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Makena Stables

8299 Makena Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 879-0244
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Kihei
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Kapalua, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend participating in the Sunset ride with the staff and horses of Makena Stables. I booked the activity through Helaine who called me back on a Sunday (they are closed on Sundays). She was a entertaining and gracious which carried over into our actual riding experience. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the stables, there... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Horseback riding was one thing I wanted to do while on island. I've ridden a few times and feel comfortable but was glad to be paired with a horse that was gentle and easy. The ride was great and my girlfriend and I had an awesome time. This was better than the horseback riding we had done in Kauai a... More

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Columbus, OH
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

As the others have said, this was a great ride with only 4 riders. Beautiful scenery and good horses. A couple details; the website discussed fresh fruit and snacks at the break; there was no fruit and the snacks were granola bars, chips and crackers. The road there is a little confusing as it's not on some maps and some... More

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Bend, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is the 3rd stable I have ridden with on Maui and the best so far. I own 4 riding horses and am knowledgable about their care and training. Christine is a friendly, experienced horsewoman that explained how their horses were trained and paired people with horses appropriately. The horses are well cared for and suited for their jobs. It's... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

They only take out small groups so you get a personal approach. The horses are well-cared for and part of the family. The love for the horses really shows. Christine and Jordan took care of us from 8:30 to almost noon. The landscape is breathtaking and the ability to be up close and personal on a horse only makes it... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I've ridden maybe a dozen times in my life but this is the first on Maui. The ride was okay but the views were great. The terrain seemed a bit rough for the horses, lots of lava rocks to walk on. I'm not a horse expert but they didn't seem to chipper. They all just followed each other slowly, stopping... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I am writing this review with first hand experience of the stables and staff but not of the ride itself.My daughter went on the ride. She has been riding for around 25 years and is quite experienced . I thought the stables, equipment and horses were all excellent . Christine who leads the rides is a great instructor, she really... More

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Webster, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We booked the Horse Back Ride 4 months ago, only to find out while we were in Maui, that they cancelled...the reason..."Something came up, Sorry, you will have to try us when you come to Maui next time"....Honestly, we didn't travel over 5,000 miles to hear that...there wasn't enough time to book with any other stables...my girlfriend was very disappointed!

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

None of our family of 5 (3 teenages) have really ever done horse riding before. Christine was excellent, expertly managing the more nervous members of our family and we had a fantastic and informative ride around as stunning and unique terrain. It was a great giggle as well. We will ride again! highly recommended!

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Riverside, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The waiter at the bistro restaurant at our hotel, Wailea Resort, recommended Makena Stables. He'd overheard myself and my daughter talking about going riding. I am so glad he came up with this stable and suggestion. It was so close to where we were staying (15 minutes along the road) and took us past some gorgeous out of the way... More

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