$249 Avg/night
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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
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

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 (225)

Ratings and reviews for Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 225
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nicole001
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
McMonty
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pudding's Mom
Business
San Diego
Aug 26, 2013

Understated luxury, the perfect getaway

We could not have asked for a better vacation. Of our dozen stays at resorts at multiple Hawaiian islands, the Makena had the friendliest staff, hands down. Spectacular beach side location away from crowds, the beach is uncrowned with great snorkeling and swimming. A resident turtle makes appearances multiple times a day. This is the only resort on the islands with no resort, parking or valet fees. Not only that, but they give kids Keiki dollars, resort dollars they can use for treats and toys. Buy the buffet breakfast package when you make your reservations for a big savings. The daily buffet breakfast was tasty, with a large selection, and the pizzas at the pool side bar and grill were surprisingly good. If a relaxing vacation is what you desire, save your money, skip all the excursions, save your money and splurge on an oceanfront room on a higher floor and treat yourself to a beachfront cabana lounger. Can't wait for our next trip!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Take a short drive or take the hotel shuttle to the nearby Wailea mall. Head to the Whaler's Village General Store, and pick up lunch at their take out counter. Good food, great prices and lots to choose from.

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marina Gleyzer
Business
San Francisco, California
Aug 20, 2013

Fantastic family gateway

Hotel on the beach with white sand, crystal clear ocean with turtles swimming by. What could be better! Friendly staff, perfect location.KEIKE money and free breakfast for kids. Our daughter was thrilled. She was spending her own KEIKE money on gifts, boogie board, movies, games, shaved ice and in room food service!!! Huge comfortable room with an ocean view balcony. Valley parking personal very friendly and nice. Free shuttle service. Relaxin vacation, very quiet. We will defiantly stay here again!!!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Saturday from 7 till 1 flea market not far from the airport. great selection of hand made gifts, local produce. Shops at Wailea - stop at Maui clothing company, great selection of gold, silver and other gifts at bargain prices!

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
June's Pop
Business
Studio City, CA
Mar 31, 2013

Fantastic location and Friendly Staff

This is a wonderful resort away from more populated Wailea resorts. The beach is terrific and offers very good snorkeling. The beach staff is very helpful, and I advise an early start there as possible as trade winds come up each afternoon. The breakfast buffet is quite extensive, and a bit pricey if not included with your room. The rooms appear to be remodeled recently and are very comfortable. The bathrooms are large with separate tubs and showers. I'd advise checking out the black sand beach just south of the resort, as well as some of the dining options in nearby Khie. But if you never leave the property you'll have plenty to do (or not do).

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The black sand beach, and small cove a bit further south from there, offer terrific views and snorkeling. Just take care driving to the black sand beach as the dirt road is rough.

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Poppa 1971
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pashah
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aloha2012
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DanielleG
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scott from Illinois
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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