Aloha lovers! Walt and Lillian Disney visited Hawaii multiple times in the 1930s and 1940s (before statehood status). Hello, Aloha and Hawaiian Holiday were their “souvenirs.” During the romantic vacation to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Papeete and Fifi in the 1960s, their fascination with all things South Seas seemed to be sealed. Disneyland’s Tahitian Terrace and The Enchanted Tiki Room are evidence. But soon to follow… Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
But prominent on Walt’s Florida Project drawing board was a Pacific Island get-away. However, the resort he envisioned would be so much more than a typical hotel. It was to be an escape to the islands that he and Lillian had fallen in love with. I think of them every time I take a stroll through the bamboo tiki torches. This destination is perfectly suited for duos, just like Walt and Lillian! Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for couples is the perfect tropical retreat.
Every inch of this property is covered with lush, tropical foliage. Lava rocks, Polynesian rhythms in the background, the white sand beach, and a waterfall complete this romantic setting.
Whether a Standard View or Lagoon View room, their warm hues ooze comfort and casual elegance. (Refurbs have created a new Moana vibe!) Perhaps the occasion calls for Club Level rooms? Don’t forget, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for couples means the Honeymoon Suite is always a consideration!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Bungalows
If you are one of the truly fortunates, you will secure one of the twenty over-the-water Bora Bora Bungalows. These offer maximum privacy and magical views of Cinderella Castle and Seven Seas Lagoon. Imagine watching the fireworks from your private balcony. How’s that for exotic??
|Shots taken from my hot-off-the-press Disney Vacation Club brochure.|
Romantic Dining & Entertainment
Share a Dole Whip from the Pineapple Lanai. To truly immerse yourself in your South Seas paradise the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show in Luau Cove is a must. (When the pandemic allows its reopening…) After the show, you can proudly display your lei at the Tambu Lounge! Have you heard of the Lapu Lapu?!
If a good chuckle is more your desire, then head to Trader Sam’s Grogg Grotto. Or its outdoor Tiki Terrace. The Adventureland kitsch/libations/routines are not to be missed. Get the Uh-Oa for two!
Spend a leisurely day lazing around. For instance, the re-modeled Lava Pool is a perfect spot to luxuriate in your surroundings. The zero-entry hot tub is divine. (Luckily, the Barefoot Pool Bar is in easy reach.) If you find the nearby Kikis Tikis Splash Area disrupts your mood, the Polynesian East Pool remains a quiet sanctuary.
Be sure to start your evening with the torch lighting ceremony Fittingly, this ritual is held every evening. (Check your brochure upon check-in.) It truly is something special and unique to this resort.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for Couples
To me, nothing says “love” like a moonlight stroll around Seven Seas Lagoon. So does a beach hammock or swing for prime fireworks viewing. Additionally, so does a Specialty Cruise. They are just perfect for those pixie dusted proposals guys! Or a surrey ride for two. Perhaps snuggling together at Movies Under the Stars? Or is a sailboat rental is more your style? Maybe a good sprint along the lagoon on the New Balance Jogging Trail is your “speed?” You get the idea. For couples, fantasy is everywhere.
Aita Peatea “There will be another day just like today.” Oh boy! We sure hope so…
Above all, the absolute best part of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for couples is this. These sentimental traditions are tailor-made for future anniversary rendezvous.
Be sure to memorize- A ho’i a’e au. “Until we meet again.”