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
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
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
DINING
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.
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.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Only 3 days, wish it had been more!
Gail44444, Burlington, Canada
Mon Apr 24 08:23:09 EDT 2017
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

Check In Nightmare Is True!
TravelMasterToronto, Toronto
Mon Apr 24 06:01:39 EDT 2017
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....

The beach is amazing
Renato G, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sun Apr 23 09:50:07 EDT 2017
Lets start with the beach: amazing. White, clean, soft sand, ideal for long walks. When you walk towards the left (facing the ocean) to the end of the bay, the water is very shallow and is super clear. Just perfect as I imagined the Bahamas to be. In front of the hotel there the water is mostly a bit choppy due to wind, nevertheless ideal for swimming and hanging around on floating devices. There is excellent snorkeling as also just outside the swimming area with nice corals and interesting and plenty of fish. Did not meet any sharks :) We had rented two double rooms for a family of 4. Both rooms were old and worn out, especially the bath rooms. You can expect different kind of insects in the room. Unfortunately we even saw rats running near the kitchen. The food was nothing special, but the buffet offers large selection and if you are not too picky, you should find something nice to eat. We tried all the specialty restaurants - its a bit of a hit and miss, both for food quality and service. Sometimes restaurant design did not work with restaurant theme. Garden and pool area was nice. We used the snorkeling operator at the hotel to go to Petersen Cay - the waves where huge and therefore not really ideal for beginners. We found snorkeling actually better in front of the hotel than what we have experienced on the paid tour. The hotel was mainly occupied by Italian package tourists and therefore entertainment and shows was often in Italian language and catered for those guests. It was a pity that there was not quiet area at the pool - so if you prefer to relax without loud music just move to the beach area. We had not problem to find shad. We used the BBQ and bar at the beach quite a bit. In general we found service at the hotel not well organized, a bit like it would be the first day. Main problem was that there were not enough cups/glasses at the bar. Besides the soft drink machines where usually invaded by bees - so you kind of to learn how to deal with that in order to avoid dead bees in your drinks. Also the system to get table tennis and pool equipment was to complicated and badly organized. Sometimes the rented out equipment to multiple guests for the same table tennis - which caused confusions and confrontations with other guests. Because the beach was so beautiful and the hotels offers most likely the best value for money for a all-inclusive hotel in Freeport, I give the hotel an average rating. Operation, service, and food quality is rather poor. We experienced all-inclusive hotels in Mexico and Dominican Republic, paid much less and had much better experience. We would not return back to Freeport area, this hotel, even with that amazing beach, in not worth a trip all the way from Europe.

Not full capacity and having troubles
Ashley M, Fairfield, Connecticut
Sat Apr 22 03:54:05 EDT 2017
Will break the review down to concise statements of pros and cons: Pros 1) viva cafe and viva pizza both outstanding restaurants puts this hotel on par with 4-5* resorts kudos to the chef and staff attention professional and need to be complimented 2) archery/tennis courts/trapeze- these 3 activities are well kept and super fun bare in mind there are age restrictions so they are not all little kid friendly (archery) 3) hot tub(when hot) just ask customer service to call the pool guy and he will turn the heat up 4) air conditioning in room worked well 5) beach was groomed daily in the mornings and the sand was out of this world (be aware in the water the area has some pretty serious rocks wear water shoes and we also found some pieces of glass) 6) buffet had enough to get full and some things were simply amazing 7) trapeze staff outstanding gave good instructions and seem to really love their job 8) Dennis and Pedro at the bars were both super nice and attentive and gave fast and excellent service ... good jobs gentlemen!! Cons 1) our rooms in the back area near the tennis courts were very dated and in need of some serious updates including the bathrooms and tiles and paint. Reminded me of Cuba and not awaited from a "developed" richer island community 2) no stocked mini bar and only 2 bottles of water provided at check-in for entire stay which was advised from management to be refilled at the bar which is something we are not accustomed to having traveled the world to multiple different resorts ranging from 3.5* to 5* huge inconvenience for families with small children because one parent has to stay with the kids while the other runs half way around the resort to get evening drinks and water to enjoy. This is a very big complaint and is a common standard even in Cuba to have mini bar full of basic drinks (water, coke etc) 3) pool and beach water are frigid to the point where the children did not swim in the water nor did we. Our entire vacation was spent in the hot tub. This may change may/June if the weather gets warmer but clearly the weather now is causing the water to be very cold and the breeze pulling through makes for very uncomfortable lounging and swimming conditions. Of course this is a preference and of no fault of the hotel but travelers should be aware of this in case they travel in April. 4) no service in the buffet which also sets this hotel on the lower end of the star rating. someone helping with drinks would be nice 5) TOWELS or lack there of... huge problem at this resort not just the beach towels but in the rooms as well... can never depend on the rooms being cleaned by a certain time sometimes they are done before lunch on changeover days when new groups are arriving we noticed the room wasn't done prior to 2-3pm which. thank goodness other travelers complained about all this in prior posts so we brought our own beach towels along which saved us the days we had no towels. 6) archery age limit for children even when kids are better than some adults... Frederico needs to move jobs and someone with understanding of the sport, passion and liability understanding needs to monitor... no instructions being given and one day a lady almost shot people sitting behind her because she was holding bow and arrow wrong and MY HUSBAND was the one to stop her prior to disaster. Frederico was in the gym on his cell phone which is a common problem with the animation team. 7) kids club- went on the first day a tall skinny Spanish girl was watching one little girl and could barely pull herself away from her phone to answer some of our questions about activities and responded with no real activities schedules and depends on kids etc... we witnessed one Italian girl with curly hair who is quite small on the animation team that was one of the only ones engaged and walking with the kids and seemingly enjoying herself... would never leave my children at this kids club and mine are 7&8. Worst kids club we have ever seen truthfully. 8) beach shack had lack of food and plates 2x the week we stayed and caused people to wait and ask multiple times for new food to be cooked and for plates to be available. Overall hotel rates 3-3.5*, with the food at the a la carte restaurants rating a 4-5*. Food at buffet 3.5* and the overall rooms 3* in our area and that I feel is generous. Housekeeping (not entirely their fault as I think management needs to buy more towels in general for the hotel) 3.5*. For the price we paid for one week we were ok for what we received and we knew going in that it was only rated 3.5* however even as a 3.5* we expect basics like towels, smiles and stocked mini bar with basics and daily water in our room. Try the trapeze great fun, find Pedro at the bar and enjoy activities with your children and you will be fine. Would we return likely not based on in-room and surrounding amenities.

shut down that music, people have a plane to catch early morning
explorer141, Bolton, Canada
Fri Apr 21 21:04:01 EDT 2017
I never thought I would give a bas review to this hotel, as the rooms are clean, the beach is great and the food pretty good. The big issue is incredibly loud music they play every other night, We paid for oceanfront room which is close to the beach bar and the loud disco music makes the walls in a room to shake,, We had to keep our windows closed at night and the reason we pay extra for ocean view room is because we like to sleep with our windows open...Even with closed windows it is so loud that it is impossible to sleep. The staff knows that the plane for Toronto leaves tomorrow and having a loud disco night on a beach in front of the rooms is very disrespectful. I wonder who attends this disco as I saw very, very few people there and majority of guests in a hotel are families with children and seniors,, I would not come back again, I like to get a good night sleep on my vacation,,,and this has given me a headache



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