If you are looking for that “one of a kind” Experience, try the Disney World Polynesian Bungalows, Officially known as the Bora Bora Bungalows. These unique stand alone housing units are a staple in the Island culture and you can only find them at the Polynesian Village Resort. What could be more distinctive than staying in your very own, private Bungalow, sitting on stilts out in the Seven Seas Lagoon? Other than the Saratoga Springs Disney Treehouse Villa, this is probably the most exceptional visit you can have to the Disney World Resorts in Orlando Fl. Each of these Polynesian Bungalows have about 1,100 square feet of indoor living space. Add on the 300+ sq ft of wrap around decking and you have a lot of room to enjoy during your visit to the islands.
Style, Class in a Disney Island Approach
Understand that the Bungalows at Disney Polynesian Resort are not inexpensive. They are some of the most expensive places to stay in the Disney World Resort area. Still, if you are looking for a Grand visit and you need room to sleep up to 8 guests, this could be a great option for you. Just walking around the Polynesian resort makes you feel as if you are in the Islands of Hawaii but there is nothing like walking past the beach area that surrounds the Seven Seas Lagoon and knowing that you will be staying in one of the 20 Bungalows resting on Stilts above the water. The only way to get to your Polynesian Bungalow is to walk along the raised wooden path that leads to all of the Bungalows on the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Disney World Polynesian Bungalows
As you pass the Bungalows on the Water Taxi, it is difficult to get a feel for how large they are. You really start to understand the size of these units as you walk up to them on the wooden elevated path over the water. Entering the front door, you immediately see that you are in a Disney Resort like no other. Each window you look out, you see the water and it gives you a feeling that you are truly floating along in your own private home with the best Disney amenities surrounding you. To get a better idea of the Bungalows, let’s look at them room by room.
Enter the Bunglow and on your left you will see the first door leads to the Master Bedroom. This is the only bedroom that has a connecting, private bath and a connecting door to the large outdoor deck. The Master Bedroom has a King Size Bed, nightstand, dresser with large Flat Screen TV and a Desk with a Chair.
The Master Bathroom is really impressive having a large wash area with 2 sinks placed in a granite counter top. Look closely at the mirror and you will see an embedded TV right in the mirror. Watch your favorite programs as you are getting ready for your day. A Jacuzzi Tub is at the back side of the room or you also have the option of washing off in the stand up shower unit. Behind a louvered door is a hidden toilet which gives you a little more privacy from the rest of the bathroom space.
The Disney Polynesian Facts show you a Quick List of Room Amenities and Resort Information.
Bedroom number two
The 2nd bedroom has a single Queen size bed made with 3 surfboards as the headboard giving this bed the most island feel of them all. To add more bedding, you will also find a twin pull down Murphy bed on the other wall opposite of the Queen bed. As you pull down the twin bed, you will see a beautiful mural painted in the background. Pay attention to the detail as it is quite beautiful and the kids love these little extras found within the Bungalows at the Polynesian Resort.
The 2nd Bathroom
The Second Bathroom does not connect with the 2nd Bedroom because it is used for all of the other guests in the Bungalow. Because of this, it is more centrally located down the hall near the living area. Disney has done a great job of giving multiple spaces to get ready and with 8 people staying in one of these Island Houses, it is a good thing. The second bath is sectioned off in two main spaces. As you walk in, you will notice a door leading to the toilet and sink area and to the left you open into the tub/shower unit and another granite top sink. This makes it easier when trying to get started with your day.
The main living area is the most generous space in the Bungalows. It has an island feel with large tropical, Disney-style artwork on each of the walls. The main wall is filled with a big flat screen TV. A queen size sleeper sofa takes up the space on another wall and one of those unique twin Murphy beds is located directly under the TV. Two more chairs have been added to this space to give ample seating to the room.
Kitchen and Dining area
Each Disney World Polynesian Bungalow comes equipped with a Full Size Kitchen. It might not be huge but it does have exquisite granite counters and full size appliances including a refrigerator, stove, oven and all of the pots, pans, dishes and utensils you will need to prepare any meals you would like. Set between the kitchen and living room is a large oval table with seating for 8.
Outdoor Living Spaces
The Polynesian Bungalows are built over top of the Seven Seas Lagoon so it makes a lot of sense to have plenty of outside space to enjoy the water and watch the boats as they travel by. Included with each of these homes is abut 300 square feet of decking devoted to each Bungalow. There are multiple access points to the outdoor area and the entire deck wraps around the side and back of the building. From the Master Bedroom, you get to walk out to a couple of comfortable, hanging chairs while walking out of the living space, you have a couple of Lounge chairs and even a Plunge Pool to keep cool.
Not only do you have laundry facilities at the Disney Polynesian Resort, you actually have a Washer and Dryer unit in each of the Disney Vacation Club Bungalows. The laundry section is located immediately to your left as you walk into the second Bathroom area. A convenient location for everyone to get everything clean during the vacation.
Disney Vacation Club at the Polynesian gives you great upgraded options for your stay. If the Bungalows are a little too expensive, you might also look at the Disney World Polynesian Resort Studio Villas.