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Makena Surf

4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   4850 Makena Alanui, Check in at 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kennewick, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Makena Surf G304 is amazing. This condo was recently renovated and it's beautiful all the way through. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It has two lanai's that overlook an unobstructed view of a small beach. Also unsurprisingly, the best views of a Maui sunset you could ask for.

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from our stay at Makena Surf. I still miss sitting on our lanai and visiting the beautiful beach and pool. We had a wonderful time. The condo unit was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family of 6. We saw whales from our lanai and from the beach. My kids loved boogie boarding at the beach.... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here March 5 to 12 during whale season. Two bedroom condo managed by Destination Resorts. Made reservation thru Travelocity. Great service. Large spacious condo and large lanai with great furnishings Everything clean and frig had ice maker. Kitchen well stocked with new pans and nice dishes/glasses/silverware. This unit was right on the ocean with quick access to a small... More

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

Aloha...It sounds like you had a lovely visit to Makena Surf. It is a wonderful property right on the ocean away from all the crowds. I was also pleased that you were able to enjoy all the marine life that Maui has to offer. The winter months when the humpback whales are visiting is truly a special time, even for... More

San Diego
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This unit is probably hard to beat for comfortable living – watch the video: http://youtu.be/Z6q3kepW4XI - Some details are below. We planned this trip around the whales. We kayaked out to whales, took the Pacific Whale Foundation boat to see a whole lot of whales, sailed to Molokini and saw lots more whales, and I stand up paddled offshore to... More

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

Aloha.....I would like to say thank you for taking the time to post such an extensive review of your visit to Makena Surf. With the location of the property being right on the ocean, whale watching from your lanai does become an addictive activity this time of year. Mahalo, Matt Smith Destination Resorts Hawaii More

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We recently stayed 5 nights in condo F202 at Makena Surf Resort. First, we booked our room directly through Destination Resorts web side. One of their packages was a discount for using your American Express card. The discount was really great (20%) but I am not sure it really was worth it (I will try to explain below). If you... More

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

Aloha....We appreciate you posting a review of your visit to Makena Surf and I was thrilled to read that you enjoyed the property. I would also like to apologize for the mix up with the bedding in the unit. Sleeping on twin beds is not how I would want to spend my anniversary. I do wish however that you would... More

Hallstead, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Took my parents and my family to Hawaii for the first time and after mulling over tons of reviews I decided that e103 was looking to be my pick for our first taste of Hawaii, and boy am I glad we did, this condo turned out to be the best I could hope for, it was a great location for... More

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

Aloha.....Thank you so much for posting your review of Makena Surf and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon to "your home away from home" here on Maui. Mahalo, Matt Smith Destination Resorts Hawaii More

Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

At first we were upset because I read the reviews about room B206 and I asked specifically not to get that room and we got the room anyway and when my husband spoke with one of the guys from destination about our concern he was RUDE about it and then started judging my husband asking if he was in a... More

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

Aloha.....I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Makena Surf. We appreciate the high praise and recommendation, and hopefully we can welcome you back for an anniversary. Mahalo, Matt Smith Destination Resorts Hawaii More

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Makena Surf Condos: This condo complex is a series of 3 story buildings of 1-4 bedroom condos all with beautiful lanais and ocean/oceanfront views! Each condo is furnished and equipped differently by their owners, but all have full kitchens and washer/dryer and large lanai. The grounds are beautiful and immaculately kept! There are 2 herb gardens on the property and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

It is outstanding in so many ways. But the catch is that you have to get the right units with the right furnishings. Especially given the price. E102 is on the first floor within steps to the beach. it has maybe the best furniture, kitchen, lighting and bathroom. it has automatic blackout shades! E302, we prefer a little bit better.... More

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

Aloha......I would like to thank you for your extensive and flattering review of Makena Surf. It is a wonderful property with a lot to offer visitors to Maui who prefer to stay way from the large hotels. I would also like to thank you for bringing your housekeeping concerns to my attention. I will be following up with the housekeeping... More

California City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a very nice and quiet property. We got a great price on an ocean front unit. The staff is efficient and helpful. Really the only complaint would be that the pictures destination resorts showed on the website were not anything like the unit we got. Our unit was an old version of what is shown. We were greeted... More

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Additional Information about Makena Surf

Also Known As:
Makena Surf Hotel
Makena Surf Hotel Makena
Makena Surf Wailea, Maui
Address: 4850 Makena Alanui, Check in at 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailea
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Specialty lodging in Wailea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Makena Surf 4*
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. Added values include FREE parking, FREE hi speed wireless internet access, FREE calls to the U.S and Canada and housekeeping. ... more   less 
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