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“Great vacation !” 4 of 5 stars
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Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Doubloon Rd. & Churchill Dr., Freeport, Grand Bahama Island   |  
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Great vacation !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed at the VWF from Nov 12-16.
This resort is a solid 3 + star , which is what we were expecting and paid for.
Most of the staff were awesome...very helpful and friendly.
We stayed in section B in building 7. Perfect location...1 minute walk to the beach, the bar, the disco, the buffet and the lobby. Our upraded room was renovated and had a reat ocean/beach view . There was nothing in the fridge when we arrived. We bought a bottled water for $2 and refilled it at the bar daily. There is a soap and shampoo dispenser in the shower and also small bottles of conditioner. The water in the shower was always hot for my 15 minute showers. Too hot as I always had to adjust it to make it cooler. The AC worked very well. Beds were very comfy. The maids did a great job cleaning and restocking our towels and daily.
The food was really good at the buffet and beach bar. A good variety of fresh fruit and veggies for each meal. The wine and beer was yummy !
The disco was set up at the bar.. The DJ starts playing immediately after the nightly show ends usually around 10:45 and goes until 1:30Iish depending on how many people are still hangin around dancing. The music was quite loud in our room, but with the fan/AC on or the generator noise, we never had any problems sleeping. Free Wifi in lobby, buffet, and at the bars....
The power went out everyday for 2 hrs. NO big deal though as the resort has generators that kick on after 5 seconds. The only thing that didn't work were the outside room door lights and the AC....which was no big deal because it cooled off nicely atfer 5pm..
The beach was Amazing! We walked for hours in both directions. The ocean has large rocks in it off shore, so you have to be very careful getting in. We never had a problem getting a palapa or chairs at any time of day. The resort was very quite as it is off season.
The pool was clean and refreshing after hanging out in the hot sun .
If all you want out of your vacation to relax in the sun, good food, lots of drinks, friendly staff, and an Amazing beach to walk along for hours , then VWF is the perfect resort.. It is a very safe area !
It is not a fancy 5 star serviced resort, but it suited us just fine for 4 nights.
We had a very relaxing vacation on a beautiful beach....well worth the money that we paid.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Cape Coral, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The positives: Food was very good-great variety but always on the cold side. The hotel staff were very friendly and the kitchen staff deserve recognition.
The negatives...DJ started at 10pm and lasted until 3:30 am non-stop with bass pounding!! We and out friends did not sleep for the entire 4 nights...it was sleep deprivation torture. Upon arrival, we upgraded to a beach view right across from the bar (temporary disco). The resort has gone down hill from 3 years ago and caters to time share people. The nightly entertainment was a joke and so bad only a few people attended since it starts at 9:30pm. They rely solely on staff to entertain at night and it was elementary school level! Let them do their job and get quality entertainment! The value would be excellent if they worked on the above.
No shampoo, conditioner, soap and coffee unless you ask the maid. She never did fill the shower containers and you will wait forever for hot water in the shower.. It took 3 coffee pots to get one that worked. The appliances are rusted and some outlets didn't work. Complaint to front desk on 3rd night 11/14/2012- night desk girl had and attitude and told us to get used to it, as it will be louder on the weekend with more customers coming. They did offer to move us on the 3rd night to an area way in the back of the resort...If you are a party animal and like a lot of noise & drinking, Viva is for you. We will not go back or recommend this resort. The beach is beautiful, very clean and a joy! If you don't enjoy the sun there is nothing to do during the day except Bingo & volleyball. The pool is freezing and few used it-spend a buck and heat it! They do keep the alcohol going and again, the staff and bartenders were all very friendly.
Management needs to address the lack of good entertainment & worn out appliances. Management needs to listen after 10PM to early morning from room 2201 & 2202- Abaco building to understand the horrific noise & experience our sleepless nights. Oh, the Archery only has two good arrows, all the rest are broken! We experienced two black-outs from 8pm to 2 am for two of the 4 nights and was told this is normal. The generators go on from 8pm-10pm and you can't open your windows because of noise and fumes. Sadly, we never got to listen to the waves or enjoy our balcony until 7am when it was finally quiet! Restful vacation-not!!! Can't imagine how people bring their children to this party resort.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Most of the staff was fantastic, especially the bartenders and housekeepers. It was an all inclusive resort although the alcohol was the lowest grade (Aristocrat liquor). The bahamian beer was tasty. Do NOT do the 90 minute presentation! We did not take the offered package and the guy, Robert, was VERY rude. Our room hadn't been upgraded like the rest but we were able to check in early. Our bathroom door looked like it had been outside and weatherd, shower curtain too short and the drain was positioned so the water pooled in the shower because it had the wrong slant (away from the drain). The views were great but it was a bit chilly. The food was O.K. I will be contacting Wyndham tyring to find out why a resort with their flag looked in shambles the way it did. The beach had broken glass and broken beer bottles...people asking to trade a shell for a cheeseburger and fries...

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We have been going here for the past Five years. The pictures you see about the hotel are true..Clean room, enough great food all day and the beach is perfect.Shopping, boat trips you name it you can do it here love Grand Bahamas , OH the Sun every day!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VivaWyndhamFortuna1, Guest Relations Manager at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear Guest

On behalf of Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Team, I would like to thank you for posting your marvelous review about your experience with us. Your comments give us the satisfaction to discover that we were able to meet your expectations and that we offered you a pleasant stay.

We sincerely hope to have the honor to be again at your service,

Warmest Regards,

Guest Service Dep
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My husband and I got married at this resort in October of 2011. We had such a great experience the first time we decided to return for our 1 year anniversary! My family also had such a good time they planned a trip overlapping when we would be there this year. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, especially Guillermo, the general manager of the resort!!! The food and drinks are always plentiful as they are available all day and night!!! The rooms are very clean along with the rest of the resort. I think my family and I have found a permanent vacation spot, we will absolutely be back!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VivaWyndhamFortuna1, Guest Relations Manager at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear Guest
We would like to thank you for visiting Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort as your vacation destination.
We are thrilled to read that you all enjoyed and decided to return to the place where that most special day happened, and how much fun you and your family had whilst celebrating your Year Anniversary.
Especially we are happy to see that you enjoyed our amenities provided for you, not only the room and their cleanness, also the food in all our restaurants, the bar and pool and of course the service provided by all our staff.
On behalf of the staff and management here, we would like to thank you once again, for not only your generous hospitality, but for your positive review also, for all our upcoming guests to read. It is always appreciated.
We would love to welcome again with us in our resort. Don’t hesitate to contact us at guestfortuna@vivaresorts.com if we can assist you with anything. Our returning guests are the most valuable to us therefore it would really be a pleasure to see you again.
Kindest Regards,


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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We arrived right after Hurricane Sandy. Despite all the negative reviews we decided to try it out. We were pleasantly surprised by all the negative reviews. We arrived and were greeted by friendly staff immediately We stayed in building B which I would recommend It was away from the noise. The room was very clean and everything worked properly . The ocean view was spectacular. My husband and I traveled with our twin 8 year old boys. We were all well treated by everyone there. They went over and beyond to make our vacation wonderful. Always made us feel welcome and were great with our boys. The trapeze was the highlight of the trip with our kids. Alana and the other young man(i forgot his name) were absolutely great with our boys. They taught them a new trick daily on the trapeze and were funny and very patient with our boys. The beach was amazing. Snorkling was great, they provide the gear although I did bring our own water shoes and I do suggest bringing them. You can walk for miles in either direction and we always felt safe. The food in the buffet was good and plentiful, I never did see any flies around the food all week and it was covered. As with any buffet food it does get tiresome mid week but they do theme dinners every other night. The beach fast food was good. The late night pizza was delicious. Oriental restaurant was delicious. The Italinan was good. The drinks were yummy and the size of the cups were fine. I don't know why people thought they were small. I did bring my own insulated cups which I would suggest for the beach. The entertainment was good. Again, I was very pleased with our overall experience with the resort. It's a shame for all the negativity they have because we truly had a wonderful experience. We own timeshare property in Hawaii and this beach at the Wyndham rates second on our favorite beaches and weve traveled to many. Give it a try. Some people just cannot be satisfied. Don't expect five star but do expect four. It's a great value for the money and the staff are truly wonderful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VivaWyndhamFortuna1, Guest Relations Manager at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear Guest
We would like to thank you for choosing Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort for your vacation destination.
First of all it is always a pleasure to read how our guests enjoyed their vacation experience with us at our resort and that you like your family had a great time in Grand Bahama Island.
We are please to read about your opinion in our food and beverage variety regarding as well that each guest is unique in standards and expectations and you like your family found always meals options to be satisfied.
Mentioning about our Staff members we are glad and is always nice to get recognition from all of them, not only desks Staff also Staff around Restaurants, Bars and of curse all our Activities Crew.
Ending on behalf of the staff and management here, we would like to thank you once again, for not only your generous hospitality, but for your positive review also, for all our upcoming guests to read. It is always appreciated.
We would love to welcome you and your family again with us, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at guestfortuna@vivaresorts.com if we can assist you with anything. Our returning guests are the most valuable to us therefore it would really be a pleasure to see you again.

Kindest regards


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Glendale, Arizona, United States
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We just got back from our 10 day trip and LOVED it. We went for my brothers wedding which was at the Viva Wyndham so we were not able to choose our hotel. After reading plenty of reviews we were a little worried about the resort. NO REASON TO BE!!!! It more than met our expectations for a beautiful vacation spot! There were about 45 of us that went for the wedding and they were very accommodating and moved us all to the same building. The wedding was absolutely breath taking!! Im pretty jealous about how perfect it was!
Hotel property was beautiful, clean, and pretty well maintained! BEAUTIFUL beach!!
The staff were all wonderful, the front desk, concierge, bar tenders, security, house keeping, buffet cooks, cleaning crew, the dive shop staff! Everyone was VERY friendly especially the bartenders(take your own large plastic cup and they will fill it for you!). The dive shop employees were awesome! I had just gotten scuba certified right before my trip and they made my 1st diving experience one that I will never forget! Shark alley is a MUST!
The food wasn't bad but definately got old after 10 days. We ate once at the asian restaurant and once at the italian (which is the same place they just alternate the nights) the asian food wasn't very good and the italian was about the same stuff you can get at the buffet. The atmosphere in the restaurants was nice for us to sit and have a nice family dinner. If you do want to eat at the restaurants you need to make reservations as soon as you check in! The late night pizza was TO DIE FOR! Even if you aren't up and out late (open from 11pm-2am) its worth getting out of bed for!!!!!!
Nightly entertainment wasn't great but they try and it gives you something to do at night rather than just sit and get drunk.
The rooms were not fancy but were just fine and clean! We had room B1113.......In my opinion rooms B2113-2115 and B1113-1115 have the BEST view of the beach! We were able to sit on the beach and put our daughter down for a nap leaving the patio door open to hear her, thats how close we were to the ocean!
I can't think of any major complaints, this place is pretty close to perfect as long as you arent expecting the world on a silver platter!
If you want to go explore the island check out The Garden Grove is very pretty! Also take about a 10 minute walk down the beach facing the water to the right to Berthas....$25 for lobster tail, chicken, salad and rice! They were sooo nice and the food was delicious!!! Dee the bartender was AWESOME we loved her!

Room Tip: B building is further away from the night time music.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Doubloon Rd. & Churchill Dr., Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Freeport
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Freeport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 276
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Also Known As:
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Hotel Freeport
Wyndham Hotel Freeport
Wyndham Freeport
Viva Fortuna
Freeport Wyndham
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort
Club Viva Fortuna
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Bahamas/Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

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