Grand Bahama

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach

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2018 Exceptional Value
Honeymoon: Bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, fruit basket, hors d’oevres, 7in x 4in picture, two t-shirts, and room upgrade (based on availability; restrictions apply).

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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Learn more about Grand Bahama.
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.

Local Phone: 242-373-4000
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-898-9968
Fax: 305-825-0260
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Casino Nearby (Bahamia)
Shopping Mall Nearby (7 1/2 miles)
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Swim-up Bar
Fresh water pool and children's pool
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: $
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
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
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.
Comfortable rooms with tropical-inspired decor. One king bed or two queens. Balcony or terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Modern room with ocean view. One king bed or two queens. Connecting rooms available.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Comfortable tropical-inspired rooms with garden view. One king bed or two queens.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach:
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.
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.
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.
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.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 5062reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Dec 12 2017
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach...All-inclusive. Definitely lived up to my expectations. Excellent food/drink/staff. Lots of fun entertainment and options. The beach is great (wear water shoes) it is a bit rocky but the water is warm, good swimming. Very good snorkeling. I never left the resort. If you want relaxing, stay here. If you want fun, stay here. you won't go hunry.
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If you are going for weather...
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
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)
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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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!
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
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
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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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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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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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Hot everywhere
Mon Aug 13 11:11:31 EDT 2018
When we arrived to the resort from the airport on a very hot bus I was expecting to walk into the lobby and be cooled off! Wrong there was no air in the lobby only large fans that weren’t doing anything! Then they walk us over to an outdoor theater that wasn’t air conditioned either. The line was so long and slow. We get our room keys and wristbands only to find we had to walk very far in the hot sun to our room! The room was cool but old. The bathroom needs updates and the bed covers were dingy! We decided to get food after cooling off so we head to the cafeteria only to find it was not air conditioned either! Please cool the cafeteria and lobby! This is my 4th time to Freeport and this is by far the worst resort I’ve stayed at! I hope their government brings back Memories or Grand Lucayan! Not to mention this place is an $18 cab ride each way for 3 ppl to Port Lucaya. It really adds up after a while! I’d def recommend renting a car! Overall, I enjoyed Freeport; however, lots of room for improvement at Viva!

afahey22, Camillus, New York
Sun Aug 12 09:05:54 EDT 2018
We just returned from the Viva Wyndham a few days ago. We had gotten a "deal" through Vacation Express. Let's just say that it proves the old saying "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is." I was not expecting a five star resort. I was not expecting a lot of bells and whistles. I had read the reviews and I was hoping that people were just being too picky or had unrealistic expectations. Nope. After finally arriving at the resort a day late due to an airline delay, we were greeted with long lines, indifferent employees and an immediate accosting by a commissioned time share saleswoman. The check-in staff gave very little details, only general direction to our room, our towel cards and our all-inclusive bracelets. No information was given regarding activities, dining, or hours of operation for the pool. We found our room, 1131, was billed as "ocean view" and yes, if you looked past the trapeze, the towel exchange hut, palm trees and another 200 yards, yes, you could see the ocean. This was by far, the dirtiest hotel room I have ever had to stay in. The comforter on one of the beds had "bodily fluid" stains on it. It took 6 calls to the service desk to get the linens changed. The maid skipped our room the following day. Clumps of hair and dust in the corners. The bathroom was disgusting. There was a large clump of hair over the shower drain, the shower tiles were moldy, the sink and floor were dirty and there was a hole in the bathroom door. We later found out that the toilet tank was also leaking (a plumber did come to fix it). There's a $3/day charge to use the safe.The paint on the patio railing was coming off in large pieces and stuck to anything that was hung over it to dry. No hooks or clothesline in the bathroom to hang anything on. There was a small TV that had a fuzzy picture no matter what channel you were trying to watch. My husband tried playing with the wires but nothing changed. The lighting is terrible, only one light on the wall and two small LED reading lamps (one for each bed). The beds themselves were ok as far as comfort is concerned, not great but not terrible. The only saving grace was the ice cold air conditioning which was a welcome refuge from the oppressive heat. Despite seeing 3 routers outside of our room, the wifi was terrible and we were grateful that there was no charge to use it. The only decent place for consistent coverage was in the lobby. We're avid cruisers. This was our first time traveling to a resort. We thought that all-inclusive meant access to all of the restaurants. Not true. Due to our airline delay, they gave us 2 meals at the "up-charge" restaurants. Even if we had wanted to pay more, they would not take any more than 2 reservations. All other meals had to be eaten in either the buffet or the snack bar. The buffett, while it offers several options, is pretty bad. There is no A/C, only large ceiling fans. The heat near the buffet is brutal. The hot food is only warm and the cold food is definitely not cold. The cold cuts are sweaty and gross. The ice cream is one step above soup. The food in general is pretty bland. The pizza reminded me of a middle school cafeteria. The baked goods were stale from being exposed to the ceiling fans. The staff does try to keep the area clean. The snack bar is very unsanitary. The food is set up buffet style on the bar which is outside. There are bugs everywhere. The hotdog and hamburger rolls are dried out, the hotdogs are cut up into random pieces. The liquor used in the drinks is the cheapest that can be obtained but I suppose does the job. We ate at La Pizza and Bamboo. Both were very good. I wish I could have gone to La Pizza several more times and avoided the buffet. The staff is professional but not very friendly and are not afraid to roll their eyes at a request that they feel is unnecessary. The beach is large and nice. There's lots of little shells and coral along the shoreline if you're into collecting or searching for them. The entrance to the water is a bit rocky but water shoes help. After it storms there is a lot of seaweed but they rake the beach every day. The only downside is that whatever was left on the beach the previous day gets raked in; silverware, plastic, plates and plastic cups, cigarette butts ect. If you are allergic to bees, bring your epi pen-they are everywhere!! There are lots of lounge chairs but shade is at a premium. There are palm trees but it will depend on what part of the day you are sitting there for them to actually provide shade. They do have a few sails tied between the trees but the chairs fill up quickly. There are no umbrellas provided or for rent. There are peddlers that troll the shoreline. Most of them will leave you alone if you say "No thank you". There was one named Mike that was obnoxious. Security keeps an eye on him but they can't do anything about him unless he crosses an imaginary line onto resort property. He tries selling conch shells for booze. He was obviously intoxicated and was not pleased when I refused to get him a drink, calling me several expletives and then kicked my niece's soccer ball down the beach. Overall, you get what you pay for, which isn't much. We will not be returning or recommending to anyone. I kind of laughed at the timeshare lady when she tried to woo us with a free vacation. Free is not cheap enough to entice us to try this again!

Good for the price
Norman B, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fri Aug 10 06:05:33 EDT 2018
This is our third day here. First the good view from our room is amazing. Totally unobstructed ocean view. Second the beach is amazing. It is rocky like others have mentioned. One day wasn’t so bad. Yesterday was awful. Food appears to be decent. There is only one main bar but we don’t find the waits to be horrible. 10 minutes at most during busy times. We have had no problems with the food. The Bad: no stocked mini bar. This is the only all inclusive we have stayed at that did not have a stocked mini bar. Bar closes at 12:00 would be nice to have the option to have a nightcap in our room. Pool closes at 6:00. Keep it open later. If you don’t want to furnish a minibar at least have some booze to purchase in one of the stores on sight. In summary great place for the money. I think all the negative reviews are people expecting upscale service at a mid range price. Bottom line is that it is what you make it. You are on a beach in the Bahamas. It’s not a high end hotel but doesn’t advertise itself as one. A few minor improvements would make it more enjoyable. Mainly have something open later or at a minimum sell booze at a store if you’re not going to have minibars. Also order more damn mint so we can have a mojito.

Miranda P,
Wed Aug 08 05:28:22 EDT 2018
We came to Wyndham for 2 days on a cruise promotion and I would NEVER willingly return... here’s a quick summary: -room is somewhere below a motel 6, but above a seedy local hotel. -electric outlets in the room stop working occasionally so you have to move all of your devices around the room through the day/night to charge. -walls are paper thin so expect to hear EVERYTHING from your neighbor. -staff member walked into our room after we checked in and were taking a nap. Knocked, when we didn’t answer- came right in. Didn’t apologize... just looked at us and said she was “checking on things”. Hmmm.... get out! -on that note, they’ll charge you an extra $5 day just to use the safe in the room and protect your belongings. -staff are disinterested at best, rude at worst -it’s nasty. The stall doors of the pool bathrooms don’t lock, and were GROSS. Staff seem uninterested in repairs if you mention them. -bugs crawling all over our bathroom -the bed is worse than a sofa pullout, springs that are about 30 years old and zero padding. -can’t eat at any restaurant other than the buffet because they are “full” with reservations. Buffet has a lot of variety but tastes pretty bad. Overall, if you have a choice, choose something else!

Changing hotel
Ella H, Odder, Denmark
Wed Aug 08 03:53:35 EDT 2018
This review is hard to write as we spend two weeks at this resort and the weeks were like day and night. The first week the hotel was quiet, boring and everything involved long queues. We actually tried to leave after a week, but are glad we stayed as the hotel lit up during the second week: more waiters, big parties etc, We went trough RCI and therefore got speical treatment. Which is worth mentioning as this gave this hotel one extra star. Also we would like to mention that two weeks here is too long as there is nothing to see or do on the island. The best thing about this hotel was the security and lifeguards, whom made our entire holiday! Espcially thanks Nathal and DJ! Moreover, the beach was stunning and the water so clear and filled with fish! We have never seen anything like it. The ala carte resturants are also worth a visit, as the food and staff here are amazing! Espcially the viva cafe served amazing food. However there was also lots of bad sides to the hotel, which easilly could be fixed: Overall the hotel lacked shadow on the beach and by the pool. The members beach area looked like trash, the sunbeds were broken due to a hurricane in 2016 and the owners do not want to fix it. The bars made great drinks but often you recieved complains over your drink orders -when the order was long or difficult (coffee). And the queues were unbearable! It got better when they hired more staff! - In general the hotel has a huge lack of staff! Coffee and juice did not work for most of the time and if they did, they were so diluted with water. Everything is self-service. Nobody to take your drink order, unless you go to ala carte where you can have soft drinks or wine (no beer, drinks etc.). We had loads of problems with the room. Especially with the towels (which in general was a big problem for everybody). You could not get towels before 6-7pm as they simlpy werent washed by then. Moreover, they kept giving us too few towels (we got for two but were three). In general we struggled getting the room ready for 3 adults (ropes, towels, shampoo etc.). The guys who ran the sports centre were SO arrogant and lazy. They wouldn't lend you things if they had to get it out from the house. Espeically the catamaran was a constant struggle! Moreover, they let people use kayaks, paddle boards etc. in the swimming area, which let to people getting hit by all sorts of equiptment. Lastly its such ashame that the pool area is also where you're located at night as the chairs are filled with water and sand. People was wearing to pretty clothes for dinner which got ruined by the chairs. In general out first week was horrible and the second very plesant. This place is perfect for people wanting to relax by the pool in beautiful surroundings.

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