Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Makena

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Makena. Travellers to this romantic city praise the snorkelling, golfing and diving. Haleakala National Park and Wailea Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Makena

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like snorkelling and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Makena a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Maui Ocean Center (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Makena Golf Course (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Wailea Gold Golf Course (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Wailea Emerald Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Wailea Blue Golf Course (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Maui Nui Golf Club (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Makena

Travellers speak highly of Makena for its snorkelling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Makena

Nature lovers will enjoy Makena for its beautiful ocean views, breathtaking sunsets and spectacular coral reefs. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Makena is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Haleakala National Park (18.4 mi / 29.7 km)
  • Wailea Beach (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Ahihi Bay (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Makena Beach State Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Little Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Makena

The nearest airport is in Kahului, HI (OGG), located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Kapalua, HI (JHM-West Maui), which is 28.1 mi (45.2 km) away.

Where to stay near Makena?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,056 holiday rentals near Makena. From 3,598 Condos/Apartments to 210 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Makena for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Makena?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Makena:

  • Haiku: 19 holiday homes
  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 511 holiday homes
  • Ukumehame Ahupuaa: 281 holiday homes
  • Downtown Lahaina: 410 holiday homes
  • Kaanapali Hillside: 296 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Makena?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Makena. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve: 4,379 holiday rentals
  • Makena Golf Course: 4,435 holiday rentals
  • Kaanapali Beach: 5,920 holiday rentals
  • Whalers Village: 5,924 holiday rentals
  • Whalers Village Museum: 5,921 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Makena listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Makena?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,598 Condos/Apartments in Makena. Our other popular types of Makena holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 210 holiday houses
  • Villas: 87 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 27 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Makena?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,568 holiday homes with pool available in Makena. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.