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Makena Surf

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4850 Makena Alanui, Check in at 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in bldg B of the Makena Surf condos. Makena Surf has a great beach in front with good snorkeling (a short swim to the infamous 'Turtle Town') and easy to put a paddleboard or kayak in the water. I recommend staying in Bldg B since access to the bigger beach and proximity to a pool (albeit the smaller... More 

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DestinationResortsHI, VP & Managing Director at Makena Surf, responded to this review

Aloha...We appreciate you commenting on your recent stay at Makena Surf and mentioning the great beach and snorkeling. The beach you are referring to is named Po'olenalena and is popular with both visitors and locals alike. Thank you again for your review and hopefully you can come back and swim with the turtles in the near future. Mahalo, Ben Beaudoin More 

San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Makena Surf is a large group of condos of various sizes. Units close to the beach have wonderful views. All units have easy access to one of two pools. The snorkeling around the point is awesome. This is a great place to enjoy the beach and water fun, for the whole family.

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Aloha...Thank you for the great review and I am so glad that you and your family had such a wonderful time at Makena Surf. I hope that we can welcome you back again in the near future. Mahalo, Ben Beaudoin More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

...at Makena Surf. We visited the island of Maui for the first time in August 2014 with a family of five (three young boys). Makena Surf had everything we needed to make our two week stay the best holiday to date for our family. Beautiful beach, lush grounds surround the complex and the views from our lanai were spectacular at... More 

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

Aloha...I was thrilled to read that Makena Surf had everything to offer for a fantastic family vacation. I was even more excited to see that you will be returning and we look forward to welcoming you back. Mahalo, Matt S. More 

aajm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stayed in F307 for a week and I can't say enough good things about the condo, make a surf and Alii rental property. We are a family of 4 and the beaches were perfect. Not only can you see the huge sea turtles snorkeling from the condos beach you can actually see them in the water from the balcony!... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My family of five enjoyed everything about our stay in a very spacious and well-kept three-bedroom condo on the third floor of Building G at Makena Surf. I was concerned that the view might not be as good in this building compared to the buildings facing the bigger beach, but we were extremely happy with our location. Walking up the... More 

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

Aloha...Thank you so much for writing how much you enjoyed your stay at Makena Surf. We really appreciate it when you take time out of your day to post such a comprehensive and positive review and are thrilled that you are recommending the property to others. Mahalo, Matt S. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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... More 

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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. More 

Tampa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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,... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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... More 

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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... More 

maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 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... More 

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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.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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... More 

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