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About Makena

Lava reaches the beach to meld into a stunning coastline on southeast Maui's shore and our Makena luxury rentals are in the midst of staggering beauty. Those unbelievable images of colorful gardens, jagged terrain, warm sands and perfect golf courses are just starters to a genuine place, Makena. Read More

Things To Do


Makena Beach, also popularly known as Big Beach, is the full facility beach for families, couples and solo travelers seeking sandy beach or shady areas, picnic tables, good swimming and hiking trails. Since Big Beach exists, naturally so too does Little Beach, which was created through lava flow and earthquake aftermath and the divide is considered Earthquake Hill, Pu'u Ola'i. The snorkeling and boogie boarding in this area is good for all skill levels here.

Take a day trip to Molokini for snorkeling or whale watching stroll the Heritage Trail in nearby Lahaina. The location of Makena could not be better, with easy access to numerous beaches and the towns of Lahaina, Kaanapali and Wailea.

Eat And Shop


Resorts in Kaanapali offer upscale dining that serve innovative dishes in incredible interior atmospheres with seaside beauty just outside. Makena area itself offers sushi bars, Japanese food, Asian fusion and steak. Other favorites include pizza and barbecue, plus fish markets. The gourmet hot dogs and Hawaiian food are also worth the trip.

Shopping in Makena area includes the upscale shops at Wailea to the art galleries in Lahaina. Drugstores, grocery stores and farmers' markets offer plenty of fresh fare and gourmet food for those romantic nights at your Makena luxury rental overlooking the ocean. Kihei's farmers' market is popular, within 10 miles of Makena, with avocados, breads and pastries, papaya, sugar cane, lilikoi cream cheese, mangoes and more.

Getting Around


A rental car will maximize your visit to Makena so you can explore the entire South Shore and other regions of Maui.


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