Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
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My daughter and I stayed here from 29 April for 1 week - we are from the UK. Firstly I had read the reviews regarding the long wait at check in. Well 5 stars to the management for listening as your wrist bands and paperwork were given and done at the airport and you only had to get the key to your room at 3pm. We got changed and left our cases with the hotel and were straight onto the amazing beach. The flight gets you there around 9am and by the time you get to the hotel is around 1030am so the rest of the day until you get your room is free to enjoy and use the hotel facilities.We stayed in a garden room. Again I knew from reviews that these were going to be dated but we were only going to sleep and shower there and they were fine for this purpose but yes they do need renovating. Maid service was fine except for one day when my bed didn't even get made. I did go to reception and report this.The beach is one of the best beaches I have been on beautiful white sand and a lovely breeze which you need as it is so hot. The sea is lovely but not so calm that it is a nice smooth swim. The beach is never crowded as a lot of people hang out at the pool but we loved the beach and spent most of our days there until 4pm just relaxing and enjoying.The entertainment team at this hotel are the best I have experienced and I have travelled a lot. They work so hard and really include the guests without being too pushy.Chris is our boy from Surrey in the UK - as soon as he heard we were from there he came to talk with us and we had some good laughs with him over the week. Lorenzo who is the entertainment manager (and has just left to go to Dominican Republic) was excellent he was concerned his English was not so good as he is Italian but I understood him no problem! They have a new entertainment manager now called Leno and I can see he will be equally as good as Lorenzo. The bar staff are excellent also and a special pat on the back goes to Frederick who we didn't even need to tell what we wanted he just your usual mam and got it for us.The food in the a la Cartes was good except the Asian where I didn't like the food and the service was too quick we had to tell them to slow down! The buffet was ok but not brilliant but sufficed for the week.All in all this place is rated at 3 stars but it is 5 star in a lot of ways. I would go back in a heart beat and probably had one of the most relaxing and fun weeks for along time.I commend all of the staff and management for a very well run ship!
We travelled here May 13-20 and are a family of four with two young kids 2.5 and 4 months old at the time. While this resort does have a lot of potential, it is not well suited for families with young children for various reasons, some mentioned in previous posts. For example, there is little shade on the beach or poolside. There are some young palm trees and years later the situation may improve but as it stands there is only one palapa that is reserved for handicapped persons. There are umbrellas poolside but they can't be used on windy days (which were numerous ) and some sunbeds have a flimsy white cloth covering the top which isn't sufficient uv protection. Even the kids playground has no shade for the kids and same with the kids pool. This meant we spent all of our time in the lobby of the main bar area which thankfully has comfy modern decor and ocean and pool views. As other reviewers have mentioned even the oceanview "renovated" rooms have serious problems. The shower running scalding hot and ice cold are extremely dangerous and I wasn't able to wash my infant. Sometimes there is no hot water in the tap too or it takes too long to come. This is a major inconvenience. The mattresses are extremely old and squeaky. The duvets are so pilled they are almost like sandpaper. Some may consider these small issues but they bothered me - especially since we paid extra to be upgraded. We originally only received two small bottles of water (now 3) but it is really an inconvenience since sometimes we would run out of water and with two kids and two strollers it was hard to get refills. Even Cuban hotels put some cheap pop or beer and water in the hotel rooms. It is self-service in the buffet which is pretty inconvenient for families since it takes multiple trips for us to get our meals and anyone with a toddler or infant knows you have a small window of opportunity to eat. Also there are only two child booster seats in the buffet room!!! Each time panic stricken moms and dads are seen pacing and searching trying to find a free booster seat. Surely management can invest in a couple more?! Where the hotel excelled were the superb entertainment team who made us feel at home and comfortable and the wonderful kids club team. Although there is a lack of seafood in the buffet (unless you are a fan of conch) I thought the food was good especially the chicken wings and the daily pasta options. The beach bar options were not good as the oil used to fry french fries and chicken nuggets and the nacho chips was sometimes old and left a bitter aftertaste. Overall the rooms are a 2 star but the resort and food are 3.5 stars. With some of the issues I raised addressed I would return with kids, otherwise I would only recommend to adult friends who want a no-frills vacation in the sun.
Very nice resort. Entertainment on beach and poolside and evening were great. #viva4fun Food was good however the pool area food was same everyday: hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza. Needed more variety and more sweets for mid day. Drinks were excellent and Bartender Kevin knows how to make great margaritas!!!
I had read reviews online before my sweetheart and I went and was hoping it was better than what I had read; it was not. The buffet food was not good at all with the exception of the Bamboo restaurant which was pretty good. The rooms are just okay. You can hear the people next door so well that it almost seemed as though they were in the room with us. The beds had sand in them on the sheets and the floor was full of sand as well. On a couple of occasions, we were lying in bed and there was a knock at the door and we loudly told them to wait a minute and we would come to the door (we were not clothed!!!) and the next thing we knew the door was being opened and the person was entering!! Only after almost seeing us naked, did they say sorry and it would not happen again. Granted, we should have had the deadbolt on the door; however, maybe the walls should be thicker and the area near the door should be thinner?? Just a thought. We did not enjoy our stay at all and will not be returning and would not suggest this location to anyone. We were hoping for better.
I traveled to the resort from Toronto on May 13-20 .... 3 teens and my parents!! Check in was a breeze, I was nervous because the reviews for checkin stated it was a nightmare. We received our resort bracelets and towel cards as you get on the bus, we put our bags in the theatre and was in the pool in less then 20 minutes... we upgraded our rooms to Oceanview and had ground floor room directly on the beach it was beautiful. The beds are comfortable and the room was always clean. The beach is also stunning, there is a little bit of a rock shelf in the water but once your over it, it's all sand. Only a few vendors on the beach and they didn't bug us. The seating with shade is very limited at this resort so you need to get up early and reserve your chairs. They have cabana beds and chairs with padding everywhere was very impressed with the seating. Daily entertainment is great, always something going on. The nightly shows are terrible the comedy one was the only one I enjoyed. They do however have karaoke,dance parties and a beach party after the shows. Drinks are great they post a big list of numerous drinks and the ingredients at all bars was very convenient. We went to the steakhouse and Italian restaurants and they were both delicious. The buffet is repetitive but always something to eat and it was good. Beach bar also has food which we all enjoyed. I would highly recommend this resort especially for the price it's worth every cent. Really good for families and small children. We loved our time here and will be returning sometime soon!! "Everything is better in the Bahamas"
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- All meals and snacks
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- 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
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Viva Wyndham Fortuna BeachFreeport,Bahamas
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Churchill Dr and Doubloon Road, Freeport 42398 Grand Bahama Island
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