$239 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 16, 2014 Check-out: Aug 19, 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
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.

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

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 (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
theflashtank
Los Angeles, California
Jan 31, 2013

Great Getaway

Everything was perfect about my stay at Makena. This resort has a super friendly staff, a beautiful garden, and the best mahi mahi tacos. Those tacos are a must try. The resort is a little more secluded which is perfect if your on a romantic getaway. I would definitely come back to Makena the next time I visit Maui.

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

Shuttle Service was very useful.

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sharkette
Chicago, IL, USA
Jan 30, 2013

Gem Found in Wailea

This is our eight visit to Maui but our first stay in Makena Beach Hotel and we couldn't be more pleased. The staff went out of their way to accomodate us in all ways and service was prompt. Extension of courtesy was the general mantra among the staff making sure all of our needs were met. The rooms and grounds were well maintained and clean. The restaurant food was superb and the breakfast buffet was a great amenity to start the day. Makena Beach is a quiet location if one is looking for less hustle and bustle that one would find in Kanapali area. Beautiful beach, great snorkeling, nice pool, comfortable accomodations, and out of the ordinary Extra-Courtesy that were shown to us..and consider Makena Beach resort a Gem in Maui. We will be back! Also, a nice amenity is No Resort Fee! Slight suggestion....Happy hour at the poolside would make it more convenient for guests instead of bar on golf course or in-door restaurant.

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

Food was fabulous and service was exceptional at the Hotel restaurant.

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Poppa 1971
North Hollywood, CA
Jan 19, 2013

Great for families

Wonderful location if you like a little seclusion. The beach is private. The food options here at the hotel are a little pricey, but you could order out and it bring back to your room. Monkeypod is a great local restaurant.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
josh the wingnut
san jose, ca
Jan 15, 2013

Pretty good!

Very nice resort at the southwest end of maui. Makena beach is very nice! People drive from all over the island to come to this beach. Good snorkeling, very scenic. Rooms were nice and clean. Views from the 5th floor were excellent. Saw many pods of humpback whales from the beach and from our room. Some things to note: 10 minute drive to kihei, where the shopping and restaurants are located. Room has a mini-fridge but no kitchen. Nothing going on here after dinner so if you like nightlife you might want to stay in kihei or lahaina.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Save money on cocktails by heading to costco (1 mile from the airport) and buying what you want. Stock up the mini-fridge!

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pashah
San Jose
Jan 14, 2013

Fantastic vacation

It was a wonderful experience in Makena beach and Golt resort. Staff was great and very polite and helpful. Location is excellent. I would be going there again next time I visit 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
Aloha2012
Richmond
Jan 3, 2013

Excellent

Great hotel with a great beach. We loved the experience

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
DanielleG
Toronto
Jan 3, 2013

Great vacation!

The resort is beautiful and those that work there make it that much of a better experience! Had a lovely Christmas holiday there!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scott from Illinois
Illinois
Jan 2, 2013

Great end to the year!

This hotel was great. Located right on Makena beach. Room had a fantastic ocean view. Much more enjoyable than a previous trip to Waikiki Beach on Oahu.

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
redhead away
new york
Dec 26, 2012

exceptional golf facilities n staff n hotel amenities n staff

overall friendliness n comfort seen to by all n good food n golf. small swimming pool n excellent beach sport activities n staff. good spa n very helpful n kind staff especially valet service n golf shuttle

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

can do most shopping n a few hours which is really helpful

Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Honeymooners100612
Cleveland, Oh
Oct 28, 2012

Honeymooners100612

The complimentary breakfast was terrific! Our first room did have ants which the hotel acknowledged that it has from time to time. We did change rooms and had no further issues though we did take precautions (not leaving sugary drinks out for example). However, this was the only negative (and the staff was very accommodating when notified of this problem). The snorkeling in the ocean right outside the hotel was incredible! The hotel also had a table tennis table outside which was fun as well as a putt putt course on actual grass. Both were complimentary and nice additions to our stay. The rooms were nice, but not over the top. A few more paintings to break up the monochrome walls. The atrium area was absolutely gorgeous as well. It was fun feeding the fishes each morning after breakfast as well. Overall, a wonderful stay!!

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