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A Polynesian Retreat

1 May 2018

A unique property in the heart of Dubai, Lapita has stunning lagoons, amazing restaurants and Dubai’s biggest theme park for company

If you were told, as a child, that you weren’t just going to a theme park for the day but were spending an entire holiday at one, there’s every chance that it would have caused a minor breakdown. Young minds are not hardwired to handle such news. With that in mind, it’s probably best to keep any bookings at Lapita reasonably quiet with the family until the last minute.

Nestled in the middle of Dubai Parks and Resorts – a mega theme park that’s home to Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai, Legoland Water Park, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Riverland Dubai – this Polynesian-themed boutique hotel by Marriott offers a tropical island-style escape from the high-octane thrill-seeking going on all around it.

Markedly different from anything that you might find in the city, expect contemporary Polynesian design throughout – from its 504 rooms and suites to its five onsite restaurants. Fans lazily whir below traditional thatched roofs, intricately carved details adorn the walls and authentic voyaging canoes hang from the ceiling. It really does take you out of the Middle East before you’ve even negotiated the lobby.

But Lapita isn’t just for those here on holiday. Experience a decadent Friday at its Daycation brunch – one of the most popular in the city – and kick back with full pool and children’s club access and a huge selection of classic Polynesian dishes and cocktails. Lapita, you see, is for kids of all ages.


Tip: Theme your day
Take advantage of your unique location and enjoy everything that Dubai Parks and Resorts has to offer. With five interconnecting theme parks making up the resort, there’s no reason that you can’t spend your day being a Ghostbuster, hanging out at the Smurf Village and learning how to make a Bollywood blockbuster.

Words: Andrew Nagy
Images: Lapita