Makena Surf by Destination Resorts Hawaii

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • This gated resort offers two-bedroom condos with all the comforts of home, private lanais and ocean views
  • Nestled on a private half-mile stretch of Paipu Beach -- it's quiet and perfect for families
  • Relax in two pools and hot tubs, play tennis or go whale watching nearby

Enjoyed This
"Amazing location! Put me on the list when this deal comes back again."
Dec 1, 2019 - San Jose, CA, USA
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Enjoy a secluded beach retreat without leaving the comforts of home at Makena Surf, a gated condo resort nestled on a private half-mile stretch of Paipu Beach on the Makena coastline in Wailea.

Condos are ideal for families and groups, with two to three bedrooms, fully stocked kitchens, spacious living areas, central air-conditioning, TVs with DVD players, washers/dryers and Wi-Fi. You’ll want to stay a while -- all condos have floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto private lanais (or balconies) with unobstructed ocean views.

Two outdoor swimming pools with hot tubs and barbecue areas are surrounded by lush tropical gardens with hibiscus flowers, plumeria trees and cobblestone paths. Also on property, check out the sacred Hawaiian heiau (or ancient place of worship) and get active at the fitness centre or on the four tennis courts, where there are twice-weekly complimentary tennis clinics. The area is quiet, safe and secluded -- Fodor's says "privacy envelops the grounds."

There's great snorkelling right off the beach, so grab goggles and fins for the whole family. The Makena coastline features many other untamed beaches, including the 3,000-foot-long "Big Beach" or Makena State Beach Park, which Fodor's calls "one of Hawaii's most breathtaking beaches." 

Golf lovers can hit the links at nearby Wailea Golf Club’s three seaside courses, while animal lovers can spot whales (more than half the North Pacific's humpback population winters in Hawaii).



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No pets allowed

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: US$20 plus tax per night.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$35 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: A Resort Fee of 8.85% of the room rate per night applies and includes:

  • Parking
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • BBQ usage and in-room amenities
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Note: Check-in is at a different location than the resort. Please check in at 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Suite  A102, Kihei, HI 96753.
The after hours phone number is: 808 891 6200.
This is approximately a 30-minute drive from the Kahului Airport. After you check in at this address, staff will direct you to Makena Surf. Driving Directions: http://www.drhmaui.com/pdf/2016_Driving-Directions-web.pdf

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(7 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Makena Surf (Destination Resorts Hawaii) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Amazing location! Put me on the list when this deal comes back again.
Brad Dec 01, 2019 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location and condo. Two issues: pictures didn’t show steps into condo and inside condo which is an issue for anyone with wheelchair and cane. We managed with some difficulty. Also, the condo had a stale cigarette smell and triggered an asthma attack.( All is well though) but truly amazing view
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Betty Lou Nov 19, 2019 Temecula, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Amazing ocean front location. Daily cleaning service. The kitchen was fully equipped. The beds were comfortable. Very private. We could choose to sit on our veranda, the grass or walk a few steps to the sand. We plan to return next year.
Other Comments
How do I book it again?
Joyce Sep 06, 2019 RedlandsRedlands, CA, USA
Other Comments
The room was smaller than advertised and very outdated and not very clean.
Rachel Jul 30, 2019 Parker, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The proximity to the gorgeous beach.
Other Comments
Unit G105, had a gorgeous spot on the shore, was spacious and pretty well stocked. The majority of the furnishings appear to not have been updated in decades.
Elizabeth Jun 14, 2019 Issaquah, WA, USA

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