Aloha lovers! When Walt and Lillian Disney visited Hawaii multiple times in the 1930s and 1940s (before statehood status) Hello, Aloha and Hawaiian Holiday were the “souvenirs.” During their 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 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. Don’t forget, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for couples means the Honeymoon Suite is always a consideration! 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, Seven Seas Lagoon, and Wishes. All from your private balcony. So how’s that for exotic??
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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. 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 and Tiki Terrace. Its Adventureland kitsch and libations that come with accompanying 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 and 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, Tuesday through Saturday at 6 pm. 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. But then again, 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 in a sailboat rental is more your style? Maybe a good sprint along the lagoon on the New Balance Jogging Trail is more your “speed?” You get the idea. For couples, fantasy is everywhere.
Aita Peatea “There will be another day just like today.” 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.
A ho’i a’e au “Until we meet again.”