Absolutely LOVED it! Posted Jun 27, 2013
My friend and I stayed at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort last week for 6 nights. We were treated like royalty! Everyone we met, from concierge, to bell hops, to waiters-- everyone was so friendly and hospitable. The concierge was especially helpful in arranging the many activities to be enjoyed in Maui. We planned activities for every day we were there (Haleakala volcano sunrise bike tour, surfing lessons, Road to Hana, etc) and they gladly arranged everything. They were so knowledgeable and could answer any question you had. The resort is beautiful with lush vegetation everywhere. The location was perfect. Of all the areas we traveled in Maui, we agreed that our hotel was in the perfect spot. Close to other nice resorts, but also a little secluded to where it didn't seem all "touristy". We rented a car and easily got around Maui. There are a few restaurants nearby and many more in Kihei, just a short drive away. There are also several really nice restaurants in the resort. We ate the breakfast buffet at Cafe Kiowai twice. So yummy! Our room was nice and spacious. Newly remodeled. The beach and pool are beautiful as well, and not overcrowded at all. Waiters brought ice water to you while at the beach and pool, and also frozen grapes, all free of charge. Beach towels and lounge chairs on the beach were also provided at no cost. You can rent snorkeling equipment, as well as paddle boards and kayaks right there at the beach for a very reasonable price. There is coral reef rather close to the shore with plenty of fish to see. We also saw lots of big sea turtles, even while swimming! I would stay here again and recommend it highly! We had the most perfect vacation there.