this hotel was very welcoming and comfortable environment. Rooms were clean, beautiful view of the Ocean (if you purchased ocean view). It was amazing weather except for some period of showers which lasted no longer than 10 minutes. Staff, are agreeable,(exceptions but) they always called my room every day to check if everything was alright and if anything was needed. In the beach there is not enough shade, the only shade we get is behind the palm trees depending on where the sun was located. Food and drinks were amazing, although variety at times was limited. The good thing is you'll never go thirsty nor hungry. The pool was clean, comfortable seating and the wifi was pretty good speed. Overall enjoyed my vacation and i do recommend it.
Our flight was delayed 8 hours so off to a bad start tHanks to Sunwing. Once we got to hotel there was a 1-2 hr wait to check in? Anyway, tried to stay positive and checked in and went straight to buffet. Food was great. No complaints. AC would be nice in buffet. Alot of Italian staff and guests at this hotel so food was always good. The rooms were great and just needed to ask for missing towels a couple of times. The activities were great. Bingo, darts, bocce, volleyball, yoga, etc., etc., so never a dull moment. Drinks were great and nightly entertainment great too! Only complaints are that there should be more huts/shade on beach since it was so Hot and sunny!! Bring water shoes since there are rocks in water and seaweed. Very laid back feel and I never felt the need to leave resort except for excursions. Alex is very funny and upbeat and Jessie was so nice and really made us feel welcome. Simone made the best pasta dishes! The 2 bartenders at bar were great too! You can take a cab to Gold Rock Beach for $40 and cabbie can wait for you. We went for 1 hour and had plenty of time to go for a swim and see caves. What a beautiful beach and only 20 min away. Bahamian people were all very nice and I would definitely go back, but will try to avoid Sunwing. Bottom line. Great hotel for not so picky! I have been to fancy 5 star hotels but didn't enjoy as much. Thanks!
Because we were time share holder we cut the line and was checked in on the "VIP" desk. Great service. We then had to take our own bags into our room. I had a party of 7 and walked into a room with a single king size bed. I had to go back to the concierge and fix the room situation for about 20min. Got situated, shook off the inconvenience and started the vacation. This resort had a small pool packed pool, however, enjoyed the first hour. *There were not enough lounge chairs with umbrellas. *Pool water was too warm. *Food buffet was basic. *room cleaning was horrible. Room smelled like old bleach (ajax). Room of 4 and supplied 2 towels. *shower faucet fell. I had to play around with the knob to find warm water. most days we showered with cold water. (called front desk multiple times, they sent no one)*AC worked well in rooms. ONLY PLACE THAT PROVIDES AC. Not even the main Lobby. *WIFI is very weak. * all bars are full with wasps. (bartenders are great !!) *rocky beach, seaweedHORRIBLE ENTERTAINERS !!! I have never been to a resort where another country is in charge of the Entertainment. I travel to a specific country to enjoy the locals and their culture. I believe this resort is owned by Italians. So guests, language and entertainment was Italian. Shows were extremely weird. Lion king, "madona", comedy show, not pleasant.It seemed most entertainers were more attentive to Italians and would give everyone else no attention. (obnoxious entertainment)most fun was out of the resort. Enjoyed all excursions. -Luxury Day sailing was amazing. Started off the day at a private beach and set to the waters on a Catamaran. -Deadmans Reef snorkeling. personally enjoy the water and snorkeling. Beautiful fish and corals. - glass bottom boat. Sailed into the clear turquoise waters and fed colorful fish. At the end of the trip we sailed deeper into the water and fed reef sharks barracuda. it was awesome. Kids enjoyed watching sharks up and close and great for pictures. -Jankanoo Festival was fun !!. We made it to the festival and enjoy seeing locals and the islands culture. Definitely recommend Conch Fritter, Conch salad !!-Fish Fry !! amazing food and party with Locals. all great times were out of the resort. first time traveling to the Grand Bahamas Island and never going back. Nassau is much more busier and more things to do.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- 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
- Hotel Contacts
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Churchill Dr and Doubloon Road, Freeport 42398 Grand Bahama Island
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