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Makena Surf, A Destination Residence

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A very beautiful and tropical resort. The grounds were clean and well maintained. Awesome beach and pool areas. Loved the resort. We had 3 units at Makena Surf and they all had awesome views of the beach. But be very selective when choosing your unit as 2 of our units were just beautiful and 1 unit in need of upgrades and painting. Kitchen and living area seemed to have a few upgrades but bathrooms looked like 80's fixtures. We booked through a travel agent so didn't get to pick our unit. All the kitchens were well furnished with everything we needed and was nice to have towel service. Only thing we would change is having to keep up with keys to get into and out of the pool areas. I didn't always have a key as there were 4 in our unit and 2 keys. We also wished for a small place to grab breakfast or sandwiches at the resort since it was a 15 minute drive to get food. I know that's why you have condos so you can keep food but sometimes it's nice to just grab something on the beach. We would recommend Makena Surf and would gladly return.

The unit we stayed in matched the pictures exactly. All appliances, furnishings, and housewares were quality items and in great shape. There were some little extras that we hadn't thought about but were nice to have. The were beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and a cooler in the unit for use. There also were beach towels (in addition to bath towels) provided. The DR staff provided a discount card to the local grocery store... I didn't think much about it immediately but when we got groceries, the clerk asked if we had a loyalty card. It saved $48 on a $130 total! We expected a nice place and Makena Surf delivered. I guess you could say the little extra's exceeded our expectations.

Excellent choice! It is near shopping. Just a 5 minute car ride or long walk. The beach and pool were very quiet so it felt like our own place. The best cozy beach was my favorite 5 minutes away!!! Loved it!!

This resort is placed in the most beautiful part of Maui. Located directly overlooking the beach, with views of west Maui in the distance. Stunning! The resort itself has a couple of pools and 4 tennis courts. Is really well maintained and all staff are super friendly. Our apartment F308 had 2 Lanai's so you could sit and be very private whilst still overlooking the ocean. The apartment itself is a bit dated but has great use of space but honestly you're not in Maui to stay inside. The beds were really comfy. The wifi a bit slow (slight moan from teenagers) but overall a great place to stay on Maui. There's a slight damp smell within the apartment but you are on a tropical island so I think that comes with the territory. There's no restaurants or shops close by but a short 5 min car ride will give you lots of choice. I would thoroughly recommend Makena Surf.

We were extremely happy with the cleanliness of the rooms, and the attitude of the staff. This area was very quiet, and right on the beach. The views from the room was amazing! We will definitely be back!

We are just back from the all-time best vacation ever, and this magical place had a lot to do with it. Overlooking the soft sand beach, snorkeling with the sea turtles, enjoying the lush, tropical property and taking quick dips in the pool -- it was heaven. The condo itself was gorgeous, oufitted with everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) that you would need for an island getaway. The lanai was our favorite spot at sunset. We could have stayed another week or two.

As one of those people that reads every review in determining the best place to stay. I will pay it forward and highly recommend this property. Beautiful property away from hotel complexes. The area is filled with high end resort hotels which is not necessarily my thing but does afford the opportunity to get that experience for a meal if wanted. Virtual private beach steps from your door that is a destination for snorkel tours. Grounds are beautiful and staff is there as much or as little as you want. If you're looking for a high end experience with out the hotel feel then pull the trigger. You won't be disappointed.

We came to Maui for our 30th anniversary and was awed by the beauty of the island. But our stay at Makena Surf was extraordinary! The amenities were perfect; two pools and tennis courts. And the most beautiful, lush landscape. Our condo was incredible. We had views of the ocean and only a few steps to the beach. It was like staying in an Architectural Digest photo spread! Comfortable, well appointed and complete with everything we needed. Our hostess left fresh fruit and tropical flowers! We will definitely return to C201! Aloha!

Wonderful views, beautiful gardens, beautiful beach. The mornings were even more beautiful than the sunsets from our room. The beach in the mornings and evenings were nearly all to ourselves. we could see sea turtles from our balcony.

The location was perfect, the Ocean view is ideal. Housekeeping did a great job of keeping the place tidy. I recommend booking excursions through trip adviser. It is very clear Concierge wants all bookings through them. My advice, book excursions through trip adviser.

4850 Makena Alanui Wailea HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Private beach
  • 2 outdoor pools

Located in Makena within a short walk of Po'olenalena Beach, Makena Surf, A Destination Residence is within a mile (2 km) of Wailea Gold Golf Course. This 105-room, 4-star condo resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a private beach, and free in-room WiFi. Wailea Beach and Wailea Emerald Golf Course are also nearby.


The 105 individually decorated condos feature kitchens, 2 bathrooms, and lanais. There's space to spread out with 2 bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Washers/dryers, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.

Property features

At Makena Surf, A Destination Residence, guests have access to a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 spa tubs. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include outdoor tennis courts, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers.

Room options

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Oceanfront

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Oceanfront

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Oceanfront

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 202 reviews