Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

When I started writing this blog, I realized that Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is the resort that I wanted to dig deeper into and find out what makes it so special. 

Entrance to Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

After asking some friends what they loved most about Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and taking my personal experiences from visiting this resort, I’m here to share the five things that make this resort stand out to me: the atmosphere and décor, the food, the rooms, the pools, and the location!

lobby of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

I wanted to start with the lovely grounds and décor at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows Resort. I’ve had the pleasure of exploring the property, and it truly is stunning with all its bright, colorful flowers and island homages. 

chandelier in the lobby of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

You can find this tropical décor throughout the resort while seeing exquisite greenery. When I think back to when I set foot on this property, I remember feeling like I was, whisked away to a personal oasis. All the tropical smells and bright colors made me feel like I was, in a sense, safe and at home. With stunning views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, a sandy beach area, and views of Magic Kingdom, this resort gives you the island attributes with that touch of Disney.

décor at Disney’s Polynesian villas & Bungalows

waterplay area at Disney’s Polynesian villas & Bungalows

Beach with lounge chairs  at Disney’s Polynesian villas & Bungalows

I don’t think Disney is Disney without mentioning their food options. The Polynesian offers quick service and sit-down restaurants that offer some exotic options to guests; some of the top favorites amongst a few, including myself, are; Kona Cafe, ‘Ohana, Capt. Cook’s, Trader Sam’s, and Pineapple Lanai. 

sign for Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

drink station for Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

outdoor seating for Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

With lots of other delicious spots for guests to check out, you will not be able to stop yourself from enjoying a meal or two!

Entrance to ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

The DVC Villas at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows are beautiful rooms, great for families that require a studio that sleeps five. This room holds five guests plus one infant under three. There are two types of views when staying in a DVC studio Villa at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows: Studio Standard View and a Studio Lake View. With an island-style room and blue calming tones, this is a soothing atmosphere for any stay. 

studio at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows studio at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows studio at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows also have bungalows that guests can stay in. You can find the Bungalows, held on stilts sitting overtop of the Seven Seas Lagoon. These rooms sleep 8 guests plus one infant under three, and I always thought a plus was the fact that they have a personal plunge pool for when you get back to the room!

bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows Resort have two pools on Disney’s property: The Lava Pool and The Oasis Pool. These pools are both great pools; however, the Lava Pool itself is unique. This pool features a towering volcano, a waterfall, and an exciting 142-foot-long waterslide! 

The Lava pool at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

The Oasis Pool is an all-ages leisure pool, providing options for guests to relax and enjoy themselves. Each pool will make you feel like you have escaped to a tropical paradise while you can quench your thirst with some beverages!

The Oasis Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Finally, one of the great things about this resort to me is the location itself! I love Magic Kingdom, and I think for any guest who is going to be spending most of their time at this park, Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows is a smart option for you and the family! Disney has the walking path completed. You can now walk from Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows over to The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort; from there, you can make your way over to Magic Kingdom. Another good option for guests is the monorail! All you must do is hop on the monorail, and you are on your way!  As well as the boat from this resort to Magic Kingdom!  

boat dock at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

There are also complimentary busses to take you to the other parks. If you want to explore other resorts, the monorail will also take you to the neighboring resorts and is a great way to explore new dining options! 

monorail at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

After writing this blog, I have a newfound love for the property; and I hope you find a word or a line in this blog that brings back that resort feel, smell, or joy we all seem to get when we go to Disney. Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows is a breathtaking resort, and I would recommend any guest to stay here!

Waterfall at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

 

~Allison