Makena Beach Resort

My jaw had been hanging open since I landed on Maui, as I picked up my car, as I drove to Makena, and all the way into the hotel lobby. I managed to unhinge it for a brief moment as I checked in, but as soon as I exited the elevator to my third floor room, it plummeted back toward the ground.

I slowly shuffled along the outdoor hallway in a strange shock, never unlocking my eyes from the scene in front of me. The open-air hotel circled around a large courtyard made up of waterfalls, ponds, palm trees and a wildly exotic garden. I listened to the rushing water and birds that were still singing, long after the sun had set.

Finally, I came back to my senses and swiped the card to my room and entered the heavy mahogany door. Inside, I was presented with a beautiful basket of brightly coloured fruit and an exquisitely carved wooden lei.

The room was gorgeous and I immediately made myself at home, opening a bottle of Hawaiian water and ordering room service (which promptly arrived on a wide tray).

The rest of my stay was no less incredible than my first impression. I woke up to a stunning Maui sunrise and drank a cup of tea on the ocean-view balcony. I ate delicious meals, enjoyed the beach and could hardly stop myself from photographing all of the magnificent sunsets.

My time at Makena Beach & Golf Resort set the tone for the rest of my Maui holiday and truly helped in making Maui my new favourite destination in the world. Here are a few photos of my Makena experience:

My stay was made possible by Makena Beach & Golf Resort.
All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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8 Responses to “Makena Beach Resort”

  1. Christy
    January 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Isn’t Maui the best?! Great photos, Seattle!
    Christy recently posted..Falling in Love with Maui

    • Seattle
      January 22, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

      YES! Haha. And, thanks :]

  2. Meg and Stew
    January 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    My wife and I have been staying at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort (formerly The Maui Prince Hotel) for two (2) weeks every November for the past fifteen (15) years. We love this place!

    By the way, I’m pretty sure those doors are either teak or mahogany, not oak.

    • Seattle
      January 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

      Aah you’re so lucky, I would be in heaven to visit for two weeks every year :]
      And thanks, I’ll fix that!

  3. Rhonda Davidson
    January 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    We stayed there in November. Your comments mimic our feelings. We loved Makena Beach Resort, even and because it was not in the middle of all the action. It was also the best spot to snorkel every morning, we tried other places and preferred Makena Beach Resort’s location for snorkeling.

    Your pictures captured the essence perfectly.

    We absolutely will be staying there again.

    • Seattle
      January 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

      The snorkelling is amazing there! And yes, Makena was definitely my favourite spot on the Island, too :]

  4. Alvaro Mendes
    January 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    We stayed and married there in November. Our only commitment during our stay was a daily meeting to appreciate the sunset … unbeatable, will remain forever in our memory.

    • Seattle
      January 24, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      That’s a commitment I would accept any day :]

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