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“Beautiful property!” 4 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
Alpharetta, Georgia
1 review
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“Beautiful property!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Like many other reviewers, I'm sad to hear that Makena Beach is converting to condos. The property is beautiful, the beach is perfect- not crowded, swimmable, great snorkeling, and the staff is great! We also felt it was very convenient to the Wailea and Kihea areas, where we went every night for dinner, especially since the resort shuttle will take you to Wailea. We did alot of comparison between this and the Marriott in Wailea, ultimately choosing Makena because it was (1) significantly cheaper, especially when you factor in parking and the additional fees charged by other resorts, and (2) because the beach was more secluded. We were so happy with our choice! My husband loved the breakfast buffet. It's unfortunate that Makena either won't be an option once it converts or will be significantly more pricey than it is now.

The only reason I wouldn't rate it as Excellent was because of the bathroom. We had the issue with the water pressure and the water going back and forth between very hot and cold. Looking at some other pictures on the site, it looks like our bathroom was not upgraded like some of the others. However, this certainly wouldn't deter me from recommending Makena to others.

Some things we did while we were there that we really enjoyed: (1) took a walk to the left of the hotel as you're looking at the beach. That will take you to some great fishing spots, and lots of lava rock. We found all kinds of interesting shells, sea glass, and small pools. It will also take you to little beach; (2) Snorkeling with Kai Kanani at the Molokini crater. This company will pick you up right in front of the resort, which means a much shorter boat ride, you beat the other boats there, and it's very convenient, and (3) putt putt! The resort has a small putt putt course, badmitton, ping pong, story time, etc. These small touches made our stay so much more enjoyable.

Room Tip: Our room was top floor, "ocean view". Although it would have been nice to be "ocean...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aliso Viejo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What an absolutely wonderful resort, the facility is clean, and well maintained. We love this location - remote yet so close to shopping and restaurants. The entertainment is varied our favorite and the fire pit with smores and storytelling was wonderful! Feeding the fish in the morning and grabbing a yummy breakfast with selections for the pickiest eaters. Snorkeling is outstanding we Highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Mill Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed the Makena Golf & Beach Resort! The Makena coast is so beautiful. We love the climate on this part of the island. We love the beach for swimming and snorkeling. We also love the pool area!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Ojai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Your facilities and staff were outstanding. We had a marvelous vacation and wish we could have stayed for a month. So sad to hear that you will no longer exist in 2016. We look forward to returning to Maui someday. Thank you!

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

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Volcano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

wonderful and very comfortable feeling as soon as we stepped out of the car. . Staff is the most friendliest. Made us feel at home. Easy to talk to. Grounds and rooms are very clean. I would go back again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We attended a beautiful family wedding at the Makena Beach and Gulf Resort. It is a lovely, well-maintained property. The staff is friendly, helpful and clearly well-trained. Valet parking is complimentary, a real plus.


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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Ready to return. They treat you first class. Breakfast very good. Dinner restuarant could be better. Nice beach area. For us pool was fine. Good food outside. No parking fee is a big plus since other resorts charge 20 a day. Located near Wailea golf course. Quite a distance to Hana rd, trilogy tours and other places

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 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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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 Business Hotel in Wailea
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Wailea
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wailea
#3 Family Hotel in Wailea
#4 Luxury Hotel in Wailea
#4 Green Hotel in Wailea
#4 Spa Hotel in Wailea
#4 On the Beach 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 And Golf Resort
Makena Beach & Golf Hotel Makena
Prince Hotel Maui
Maui Prince Hotel
Prince Hotel Wailea
Wailea Prince Hotel
Makena Beach & Golf Resort Wailea, Maui

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