My boyfriend (now fiance, we got engaged at the resort, so this vacation will be something to remember!!) and I spent August 11-August 15th, 2013 at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and always willing to help, answer any questions that we may have and if we needed anything in our room, they brought it promptly. The food on the buffet was a little different than we are used to. There were a few times we had trouble finding something we liked. It was hot in the main eating area where the buffet is provided, so it sometimes made it difficult to eat, from being too hot. The fried conch that was provided on the Bahama food themed night was delicious-I recommend anyone who travels to the Bahamas to try it. The Italian Restaurant was delicious, and the pizza at the pizza place that opened at night was also delicious. The Bamboo (oriental restaurant) wasn't very good, but we gave it a try anyway.
The staff puts on a show every night and the shows were our favorite part of the resort. They were always great for a good laugh and we looked forward to seeing each of the shows. They always tried to provide something for everyone to do and enjoy. The staff seemed to really enjoy working their jobs-most of the ground staff are also ones who put on the shows at night and they really get in to entertaining and making people laugh and have a good time.
We tried snorkeling, equipment was provided for free by the resort, and you could use it for an hour. There were also other activities which were provided for free, kayaking and the trapeze.
Our room only had a shower-no tub-I think it did need to be updated a bit but there wasn't much to complain about. I was able to access Wi-Fi from our room also, which was a pleasant surprise, I wasn't expecting to be able to get online except in public areas of the resort. If you are expecting a fancy resort this isn't for you-but I think it is perfect for those looking for an affordable get away by the beach, or a family vacation.
I recommend using Reef Tours if you plan on going on the glass bottom boat tour excursion. They were very informative and it was so interesting to see all of the fish and my favorite part-sharks! Also, we did a combination tour of the island and shopping also, where the driver showed us interesting part of the island and he made it a very enjoyable experience. My fiance went on a reef fishing trip, but found it to be a bit crowded, due to the Carnival cruise ship people also doing excursions that day, and the time was cut short because they had to board their ship again...it was supposed to be 3 hours, and ended up only being about 2 hours.
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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