Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
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Another sunny day... Patrick is eating breakfast and exercising... I amd drinking coffee and eating more digestive biscuits. Patrick will lose 10 lbs on this trip... I will lose nothing ... We are trying to figure out the bus schedule so we could take a bus to Freeport instead of the miraculous always $ 12.00 each was taxi drive. So we asked the front desk about bus schedules and the nice lady said sure ...
... the most remote beautiful beaches I have ever seen. We also had lunch at my favorite beach bar, the Margaritavilla. I was here 11 years ago and fell in love with this bar. It was hard to find but, so worth it. I never thought that letting Barron walk around carrying a coconut would hurt him but, a crab crawled out of it and bit him on the thumb. He went ballistic. I saw it happen but, couldn't get it off fast enough. Poor crab, I ...
... of the north. So Dave called his wife June and she drove down to pick him up and he will join us when we call him. So we sat there for 9 days at anchor. In the meantime we decided to subscribe to the cruisers weather guru - Chris Parker's email weather service for 3 months. He broadcasts 4 times each morning via SSB, but our antenna on our SSB receiver is not strong enough to catch his reports. So each day we receive his 2 page in-depth analysis and predictions from various ...
... flops. We actually left our expensive hiking sandals at the orphanage!
We loved the volunteering projects and I would definitely do more of these on my next trip. I would really recommend for families to do this together. There is nothing like helping people that makes you feel worthwhile, especially seeing the friendly smiles in the villages and the orphanages.
Lastly, the thing I would do different is go to one region and do more ...
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One word : WOW! This place had it all. I could write a book on how great this place is and another book on all it has to offer. p.s. did i mention you get free alcoholic drinks from dusk till dawn the whole time with the package. Five star resort all the way.
I cannot believe how wonderful the people at Club Fortuna were. They were so helpful and truly made our trip a memorable one. The room was clean and nice, the food was good, and we especially liked the shows the employees presented for us. Games, music, dancing, food, drinks and a wonderful beach, what more could you ask for.
Fourteen of us just went to Viva Fortuna for five nights the first week of Nov 2002. I have to agree with most of the other reviews. It's an "OK" place to go to relax as long as you're not looking for luxury.
We spent 2 weeks in August 2002 at the Viva Fortuna Resort. On booking this holiday we were advised by the agent that our room would be an oceanview. In the brochure it also mentioned that rooms were oceanview or garden view. We had neither. We managed to get dirt track view!! After spending most of the entire first day of our holiday going back and forwards to the reception desk we were eventually moved to an oceanview room. The rooms are very basic, not particularly clean but are air conditioned. We spoke to several people who were not happy with the rooms, mostly because of cleanliness. You definately have to keep on at the reception staff if you want anything regarding the room i.e towels and on several occasions we actually dealt with the housekeeping staff without consulting reception as it seemed more effective!
Relaxing, and wonderful in every way!
My parents have a time share at Club Fortuna and I have been going there for the past 6 years. We love it!! The rooms are just right, comfortable, and clean. The food is delicious, and the beaches are amazing.I have gone every year with my mom and my sister and we always have a blast. It is extremely safe, and total paradise. My only suggestion is to avoid going during spring break. Unless you like loud, drunken college kids, it is not a good time to go. Other than I have no complaints. If you want a quiet, peaceful, tropical, relaxed vacation, this is the place for you! Oh one more thing, the food is so great that we always go home with some extra pounds!
I guess you get what you pay for.
We just spent five nights at Viva Fortuna and I was not impressed at all. The rooms were only fair. Thank God they were air conditioned because nothing else was. The food was almost the same thing every day (Buffet Style)and nothing to write home about. The staff was not very helpfull and sometimes very rude, we were short towels almost everyday and it took almost all day to get the room made up. My wife and her friend who never went snorkling before recieved no assistance from the staff as to where to go and were yelled at for being in the wrong area.
Not everything was bad the beach was beautiful and the water great. We had a large party and made the best of it. If your young and want to party and don't need creature comforts this is for you.
We recently spent a week at the 'All inclusive' Viva Fortuna Resort in Grand Bahamas. The resort was beautiful although the room could have been maintained a bit better, (caulking, etc) but they were clean and right on the beach. The food was very good and most abundant! In fact, I gained 7 lbs in just a week. If we would have had to pay for all our food and drinks...it would have cost us an additional $1000 for sure! There was a lot to do and the snorkeling was great right off the beach. The only rather strange thing was that the maid picked up our dirty towels every am and didn't return with replacements until late in the afternoon. Rather difficult if one wanted to take an early shower! The other inconvenient thing was the phone system. They would not allow you to use your phone unless you gave them a $100 deposit. It made no difference if you had an AT&T card or not which I had. They still insisted on this which was really ridiculous. They blamed it on the 'over-seas' operator, however that was not the case as other people from different hotels had no problem calling the US, without any deposit.
Recently booked a trip on-line to Viva Fortuna on Grand Bahama Island. The resort has some potential but if you're looking for a luxury resort, it's not for you. Some of the rooms are really dated. If you're going there, don't hesitate to complain about your room. Better ones are available. Complaining to them in front of potential customers, as we did, resulted in an immediate room upgrade. If you can get past the room situation, the beach is lovely and the activities around the pool are fun. The food is okay. The main restaurant is not fully enclosed and tends to be hot. Again, if you're looking for gourmet, you won't find it here. The excursions off the property are expensive. If you can stand driving on the "other" side of the road, it's cheaper to rent a small car for a day to see the island. The nightly entertainment is amateur-ish but the entertainment staff tries hard! Some of the shows are not family oriented so, be warned!!