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Makena Stables

8299 Makena Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 879-0244
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Kihei
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Then stables are not fancy but the horses are amazing Mary, our guide was a sweetheart and very knowledgeable. We were lucky to be the only 2 on the tour that day, so we felt very special. Leave your cell phones at the hotel. There's no service once you start driving through the lava flows. Enjoy being disconnected while you... More

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Orange County, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Our girls ride and show horses, but their dream was to ride horses in Hawaii and take them down to the beach. As we researched, we found that most rides overlooked the ocean from a vista. We also received feedback that some rides had horses that were old and "boring". Makena Stables was the perfect option as they not only... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

After reading previous reviews online on several Stables, we picked Makena Stables to try on our Maui trip. So glad we did! This was my 3rd trip to Maui and we hadn't experienced a horseback trip yet. Booking was quick and efficient with great directions. Left ourselves lots of time to get there incase we got lost. Easy to find... More

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Kapalua, Hawaii
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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96 reviews 96 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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