Resort at a Glance: Polynesian Isles Resort
Located a short drive from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, the Polynesian Isles Resort provides a taste of the tropics near everything Kissimmee and Orlando have to offer. Spacious two-bedroom accommodations comfortably sleep up to six guests. Each unit is equipped with a full kitchen, multiple TVs, and a balcony or patio.
- Take a dip in the resort’s outdoor pools and hot tubs, which stay open until midnight daily.
- Get active: On-site sports facilities include a putting green, tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard courts.
Kissimmee, Florida: Easy Access to World-Famous Theme Parks and Major Orlando Attractions
Located on the banks of Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee sits about 22 miles from downtown Orlando and just 16 miles from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. The world’s most-visited entertainment resort spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Disney Springs® Area. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day at Magic Kingdom® Park by boarding a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. After that, ride a dune buggy through a haunted mansion. For dinner, head over to Epcot® to sample cuisine from Morocco, Mexico, France, Italy, and several other countries. As one of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is home to other theme parks including Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando’s vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as the CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which holds improv shows five nights a week.