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4850 Makena Alanui, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-6525
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#4 of 18 Specialty lodging in Wailea
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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. Amenities include $155 in resort credits for dining and spa services at nearby resorts, parking, hi speed Wi-Fi internet access, phone calls, housekeeping and a Maika'i grocery discount card.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beach
Diving
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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suzntomyoung wrote a review Aug 8
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Amazing 180 degree view of the beach, ocean and neighboring islands with breathtaking sunsets. Well-appointed 3-bedroom condo with easy access to beach, and other amenities (pool, tennis), and is close to other South Maui coast attractions, Kihei, and Road to Hana. Don't pay big $ to see turtles - you'll see them daily around the rocks on the beach. The condo comfortably sleeps 6 (King in Master, Queen in bdrm 2, and 2 singles in bdrm 3). If you're planning to spend time in Lahaina, Ka'anapali. Kapalua, plan a day trip. It's an hour plus drive.
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932catherinef wrote a review Aug 3
Hillsborough, New Jersey44 contributions17 helpful votes
First time to Maui and not familiar with the island. I chose to stay here because of a prior Hyatt residence that I stayed in elsewhere. The property was awesome, clean, beautiful and very well taken care of. The sunset from the balconies were incredible. I wold definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone coming to Maui.
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Lezly W wrote a review Aug 3
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We rented a gold 2 bedroom 2 bath condo through a travel agent. We thought the location of Makena Surf was great- not as busy as Kaanapali area. Our favorite thing was to sit on the porch and look at the ocean. We could see Molokini and Turtle Town. We could easily walk to Chang’s Beach. The condo itself had a redone 80s vibe. It’s a gated complex and quiet. The pool is nice- tiled, rectangular but not opulent resort style. There a tennis court and work out room. We felt very local in the complex- seemed like where people actually live.
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C0l0ny wrote a review Jul 2022
Burnham-on-sea42 contributions58 helpful votes
We have stayed here twice and would book again if we come back to Maui. The location is fabulous - the beach front apartments have stunning views and spacious terraces with a BBQ. We asked for ground floor each time. The gardens are beautifully maintained and the pool area is large with plenty of seating and we were often the only ones in the pool. You can snorkel with the turtles from the steps leading down onto the beach and often can spot them from the beach. We prefer the beach at Wailea to sit and swim in as it’s sandy and less choppy. The apartment itself although absolutely fine, was dated. The bathrooms and kitchen really could have done with being re-done as they were old and the bath very worn. All of the appliances were there and the apartment was well stocked with everything you need but it was just quite dated. I suspect that is just the luck of which apartment you get. Guest services were excellent, we contacted them a couple of times with small niggles and they dealt with it immediately - really quick and friendly service and check in was really good too. Overall a really great stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Lezly W wrote a review Jul 2022
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Amazing views in a condo suited for a family. We told our travel agent that we wanted a fabulous ocean front view. We got a “gold” unit G202 and it delivered. The interior is updated and very nice. It has the redone 80s vibe to it, which we really like. There are Tommy Bahama beach chairs to use. The rectangular and quite large pool and hot jacuzzi are relaxing. Everything is gated. There is a beach to go to but water is rather rough. I wouldn’t bring small kids but my teens are fine. It’s like staying in your well to do great aunt’s condo.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Be aware that you have to carry luggage upstairs. I have not seen any elevators
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SS wrote a review Jul 2022
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The view and grounds are beautiful. The interior of our condo appeared to have little to nothing done to it since it was built. It smelled bad, there were several things broken, including the sofa bed. The staff did respond and fix the bed, but there was nothing they could do about the smell other than to bring a diffuser, which doesn’t make a mildewed condo smell better. Apparently some of these Hyatt condos at this site have been redone, but it is hit or miss what you get. You will get beautiful views and grounds, but your interior could be nice or it could be rundown, smelly, with burned out bulbs and mildew in the showers and water filter on the fridge. There was also no shade on the lanai which made it not usable for much of the day. I noticed several other condos with umbrellas and nice furniture. There are strict rules for kids about not yelling or playing games at the pool (Marco polo is explicitly outlawed lol), but we had construction in the unit next door during much of our stay. So much for quiet. They also programmed our air conditioning to go back to 85 degrees after a couple of hours, so we woke up every night sweating after it turned off, and had to turn it back on and wait for it to cool. We have stayed at other Hyatt destination properties and had our expectations exceeded. This is a total gamble, and it is too expensive to not be happy. Much better options on Maui. At least we were in Maui and so we were gone for much of the day enjoying outside. If we had been stuck inside more, it really would have been a terrible trip.
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Soft U wrote a review Jun 2022
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Fantastic location and condo.Was clean and very usable. The master bed in the unit we stayed (F305) waas beyond use and after two days of waking up extremely sore we ended up sleeping on an inflatable mattress. We are adaptable, but might not be for everybody. Due to boooking at capacity, the concierge was unable to relocate us. Despite the hassles, this location is amzing and we had great snorkel days about half the time we were there - turtles all over the place!
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Lindy V wrote a review Jun 2022
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We took our family of 11 to Makena Surf and had an outstanding time. The place, the beach and the pools were wonderful. We liked how we were out of the bustle of Kihei and Wailea, but close enough to do anything we wanted for meals and entertainment. Kids were 5 to 13 years of age.
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triprvwr wrote a review Jun 2022
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma3 contributions6 helpful votes
Beware - I paid for a platinum level condo but was assigned one of the worst located and out of date condos on the property. Do not book through a travel agent or management company. Book directly with the condo owner for a specific condo.
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chrisderecat wrote a review May 2022
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We have stayed at Makena Surf over 10 times and it never disappoints, the views, the grounds, the beach are all exquisite. Keala at Destination Residences was extremely helpful in finding and booking the perfect spot for our 40th anniversary.
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$892 - $1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makena Surf
Which popular attractions are close to Makena Surf?
Nearby attractions include Maui Professional Photography (3.9 miles), Keawakapu Beach (3.1 miles), and Kamaole Beach Park I (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Makena Surf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Makena Surf?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Makena Surf?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Makena Surf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Makena Surf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honolulu Cookie Company, 808 Deli, and Kinaole Grill Food Truck.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Makena Surf?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Makena Surf?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Makena Surf?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Does Makena Surf have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.