Come with us as we share a pictorial tour of the (much coveted) over-the-water Bora Bora Bungalows of Disney’s Polynesian resort.
Disney’s Polynesian Hotel has been a premiere property at the Disney World resort since it opened. Located on the monorail track of the Magic Kingdom, it is a touch of the exotic wrapped in luxury at the Walt Disney World resort.
Disney Vacation Club (DVC) added Villas and the Bora Bora Bungalows this year, making the Polynesian one of the hottest properties at Disney World.
There are twenty Bungalows, built over the waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon. They are accessed by specially-keyed, gated boardwalks on the northeast side of the resort property.
Each bungalow has two bedrooms (but the equivalent DVC points cost is equivalent to a 3-bedroom unit).
Here is a map layout of the Bungalows by room number, and the Polynesian Resort buildings (click to enlarge).
Each Bungalow has its private entry on the Boardwalk. Your Magic Bands are your room keys to this haven.
The entry hallway to the bungalow opens up into the living room. There is a twin size murphy bed in the corner, under the TV.
There is ample seating on the couch and chairs. The view outside looks onto the Magic Kingdom across the Seven Seas Lagoon. Visible are Space Mountain and Cinderella’s Castle in the distance.
The living room flows into the kitchen with an open concept layout.
The full kitchen has beautiful granite countertops, a modern tile backsplash, stainless-steel appliances, and rich wood finishes.
Stepping onto your private lanai, there is a small soaking pool (they say it’s not a hot tub). From here, you can watch “Wishes,” the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. The Contemporary hotel is also visible to the right.
Polynesian Bungalow Master bedroom
The Master bedroom features a king bed, with rich wood decor. There are windows that look over the water from the master bedroom.
The ensuite master bathroom features a both a soaking tub and a large shower.
There is a TV built into the vanity mirror, just as in the Grand Floridian Villas.
The waterfall shower is very generous in size.
The second bedroom also has some comfortable touches. Exposed wood beams, a window seat, and surf board furnishings make the room inviting for all ages.
There is also a pull down murphy bed in this room.
The second bathroom is similar to the Studio Villas’ bathroom, with colorful tile and modern design.
The view from the second bedroom looks out on the main hotel and DVC buildings.
Notably, the noise issues we encountered in the Moorea lake view building (pictured above and reviewed in my last post), were not a problem in these newly-constructed Bungalows.
The Bungalows are on the water, and even closer to the Transportation and Ticket Center boats that blow their horns from 6 am to 2 am.
However, Disney Vacation Club (DVC) did proper soundproofing in this new construction, as opposed to the renovation of the 3 other Polynesian DVC buildings (Moorea, Pago Pago, and Tokelau).
So, are you ready to book the Polynesian Bungalows? Be prepared for high demand, and a high price tag!
What are your thoughts? Still worth it?
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