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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We stayed in Condo E303 and I'd recommend it to anyone! The condo was spectacular and the view from the porch was incredible. The property is great - every condo has easy access to beautiful Makena Surf Beach, which has some of the islands best snorkeling. The pool is great, and the property is very well maintained by the pleasant...

2Thank Matthew H
Banff National Park, Canada
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Staying on the top floor of these beautiful condos is a must. Many stairs but worth every step! The beach below is fantastic and the aquatic life below that is always a pleasure to see! The unit was very comfortable all glass doors open up to the view ahead of you it is truly breathe taking! Love here and would...

2Thank TheBatCave_13
Everett, Washington
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

First trip to Maui for our family. Picked the absolute best place to stay! Oceanfront Condo B302 is beautiful and very well appointed and maintained. Incredible sunsets and right on the beach. This unit has everything you could want. (There are 3 beach chairs and a 4th would have made it perfect for us.) There are also two beach umbrellas...

4Thank LoriMike4
DestinationResortsHI, VP & Managing Director at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha...I was so glad to read that you chose Makena Surf for you first trip to Maui and that you enjoyed it so much you want to come back. It is a great place to stay and we look forward to your return. Mahalo, Ben Beaudoin

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We had invited a group of family and friends from across the world to celebrate my big six o. Since we had a big group we needed two big condos Roxanne at the property desk was very helpful in getting us two one on top of the other in building F overlooking the ocean. The condos were well equipped, large...

2Thank Abi-Anjali
DestinationResortsHI, VP & Managing Director at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha...We truly appreciate you posting your review and I was so glad to read that your 60th birthday celebration at Makena Surf was everything you hoped it would be. We would love to welcome you back for your 61st. Mahalo, Ben Beaudoin

Boulder, CO
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stayed in bldg B of the Makena Surf condos. Makena Surf has a great beach in front with good snorkeling (a short swim to the infamous 'Turtle Town') and easy to put a paddleboard or kayak in the water. I recommend staying in Bldg B since access to the bigger beach and proximity to a pool (albeit the smaller...

1Thank BoulderTravelers5
DestinationResortsHI, VP & Managing Director at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha...We appreciate you commenting on your recent stay at Makena Surf and mentioning the great beach and snorkeling. The beach you are referring to is named Po'olenalena and is popular with both visitors and locals alike. Thank you again for your review and hopefully you can come back and swim with the turtles in the near future. Mahalo, Ben Beaudoin

San Jose
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Makena Surf is a large group of condos of various sizes. Units close to the beach have wonderful views. All units have easy access to one of two pools. The snorkeling around the point is awesome. This is a great place to enjoy the beach and water fun, for the whole family.

1Thank CalAlum
DestinationResortsHI, VP & Managing Director at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha...Thank you for the great review and I am so glad that you and your family had such a wonderful time at Makena Surf. I hope that we can welcome you back again in the near future. Mahalo, Ben Beaudoin

New York
Reviewed 10 July 2015

...at Makena Surf. We visited the island of Maui for the first time in August 2014 with a family of five (three young boys). Makena Surf had everything we needed to make our two week stay the best holiday to date for our family. Beautiful beach, lush grounds surround the complex and the views from our lanai were spectacular at...

3Thank 634vinceg
DestinationResortsHI, Guest Experience Manager at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha...I was thrilled to read that Makena Surf had everything to offer for a fantastic family vacation. I was even more excited to see that you will be returning and we look forward to welcoming you back. Mahalo, Matt S.

Reviewed 2 July 2015

We stayed in F307 for a week and I can't say enough good things about the condo, make a surf and Alii rental property. We are a family of 4 and the beaches were perfect. Not only can you see the huge sea turtles snorkeling from the condos beach you can actually see them in the water from the balcony!...

2Thank aajm
Reviewed 30 June 2015

My family of five enjoyed everything about our stay in a very spacious and well-kept three-bedroom condo on the third floor of Building G at Makena Surf. I was concerned that the view might not be as good in this building compared to the buildings facing the bigger beach, but we were extremely happy with our location. Walking up the...

DestinationResortsHI, Guest Experience Manager at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha...Thank you so much for writing how much you enjoyed your stay at Makena Surf. We really appreciate it when you take time out of your day to post such a comprehensive and positive review and are thrilled that you are recommending the property to others. Mahalo, Matt S.

Kihei, Hawaii
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Makena Surf and loved it! We enjoyed how beautiful the grounds are, how quiet and relaxing it is and the 2 wonderful beaches. Every morning the snorkel catamarans would pull up near one of the little lava points because the snorkeling is amazing when the water isn't too rough. There are so many turtles! Wailea...

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DestinationResortsHI, Guest Experience Manager at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha...I am so happy to hear that you found paradise in Maui. The green sea turtle is referred to as "honu" in Hawaii and it is amazing how many of them call the waters off Makena Surf as home. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back. Mahalo, Matt S.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A quiet retreat on secluded Paipu Beach. Located along a half-mile stretch of Paipu Beach, the Makena Surf resort is a fantastic choice for a secluded Hawaii beachfront vacation offering spectacular ocean views and luxurious appointments. Retreat to a world of peace and privacy through a gated access and meander along cobbled pathways and lush tropical foliage. Select from two- or three bedroom oceanfront suites that open onto your private lanai with glass balconies that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Each suite offers a fully equipped kitchen, separate living/dining area and en-suite washer and dryer. This beachfront resort features two swimming pools, two whirlpool spas, four tennis courts and 90 holes of championship golf at the nearby Wailea and Makena Golf Courses, where guests enjoy preferred rates. Amenities include $155 in resort credits for dining and spa services at nearby resorts, parking, hi speed Wi-Fi internet access, phone calls, housekeeping and a Maika'i grocery discount card. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makena Surf

Address: 4850 Makena Alanui, Check in at 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-5499
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailea
Price Range: €436 - €854 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makena Surf 4*
Number of rooms: 107
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“Stay away from Ocean View in buildings A and C”
 of 5 bubbles mikekR9489CO, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Most have ocean front rooms. We wanted to be on the ground floor with no major steps. It turns out the parking lot had steps!”
 of 5 bubbles patfrvt, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose ground floor, NOT right on the beach - more private”
 of 5 bubbles svc99, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in ground floor condo and at times could hear movement above us. There are no hospitality accomodations for day of checkout.”
 of 5 bubbles teresadD4582RJ, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room F110 (Prime Deluxe Oceanfront View, ground level, it includes housekeeping service)”
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 of 5 bubbles HannaPark, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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