Disney’s Polynesian Bora Bora Bungalow Photos Tour
Let’s face it. Staying at Disney’s Polynesian Bora Bora Bungalows is a bucket list item for many of us. But we can still look, right?
And look is exactly what I did on my last visit. In fact, when I was told we were planning to tour a bungalow at the Polynesian, I was delighted.
First, I was excited because I had never been inside one, much less past the locked gate to access them. Secondly, I knew taking a few photos would make for excellent content here on Resorts Gal.
And even though I can’t afford to stay here in this season of my life, it doesn’t mean that you can’t! Besides, I’m pretty sure other than the high price tag, a formal review of the Poly’s bungalows wouldn’t provide many complaints.
Seriously, I feel ungrateful even considering what I would complain about if I had the chance to stay here.
Anyway, I invite you to come along with me on a photo tour of the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Additionally, I’ll throw in a few facts and commentary along the way in case you are interested in planning a stay here.
The Bora Bora Bungalows are part of Disney’s Vacation Club Resort at the Polynesian. Each bungalow sits perched over the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon.
A Bora Bora Bungalow sleeps up to 8 adults. That is broken down into a king-size bed, queen-size bed, double pull-down bed, and two single pull-down beds. There are photos of each room below.
One thing I hadn’t paid that much attention to before this visit was how each bungalow was staggered in relation to its neighbor. The positioning provides more privacy between bungalows.
Several of my friends at Firefly Travels are Disney Vacation Club members and had scheduled this tour in advance. We were also able to take a peek at the new DVC studio at the Polynesian during our visit.
Related: Deluxe Studio at Disney’s Polynesian
But I think it’s safe to say that the Bora Bora Bungalows are the creme de la creme when it comes to upgraded suites. The only comparable properties that come to mind are the three-bedroom grand villa at the Riviera and the cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
Before we venture inside, here is a photo of the front porch of the bungalow.
The first room on the front of the bungalow is the guest bedroom. This bedroom looks out to the front porch. A bench with storage underneath sits alongside the window.
It is the smaller of the two bedrooms and home to a single pull-out bed. You can see where the single bed is pulled out in the photo below.
Additionally, this guest bedroom features a partial on-suite bathroom. In the hallway, there is a foyer of sorts. This foyer is where you’ll find the washer and dryer, plus the main bathroom for the bungalow.
A door from the first bedroom and the foyer both open up to this water closet portion of the bath.
Between the water closet and the laundry area sits the second portion of the bath. Again, the setup might seem a little odd, but it works well when you have multiple family members trying to get ready.
Below is a photo of some of the artwork that is displayed in the guest bath.
And these tchotchkes are cute.
On the opposite side of the bungalow, you’ll find the master bedroom with a king bed.
This photo provides a view of another angle.
Below is a built-in desk for those of us who have to work on vacation.
In addition, the master bath was more than pleasant. I enjoyed the Asian undertones and found this space very calming.
Inside the bungalow’s master bath, there’s a substantial stand-alone shower with a rainfall showerhead.
Additionally, a sizeable soaking tub is available.
Toward the very back of the bungalow is the main living area. You’ll see the sofa that folds down to make a queen-size bed on the left-hand side of the photo below. This sofa turns into a Murphy bed like we’ve become accustomed to in the newer villa resorts at Disney World.
Underneath the television is the other pull-down single bed. Altogether, three guests can sleep in the living room area, three guests in the front bedroom, and two in the master bedroom. That gets us to our grand total of 8 adults per bungalow.
I love this piece.
Another perk is that the Bora Bora bungalows have a kitchen and dining area.
The kitchen area is efficient with all the conveniences of home.
Here is a photo of the overall living space.
Lastly, there is a large deck on the back of the bungalow. A gate separates the space. On one side of the gate, there is a table with chairs and several lounge chairs.
On the opposite side of the deck sits a small plunge pool. For safety measures, it sits within a separate fence. From my understanding, the pool is not heated.
After touring this Polynesian Bungalow, I feel good about recommending a stay here for anyone with an interest and the proper budget. The layout of the space is highly efficient and provides room enough for a large family to spread out over the course of a week-long vacation.
If you decide to give one a try, I recommend planning at least one evening at the bungalow to enjoy the Electrical Water Pageant and Magic Kingdom’s fireworks. You’ll have a unique perspective of both from the deck. The water pageants schedule is available here on Disney’s site.
For other resort information and amenities at Disney’s Polynesian, you might enjoy these articles:
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Review
- Restaurants at Disney’s Polynesian
- Pools at Disney’s Polynesian Resort
- Captain Cook’s Review at Disney
Additionally, all of our reviews for the Polynesian Resort are listed here. Or you can browse our entire list of Disney World Resort Reviews.
Okay, so what did you think about our photos of the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Resort? Do you think you’ll plan a future stay here, or is this one of those “maybe someday” type places? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!