Aloha, and Welcome to Paradise! Here at Disney's Polynesian Resort you can forget everything in the outside world and relax in the setting of your favorite tropical islands. From the second you pull up to the Great Ceremonial House you realize the warmth of the Cast Members at the resort. Each and every person goes out of their way to make sure you are happy.
Once you walk in to the Great Ceremonial House you are transported to Polynesia. The large gardens and waterfalls complete the feel of the resort. When you check in, you are greeted with tradition tropic lei's. After check in, you can go to the longhouse where your room is. Each longhouse is the name of a Polynesian Island. Since the resort is not that big, you are never too far away from the main resort areas.
The rooms are very nice, and very big compared to the other Disney resorts. I did like the rooms, but I did not feel that they are worth the $300 a night price tag. However if you can get a room at a discounted price I would definately recommend going to this resort. Each room has two queen beds, a day bed, large bathroom, and a real safe (not the wall type safes at most other resorts).
There are many dining options at the resort. For quick service Captain Cook's Snack Company has options such as burgers, chicken fingers, and pizza. 'Ohana is an all you can eat feast serving breakfast and dinner. Kona Cafe is the more adult eating area in the resort. The Polynesian Luau dinner show is shown most nights of the week.
Transportation from the Polynesian cannot be beat. You have the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom, Grand Floridian, Contemporary, and Transportation and Ticket Center. You also have a walkway to the TTC which makes getting to Epcot very easy. There is also a boat that can take you to the Magic Kingdom and Grand Floridian. Busses will take you to the Studios, Animal Kingdom, Water Parks, and Downtown Disney.
The resort also has great recreational options. The new Nanea Volcano pool is beautiful, and it has a great slide. There is a nice beach that is perfect for relaxing. It is also a great spot to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks and electrical water pagaent. The marina rents out different types of watercraft and surrey bikes. There are also a bunch of kids activities that take place during the week, just ask for a schedule at check in.
All in all, the Polynesian is a wonderful resort. It truly deserves the deluxe title it has. It is now a family favorite of ours, and we plan to return again as soon as we can.