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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.

Tampa
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We just got back from a great stay in C-103 at the Makena Surf. This is a ground floor unit with a nice view of the beach. The unit was very nicely furnished, clean and comfortable. It was particularly well-equipped with beach chairs, beach towels, tons of bath towels, extra pillows, blankets, and linens, every kind of kitchen utensil imagineable,...

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California
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We stayed in unit G202. This is a large updated ocean front condo. The view was fabulous, the kitchen well appointed. Furniture was comfortable. The grounds are beautiful. The pools clean and not crowded. Great snorkeling with fish and turtles. Housekeeping outstanding. We noticed roaches the second night in the condo. Called destination resorts and they came to spray the...

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

Aloha...We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with our Tripadvisor readers and are pleased that you found your unit so accommodating. We would also like to offer our deepest apologies for your encounter with roaches during your stay. We have a very effective pest control program in place that keeps the majority of these and other pests...

maryland
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We stayed in E 302 - GORGEOUS views from our large lanai, very small bedrooms. Oddly, one of the bedrooms was a bedroom/ bathroom combo: the bed was right next to and in view of the large shower and bathroom sinks. Toilet was separated by a door. TV in one bedroom was b&w, main TV was overly complicated to just...

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

Aloha...Thank you so much for taking the time to post such an extensive review of Makena Surf. We truly appreciate all of your comments and we will be addressing the areas where we came up short. The herb garden is a wonderful amenity available to our guests and I am glad that you were able to take advantage of it....

Reviewed 27 April 2015

We loved our stay here! Our 2 bedroom condo (G104) was great. It is spacious and comfortable with all the necessities (a little bit dated but that was ok with us). We thought being on the ground flood was ideal with an infant and facing the smaller beach felt even more private. We love the chill vibe, the quiet but...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We have stayed at Makena Surf a number of times over the years and although we have also stayed at the luxury resort hotels we will continue to return to Makena Surf for the beach and water literally right outside the door. The 2 bedroom unit we stayed in this year, B302 , was well equipped, fairly recently updated with...

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

Aloha...We really appreciate your great review of Makena Surf. The beach you are referring to is named Po'olenalena and means "yellow head" which is said to refer to a long time landmark, a yellow streaked rock located on the golf course across the street. We hope you are able to come back soon to enjoy this lovely beach once again....

Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We love this quiet south end of Maui, and the Makena Surf is an excellent base. We stayed in F 209, which was almost perfect for our family: spacious, comfortable beds, a nice big comfy couch, good showers, a well-equipped kitchen, and most of all, a lanai with a fabulous ocean view. Our only complaint is easily fixable, so if...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Perfect location and accommodations with great views of Molokini and crashing surf right outside the unit. We stayed in Building B and loved it. The unit was very clean and updated. The property is close to golfing and to the Wailea Shops. Would definitely stay here again.

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Sidney, Montana
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This condo complex is located a bit south of the big luxury resort hotels. It has great snorkeling, nice sand and lots of space. Beach was never very crowded during our stay. We were in a 3rd floor unit with very nice views. The downside to that was lugging all of our stuff up and down. But hey, paradise can't...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2014

We couldn't decide whether to write this review, because quite frankly, we didn't want to draw attention to OUR Makena Surf and have it booked-up next time we're trying to reserve. As well, it's hard to find the right words to describe the wonderful experience we had. Our condo (E204) was hanging right over the beach. Some days we were...

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Highlights
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $596 - $1,886 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makena Surf 4*
Number of rooms: 107
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“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
“Buildings C and E are great”
 of 5 bubbles A2485MEmatthewh, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
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