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“Pleasant Journey” 5 of 5 stars
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Makena Beach & Golf Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   5400 Makena Alanui, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753 (Formerly Maui Prince Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Wailea
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“Pleasant Journey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

First time we stayed at Makena Beach and Golf Resort. Have stayed at many luxury resorts in Maui and were very happy with Makena. Location is excellent. Sense of privacy probably the best feature, otherwise has all the right stuff. Beach is outstanding. Easy access to amenities nearby the resort including best golf on the island and shopping. Only minor suggestion is that the resort could get a larger built in hot tub facility. Not a major issue however.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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HAMPSHIRE, US
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

So this hotel is off the beaten path. You are a distance from a lot. The pools are small. I was very disappointed that as honeymooners we overlooked construction site and every morning at 8am the pounding began. No hidden fees though. The disappointment largely comes in with having to overlook a construction site. The golf course is going private so don't expect to golf it. They will encourage golf at wailea and that is over priced. The resort offers clubs to borrow again what you would expect for clubs. The pools were refreshing but awfully chilly to initially get in. Whale watching can be done from the beach.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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MakenaResortMaui, Public Relations Manager at Makena Beach & Golf Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Aloha, we thank you for taking the time to review the resort. We are sorry to hear that a development unaffiliated with the resort occurring on the far edge of the resort's northern property line was such an issue during your stay. We are doing our best to accommodate guests during this time. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the upcoming developments of our golf course. Our resort still does provide our guests with convenience to golf and much like our neighboring Wailea resorts we provide our guests with the same value guest rate as well as complimentary shuttle service to and from the Wailea Golf Courses. We acknowledge that our resort pools are more simple than other resorts in the area but we feel the beach fronting the resort with all its opportunities for excellent snorkeling, many activities and space to lounge provides a wonderful alternative a person visiting the islands. We hope that you had a wonderful stay on Maui overall and hope you will visit the island again soon! Wishing you a warm rest of winter on behalf of the Makena Resort Ohana (family).
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It was our second visit to Makena and we weren't disappoointed and will definitely be back. Our girls, 11 and 12 loved the freedom they had and the exta bonus of their Keiki $$. We are an active family and we found the activities at the beach to above and beyond. No the pool is not a big resort pool; but with the amazing beach, the only time we went to the pool was the evening.

I definitely would recommend this resort for families. The staff go out of their way to make sure you are having a great visit.

Mahalo.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Everyone at the Makena was extremely friendly and helpful. I would love to come back and stay again. The pool is not like a big resort pool; however, that was one of the appeal of this hotel. It is more serene and not filled with a lot of excessive noise at pool.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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KIHEI, US
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Staff was amazing, warm, and friendly! Mini honeymoon for this local couple and everything was very nice. View from the room was wonderful, watching whales from the comfort of our room! Bell staff was always ready and most accommodating. beaches were not crowded and staff very friendly. Overall I would highly recommend this resort. Our reservation agent was very friendly and felt like I had a friend at the end of our conversation. felt the Aloha Spirit throughout the entire time! Mahalo Nui Loa!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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LAGUNA BEACH, US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Wonderful stay; relaxing, peaceful, and most enjoyable. Great resort at the end of the road and next to great deserted beaches! Very professional and caring staff offering great Aloha Spirit and true hospitality; they cared about our stay and appreciated that we chose their resort over others in the area. A variety of activities and water sports in addition to close proximity to upcountry areas. I would definitely chose Makena over Kaanapali or Kapalua areas; better weather, fewer crowds, and not touristy. I have visited and/or vacationed on Maui for over 30 years and have always loved this side of the Island.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

nice one for relaxation and for honeymoon trip
beach is great
pool ambiance is very good
quiet resort and near by the town and restaurants,
and easy to get to the airport
the staff is very helpful and trying there best to make y comfortable,
the garden and waterfall in meddle of the resort is gorgeous,

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Address: 5400 Makena Alanui, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753 (Formerly Maui Prince Hotel)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wailea
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Wailea
#3 Family Hotel in Wailea
#3 Business Hotel in Wailea
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Wailea
#4 Luxury Hotel in Wailea
#4 Green Hotel in Wailea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Makena Beach & Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 310
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beach front resort located on Maui's southern coast, the family friendly beach front resort, formerly known as the Maui Prince, offers guestrooms and suites complete with private lanais and ocean views, tennis club, convenience to Wailea Golf, an inviting white sand beach and a aloha-spirited staff; it is the Maui vacation you have been waiting to have in luxury style beach resort. Makena Resort is a great value with no resort fee, no parking charges (valet or self) and complimentary Internet throughout the resort! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Makena Beach & Golf Hotel Makena
Makena Beach And Golf Resort
Prince Hotel Maui
Maui Prince Hotel
Prince Hotel Wailea
Wailea Prince Hotel
Makena Beach & Golf Resort Wailea, Maui

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