Rapa Nui is a good location if you enjoy it being quiet. It also is very accessible for those who may need easier access. It has its own parking lot right next to it and is very close to the Transportation and Ticket Center where the monorail or busses can be boarded. It also has rooms with wheelchair accessible showers. The view toward the parking lot is not the best but I have seen much worse at other resorts. The standard view toward Tahiti is very nice.
Handicap Accessible rooms
Rooms with roll-in showers: 1120, 1121, 1124, 1125
Rooms with tub rails: 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1122, 1123, 1126
Pros: This longhouse is very close to the Transportation and Ticket Center. There is a parking lot with a main entrance to the longhouse. These rooms are slightly larger (see layout on room page) and some rooms have double sinks. There is not a lot of traffic in this area. There are balconies on 2nd and 3rd floors. Some of the rooms are set up with roll in showers or easier access bathrooms with grab bars and adjustable showers for those with disabilities. This is a very quiet area of the Polynesian. There is a small parking lot right next to the building that is hardly ever used. It makes it very easy to get from your room to your car. Many of the rooms that face the parking lot also have a view of the monorail coming from the Transportation and Ticket Center.
Cons: Some of the bathrooms only have one sink if they are Handicap accessible rooms. A You could end up with a view of the parking lot. You are farther from the Great Ceremonial House for food and shopping.
Facts about the island of Rapa Nui
On Rapa Nui hundreds of giant stone statues (Moai) are scattered about the island and controversy abounds as to who created them. In addition to the statues, Easter Islanders had their own form of writing still undecipherable today. Hundreds of giant stone statues (Moai) are scattered about the island and controversy abounds as to who created them. Archeological evidence indicates that the statues were constructed between 1100AD-1700AD. At one time the statues had eyes made from different colored rocks. Occasionally for special events and photographs, the eyes are removed from the museum and placed in the statues. In addition to the statues, Easter Islanders had their own form of writing still indecipherable today. Petroglyphs (rock drawings) cover the island as well.
About Rapa Nui the Longhouse
There are a few Handicap accessible rooms in Rapa Nui and they all face Tahiti. Some have roll-in showers and others just have more open bathrooms with handles added and easy access to the toilet. For more information about these rooms see the Mobility page.
There has been much talk about the worst view at the Polynesian and people worried about looking at a parking lot. Well some may consider this the worst view there but I may argue it is the south side of Tuvalu looking right at the end of Fiji but the only real direct view of a parking lot is on the east side of Rapa Nui.
I decided to take a photo of what this view looks like from the ground floor room patio. You decide if it is the worst view you have ever seen or not. This was the room that seem to see the most of the parking lot. Others on this side looked into more plants than this. It was room 1110. I know I have seen worse parking lot views at other resorts.