Going to Walt Disney World in the 70’s, my Mum had something against the Polynesian Resort. She always said there were too many trees and that would attract the bugs – we had to stay at the Contemporary instead.
For years this notion of mosquitos and ants was stuck in my head, and I never had the desire to stay there. It’s funny how those thoughts stay with you! I knew it was a deluxe Disney resort, but it was just not appealing to me.
Now that I have a blog dedicated to all things Disney, I knew I had to book a few nights at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. I couldn’t afford the bungalows, so I opted for a few nights at the villas.
When we arrived, we walked down to Moorea longhouse where our room would be. It didn’t seem like a long walk, but it did feel a little far at the end of a long day. We didn’t take the opportunity to walk over from the Ticket and Transportation Centre – in fact I suspect that would have been a shorter walk for us!
Up to the second floor and in to our room.
The views were spectacular. I couldn’t believe it, I was looking out over the Seven Seas Lagoon and could see the castle in the distance! This meant that I could watch the fireworks from my bed – wow!
The part that was so impressive to me was the SIZE of the room! I would have gladly stayed in this room with 4 adults and not felt crowded. A full bathroom with a tub and shower plus a separate stand up shower, what a great idea for families when you’re all trying to get ready in the morning.
The sitting area was big enough and the couch was comfy. I didn’t get a chance to try the pull out couch, but I did sleep in the murphy bed and was pleasantly surprised. I’m by no means a ‘light weight’ – but it suited me just fine and I had no issues.
I was really impressed with my stay at the Polynesian Resort villas, but I think the cherry on the cake was room service! On our last night
we were pretty tired and decided to order room service for dinner. What do you get when you order room service?? You can order from O’hana! Yes… Ohana food brought right to your room where you can eat it in your pyjamas and avoid cutting off your ability to breathe when you’ve eaten too much.
It wasn’t long in my stay before I realized that the ‘bugs’ my Mum had worried about were not an issue. In fact, I can say that I didn’t notice any. Would I stay here again? Absolutely!!
Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve stayed here!