$555 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 18, 2015 Check-out: Feb 21, 2015

Makena Beach and Golf Resort

4 stars
5400 Makena Alanui, Island Of Maui, Makena, HI 96753
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
231 reviews
Great Family Vacation

Great location, great service. Hotel location is the best I've seen so far on Maui. Very clean... See full review

  • alenat
  • Jan 15, 2015
Wish we stayed longer!

We were only able to stay at the hotel for one night, but I would have loved to have spent a whole... See full review

  • Loves Turtles
  • Dec 8, 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.

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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

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 (231)

Ratings and reviews for Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
231 out of 231
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
greenham
Business
San Jose, CA, USA
Mar 1, 2012

Quiet Out of the Way ZHotel

This hotel has decent infrastructure but lacks the warmth to make full use of the facilities. The staff, with few exceptions, while generally competent, just doesn't rise to the level of treating customers as guests, much less "friends". That takes much from a resort. The pool is very small, but the sea is nearby, and relatively calmer then elsewhere. I had tiny ants running all over my work table, which was strange. AC didnt work because the balcony door wasnt set right, and nobody thought to let the guests know how to critically locate one side of the door (had to have it close over a sensor). Location of hotel is out of the way, which makes it exclusive, but adds 15 mins to the travel time to civilization. Not a terrible hotel, but not one I wld go back to when I return to Maui.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Kihei has some decent small restaurants (but not cheap). Search the web for recommendations (the usual site for restaurants) - decent recommendations, some of the better food even compared to Bay Area. Places like Cuatro, Izakaya Matsu comes to mind that I would like to return to.

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oakland, CA, USA
Feb 22, 2012

Not quite ready

The makena beach hotel changed owners in the recent past. The rooms were updated and some needed touches added. The ownership struggled to bring the hotel back on line quickly. Unfortunately this left some things undone. The food venues are too few and staffing is tight. This means the only on site lunch most days was poolside with 3 waiters to cover the crowds. Since this site is farthest away from the commercial centers in wailea and kihei. There isn't good walking distance venues. The staff that is there is gracious and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The beach at the hotel is pristine and uncrowded. Take time to just sit and splash, watch the whales pass by. And DON'T miss sunset. It is perfect

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
OctoNama
Business
Edmonds, WA, USA
Feb 12, 2012

Loved this hotel!

The quiet serenity and elegant simplicity makes it a place we want to come back to. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. We were sorry we had to leave. And fyi ~ the bed, linens and pillows were absolutely lovely. Also, it was the best shower we've ever had! Did I say we loved this hotel?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Longhi's restaurant in Shops at Waialea

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ray Karen
Business
Ohio
Feb 11, 2012

Makena Beach And Golf Resort

Perfect, "paradise", away from tourism. American Airlines advertised light lunch - 8+ hrs. only beverages.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vicki L
Business
Green Oaks, Il
Feb 5, 2012

Excellent Maui location

Spent a week at the Makena Spa and Beach Resort and couldn't have had better accommodations. The room was spacious and had all the amenities you would expect in an upscale hotel. Our room had a beautiful view of the ocean and the pool area. We loved the beach and the fact that you could board whale watching boats right there. The activities directors were excellent and extremely helpful. The breakfast buffet included with our room was delicious and varied with made to order omelets, fresh fruit, cereals, rolls, bagels, toast and other hot items. We had the Friday night buffet and enjoyed the wide variety of items. Our favorites were the Mahi Mahi stuffed with curry vegetables and the pineapple bread pudding. The only negative was the high cost of internet service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Harg
Business
Montana, USA
Jan 30, 2012

Wonderful trip!

We have stayed at the Mekena Beach and Golf Resort twice now and have had a great time. The staff was great, facilities, and the location. Having a boat at the hotel saves lots of driving also. We snorkle alot, so it is in the best location for that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

The whale watching off of the beach, outrigger, and kyacking also. Use the activities on sight. Wonderful!!

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
the aluminum chef
Business
vallejo, Ca
Jan 12, 2012

makena for the wedding!

it was an incredible hotel right on the beach. i recommend to everyone. i swam with a turtle that was the size of a VW bug!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

poolpoolena beach

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Christmas Travel
Business
North Carolina, USA
Jan 4, 2012

Christmas on Maui 2011

Our stay at Makena Beach and Golf Resort could not have been better!! Everything was perfect. The rooms were large and very comfortable, the staff was wonderful and everyone was so helpful and professional. If I had to find one thing wrong with our stay at Makena, it would have been that the doors were a bit heavy and hard for my Mother to open Thank you Makena Beach and Golf resort for making our stay an outstanding vacation!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cynlee
Business
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Jan 1, 2012

Returning soon

This hotel exceeded our expectations in every way, loved the location right on the beach, so much to do, great golf, happy hours, helpful staff from check in to valet to concierge to bartenders. Just a wonderful vacation with my family,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stormn
Business
Thousand Oaks, CA
Dec 20, 2011

4+Star Hotel

We've been to Wailea several times. This was our first time at Makena. This is our new favorite hotel. The staff and service was superb!! The staff is so friendly and accomodating. The room was very spacious and newly updated. The beach is very large, gorgeous and easy access to snorkling. The only thing missing from being a 5 star hotel, is not having a better restaurant and Spa. We hope to go again next year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There are many good restaurants within a short distance. Also shopping within 3-5 miles.

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