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Makena Beach & Golf Resort
(Formerly the Maui Prince)
***Makena Beach & Golf Resort is no longer in existence. Makena is being rebuilt right now.***
Beautiful Beach, Incredible Golf, Great Food, and More!
There are many reasons to come back to the Makena Beach Golf Resort for your next visit to the best island in the world. We’ve listed some below!
• Beautiful Beach
Directly in front of the Makena Resort is a fantastic white sand beach.
• Remote Location
But not too remote! Only 5 minutes from Wailea shopping.
One of the only resorts located in Makena, you’re lucky enough to escape the crowded beaches in front of resorts in Wailea, Lahaina, and Kihei. But, you’re still not too far from more great restaurants and things to do in these bordering towns only 5 minutes away.
• Amazing Golf
Makena Golf Courses are renowned for being some of the best in the world. You have easy access to scenic golfing in paradise.
• Great Food and Unforgettable Luau
With the Molokini Bar & Grill, Zen-Zen Restaurant Pacifica, and the Makena Clubhouse you have quality choices for dining. The Luau is also a lot of fun and worth doing.
• Convenient Access to Molokini Crater
By far, the fastest and most convenient way to get to Molokini Crater is on the Kai Kanani, which offers exclusive shore entry in front of the Makena Beach and Golf Resort. This is the closest location you could leave from to get to the Molokini Crater, so forget about the crowds and get there before anyone else for some Molokini snorkeling.
The Makena Beach and Golf Resort has over 300 rooms including over a dozen suites.
The Pool and Beach
The pool is not as big as other resort pools, but it’s still very nice with a bar next to it and a couple of above-ground jacuzzis.
The beach is the main reason for staying in Makena. The beach is made up of white sands and is hugged by dark lava rock. Snorkeling here is fantastic, and this area is often described as Turtle Town. Look for the Kai Kanani off the shore, a high-tech catamaran that will sail you to Molokini before anyone else. This is the preferred way to snorkel while in Maui waters.
There’s also a Black/Red sand beach not far as well as the famous Big Beach only a few minutes’ drive away. If you feel like hiking, La Perouse is not far away and offers views of the most recent volcanic eruption. Please keep in mind that it’s smart to bring a hat, sunblock, and a lot of water if you intend to hike here. The lava fields are very hot!
Makena Golf Course
The golfing in Makena is world-famous. You really can’t beat hitting balls with incredible ocean views, warm breezes, islands in the distance, and the occasional whale breach. The golf courses hug the resort so you’ve got super easy access to early sessions.
Maui is one of the most popular places in the world for destination weddings and for good reason. Picturesque landscapes, warm ocean breezes, and the Aloha spirit make Maui the perfect place to get hitched.
Makena Resort Ceremony and Reception
Of course, getting married at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort is preferred by brides looking for large lawns with ocean views. The beach below is perfect for after ceremony photos. The photo above shows the setup of a wedding reception. You can see just how incredible the views are from each table.
Natalie Brown Photography
It’s difficult these days to go looking for quality photography in Maui without hearing Natalie’s name pop up again and again. Natalie Brown is a highly skilled photographer that understands Maui’s ever-changing outdoor lighting as well as the best spots to shoot in your area. She’s extremely professional, and yet she’s always a pleasure to be around. Contact Natalie if you’re looking for a great Maui photographer.