A Note from The Owners: Our dream-come-true was to have a unit directly overlooking the beach at Makena. We can literally talk to each other from the lanai to the beach! We did a remodel which, among other features, allows us to push all the glass doors back into the wall and open the entire living room to the lanai and the postcard-perfect view. You can listen to the waves sitting at the desk in the living room on your computer (use our printer and complimentary high-speed Internet access!) or you can enjoy every meal and Mai Tai on the lanai watching the swaying palm trees & the turtles popping their heads up out of the water. We provide sl...eeping for up to 7 people, including queen and twin in the guest bedroom, to make grandmas and nannies welcome. Central air keeps you comfortable under all conditions. We hope we meet all your needs in our "dream condo" at the unbeatable Makena Surf!
Makena Surf Resort is a luxurious secluded beachfront condominium located in exclusive Makena Resort. This gated community was developed with six 2 & 3 story buildings each offering sweeping views of the Pacific. The pristine and picturesque beach and rocky shoreline fronting the property is exceptional for sunsets, swimming, sunning and spectacular seasonal whale watching. Makena Surf Resort offers central air conditioning, two large pool areas with Jacuzzis, private gas barbeque areas, four tennis courts and free on site parking. The interiors include large fully equipped kitchens, wet bar, washers & dryers, cable television, free local phone service, private lanais and luxury linens supplied directly by Ali’i Resorts. Daily maid service is included at this resort property.
* Minimum stay requirement of 14 nights may apply for holiday (Christmas/New Years) periods.
Left on 12/26/2013 for a stay in December 2013 | Julia Tomiak
The condo was clean, wonderfully furnished, and offered adequate space for our family of six. We enjoyed the complex for its beautiful landscaping, grills, and easy access to the beach. We went in early December, and there were usually only a handful of other families out on the beach with us! The sand was soft and the water was perfect for body boarding and snorkeling-- we saw several giant sea turtles! We liked being in this quieter part of the island that was still close to interesting activities and dining.
The staff at ali'i resorts was always cheerful and helpful. They helped me book snorkel and horseback riding trips. Housekeeping came in every day and replenished laundry detergent, towels, etc. I thought it was nice that a representative from ali'i met us at the condo for check in. He could show us around the unit and answer our questions (like where to get dinner!). Read more
We wanted to simply say, “Thank You” for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We would like to remind you of our "First Choice" booking status, returnee discounts and an "Aloha Welcome Gift" for your next stay!
- Mahalo from all of us here at Ali'i Resorts
Beautiful Location, Substandard Interior
Left on 06/02/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | ConnyM
This property is located in one of the nicest places in Maui. The view from the Lanai is beautiful. Unfortunately the downside of staying at this unit was the interior. Overall it needed a good scrubbing and renovation. The kitchen was nicely updated, but not user friendly as it had a lot of volume of tools, but not good tools. Beds were extremely uncomfortable and colorful cloth bedcovers are unsanitary. My recommendation for ali'i Resorts is when charging premium rates for this beautiful location, update and clean the interior to reflect the same standard. Sidenote: book interior pest control when tenants are not in the unit. Read more
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Your comments have been received by the condo manager and steps have been made to improve the condo. The kitchen inventory has been accessed and many items removed and replace with new such as all new tupperware and pots and pans. The queen and twin bed in the guest bedroom have been replaced with new and the master bed is only a few years old. We would like to thank you for helping us make this condo one of the best in South Maui.
Sherman Oaks, California
Spectacular view, great lanai, terrific beach proximity, icky co
Left on 03/15/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | lilfoodiegirl
The view is stunning, couldn't be any closer to the beach, which we loved! The snorkeling is some of the best on the island, we saw many turtles and even heard whale songs when we put our heads underwater. The rainy days, we lounged on the lanai and it was perfect. The linens are much improved from our last ali'i Resorts stay in 2010. The bed in E-205 was very comfortable. The kitchen was modern, but some of the equipment was broken or missing. I almost cut my lip on one of the many chipped glasses! The cleaning staff was friendly and thorough. But...the whole place just felt kind of icky. Paint peeling everywhere, old crusty bathtub with jacuzzi (yuck, who would want to sit in that?), living room furniture old, uncomfortable and smelly. We wanted to watch TV in the living room, but the furniture was really gross, so we just watched the TV in the bedroom. And little nagging notes everywhere, telling you to do this or not to do that...it was very annoying, seeing as how the condo was so gross. Felt like the owners had no respect for us at all. We'll go back to the Makena Surf, but we won't be back to this condo until the owner renovates! Read more
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you had an overall a positive experience. We know we are a bit behind in our reply but we wanted to let you know your comments have been passed on to the home owner for future improvements. We'd like to also remind you of our returnee discounts and look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you and Mahalo from all of us here at Ali'i Resorts.
Pam & Barry
White City, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treat yourself: once in a lifetime location ...
Left on 01/11/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Pam & Barry
We arrived New Yrs day 2012 and were stunned by the location. Perfect! Beachfront but facing somewhat NW so the harsh sun was avoided through the living room window/s all day.
Comfortable, cozy, pristine beach ... with a minimum of one beach wedding/day, more often two. (returned home and was watching "Say Yes to the Dress" and noted that one wedding was right in front of this condo) Snorkelling was fantastic, on our last day we saw 5 turtles. The pool? Super! Not freezing cold, not too warm, just right. (there's two, we used the one closest)
Housekeeping staff were wonderful. I certainly hope they're given a pat on the back for their hard work. Due to time differences I was up at 4 a.m. most days and noted security walking the pathways and perimeter/s. (if that's something you're concerned about, I wasn't)
This was a long overdue vacation w two teenagers (14 & 16)who aren't likely going to want to hang with the "old folks" in years forthcoming. We wanted to make memories and certainly did with this location.
Liked best: location & *quiet* = no partyers
Liked least: price! :) (you get what you pay for, this is Maui oceanfront folks ... these condo's sell for over $2M ..)
Left on 03/17/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Maureen and Dan
We've visited Maui numerous times and this unit was the best. The only reason I ranked "only" 4 stars on value is because... well the unit is pricey! But you get what you pay for and though this property was a big splurge for our family in terms of price it was well worth it since we were looking for a quiet and restful complex away from the busier resort areas. The unit was very well appointed, with very nice furnishings and a spacious lanai with a killer view. Alii Resorts was very accommodating, with our agent waiting there at the condo to greet us after our flight was delayed for hours.
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