Grand Bahama

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach


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Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Receive an upgrade to a higher category room (based on hotel availability), a bottle of champagne/sparkling wine, a fruit basket, a hors d'ouvres tray, a 7" x 4 " picture, 2 t-shirts, plus the all inclusive package. Minimum 3 night stay; copy of the marriage certificate required upon check-in, and within six months of marriage.

Nestled on a secluded, 1200-foot-long white-sand beach on the south shore of Grand Bahama Island, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is an all-inclusive tropical resort destination unlike any other. This spectacular 26-acre resort is teeming with lush foliage, native wildlife, and palm-tree dotted beaches - the perfect setting to experience unparalleled service, activities, and excursions on memorable family vacations or romantic getaways.

Take an afternoon dip in the outdoor pool and admire the stunning ocean views, or make a splash on the secluded beach just steps away. Enjoy thrilling kayaking, beach volleyball, and snorkeling adventures, or simply relax on the sun-kissed beach with a refreshing tropical beverage in hand.

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach features delicious cuisine from around the globe at four onsite restaurants. Sample delicious Italian at the Viva Cafe, Asian fare at Bamboo, pizza or pasta at Viva La Pizza, or choose from a wide selection of dishes at the Junkanoo international buffet. The choice is yours!

Throughout the week, lively entertainment and themed parties are offered nightly for those looking to meet and mingle with other resort guests. Enjoy great excursions around the island (fee), from deep-sea fishing expeditions to dolphin encounters.

Those planning a beachfront wedding will be pleased with the truly personalized service and attention to detail.

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HOTEL LOCATION
This property is 12 miles away from the Freeport Casino, shopping centers and restaurants. It is 10 minutes from downtown and 13 miles from the airport.
Address:
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMAS


BS
Local Phone: 242-373-4000
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-898-9968
Fax: 305-825-0260
HOTEL FACILITIES
Car Rental
Concierge
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Casino Nearby (Bahamia)
Shopping Mall Nearby (7 1/2 miles)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Swim-up Bar
Fresh water pool and children's pool
Golf: NEARBY
Lucayan Country Club Fortune Hills
The Lucayan Country Club offers a par 72 course designed by Dick Wilson with a total of 6,488 yds. Fortune Hills has 6,916 yards.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: No charge
Raquet Rental Fees: No charge
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Squash: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Archery
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is a low rise, All-Inclusive resort with traditional Caribbean architecture. It is stretched across a full 26 acres, and boasts its own private beachfront. This resort features a great variety of sports, activities, and nightly live entertainment, with a seven mile-stretch of magnificent white sand beachfront. There are two lighted tennis courts and an on-site PADI-certified dive shop. Beach: The property is located on a 7 mile stretch of magnificent white sand beach, with a total of 1200 feet directly in front of the hotel. Topless bathing is permitted. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Total Rooms: 276
Year Opened: 1992 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Springbreak Policy: 18 and under must be accompanied by one 25 yr old per room; security deposit required at check-in. There is a daily charge for the use of the safety depsoit box.
ROOM TYPES
VISTA
Modern room with ocean view. One king bed or two queens. Connecting rooms available.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
FLORA
Comfortable tropical-inspired rooms with garden view. One king bed or two queens.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD
Comfortable rooms with tropical-inspired decor. One king bed or two queens. Balcony or terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach:
Junkanoo - Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering a great variety of Italian, Bahamian and International cuisine buffet style, with a salad bar and BBQ at lunch and dinner. Soft drinks, taxes and tip is included, and wine served with dinner.
Viva La Pizza - Pasta and brick oven pizza served a la carte. Open for dinner. Reservations are required.
Bamboo Restuarant - A la carte restaurant serving Oriental cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservations are required.
Viva Cafe - A la carte restaurant serving gourmet French cuisine. Open for dinner only. Reservations are required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
The hotel offers a variety of water sports, there is a 5 star PADI certified dive shop located on site and gym with sauna.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Musical productions, cabaret shows, theme parties, dance contests, a lively disco, and piano bar.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Kids Club offers supervised games and land/water sports for children between the ages of 4 - 12. The program is available from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and again from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours
A mini-disco for kids is held in the theater three nights a week from 8:45 to 9:15.

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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
If you are going for weather...
SANDRA S.
Aug 11 2016
The weather was outstanding. Hot and humid and coming from Wisconsin we don't get enought of that....When I book an all inclusive, I really want food and drink that are good tasting, not the same items over and over each day. I want the alcohol to be a brand that I have at least heard of and I want my soda that is not flat. The food and drinks were a disappointment. All other aspects were good. We did enjoy ourselves despite that and we really just wanted to relax and get some rest. The front desk was really helpful when we needed to make a room change at checkin.
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Some good things and bad things
NIDIA H.
May 28 2016
The hotel was nice, the staff and animation team were friendly and cool. I loved the beach and the pools. Something really good was that they provide snorkeling, paddle boarding and others sports equipment in the package. Something that wasn't really nice was the water in the shower kept getting hot and cold; hot to the point that it burned our skin. We complain at the front desk but they didn't do anything about it. Also, they don't go out of their way to make the stay extra special, my boyfriend try to arrange something nice since he was going to propose during our trip. He contacted the reception and email the person in charge but never did anything about it. This was kind of rude at least they should have said they couldn't. other than that it was okay hotel.
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My husband's birthday (unimpressed)
JANEKA G.
Dec 06 2015
Where do I start? When we first arrived and checked in the representative pointed us in the direction of where our room was. we had to drag out luggage with us as well. When we finally found out room the balcony's door handle was hanging off if the hinges and there was a stick to put in the door to lock it! The bathroom had used bottles of shampoo and lotion in it! We booked a room with a king size bed but received a room with two full size beds. We had to pay 15.00 extra dollars for a safe. We called and were advised the room we were in was one of the best! We finally got a different room the next day with a king size bed and everything newer. The people here aren't too friendly it seems like everyone came to do their job. The plus side is all of the water activities were free!! I left my shoes in the first room and when I asked about them, no one co uld find them. We travel a lot and this was a huge disappointment. It was like Deja vu eating the same food over and over again. I definitely would not recommend or go there again!
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Disappointed
LEONARD B.
Oct 30 2014
Upon arrival at noon we were told we could not check in , until 3 we stood in line for 45 minutes ,when we did get up to the desk they swithing everyone to another line because they didn't have keys made, another delay. When I received my room key it was for room 1108 a standard room with two full beds. I called Apple when the hotels were switched to make sure I would receive the same accommodation's that I paid for , I was told I was protected I even received an email from Apple stating this. So I went back up waited on the night manager he told me Apple booked a standard room after some heated discussion I went back to the room 1108. An hour or so later he called found us a deluxe room the room was dirty smelled like mildew form the water leaks room 2248. The manager said that's all he had and he did this on behalf the Memories because Apple screwed up. The room didn't get cleaned until I once again complained it didn't make the services list because it showed up as unoccupied. So our stay was less then desirable . Im not sure where the mistake was but I wasn't impressed by either Apple or the Memories Hotel. This was the first time I used Apple on the recommendation of a good friend. Not sure if I will again though.
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You get what you pay for!
SARAH C.
Jan 25 2014
You get what you pay for! Was a good choice for a short trip at a cheap price, but if I wanted to Was a good choice for a short trip at a cheap price, but if I wanted to stay longer I'd go somewhere else. The beach was AMAZING and the staff was friendly and warm. Downsides were that the room left something to be desired and it was sometimes a long wait to get drinks.
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Viva Wyndham poor
JAMES G.
Aug 20 2013
This hotel was mediocre at best. No air conditioning anywhere except sleeping rooms - dining room very hot. Beach dirty, with trash and seaweed. Activities sporadic.
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Winter Perfection
JEANNE P.
Mar 08 2013
We arrived approximately 10:30am and although checkin isn't until 3PM, the staff found a room ready for us. While everyone else at the airport was waiting for their rides to their hotels, ours was there and ready to go. The Viva staff was wonderful, happy to have us as guests and treated us this way. Plenty to do, all questions were answered quickly and accurately,we will be back same time next year. We met a lot of guests who "cruised" in, and they too decided to stay the week at the Viva Wyndham rather than cruise and waste time on the ship rather than at the resort. We all will meet up in January, 2012 at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna!!!
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PLEASE CLEAN IT UP!!!!
ROBYN S.
Aug 06 2012
The hotel was a mess in short. Needs repairs and up dating without a doubt. If it wasn't for the entertainment staff I would have left completely!! I used Applevacations for 4 previous trips to other places and have never been disappointed until this trip. It was a special trip as 3 generations of women in my family went that was the most disappointing to take my mother who hasn't been anywhere literally and to see and live with the condition of the hotel was embarrassing to say the least. Terrible, terrible resort!!!!
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PAUL B.
Jun 09 2012
I had my travel agent request thru Apple a remodeled room in a quiet section and the hotel did not give us either. Was kind of disappointed.
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ROBERT J.
May 20 2012
Hotel experience was very poor because of lack of concern of custumers; If i travel to the Bahamas again, I do not intend to experience the Viva Wyndham again, as I feel that their service was SUB-PAR! If you cannout get coffee and clean towels for your room, I could stay at a Motel 8, for craps' sake!
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Did not get what I paid for!
JON S.
Apr 04 2012
We were promised and paid for a Superior Ocean View room and were given a Garden View Room. When we checked in, they said they were overbooked and our travel agent had been contacted. When I told a timeshare sales person that we didn't get a Superior Ocean View Room she said they were for members only. I filed a written complaint but it was not answered by the management of the Wyndham Resort. I expect to reimbursed for not getting what I paid for and for not being able to enjoy the experience. I have booked several vacations in the past through Apple and always seem to have troubles getting the rooms I book. In this case, people that booked through cheaper reservation systems got VIP treatment such as Groupon and Livingsocial. Not only did they get better seating at dinners and the better rooms, they also got preferred bar service and a roped off section of the beach with padded chairs. From my experience, I am not sure I would ever book through Apple again. They have no clout at resorts to guarantee the customer gets what they pay for, the customer pays a premium through their service and the resort treats those customers worse. I am expecting to get a generous reimbursement for my troubles.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great vacation stay
kericuba, Pickering, Canada
Fri Oct 20 07:44:49 EDT 2017
I never write reviews and rarely read them as most people write reviews to complain, and mainly complain of petty things. After booking this vacation and waiting patiently for the hurricanes to pass I actually took time to read reviews mainly to see if the resort was still standing and operational. I was a little worried after reading the reviews as alot ppl complain about the same thing. Mold was my most concern. I have taken the time to write this review to set the record straight on my personal experience, after just getting back from 1 week here. WHAT AN AMAZING TIME I HAD.... Lets remember one thing, this is rated a 3.5 star resort and if you travel enough to different islands you will know that 3.5 star in Bahamas is like a 5 star in Cuba, or a 4 star in DR. again you book knowing that its a 3.5 star. so why complain like you got dupped for a 5 star. Its not Sandals or Club MED and doesn't pretend to be. But i would def rate it a 4 or 4.5 star. Upon checking in the entertainment staff was there to great us (after many delays our flight arrived at 1am and got to the hotel at 130) and these guys def do work around the clock, they greeted us and showed us to our room. Our room was not booked OCEAN view, but you def could see the ocean. It was CLEAN, looked as those it had been freshly painted, large and no smell. AC was awesome and kept it cool as it should and our bathroom was clean, fresh loaded with towel. No shower curtain because there was a glass wall., and sheets were fresh and clean. Beach, fabulous, clean and you can walk each way for at least 30mins. To the east of the hotel you can walk to a wonderful restaurant (about 30mins along the beach) called BANANA BAY, no shoes, no shirt required and purchase lunch and spend the day on the beach there, amazing food and beautiful beach. Low tide sets there around 4 and creates a sand bank, so bring snorkel gear or a towel and walk out for miles and enjoy the ocean. We took a short sail ride (book for free) which was nice, kayaks available, and snorkel gear to borrow. Basketball court, trapeze for kids and adults, archery, paintball, the gym and bicycles are all free. We rode the bikes into PORT LUCAYA one day, about a 30mins bike ride there and back, flat land, besides the heat and my butt hurting because i dont ride, it was great to do and will save you $15.00 USD each way via cab. The town is small, but worth the ride. Food was great, buffet, a la cartes, snack bar. Cant complain. You can snorkel and catch your own lobster and have the staff cook it for you. The shows are interesting and the staff work really hard to make sure you are entertained day and night. They have pool tables and ping pong in the lounge area, and night life for those who can stay up. No restriction on swimming in the pool at night ( alot of places dont allow it) beach towels are never an issue to get or exchange and there was no issues finding lounge chairs pool side or beach side. I found all the staff ( cleaning, kitchen, bar tenders, entertainment staff) to be friendly, no issues. Besides PORT LACAYA, booked excursions and walking the beach, FREEPORT is a small town, mainly used for shipping cargo bins, so if you are expecting to have a lot to do or places to see, this is not the ISLAND for you. unlike NASSAU which is a city you cannot walk out of the hotel and have a JITNEY pick you you, you cannot find much entertainment or things to see. If you are looking for a well priced 1 week vacation in the BAHAMAS with a great beach, good food, and things to do as listed above this is the perfect place to unplug and recharged. Would I go back to this resort? 100% yes. If you looking for a party, this isn't it, CANCUN is your place to be. Thanks VIVA for my time with you. Keri

Honeymoon in Paradise
Katie S, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
Thu Oct 19 07:47:33 EDT 2017
We just got back from this resort where we staying for 5 days and 4 nights. What an amazing resort. We are not very high maintenance people so the lower end of the all inclusive was great for us....we just needed to fill out bellies and get our drink one. Both were successfully taken care of on all accounts! The room that we had was oceanview and on the second floor. It had an incredible view with a balcony. We left the slider open at night and you could hear the waves crashing on the shore....AMAZING! The buffet was pretty good and varied throughout our time there. Breakfast was always great! There are 3 restaurants that you can book for reservations as well. Viva Cafe was our favorite (the steaks was probably one of the best I have had in a while). The staff was incredibly friendly and answered all our questions. They also gave us some inside scoops on things that were going on off the resort as well such as block parties and the Fish Fry that happens every wednesday! I recommend getting up early and heading to the pool to reserve one of the cabanas for the day. Just toss your towel and beach bag down and you are good to go! Bring your own tumbler as well....they will through anything you want in there. Pedro at the main bar was the best. Not only did he have a heavy hand but this guy has the best sense of humor as well! The activities were never ending. There was always something going on and you could always find something to do. Lets talk about the beach.....soft sand, crystal water, and plenty of chairs to rest in. The word beautiful is an understatement. We walked the beach almost every morning and there was a good stretch to walk as well. I would recommend this resort to those who dont need fancy dining or all the extras...you are here to relax and that is just what we did.

Not Perfect But Still Wonderful
adcarter59, Raleigh, North Carolina
Thu Oct 19 05:13:49 EDT 2017
We spend a week Oct 7-14 here. 1st trip to Bahamas. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Matthew last year and is still very evident most everywhere from tarped roofs and boarded up windows everywhere to piles of downed trees along the beach. Fortuna Beach is beautiful, long and wonderful to walk. Water was warm and gorgeous, but this time of year the surf is a little rough and wind brisk. Great for beach combing, shelling and snorkeling. October is "down" season for this resort so services and activities not what they hopefully would be in high season, but there was still plenty to do. As members, we were allowed space in whichever one restaurant was open for the evening but others told us the space filled up fast and they ate in the cafeteria every night. The resort had significant issues from Matthew and is also still recovering. The dining rooms are beautiful, clean and well run. The food is international with a good selection daily but there is alot of repeat on the buffets, so we found ourselves eating the same thing alot. The staff is their number one asset. Very helpful & kind. The young kids doing the entertainment are so eager to please! Marianna, Samantha were especially friendly and kind. The shows are and great for kids but we found them a little amateurish--the best one is definitely the acrobatic show. The rooms are clean and very acceptable with new linens and the beds are good but wear and age are very apparent. Our room was not completely cleaned and ready when we were placed in. Floor hadn't been swept, no tissues, wash cloths or hand towels. The grounds will be very beautiful again once the plants fully recover from being flooded last year, but there were still plenty in blooom. The pool is very nice but Cabana cushions have mildew. The grounds keeping is not a top priority. Grass a little shaggy, tree and bush trash not cleaned up, rough edges and weeds not pulled. Sand and puddles regularly on walkways, and the tile on the walk ways gets very slippery when wet. One place on pool deck with sitting water allowed to become mildewy and dangerously slippery. I almost went down twice before I learned just not to walk that way. The members section of the beach has very little shade, some chairs left still swamped in sand and the cushions on the Cabanas are torn and in poor condition. When we got linens on beach spa massage tables old and stained; these were replaced midweek. The most inconvenient thing was the stingy linen management. Each guest is allowed one beach towel/day with an exchange card. If you don't turn in the towel or exchange card each day you can be charged $20.00. I was adamantly refused when asking for a second towel. Someone midweek must have spoken to the manager as two extra towels showed up in our room but we heard a poor housekeeper being scolded about "getting linens back" on check out day. Excursion staff was very cheerful and helpful. The swim with Dolphins was the experience of a lifetime. There is a marine research facility on the island that does not use the animals for entertainment, which is what made me finally decide to so this. We had plenty of time in the water swimming and doing tricks with the dolphins and it was simply magical. All in all, we are so glad we went! It was simply wonderful. A beautiful beach, clean nice beds to sleep in, plenty of food and wonderful staff. It was the rest we needed.

Loved everything except the room
Makayla T,
Wed Oct 18 15:46:01 EDT 2017
My husband and I were here for our honeymoon for 2 nights and 3 days. The beach was absolutely beautiful. The veiw was amazing, the water was amazing. The resort's outdoor set up was perfect. They even have a little snack bar and alcohol bar outside past the pool by the beach. The Buffet breakfast lunch and dinner was extremely delicious with many of options, I ate too much food and drank too much while there!!!! They had activities in the evening time which was nice, they have pool tables, ping pong, foos ball. My only complaint is about the room. The room was really gross and dirty. I didn't even want to walk barefoot on the ground. I wore my sandals in the shower so i wouldn't touch the slimy bottom. There was black hairs everywhere on the floor and on the bedding and on the towels. The housekeeper gladly changed the bedding for us and another housekeeping reswept the floor, however didn't do a very good job. I didn't complain again though because she did spend about 10 minutes recleaning the floor with her best effort. I felt really gross and was afraid to sleep in their beds. I didn't even want my belongings to touch the floor. The good thing was that we spent most our time there outdoors.

A bit like Marmite.....
SoozieBlue, London, United Kingdom
Wed Oct 18 13:55:00 EDT 2017
I have a mixed opinion on this place. The whole place as a whole seems reasonably clean, but considering the type, and amount of people here It is a tough and consistent job for the staff to keep up with. The rooms are nice enough, but even if your lucky enough to get into block A1 near the sea.... Beware. Be prepared to get to know your neighbours intimately. The interlocking doors are to say the least NOT soundproof, to the point I might have well been in the room with them, sharing their most intermit thoughts and personal processes, and TV programmes. This has kept me up, or woken me up a variety of times every night, as does the echoing hallway outside the room, and if there are small screaming children anywhere near the "buckle up Buttercup it's gonna be a bumpy ride". As I am early to bed and early to rise person (if your a Diver you will get this) and it is starting to wear Really thin with my patience. The good thing is it's a nice beach with a nice view. It would be nice if the hotel could provide maybe some more ashtrays rather than guests flicking fag butts all over the beach. I get that most of the hotel is A No Smoking area but HEY better more ashtrays than butts on the beach!!!! The food is reasonable, and a lot of it, you cannot go hungry. But when you get your dinner, lunch whatever, grab your pudding at the same time !! I have not been to any, or used any other facilities here other than the Dive Centre, which I will be doing a separate review on, So I can't comment on those. I was only supposed to stay here for 4 nights originally, (which would have been adequate) but due to Hurricane Irma, changing my plans for me, I have had to stay here much, much longer than planned. If you want to go out, good luck there is nothing, the cabs are extortionate and a it will be a minimum round trip of 10 miles or so to anywhere. So do your homework, if you want to stay in the hotel then great. My opinion is "Benidorm in the Bahamas" And a bit like Marmite.



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