This has to be my favorite place to stay at Walt Disney World. This is one of the most relaxing resorts on Disney property. It's very convieneint for famlies, because it is on the monorail line. Some have said that this is a throw back to the 1970's. Well, not really, its the style of the Polynesiand Islands, and that happened to be popular in the 70's here in America.
All of the rooms have been rehabbed, and now all include a refrigerator, LCD tv's and all the ammenities you used to have to call the front desk for. (Coffe maker, Iron, etc.)
There is so much to do while staying at this Resort. You have choices of activities for the kids and families, or just relaxing in a Hammock down on the beach. You can rent watercraft at the marina, or even a bicycle to take a trip over to the Grand Floridian Resort.
Lets not forget the main outdoor attraction, the Volcano pool. Now this pool was rehabbed a few years ago, and they even put in a zero entry on one end. Its a nice place to play with the family. And the kids (ok, and adults) will love the Slide, off of the volcano! Watch out below!!
They also have a "quiet pool". This may not have a slide, but its a great place to take a quick dip, or even a snooze in the sun.
Lets talk food! There are plenty of choices for dining in this resort. From counter service, to full dining service. They have Captain cooks, which has been moved, and made larger. This also now has kiosks where you can order right on a touch screen, make your decisions, and then pay as you leave. There are quite a lot of choices for the entire family. Kid friendly finger food to yummy flat bread pizzas.
The other two restaurants are full service sit down. Kona cafe serves Breakfast lunch and dinner. It has a great place to spread out while you are plannign out your day. Dont forget to order the Tonga Toast!
Ohana's is a character breakfast in the morning, and Famliy styled dining for dinner. Once plate full of food, and you share it. There are so many possibilities!
There is also the Tambu lounge in the Great Ceremonial house, the Barefoot Pool bar, and Room service.
The location of this resort makes it a magical place to stay. You can see the Magic Kingdom from the beach, and you can watch the fireworks, and the Electric Water Pagent at night.
Being on the Monoral loop, it is a quick stop to the Magic Kingdom, either by boat shuttle, or by Monorail. You can get to Epcot by one monorail transfer, and the buses run all day to the Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.
The Cast members make this a memorable experience, right from the front desk, to Auntie Kaui, making aloha bracelets for the kids.
If you arent staying at teh Polynesian on your next trip, its definetly worth a stop to see this amazing resort.
AAA always has discounts, and if you have Annual passes you might be entitlted to a discount as well.