$249 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 6, 2014 Check-out: Nov 9, 2014

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
225 reviews
Honeymoon

Had a blast beautiful we couldn't have asked for a prettier hotel and area for our honeymoon See full review

  • Honeymooners from IE
  • Oct 16, 2014
Awesome!

Great location, magnificent beach, excellent breakfast. Staff is exceptional--Ron at the front desk... See full review

  • siberiany
  • Oct 12, 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.

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.

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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

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 (225)

Ratings and reviews for Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
225 out of 225
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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Honeymooners from IE
Business
Mission viejo , ca
Oct 16, 2014

Honeymoon

Had a blast beautiful we couldn't have asked for a prettier hotel and area for our honeymoon

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Beautiful area

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
siberiany
Business
cleveland
Oct 12, 2014

Awesome!

Great location, magnificent beach, excellent breakfast. Staff is exceptional--Ron at the front desk is like having a private tour guide all the time you are on the island, the guys at the beach are also very helpful. Amazing!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Snorkeling at the beach

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Big Wah
Business
Grass Valley, CA
Sep 29, 2014

Laid back relaxing hotel

Staff, setting and services are the best. Away from the big megahotels, this place is quiet, lovely and relaxing. Great food at the restaurant. Couldn't have found a better place to stay. All the staff are so attentive, making one feel they exist just for you. The staff gets to know your name after a day or two. The hotel has a wonderful beach with great snorkeling and amenities for those who want various water sport activities. We rented all day cabanas which allow to get as much or as little sun as you find comfortable. Highest recommendations.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Sunday brunch

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
theflashtank
Business
Los Angeles, California
Sep 19, 2014

Best Resort on Maui!

This was our second time staying at Makena, and it is still our favorite place. It is the closest resort to Makena Cove or Secret Beach for anyone looking for the perfect spot to get married. We love this hotel more than the hotels in Wailea because it stands alone. The beach is not super packed. There is usually good snorkeling on the beach right in front or close by. We also love the staff. If you have a late departing flight, you can ask for a late check out. They will also give you a courtesy room to nap or shower for an hour before you leave, so you can still enjoy the rest of your day on the island.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

If you are looking to snorkel in Molokini Crater, I would definitely recommend leaving from Makena. It is just more convenient. I mean why drive, right?

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nugs
Business
Oahu
Sep 16, 2014

Value, location, resort status with local feel!

Quick and efficient service. Location is not so "busy and touristy" as Kaanapali but just as nice and right next to Makena beach. Staff was friendly and courteous. Hotel had more than enough amenities and was comfortably clean.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Go hiking, get some guri guri or shave ice, then go to the beach!

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BennyHaru
Business
fairfield, ca
Sep 10, 2014

great guest service

It is located in the south side of Maui. Those who want to have exceptional snorkeling experience this hotel is the place to be!! The lobby was really clean and the receptionist at the desk was amazing! I highly recomment this place and if I have a chance to come back, I will choose this hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gogoconferencer
Business
Columbus, OH
Sep 9, 2014

Work Conference

Great location and friendly staff. They have free valet and the hotel is right by beautiful big beach and little beach. Definitely work the money

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ColoradoSonja
Business
Fort Collins, CO
Aug 12, 2014

Excellent value

We choose Makena Beach and Golf Resort for our five day wedding/honeymoon in Maui after deciding to elope with only a few day's notice! Overall, this was an excellent value, and the property has many unique and pleasing features. One's perception of the property is likely guided by one's general travel "identity." If used to a 5-star resort like the Ritz, this will seem basic and average. If used to a budget motel like Days Inn, this will feel incredible. With that said, a reasonably seasoned traveler should be quite pleased with his/her experience at Makena! Location: We traveled the island extensively and whole-heartedly feel the location is excellent. A quick 30-minute drive from the airport, it is easy to reach and situated on the side of the island with the best beaches, hands down. Within minutes of Wailea and the more upscale resort area, a Makena guest has access to gorgeous beaches, shopping, nightlife, and restaurants. However, as it is set at the end of the road, a guest will also feel the benefit of sensing that s/he is alone on a deserted island. Rooms: Spacious, well-appointed, and clean! We appreciated the beautiful balcony and didn't see one room with a "bad" view on the property. Ample storage and a spacious bathroom make it easy to unpack and unwind. An in-room safe is terrific, and a wet bar with refrigerator make it possible to stock up on food/drink items to ease the cost burden of meals/drinks. Property: Though slightly older, it honors the open-air design of an island property and is clean and bright. The center atrium is gorgeous with flowing waterfalls and a huge koi fish pond. It felt breezy and open and was large enough to feel luxurious, yet small enough to feel intimate and quickly manuverable. The workout facility was very basic, but gets the job done for a short trip. The pool was aesthetically disappointing, but we appreciated that it was refilled daily for cleaner water and was very mild in temperature. The hot tub was an eye sore -- get rid of it! The beach is definitely the highlight of this resort. Private, expansive, and gorgeous! Watersports are available at reasonable prices, and the snorkeling off the beach is some of the best we've seen on any island! The location of the beach provides warm and calm waters. Perfect!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Safeway grocery store in Kihei! Stock up on breakfast and lunch items to save $$ from expensive dining.

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Science Racquet Man
Business
Port Ludlow, Wasington
Aug 3, 2014

Our best trip to Hawaii.

My wife and I loved Makena's proximity to a wonderful beach; great snorkeling (saw turtles and manta rays), great swimming, water activities, and a lovely sandy beach. After enjoying the beach we'd take the few steps to Makena's poolside amenities: cabanas, food, drinks, and a delightful swimming pool. The staff was incredibly friendly and made every day a very relaxing one. We could spend hours outside in the Maui air because we were so well taken care of. There was no need to return to our room until we wanted to and we did not risk over exposure to the sun. This was by far our most enjoyable visit in Hawaii.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

A gem in Kihei for tasty meals in a nice outdoor setting: 3 Bars.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pd1234
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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