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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
210 reviews
Perfect location for relaxation

This beautiful resort is located on an idyllic beach just beyond Wailea. The perfect escape and not... See full review

  • SoCal1
  • Apr 3, 2014
Love this place

I travel to Maui almost yearly. I most always stay at Makena Beach Resort. I love the place and... See full review

  • Scott Sanro
  • Mar 24, 2014
Secluded, sunny Makena offers beachfront luxury and privacy
Find sanctuary at Makena Beach & Golf Resort, a 1,800-acre beachfront getaway in sunny south Maui's prestigious Wailea. Backed by the 10,000-foot Mt. Haleakala and fronted by golden sand, the resort accentuates nature with a centerpiece Asian meditation garden. Each guest room has an ocean view and opens onto the atrium garden. The on-site Makena Kai Day Spa and beautiful golf course add to ultimate relaxation. The resort has earned a place on Travel + Leisure's 2011 list of the World's 500 Best Hotels.
Highlights
  • 18 hole oceanfront golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
  • Full-service resort far from the crowds, yet within minutes of upscale shopping and dining
  • All rooms offer views of the Pacific
  • No Daily Resort Fee
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary Wailea - Makena Shuttle
Location
The Makena Beach & Golf Resort spreads out on 1,800 acres along the Makena oceanfront. Secluded from other resorts and surrounded by lush, undeveloped landscapes, guests enjoy exceptional privacy and serenity as well as easy access to several of Maui's best beaches. Offshore views of Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokini add to the exotic setting. Shopping and dining in prestigious Wailea are just minutes away by car.
Rooms
Makena Beach & Golf Resort rooms start at a spacious 600 square feet, with the largest suite reaching 1,600 square feet. The hotel's A-shape ensures every guest has a partial or full view of the ocean. All feature a private balcony, upscale bed and linens, bathrobes and slippers (upon request), high-speed Internet access (fees may apply) and the Lodgenet Entertainment System.
Dining
The Makena Beach & Golf Resort offers guests several on-site restaurants and cafés. Raku Japanese Restaurant delivers Japanese cuisine with Island flair. Café Kiowai offers a full breakfast buffet, while Molokini Bar & Grill takes casual fare to the next level. The hotel's Sunday brunch is exceptionally popular.
Recreation
  • Makena Kai Day Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Two swimming pools
  • On-property hiking trails
  • Miniature golf, croquet, volleyball and table tennis
  • Six tennis courts
  • Golf
Transportation
  • Kahului Airport (18.7 mi/30.1 km)
  • A hotel shuttle transports guests around Makena and Wailea resort areas
Attractions
  • Maui Ocean Center (15.9 mi/25.7 km)
  • Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum (17.2 mi/27.6 km)
  • Iao Valley State Monument (22.5 mi/36.1 km)
  • Lahaina Town (30.7 mi/49.4 km)
  • Haleakala National Park (54.8 mi/88.2 km)
Policies and fees
  • All guestrooms are designated as non-smoking both on the lanai and within the room. There are several designated smoking areas on the resort.Guests who smoke within a guestroom may incur a deep-cleaning charge of up to 200 USD as determined by the Hotel Assistant Manager. These changes have been made as a result of the new Hawaii State Second Hand Smoke Bill This law covers all enclosed or partially enclosed or partially enclosed areas open to the public in Hawaii. Violators of this law and owners of establishments where the violation occurs will be subject to fines.
  • The golf course is under renovation and will re-open on the first quarter of 2014. The tennis court and Café on the Green Restaurant will remain open during this time.

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 - 18 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.

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.

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.

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 (210)

Ratings and reviews for Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
210 out of 210
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
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
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
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
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.

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
McMonty
Modesto, CA
Dec 15, 2013

Love it!

I would stay there again. I was with my wife and one year old boy. Staff and location were great.

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

Reviewer score

4
truschli
Honolulu, HI, USA
Nov 29, 2013

perfect for golf and relaxation

we always stay here because it's so quiet, the location is beautiful, the staff is extremely friendly and well trained, and of course because all the golf courses. Very disappointing was, that now both courses at Makena are closed and it seems that the North course, after reopening, will be a private golf course. However, we will go to Makena Beach resort again next November

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

Reviewer score

3
Big Mama in Maui
LB, California
Nov 25, 2013

Too soon to leave

Where in Maui offer FREE valet parking (but please TIP the attendants)? The hotel offered free bottled drinking water & starbucks in-room coffee to brew!

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

Reviewer score

5
Samsh
folsom california
Nov 17, 2013

Excellent!!

We stayed in this resort just for one night and we regret not to stay longer. We stayed at another resort on Kaanapali beach but we so badly missed Makena. First of all in the land where everything is overpriced this is very good value for the money. We payed more for the other resort on Kaanapali and it was not even nearly as good. They offer so many freebies. There is free parking and no resort fee. The staff is very polite and kind which makes your stay pleasant. The property is beautiful and peaceful. I would prefer to stay here than the over crowded Kaanapali area without even second thought. These are the positives about this resort Excellent property No resort fee, free parking (yes you read it right) Very helpful and polite staff Awesome beach Peaceful and very nice location Many free activities including free snorkel and scuba lessons, complementary photoshoot Onsite starbucks

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

We dined at Pita paradise which is about 15 mins drive from this resort and it was the best mediterranean food we ever had in our life.

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
Craig and Kathi
Grand Rapids, Mich
Nov 11, 2013

Warm and welcoming.

I have never had better service anywhere. The staff was very friendly and they seemed genuine in their eagerness to accommodate us. Only complaint is no outdoor happy hour. We would highly recommend this resort.

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

Reviewer score

1
DonAmanda
Las Vegas
Oct 19, 2013

Not the place

We researched hotels for a couple of weeks before finally choosing what appeared to be a fabulous hotel for our weeklong+ honeymoon. No problem at all with the location, but the hotel is not a luxury hotel by any means. It is VERY dated. There were A LOT of bugs in the hotel and in the room. The room itself looked like you were paying for a $59 a night Travelodge. The "ocean view" room was silly. Every restaurant closed at 10:00 PM. No room service. After ONE night we were able to call the service that we booked through and they refunded our money and we booked into the Marriott Beach Club & Spa! The Marriott was fantastic!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

A place nicknamed the "Triangle" was on of the most fun places to go at night. Lots of locals. The Tiki Lounge was fun daytime and night. Highly recommend!

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