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Get an overview of this hotelSecluded beachfront golf resort in South Maui

On Maluaka Beach

This 1,800-acre Makena Resort is few steps from Maluaka Beach, also known as Turtle Town, one of Maui's best snorkeling beaches. 3 miles from Wailea's upscale shops, and 4 miles from Kihei Town.

Leisure options

Guests enjoy 8 tennis courts, premiere snorkeling, a heated pool with pool deck and cabanas for day use, outdoor spa tub, mini-golf, and ping-pong games. An 18-hole championship golf course is nearby.

Ocean views

Many of the resort's tropical guestrooms overlook the ocean and all of them open to a furnished lanai, a great place to relax, especially during whale-watching season!

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Occupying 17 acres of beachfront on Maluaka Beach in South Maui's expansive Makena Resort, this hotel curves around an open-air atrium of Asian-inspired gardens with koi ponds, streams, and waterfalls accentuated by meandering paths.

Recreation options include 18 holes of championship golf nearby, tennis (surcharge), a fitness center, and an outdoor splash pool with children's wading pool. The beach offers swimming and is also one of the most popular snorkeling spots in Maui, as well as being a departure point for boat cruises.

The Makena resort has the Molokini Bar & Grille, which serves cocktails and pupus, as well as Café Kiowai, which serves breakfast on a garden terrace.

Meeting and special-event space includes a conference room, 3 meeting rooms, a ballroom for 520 guests, and 6 outdoor locations, most with ocean and garden views. Free WiFi and wired Internet, a computer station, and 24-hour business center is available at the property.

The Makena Beach and Golf Resort offers a complimentary resort shuttle service to select destinations, including Wailea shops, free self-parking, and free valet parking. The helpful staff is also available to assist guests with tours and tickets.

  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 8 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Children's pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Concierge services 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Garden 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Free self parking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Miniature golf on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Free bottled water 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Lanai 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Climate control 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Café Kiowai - Serving buffet and à la carte breakfast daily—including signature Eggs Benedict—on a glass-sheltered terrace with garden views. Drinks and children's menu are also available.

Molokini Bar & Grille - This full service restaurant has a sunset terrace with live island entertainment and hula music. Serving weekly specialty buffets, including the popular Champagne Sunday Brunch, the Molokini Bar & Grille features an a la carte menu of chef inspired signature items and tropical drinks.

Pool Bar Grill - A venue for casual fare such as sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza fresh from the oven, and tropical drinks.

Barista 5400 - Offering Starbucks brand coffee drinks, grab and go breakfast and lunch items, and home-made sweet delicacies.

Nearby Things to Do

Part of the 1,800-acre Makena Resort, the 17-acre Makena Beach and Golf Resort hugs a crescent of secluded beach with calm ocean waters. Water-sports equipment rentals are available, including kayak tours, outrigger canoe rides, and paddle boards; a 46-foot catamaran (surcharge) sails from the beach to Molokini Islet, where some of Maui's best snorkeling can be found.

On-site facilities include an outdoor splash pool, children's pool, and spa tub. A fitness center provides free weights, strength-training equipment, and cardiovascular machines such as an elliptical trainer, stair machine, and treadmill.

Three full-service service Wailea Resort Area Golf courses are nearby.

Adjacent to the golf course are 8 tennis courts (surcharge). Makena Tennis Club courts and clinics are available for a fee.Other activities include croquet, shuffleboard, Hawaiian craft classes, volleyball, and fitness classes; fees may apply.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Boat tours on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 

Spa Services

Services at the resort's Maui-influenced Makena Kai Day Spa include facials, massage, and body treatments. Cabanas feature oceanside showers. Advanced reservations for massages and spa services required.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Sports massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at Midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 60.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 30.00 and USD 125.00 per person (approximately)
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 25 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 60.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.
  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Kids Stay Free

Children 17 and under stay at no extra charge when sharing a room with their parents. Valid for bookings and travel anytime.

2 adults and 2 children maximum per room booking. Must use existing bedding. Children are also welcome at all dining outlets, offering special menus for guests ages 5 to 12.

No Resort Fees

No additional mandatory resort charges or fees are associated with your stay. All guests receive complimentary daily self-parking, complimentary resort shuttle to nearby beaches and shopping areas, complimentary in-room wired or wireless high-speed Internet access, complimentary wireless in public areas, and various resort activities such as 18-hole mini-golf, croquet, shuffleboard, and introductory SCUBA. Guest Internet access will require user acceptance policy adherance on each computer and mobile device.Other restrictions may apply.

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