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Makena Beach and Golf Resort

4 stars
5400 Makena Alanui, Island Of Maui, Makena, HI 96753
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
325 reviews
Perfect

Just terrific. The staff was unfailingly pleasant. The beach is amazing--good for swimming or... See full review

  • pd1234
  • Jul 6, 2014
Perfect first time Maui experience

It was our first time in Maui. The location couldn't be any better; away from the crowd. It... See full review

  • Wanna move to Maui
  • Jun 7, 2014
Hawaiian hospitality and natural beauty combine to make the Makena Beach and Golf Resort a serene setting. A lush atrium with flowing water and greenery brings the outdoors inside, while koi ponds, gardens and a white sand beach beckon visitors to step outside. Set among verdant golf greens, a kiawe forest and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, this Maui resort has been hosting Hawaiian honeymoons, executive travelers, and everyone between, since 1983. The Makena has a complimentary shuttle service to the Wailea Golf Course, and the six-court tennis facility features spectacular ocean views and a pro shop for all the latest gear and accessories. After a hard day on the court or course, pamper yourself at Makena Kai Day Spa with citrus and floral hand masks, or head down for some beachfront yoga and ukulele lessons.
Key facts
  • 290 guestrooms
  • 20 suites
  • 5 floors
  • 2 restaurants: Molokini Bar & Grille and Cafe Kiowai
  • 2 pools including pool bar and grill
  • Coffee shop: Barista 5400
  • Fitness center
  • 2 gift shops
  • Complimentary Internet 
  • Conference facilities: indoor and outdoor space for meetings, weddings and team building events
Neighborhood
The 1,800-acre Makena Beach and Golf Resort is located in the southwestern end of Maui on Maluaka Beach. The resort's prime spot in Wailea-Makena makes it ideal for cruising for a good meal at area restaurants or flipping through the racks at The Shops at Wailea. For outdoor fans, the Makena State Park is just a quick drive away to the south.
Hints and tips
During the early part of the year, whales can be seen right from the resort, so planning a trip around this unique phenomenon is sure to create memories.

Spend some time snorkeling among colorful fish and sea turtles, which remain constant companions in the Makena Bay area the whole year round.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Makena Beach and Golf Resort Rooms

Scenic View
One king or two queen beds. 430 sq. ft. (40 sq. m.) of interior space with 100 sq. ft (9 sq. m.) private, furnished lanai. Enjoy tropical resort views from your room and lanai. Premium pillow-top beds with triple sheeting and foam pillows. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary in-room, designer toiletries, bathrobes, slippers (upon request). HDTV with premium channels and pay-movies. Individual, in-room controlled air-conditioning and in-room safe. Compact refrigerator and coffeemaker with daily refreshed Starbucks Coffee. Black-out curtains and lanai sliding screen door. Full closet and 2-drawer dresser, desk, chair, telephone with complimentary local calls.
Honeymoon Corner Suite
Private corner, one bedroom king suite. 700 sq. ft. (40 sq. m.) of interior space with 100 sq. ft (9 sq. m.) private, furnished lanai. Enjoy tropical resort views from your room and lanai. Honeymoon amenity upon arrival. Nightly, turn-down service. Two bathrooms, wet bar, premium pillow-top beds with triple sheeting and foam pillows. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary in-room, designer toiletries, bathrobes, slippers (upon request). HDTV with premium channels and pay-movies. Individual, in-room controlled air-conditioning and in-room safe. Compact refrigerator and coffeemaker with daily refreshed Starbucks Coffee. Black-out curtains and lanai sliding screen door. Parlor has full size pull out sofa. Full closet and 2-drawer dresser, desk, chair, telephone with complimentary local calls.
Partial Ocean View
One king or two queen beds. 430 sq. ft. (40 sq. m.) of interior space with 100 sq. ft (9 sq. m.) private, furnished lanai. Enjoy tropical resort views with partial view of the ocean from the lanai. Premium pillow-top beds with triple sheeting and foam pillows. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary in-room, designer toiletries, bathrobes, slippers (upon request). HDTV with premium channels and pay-movies. Individual, in-room controlled air-conditioning and in-room safe. Compact refrigerator and coffeemaker with daily refreshed Starbucks Coffee. Black-out curtains and lanai sliding screen door. Full closet and 2-drawer dresser, desk, chair, telephone with complimentary local calls.
Ocean Front
One king or two queen beds. 430 sq. ft. (40 sq. m.) of interior space with 100 sq. ft (9 sq. m.) private, furnished lanai. Enjoy clearest ocean view to horizon from the lanai and most interior portions of the room. Whale watching from lanai is possible from January - mid April. Premium pillow-top beds with triple sheeting and foam pillows. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary in-room, designer toiletries, bathrobes, slippers (upon request). HDTV with premium channels and pay-movies. Individual, in-room controlled air-conditioning and in-room safe. Compact refrigerator and coffeemaker with daily refreshed Starbucks Coffee. Black-out curtains and lanai sliding screen door. Full closet and 2-drawer dresser, desk, chair, telephone with complimentary local calls.
Ocean View
One king or two queen beds. 430 sq. ft. (40 sq. m.) of interior space with 100 sq. ft (9 sq. m.) private, furnished lanai. Enjoy tropical resort views with ocean views from the lanai and some interior sections of the room. Premium pillow-top beds with triple sheeting and foam pillows. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary in-room, designer toiletries, bathrobes, slippers (upon request). HDTV with premium channels and pay-movies. Individual, in-room controlled air-conditioning and in-room safe. Compact refrigerator and coffeemaker with daily refreshed Starbucks Coffee. Black-out curtains and lanai sliding screen door. Full closet and 2-drawer dresser, desk, chair, telephone with complimentary local calls.
Super Saver
Standard hotel room with all standard appointments and amenities. Room is confirmed at booking, view category is established at check in.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking

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Hotel Map

20.6462 -156.4412
Area served
Wailea-Makena, Maui, Hawaii
Nearby airports
Kahului International Airport-OGG
Area description
From Kahului Airport to Makena Beach & Golf Resort - 17.05 miles; Driving Time: 40 minutes. Exit airport toward first traffic signal, stay in the straight-away lane onto Dairy Road (Costco will be on your left). You will pass McDonalds, Pier1 Imports, and Maui Harley Davidson. After Maui Harley Davidson merge to the upcoming left turn lanes (there are 2). Turn left onto Pu'unene Avenue (Hwy 311), following the sign to "Kihei, Wailea, & Makena." Hwy 311 converts to Hwy 31, traveling through Kihei town. Hwy ends at the entrance to Wailea. Follow right turn, continue down the hill (in the left lane of traffic) where road ends at a stop light, with the Shops at Wailea in front of you. Turn left onto Wailea Alanui at traffic signal. Continue on Wailea Alanui through Wailea into Makena, approximately 3 miles. Makena Beach & Golf Resort is on the right.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Indoor facilities accommodate up to 500 guests Outdoor locations, with ocean views. Kaeo Ballroom boasts 5,200 sq. ft. overlooking formal gardens and koi ponds Full service Catering & Conventions staff to assist you with all the details.

Dining

Cafe Kiowai
Open-air dining area overlooking the koi fishpond and tropical garden atrium. Serving breakfast daily, buffet (room package available) or a la carte. Breakfast buffet includes custom, made-to-order omelets, array of hot breakfast items, house-made pastries, waffles, fresh fruit, juice, coffee or tea service.
In Room Dining
Enjoy the luxury of breakfast in bed or the privacy of lunch or dinner service on your lanai.
Sunday Brunch
Voted "Best Brunch on Maui," Sunday Brunch at Makena Beach & Golf Resort is a feast fit for royalty. It's the best value for Sunday brunch on the island. Eggs Benedict and buttermilk pancakes, carving station with prime rib and whole roasted Kalua pig, made-to-order omelet station, an assortment of garden salads, poke bar, fresh baked muffins, pastries, and desserts.
Pool Bar & Grill
No shoes, no shirt? No problem! Tropical drinks, ice cold beer, plenty of easy sandwiches and a kid-friendly menu. Grilled favorites, pizzas fresh from the brick oven, salads and tempting finger foods.
Barista 5400
Conveniently located in the main entrance lobby, Barista 5400 proudly brews Starbucks coffee and specialty drinks. Also available are lighter fare breakfast and lunch items. Perfect to grab and go, if heading off on a Maui excursion or just to get a snack throughout the day. Lobby has complimentary wireless internet access.
Molokini Bar and Grille
This Maui landmark is known for serving Western comfort foods with culinary creativity. Paniolo favorites like South Maui barbeque ribs dripping in a homemade sauce, molasses glazed hanging tender, and rack of lamb with poha berry demi glace are served with a gourmet's flare. From the sea, fresh, fresh, fresh opakapaka and mahi mahi are sauted with a mango buerre blanc or perhaps, a lemongrass butter. Lighter fare like artisan pizza, an assortment of small plates, and the famous Molokini Bar & Grille Da Kine burger made with Smokehouse Farm cheddar and applewood bacon will "broke da mouth" (as we say in Hawaii.) Live music makes this a great place for drinks and small plates at the bar, or leisurely family dinners in the dining room. Chef McDowell recommends the ahi carpaccio as a starterserved with chunky ginger avocado, Kaffir lime parfait, and a South Pacific splash! Nice wine menu, too! Bon Appetit!
Private Oceanside Dining
Romantic, catered seven-course gourmet dining experience overlooking the ocean for two. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or popping the question, a private Makena ocean side dining experience is an unforgettable way to make a lasting impression on your date. 48-hours advance notice required.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (325)

Ratings and reviews for Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
325 out of 325
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pd1234
San Jose, CA
Jul 6, 2014

Perfect

Just terrific. The staff was unfailingly pleasant. The beach is amazing--good for swimming or snorkeling. The hotel offers a number of activities: SUP lessons, kayaking snorkeling tours, lei making, story time, you name it. The best part is, it's all included; no extra resort fee, valet fee, internet fee, etc. Can't imagine staying anywhere else in Maui.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wanna move to Maui
LA, California
Jun 7, 2014

Perfect first time Maui experience

It was our first time in Maui. The location couldn't be any better; away from the crowd. It required a short 5-10 minute drive to Kihei which has plenty of excellent places to eat and rent snorkel stuff. The beach was never crowded and there were plenty of nice snorkel spots. We drove all over the Maui during our stay and decided that we will stay here during our next visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nicole001
new york
May 25, 2014

Great spot that requires no thinking

I had family with me for my wedding and this was a great place for us to gather while giving us plenty of space to wander on our own. The hotel had activities, good food, great beach, great front desk, concierge, bell desk. The only con's I have about Makena: 1. the free activities I signed up for (the talk story smores night and star gazing night with astronomer which I was very excited and looking forward to) cancelled on me twice (without contacting me). That was very disappointing because I had planned my activities around them. I didn't even bother attempting to plan my day around another hotel activity I was looking forward to. 2. photographer: they offer a great freebie photo for guests. I booked 3 hotel rooms and photographer told me we couldn't have 3 photos. She basically told us we were wrong and we walked away upset. The level of service here just was not comparable to what I saw everywhere else at the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
OregonJim
Southern Oregon
May 4, 2014

Just about perfect!

Though we're not really golfers, my wife and I always stay at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort when visiting Maui. The location and amenites are unmatched by any other hotel. First off, it's right on the beach - and not just any beach, a pristine sandy shore which opens directly into a reef containing a huge variety of fish and turtles for the avid snorkler or scuba diver. No need to deal with wet, sandy car seats to enjoy the sea life - you can literally walk from your room to the reef in your bare feet. There are also beautifully-maintained freshwater pools and a Jacuzzi for warming up after a dive. Unlike most hotels, parking and Wi-Fi are free. There are several restaurants on the property. Our favorite is the poolside cafe, with its brick-oven-baked pizza. There are a wide variety of activities offered, such as snorkling and scuba lessons, outrigger expeditions, stand-up paddleboards, tennis, and of course golf. Free activities include table tennis, shuffleboard, croquet, and (our favorite) a 9-hole putting course. We also always opt for the free Continental breakfast deal at the on-site Starbucks. You get $20 per couple per day to spend on anything you choose at the Bistro in the lobby. We've been more than satisfied with the amount of granola, pastires, oatmeal, bagels, fruit and coffee which that $20 provides. Add in the beautiful ambience of the grand courtyard gardens, waterfalls and koi ponds, thick concrete walls between the rooms, and you have the perfect vacation resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Manoli's Italian Restaurant is only about a mile from the hotel, and has great pasta at very reasonable prices.

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HKJK
Santa Maria, California
Apr 25, 2014

Beach Lovers Dream

Resort is on a sandy beach. Lounge chairs brought to you with ice water, frozen grapes, and cool scented towels. Swam with the fish and turtles daily. Room and bed very comfortable. Will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Colorado Kat
Colorado
Apr 23, 2014

Avoid this hotel

During my 4 day stay at the Makena Beach & Golf resort, I experienced daily issues from valet not being on duty to waking up to a jack hammer being used in the room next door. The noise was deafening. Maui has better choices for a pleasant stay at a resort or hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Andas Hotel's restaurants are the best on Maui!

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SoCal1
Business
San Diego, CA
Apr 3, 2014

Perfect location for relaxation

This beautiful resort is located on an idyllic beach just beyond Wailea. The perfect escape and not too far from Maui activities. Superb staff are warm, friendly and very welcoming. Rooms are comfortable and very clean. Don't miss the pastries in the coffee shop and the cocktails at happy hour. Having stayed at this resort about 6 times over the past few years, it is always nice to be recognized and greeted by your name when you return. This hotel is all about location, location, location and staff, staff, staff!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scott Sanro
Walnut Creek
Mar 24, 2014

Love this place

I travel to Maui almost yearly. I most always stay at Makena Beach Resort. I love the place and staff and the beach is a jewel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sullivans
Worcester, ma
Jan 10, 2014

beautiful and relaxing

This was my our honeymoon and the people were friendly and the hotel had everything to make this experience a memorable one. the room was clean and large. Loved it very relaxing and breakfast was delicious

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Beach on the premises and you could walk to the beach from the hotel or drive to the shops great value for the price

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Palo Verde
Tucson, Az
Dec 16, 2013

Off the beaten path

If you want to get away from the crowds the Makena Beach and Golf resort is a good choice. The rooms are large and comfortable. The staff was very friendly. The beach is nice with great snorkeling. The prices for kayaks and standup paddle boards were competitive and I thought very reasonable. Overall we had a great time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

If you are on Maui Dec - Feb take a Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch in the late afternoon. It is an awesome experience.

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