Pictorial Tour of the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

 

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.

Polynesian Bungalow Outside walkway

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).

Polynesian Hotel Building Map
Polynesian Hotel Building Map

Each Bungalow has its private entry on the Boardwalk.  Your Magic Bands are your room keys to this haven.

Polynesian Bungalows Private Entry
Polynesian Bungalows Private Entry

 

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.

Polynesian Bungalow Living Room
Polynesian Bungalow Living Room

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.

Polynesian Bungalows View from Living Room
Polynesian Bungalows View from Living Room

The living room flows into the kitchen with an open concept layout.

Polynesian Bungalow Kitchen
Polynesian Bungalow Kitchen

The full kitchen has beautiful granite countertops, a modern tile backsplash, stainless-steel appliances, and rich wood finishes.

Polynesian Bungalow Private soaking pool
Polynesian Bungalow Private soaking pool

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

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.

Polynesian Bungalow Over water view
Polynesian Bungalow Over water view

The ensuite master bathroom features a both a soaking tub and a large shower.

Polynesian Bungalow Master bedroom into bathroom
Polynesian Bungalow ensuite master bathroom
Polynesian Bungalow Bathroom Soaking Tub
Polynesian Bungalow Bathroom Soaking Tub

There is a TV built into the vanity mirror, just as in the Grand Floridian Villas.

Polynesian Bungalow Master Bathroom
Polynesian Bungalow Master Bathroom

The waterfall shower is very generous in size.

Polynesian Bungalow Bathroom 2
Polynesian Bungalow Master Bathroom Shower

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.

Polynesian Bungalow Bedroom 2
Polynesian Bungalow Bedroom 2

The second bathroom is similar to the Studio Villas’ bathroom, with colorful tile and modern design.

Polynesian Bungalows Bathroom 2
Polynesian Bungalows Bathroom 2

The view from the second bedroom looks out on the main hotel and DVC buildings.

Polynesian Bungalows View from second bedroom
Polynesian Bungalows View from second bedroom

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).

Polynesian Bungalows 2 WM

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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