Overwater Bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Greetings from Disney’s Polynesian Resort – an enchanting oasis of swaying palms, tropical surroundings and an island ambience that evokes the languid spirit of the South Pacific. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of the original—and legendary—Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and the place my own family called home away from home growing up.

For this nostalgic reason, among many others, we chose Polynesian for our very first family Disney trip when the boys were 2 and 5. We’ve returned every few years since then but last month was the most epic of all. I’m beyond excited to share with you a full tour of an overwater bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, where we stayed for four glorious nights.

The bungalows are accessed via private gates and are dotted along the shore line of the Seven Seas Lagoon, overlooking Magic Kingdom. Each bungalow has it’s own front porch.

The bungalows were recently renovated and are perfectly designed and appointed. The entryway table is a great catchall for MagicBands and shoes.

And it gives you a peek straight down to the lagoon!

The open living room offers plenty of seating and spectacular views. For the majority of our time here, we turned the two blue chairs the opposite way and soaked in magic from that vantage point.

The den is adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen, with dine in seating and more great views.

The art and decor is thoughtful and intentional. I loved checking out every detail.

The den comfortably sleeps three in the evening, and the shades are all motorized to easily convert the space from entertaining to sleeping.

Our most favorite spot was our back deck! Here we had two comfortable chaise loungers, a dining table, our own plunge pool and swinging chairs. The deck is accessible from both the main bedroom and the kitchen/den area.

We didn’t spend too much time in the parks during this visit. Instead, we used our time for loads of r&r. And this was the perfect place to do it!

My favorite spot for morning coffee was right here! Speakers on the balcony pipe in the resort ambiance, as well as the fireworks track, and I loved listening to the music, sipping coffee, and watching the boats and monorails sail by.

Back inside, here is the view from the den/kitchen back towards the front door.

Off of this hallway is a spacious, split concept bathroom perfect for the second bedroom, day guests and teens sleeping in the den. One side has a sink and shower/tub, while the other has a second sink and toilet.

A laundry area and closet wrap up this area.

The main bedroom was soooo luxurious, with a king bed and access to the deck. Honey worked a couple of days during our stay and it also made for a nice, quiet office. space.

Again, the details here were practically perfect in every way.

The spa bathroom offered a water closet, double sinks, soaking tub and rain shower.

The second bedroom has a queen bed and twin pull down. I love the 7 Seas Surf Company on the headboard.

The darling Lilo and Stitch art inside the bed, along with a reading light make it perfect for a child or teen.

Our evenings were spent here, soaking in sunsets and enjoying the magic of the monorail resort area.

Each evening we were treated to a front row view of Disney’s Electric Water Pageant. And, we kept our evenings free to be able to enjoy it.

Since July is so busy, Magic Kingdom fireworks went off twice each night. It was double the fun!! Watching the fireworks, with the music piped in on our deck, while lounging in the plunge pool made for some of the most perfect Disney nights we’ve ever enjoyed.

I’ll share an updated post on the Polynesian Resort here soon, but just couldn’t wait to give you this tour of the bungalow!

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One thought on “Overwater Bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

  1. Wow, what a beautiful place for a respite! I can’t get over how tall and lean Whit is becoming! I predict he will be taller than John soon. These boys are so funny–my son was a chunky guy who looked so much like my husband as a little guy and then he sprouted and was tall and lean and even walked like my brothers, but with his Dad’s coloring. We’re all unique. It’s fun to follow your beautiful family. And I LOVE that green maxi!
    PS, I’m still waiting for you to visit the SF Bay Area!

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