Polynesian Isles Resort
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... and American. The largest line was in front of the sushi bar, but most of the things I tried were good. Although it looked great, I skipped the lobster mac n cheese at the "American" table, since we had eaten mac n cheese at 3 of the past 4 dinners we had eaten and you have to know when to say when. I had to step away from the social to deal with some work matters, so at 9:30 ...
... br> I then took one for the team programming the Tom Tom to an Orlando bike shop. Carl was under the impression that we were about to see another Christmas shop so you could imagine the surprise on his face while I sat and he drooled over all the top end bikes. We were both shocked by how cheap they are. Carl got himself a new watch and we were off again.
... monkeys. My favourite was the gorillas and we saw a gorilla cooling off in the water (and heard him jump in). We also saw the Jungle Parade which was cool.
That night we went back to Downtown resort and had some drinks and listened to music at House of Blues, and then had dinner at Fulton's Crab House (Alaskan snow crab and Maine lobster). Also did some shopping and bought myself a Disney watch.
... received a knuckle sandwich....okay, not really!
Nothing too exciting happened but we really REALLY enjoyed the theme park.
OH WAIT...THE GORILLAS! Holy gorillas batman. These guys were HUGE. I was so fascinated that's why there are so many gorilla pictures. I seriously would not want to run into one of them. They are so cool but just beasts. AMAZING I tell you, truly AMAZING!
... in the guise of education. While one accepts fully that these places are theme parks.......with themes, the supposed environmental and scientific credentials feel more like exploitation than inspiration. Bah!....Humbug! Alicia and Iain had a lovely day. Sadly, we only had time to drive past the nearby "Holyland Experience" - I would have liked to have seen and shared this with ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews Polynesian Isles Resort Kissimmee
From the moment we arrived, all 18 of us, to the day we checked out, this was the BEST condo/suite vacation our family ever had. Our party occupied 4 - 2 bedroom suites, all overlooking the pool, which was just a 30 second walk away. The staff was friendly and always willing to please. We had 7 kids with us, 3 of them needed cribs or playpens to sleep in and the maintance guys brought them in within minutes of us walking through the door. One of the guys even help me fix our stroller, and leant me some tools. Nice guy.
Stayed at the resort for March Break 2005. Work is currently underway at the resort to repair Hurricane damage, however all the facilities are available for use. They have two pools and three hot tubs; tennis courts, shuffle board and a basketball hoop. Upgrades to the resort are underway. Units now have new furniture. Staff are extremely courteous and friendly. We had a couple of minor problems with our unit. Within 10 minutes of our call maintenance was at the door to repair the item. We stayed in a two bedroom unit. Kitchen was well equipped. TVs in both bedrooms and in the living room. Bathroom in the master bedroom is huge, includes a whirlpool tub; ample towels in both bathrooms. Unit was very clean. The entire resort is very well maintained. Resort is approximately 2.5 miles (4 Km) from Disney. Quick access to SeaWorld (8 minute drive) and Universal (15 min drive). About 25 minutes to Orlando International Airport. I have stayed at other resorts in the Orlando area, and this was the best.
Perfect week for the family
This spot is great unless you want to be living in the lap of luxury surrounded by hundreds or thousands of other guests. Polynesian Isles is just off Rt 192 and convenient to everything but secluded enough to get away from it all. It is small enough to feel safe and large enough to have everything that you need. We have stayed here 4 years and keep coming back. It would probably be a four star (not 5 star) facility...but we love it!
Not a bad place to stay. Clean and general amenities provided. Not over-the-top. I am a owner whose company was taken over by Sunterra. Would not recommend for anyone to buy with this company. Horrible customer service and can never get through. Other timeshare companies better. But okay to exchange and stay. Easy to get to and from activities.
Just returned from Polynesian Isles resort last Saturday and cannot commend it highly enough - staff all very friendly and helpful. The resort was kept very clean and the apartment very spacious and fully equipped. The resort was never very busy although it was fully booked at this time but it helped to make our stay very enjoyable and would certainly return in the future.
I loved this place.
We stayed here May 2003. We had a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit on the ground floor. I found this resort thru my entertainment card and paid $487.00 with tax for the whole week!!! It was beautiful. The masterbedroom has a large whirlpool tub, seperate shower, 2 bedroom has it's own bathroom. Nice size kitchen with everything you could need. The pools are very nice and the grounds are so tropical. The staff is very friendly and helpful and did not push any sales presentation.
This resort was WONDERFUL!! We usually stay at the Orange Lake Resort and Country Club and we unable to get a room for the week of our planned vacation. You are always skeptical of trying something new and not being sure of what you're going to get. We were very happy when we arrived and checked in to this resort!! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was fantastic! Very clean and spacious! The screened in porch was nice. The kitchen was a little small (bumping elbows), but it had everything you could possibly need on vacation. We had a 2 bedroom. We opted for the queen bed instead of the 2 twins in the 2nd bedroom. And they provided us with a fold away crib for our little one.
Sunterra Resorts Polynesian Isles loved it
Stayed at Sunterra Resorts Polynesian Isles Nov.2,2003 till Nov. 7th.
Resort was well kept and groomed. Pools were a little small but very clean, 1 heated 1 not. 4 or 5 Hot tubs on on premises, 2 by pools and 2 0r 3 situated between the buildings. Not very crowded and plenty of parking. Rooms were big and a very nice screened in balcony. Rooms were very clean (had 2 bedroom condo) and washer/dryer in closet, all appliances worked. Very nice dining room with table fully dressed for diner. All dishes, bowls, silverware,tosater,coffeemaker etc. included in full kitchen. 5 min. from the House of Mouse (Disney). Had an ant problem, bedroom was sprayed but this Florida and you'll get a few insects. Rooms were ultra clean so no roaches or other nasties. Would recommend to anyone!!!
(Not the Disney resort)This place is part time-share, but also available to anyone for 1 or more nights. We got a great deal: $99/night. The grounds are lovely -- big tropical trees, shady paths, picnic tables and grills for all to use -- with 2 big pools and at least 4 hot tubs tucked away between the buildings. We had an apartment with two bedrooms and a pull-out sofa, so the 5 of us stayed very comfortably. The full kitchen was well equipped with utensils, dishes and appliances, and the 2 bathrooms were large and sparkling clean (the master bath was very luxurious, with multiple shower heads). The decor was a bit Floridaian-condo for my taste, but very nice. What a treat to arrive at your hotel to find a the table set for dinner with cloth napkins (even if they are pink)! We were invited to attend a sales pitch (a $50 gift certificate, I think for a theme park, was offered), but declined and were not overly pressured. Minutes from Busch Gardens (no shuttle transportation, but the drive was very easy), several other parks, and hundreds of restaurants and so forth. I recommend this place highly!
A Great Time at the Polynesian
We just got back from a week's stay at the resort. Everyone there was great to work with and the resort was very enjoyable.