(For the first page of this review of Disney’s Polynesian Resort, click here.)
The Bungalows at the Polynesian Village are part of the Disney Vacation Club offerings at the Poly, but are also open to non-DVC members to book either via rented points, or for cash like any other Disney World room.
A lot of points, or a lot of cash. In 2020, they are $3,000-$5,250 a night…
Needless, perhaps, to say at those prices, the photo tour below is the only one on this site that’s not of a room that I paid for and stayed in. Rather, in a recent stay at the Polynesian, I was offered a tour of a Bungalow, and the photos are from that tour.
The Bungalows are stand-alone buildings built on pilings in the Seven Seas Lagoon just offshore of the Polynesian beaches.
The entry is from a common boardwalk.
The entry deck includes a bench.
You enter into a narrow hallway, with bedrooms and baths on either side. This reserves the views towards the Magic Kingdom for the common living areas at the other end–although the master bedroom does have a windowed door aimed at Magic Kingdom as well.
One side has the master bedroom, with a king bed…
…desk, dresser, and closet…
…and a large private full bath with separate tub and shower.
A fully-windowed door from this space leads to the back deck and a couple of charming hanging deck chairs, facing the Magic Kingdom. This view is from the deck towards the door.
Across the hall is the smaller queen bedroom. Note the window seat on the left of the image.
This bedroom also has a fold down bed that measures around 6′ by 30″.
A bath for the folks sleeping here and for the three people the living room will sleep is also on this side, accessed from the main hall.
A closer view of this bath…
…and of the nearby washer/dryer combo.
The end of the interior is a great room with a kitchen and dining table on one side…
…and a living room that’ll seat 5–with more chairs available from the dining table–on the other.
You can see a fold down bed of the same proportions as that in the queen bedroom. The couch also folds out to sleep two more.
More shots of the dining/living area:
Outside is another deck, this one on the Magic Kingdom side of the Bungalow.
It includes lounge chairs and a table for four…
…and also this unheated small pool, big enough for a couple of adults to cool off, or several kids.
The side view from this deck.
These rooms are an interesting and cool way to put as many as eight people into two bedrooms and a large living/dining/kitchen space at the Polynesian. But for the life of me I can’t imagine spending $3,000 to $5,720 a night on them.
TOPICS IN THIS REVIEW OF DISNEY’S POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESORT
- Summary and overview of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Theming and Accommodations at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Photo Tour of a Standard Room at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Amenities at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Dining at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- The Pools at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- The Disney Vacation Club at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Photo Tour of a Studio at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Photo Tour of a Bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
OTHER KEY PAGES FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- Where to stay–the Basics
- Where first-timers should stay
- Reviews of all the Disney World resorts, based on my 150+ stays in them