Hi, me & my wife have been there during 5 days. Unit 309. I don't know if all the units are in good conditions, because Makaha Beach is a condo where people actually live, it is not a resort. Our unit was very clean and pretty. Every unit has its own lanai with great ocean views.
The sunsets are incredible. The sound of the waves at night makes for a great sleep. The sea is incredibly clear and light blue, fantastic early in the morning. The swell grows in the afternoon, but it never gets too bad. If you plan to stay at the same spot during your stay, and you have a family and want to eat at home to save some money, this is definitely your spot. If you plan to see all the island, using the condo as a base, you could maybe find some better place. This is because Makaha, which is in Waianae, is nearly at the end of a road to nowhere, which also happens to be the road where thousands of natives have their homes. This means that you'll find a lot of traffic. This has nothing to do with danger, as someone (including an hostess from Hawaiian Airlines) has warned us. "Uh, Makaha, so dangerous, native people live in the barracks & in the bushes, they're rude, they steal things, be careful!". We found local people absolutely peaceful and not interested in bothering us. They're just normal people with normal lives, and maybe if your standard is traveling in Resorts, or living in the Ritz-Carlton, as may be for an hostess, it could be scary. But for normal people, is a normal place. The only negative, as I told, is the heavy car traffic at any time of the day. And you'll have to go all the way out to anywhere else on the island, and all the way in, back to the condo. So keep that in mind when you decide.
The condo has its own private parking and security at the entrance 24/7.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fabulous Main Floor Oceanfront Condo! Step from the lanai directly on one of the Best Rated Beaches in Oahu! Watch spectacular sunsets, see the dolphins, sea turtles and even whales during the annual migration--all from the comfort of your beachfront lanai.Swim, snorkel, boogie board, surf or golf nearby at two top-quality courses. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Makaha Beach Cabanas Hotel Waianae
- Makaha Beach Cabanas Hawaii/Waianae, Oahu