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4850 Makena Alanui, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-6525
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#4 of 18 Specialty lodging in Wailea
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Beach
Diving
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Wifi
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Outdoor pool
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Tennis court
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Soft U wrote a review Jun 2022
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Fantastic location and condo.Was clean and very usable. The master bed in the unit we stayed (F305) waas beyond use and after two days of waking up extremely sore we ended up sleeping on an inflatable mattress. We are adaptable, but might not be for everybody. Due to boooking at capacity, the concierge was unable to relocate us. Despite the hassles, this location is amzing and we had great snorkel days about half the time we were there - turtles all over the place!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Lindy V wrote a review Jun 2022
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We took our family of 11 to Makena Surf and had an outstanding time. The place, the beach and the pools were wonderful. We liked how we were out of the bustle of Kihei and Wailea, but close enough to do anything we wanted for meals and entertainment. Kids were 5 to 13 years of age.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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triprvwr wrote a review Jun 2022
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma3 contributions6 helpful votes
Beware - I paid for a platinum level condo but was assigned one of the worst located and out of date condos on the property. Do not book through a travel agent or management company. Book directly with the condo owner for a specific condo.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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chrisderecat wrote a review May 2022
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We have stayed at Makena Surf over 10 times and it never disappoints, the views, the grounds, the beach are all exquisite. Keala at Destination Residences was extremely helpful in finding and booking the perfect spot for our 40th anniversary.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Jfromcolorado wrote a review May 2022
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Unit needs updating- screen door to unit is rusted- needs new locks- kitchen poorly stocked Some items not functioning-no propane-broom was old and not useful-coffee grinder broken-not enough garbage bags-unit was missing the remote- furniture was stained Staff was very responsive and helpful with what we needed
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Matt O wrote a review May 2022
Druid Hills, Georgia2 contributions1 helpful vote
With less than a month before our planned arrival, Makena Surf decided that our 5 families coming together from around the country to celebrate my father's 75th birthday could not stay in the building we rented as they wanted to perform standard exterior painting maintenance during that time. Not for a hazardous issue. Not for an unforeseen event. For cosmetic maintenance. Needless to say, this has devastated our plans. With less than a month before our planned arrival, we can no longer find suitable accommodations at Makena Surf or other nearby resorts for our entire group, thus meaning that our 5 families will be split between various locales. I understand the need for maintenance and potential unavailability of units, but informing our party of this just 1 month prior to arrival is horrific service. Such maintenance should not be performed unless a resort can notify affected visitors at least 3 months in advance and preferably 6 months so that alternative arrangements can be made (we had made reservations 9 months prior). Simply offering a refund does not come close to compensating our family for the disruption this has caused to our vacation.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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jmh168 wrote a review Apr 2022
San Francisco, California10 contributions9 helpful votes
Excellent beaches, close to high-end shops, restaurants and grocery store. Furnitures and carpet are bit old. Other than that, no complaints. We really enjoyed the stay. Staffs are friendly and very helpful
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Keeterdog wrote a review Mar 2022
Lake Geneva, Florida7 contributions3 helpful votes
We had previously stayed at another Destination property (the Elua) a few years ago. We liked it because it was NOT a high rise, had beautiful grounds and was close to a great beach. Makena Surf is the same...awesome beach for snorkeling and body surfing, beautiful grounds and great place. Really appreciated having the option of housekeeping vs delivery of new linens during our stay. Check in was so easy after a long travel day. We will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Marriett wrote a review Mar 2022
Los Angeles, California37 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed a week in unit F206 and the only issue we had was a week wasn’t long enough! The condo was perfect for us. It felt more like a home (that I would be thrilled to live in permanently!) than a rental property. While we spent most of our time on the spacious, dreamy lanai (includes a grill, dining area and lounge chairs), the rest of the condo was perfectly kitted out. When we wanted to be indoors, the living room was well thoughout, comfortable and spacious. The condo front living area is bright and full of light, mirrors placed strategically throughout to reflect gorgeous ocean views. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook (and make mai tais!), both bedrooms were extremely spacious and quiet. The views are beyond amazing. Once again, the only issue was we didn’t want to leave! It was hard to tear us away to explore the rest of the island! When we did choose to explore, we could walk to nearby swimmable beaches. We brought snorkel equipment and saw turtles and tropical fish! There are lovely restaurants within a 10 minute drive as well. Tip of the day…stay here in the month of January. We saw humpbacks breaching, spouting, tail slapping multiple times a day from the lanai. Like I said, the only issue is leaving. It was paradise. I really can’t explain how special this property is, writing this review is making me want to go back!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FellowTraveler563211 wrote a review Mar 2022
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What a great and relaxing place. Perfect for a return to sanity vacation. Walk right out on the beach. Right across the street from Wailea golf club. Great restaurants nearby. Perfect sunsets and whale/turtle watching. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$854 - US$1,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiMauiWailea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makena Surf
Which popular attractions are close to Makena Surf?
Nearby attractions include Maui Professional Photography (6.2 km), Keawakapu Beach (4.9 km), and Kamaole Beach Park I (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Makena Surf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Makena Surf?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Makena Surf?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Makena Surf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Makena Surf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honolulu Cookie Company, 808 Deli, and Kinaole Grill Food Truck.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Makena Surf?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Makena Surf?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Makena Surf?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Does Makena Surf have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.