Makena Beach & Golf Resort – A Maui Resorts Landmark. Named in Hawaiian for “place of abundance”. The magic of the Makena Beach & Golf Resort lies in its great location directly in front of one of Maui’s best kept secrets and one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Situated at the southern end of Maui, where the slopes of Hawaii’s largest dormant volcano meet the rocky lava shoreline and sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The Makena-Wailea area is a world-class Maui resorts destination that is abundantly beautiful and offers plenty to see and do.
Offering scenic to ocean front views each with a private lanai overlooking a white sand beach and lush gardens, guests may choose from 290 guestrooms and 20 suites. Each of the spacious upgraded Maui accommodations at Makena Beach & Golf Resort overlook tranquil gardens and the koi ponds in the central Makena atrium garden. A limited number of connecting rooms for families and groups are also available. Makena Beach & Golf Resort Is The Best Value Amongst Maui Resorts With NO Resort Fees, FREE High Speed Internet, And FREE Self Parking. Resort offers:
2 pools and hot tub
2,500 sq. ft. Fitness Center
5 Dining options: Molokini Bar & Grille for fine dining, Cafe Kiowai best brunch, Pool Bar & Grill, Barista 5400 serving Starbucks, and room service.
Makena Kai Day Spa offers oceanfront massages in our thatched-roof, open-air beach cabanas or choose from other relaxing and restorative treatments including foot polishes, aromatherapy, scalp therapy, and reflexology.
Fronting Maluaka Beach offering a variety of water activities.
Six-court Makena Tennis Club
Outdoor Play Center featuring shuffle board, ping pong, miniature golf, croquet, bocce ball, badminton and volleyball
Convenient to Maui Golf and Shopping
Daily list of complimentary and discounted resort guest activities.
Full service Concierge desk offering a variety of Maui Activities.
Indoor/Outdoor locations for Weddings & Meetings
Love the location, employees, views, price, food options, property
The beach was beautiful. The room was large and comfortable. Room was very clean and staff was very helpful.
Small pool and jacuzzi but who cares because the beach was so awesome.
Makena Beach is great, we were able to snorkel with turtles right outside the hotel.
The pool is ridiculous and the hot tub is even more rediculous. It's definitely not a resort style pool, super small circle pool. The hot tub was the type that is sold at the fair, a small above-the ground detached hot tub. We had no desire to get it that. The hotel itself is very outdated, the grounds are beautiful but it definitely needs a renovation, especially in comparison to nearby Faitmont and Four Seasons.
I stayed at many other resorts in Maui in the past, on the high end of 4 or 5 stars. And never really enjoyed it because I felt lost in a sea of either wealthy, snobby people or received attitude from the personnel. In other words, I could have stayed on the mainland and pick a Ritz Carlton and would have felt exactly the same. But this resort is very different: every employee is extremely kind and generous with their efforts and time. One night I needed some tea late at night and I had a bellman at my door within five minutes. Another time they re-opened the on-site Starbucks to let me buy something sweet before retiring. The list is endless. And, the grounds are spectacular. So much green and nature, and a wonderful, sandy beach, sheltered by the ocean swells and the wind. I loved it so much that I am returning in three months with my family!
The pool is on the small side, but really, nothing else at all!
Free Internet, Water, and great service. Also requested and received a complimentary upgrade to ocean view.
Pool Bar Drinks were expensive.
If you want to be a bit out of the flow with full amenities, this is your place on Maui. Great beach right there and Big Beach and Little Beach 3 minutes down the road. Great walking/jogging loop of up to 3.1 miles. Rooms have wonderful views. Food options fine. Salads are tremendous. Staff very pleasant, especially Ron at the front desk.
Shower was not upgraded in 2012 when a renovation was done. Bathroom fine, but shower head and faucet was 1950's.
I have been visiting this hotel since 2003 either as solo traveler, with family or with a romantic partner. In all cases, it is always a pleasure and the location is very beautiful, unique and peaceful in Makena, Maui. One note: I did not give it 5-stars as there is always room to improve and I compared to the "Grand Wailea" or "Four Seasons" hotels in the same general area. However, most of the hotel employees have remained the same over the last 10 years+ which speaks for a happy and friendly work atmosphere and good management staff. Overall a satisfying choice for family or romantic travel and I would recommend to friends, family and generally interested travelers looking into a luxury accommodations.
Sometimes in the evening there is live music in the restaurant and it echoes loudly through the open courtyard. The music is not bad, but I would like to have a choice when and where I want to listen to it. Not in my hotel room or on the balcony when the TV is off and I am trying to watch the sunset and have a relaxing time.
Clean, open air
Everything is extra, and expensive. Two Stand up paddle boards for one hour is half the price of the room.