Why You Should Stay Solo at DVC’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

Disney Polynesian Lobby

Solo vacations are a great way to reclaim your independence and become comfortable with just your own company. Disney World is a top destination for solo travelers because you will never run out of things to do, and the resort accommodations are cozy and convenient. Staying DVC is a great option for your next solo vacation. If you are in need of a resort that is packed with things to do yet still blissfully serene then look no further than DVC’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. This deluxe DVC resort has a relaxing island-vibe that will have you feeling like you’ve been transported directly to the South Pacific. It has everything you need to keep you comfortable and entertained during your next solo vacation. Here are just a few reasons why you should stay solo at DVC’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Island Serenity and Moments of Quiet

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is themed to perfection with palm trees, lakeside sandy beaches, and island ambiance around every corner. At Disney’s Polynesian Resort, you will truly find island serenity in central Florida. This resort is excellent for early morning strolls along the paths that take you around the resort and past the lake, and you will find moments of quiet wherever you are on property. Disney’s Polynesian Resort is great for resort-only stays because you really don’t have the leave the resort to feel at peace and relaxed during your stay.

Disney Polynesian Beach
The beach area at the Polynesian is a great place to read a book! Photo: Emily Murray.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort has moments of magic throughout with their hula dance lessons, torch lighting ceremonies, as well as campfire activities and movies under the stars.

Lively Places to Eat and Drink

Once you’ve had enough of the peace and quiet of your solo vacation you can sit down for a lively meal at Ohana restaurant. Located in the main lobby building, Ohana is a fun dining experience that offers character breakfasts with Lilo and Stitch, and a fun Hawaiian family-style meal for dinner. At Ohana, everyone is family and you will feel at-home and surrounded by companionship during your time at the restaurant.

If you enjoy more of a laid-back and quiet dining experience then check out Kona Cafe, located just around the corner from Ohana. Kona Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are known for their Tonga Toast at breakfast time, and their large assortment of sushi and other island-style cuisine for lunch and dinner. Kona Cafe is the relaxed environment that everybody needs during their calm and peaceful solo vacation.

Kona Cafe
Kona Cafe is located on the second floor above the Polynesian lobby. Photo: Emily Murray.

Once your belly is full you can head down to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Bar. This exciting bar is unlike any tiki bar you’ve ever seen before with its in-house lighting and special effects that correlate with each drink that is ordered. If you are feeling lonely at all during your solo vacation then Trader Sam’s will have you feeling comfortable again very quickly!

Trader Sams
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. Photo: Disney

Reconnect With Your Inner-Child With Pools and Other Activities

One of the biggest reasons people love traveling to Disney is that it allows them to reconnect with their inner-child, and Disney’s Polynesian Resort is home to several activities that will have you feeling like a kid again! There are two pools at this resort, one of which features a thrilling Volcano waterslide. The main pool offers a variety of poolside fun and games throughout the day, and a nearby lounge serves food and drinks that include the famous Dole Whip.

Disney Polynesian Pool
Pool at the Polynesian. Photo: Emily Murray.

Other activities that the Polynesian Resort offers guests are motorized boat rentals and guided fishing excursions. There are volleyball courts onsite as well.

Perhaps one of the most unique offerings of Disney’s Polynesian Resort is that it has a great view of the Electrical Water Pageant. This light-up parade on the water runs nightly and is a longstanding Disney tradition. Only resorts that are surrounding Bay Lake’s shores get a view of this twinkling tradition so be sure to take advantage of the viewing areas!

Electrical Water Pageant
Electrical Water Pageant. Photo: Disney

Monorail Transportation and Convenient Park Access

While you can easily spend an entire day at the Polynesian Resort without leaving, we know that the best part of staying DVC is visiting the Disney parks. Nothing is better for solo travelers than convenient transportation and with the Polynesian being on the monorail line you’ll never have to worry about how you are getting to Magic Kingdom or EPCOT. Disney’s Polynesian Resort also runs a water taxi that takes you to Magic Kingdom as well!

Cinderella Castle
Cinderella Castle. Photo: Emily Murray.

Have you ever stayed solo at a Disney resort? Where do you like to stay? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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