Even if you've had the opportunity to visit a real Polynesian paradise you'll be impressed with Disney's Polynesian Resort. Like everything Disney does, the resort is themed down to the smallest details.
Renovations were being done while we were visiting but the hotel was well organized and the construction did not interfere with the enjoyment of the guests.
We were disappointed that the building we wanted to stay in was closed but we were given another choice that more than met our expectations.
The resort has two wonderful pools, one of which was a small water slide that is great for kids. The beach is nice for relaxing and a great place to view the water parade at night.
The atmosphere is set from the moment you step into the hotel and are greeted by tropical music, leis and hula dancing. Everything is themed down to the smallest detail and does really feel like a tropical paradise.
The resort is on the monorail line for Disney's Magical Kingdom and our room location also made it easy for us to get to the main transportation center where we could easily hop the Epcot monorail. All other locations have buses that stop directly in front of the hotel.
Disney does it all right and the Polynesian is no exception.