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Retreat to the peace and serenity of Makena in this secluded beachfront resort in Paipu Beach, Maui.
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Set in south Maui
Makena Surf is a secluded beachfront resort located on a half mile stretch of Paipu Beach, within 2 miles of Wailea and Makena golf courses.
Two swimming pools with whirlpool spas
Hibiscus flowers and fragrant plumeria trees surround two spa tubs and barbecue areas. Makena Surf also features four tennis courts and an ancient Hawaiian heiau.
Ocean views for all
Makena Surf's oceanfront properties open onto a private lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy spacious living/dining areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, and comfortable bedrooms.
Make the most of a secluded Hawaii beachfront vacation at Makena Surf, and retreat to a world of peace and privacy through a gated access and meander along cobbled pathways and lush tropical foliage. Discover the ancient Hawaiian temple, or heiau, on site.
This beachfront resort features 2 whirlpool spas, 4 tennis courts, and 90 holes of championship golf at the nearby Wailea and Makena Golf Courses.
The Ho'okipa (hospitality) Desk is staffed with knowledgeable agents ready to assist with Maui activities, tours, luau reservations, private chefs, grocery services, as well as arrange in-room spa treatments at Makena Surf or make appointment for you at one of the many nearby luxury spas.
- Concierge services
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Free parking
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Security guard
- Laundry facilities
- Barbecue grill(s)
- Year Built 1983
- Free Wi-Fi
- Number of spa tubs - 2
- Beach/pool umbrellas
- On private beach
- Total number of rooms - 105
- Number of floors - 3
- Luggage storage
- Private beach - direct access
- Pool sun loungers
- Smoke-free property
- Spa tub
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Secure parking
- Self parking
- Picnic area
- Tennis on site
- Outdoor tennis courts 4
- Number of buildings/towers - 6
- Tour assistance
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet
Free parking, Secure parking, Self parking
- Room Amenities
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Climate control
- Ceiling fan
- Complimentary newspaper
- Air conditioning
- Access via exterior corridors
- Free long-distance calls
- Free local calls
- Voice mail
- Cooking facilities
- Coffee/tea maker
- Cookware, dishware, and utensils
- Extra towels/bedding
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Second bathroom
- In-room massage available
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- Bathtub or shower
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Clock radio
- Window opens
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Separate dining area
- Double sink
- Cordless phone
- Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
- Kitchen linens (dishtowels, sponges, etc.)
- Cable TV service
- Free Wi-Fi
- TV Internet access (complimentary)
- Separate living room
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
- Individually furnished
- Individually decorated
- Ocean view
The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within a five minutes' drive of Makena Surf including celebrity chef restaurant.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Grab your snorkel and step right out into pristine waters where you'll see an abundance of colorful fish and honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) who make their home along the lava fingers at the edges of Paipu Beach. Kayak rentals, including glass-bottom kayaks, provide an alternative to those who prefer to see these beautiful creatures without getting wet. Stand-up paddle boarding and surf lessons are available nearby, as well as sunset dinner cruises, snorkel and scuba excursions, whale watching boats, and more. On shore, enjoy world-class golf at several Wailea or Makena courses, on-site tennis where you can play at night under the lights, or visit nearby parks with walking/jogging paths, an oceanfront skating rink, sand volleyball, and barbecue pavilions.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Rowing or canoeing nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Dock nearby
- Boating nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Aerobics nearby
- Pilates classes/instruction nearby
- Yoga classes/instruction nearby
- Golf - miniature nearby
- Golf - driving range nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Fishing nearby
- Bird watching nearby
- Boat launch nearby
- Snorkeling nearby
- Running track/path nearby
- Basketball nearby
- Volleyball nearby
- Scooter/moped rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Horse riding/rental nearby
- Helicopter/airplane tours nearby
- Ecotours nearby
- Golf lessons available nearby
- Swimming on site
- Tennis on site
- Whale-watching on site
- Scuba diving nearby
- Beach volleyball nearby
- Paddle boats (pedalos) nearby
- Beach yoga nearby
- Boat tours nearby
- Boat cruises nearby
- Playground nearby
- Tennis lessons available nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible parking
Policies & Fees
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-in is from 3 - 9 PM. Guests must check in at Destination Resorts Hawaii Front Desk, located at 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Suite A102, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753. After 9 PM, Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Directions from Kahului Airport: From the airport, turn left onto Dairy Rd. Turn left onto Mokulele Hwy, which turns into Piilani Hwy. Follow Piilani Hwy until the road ends, and turn onto Wailea Ike Rd. Go past MonkeyPod Kitchen and turn right onto the driveway of Wailea Gateway Center. Pita Paradise is directly in front. Turn right, then immediately left. The check-in office is on the ground floor at the end of the building.
Check-out time is 11 AM
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa
Pets not allowed
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
- The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20 per night
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
- Additional Details
Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Tommy Bahama's Dinner Promotion
Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive a gift card valid for $20 toward dinner at Tommy Bahama's restaurant in Wailea.
Guests receive gift card upon check-in. Restrictions may apply. Valid anytime, subject to availability.