Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Makena

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Makena. Travelers to this romantic city praise the snorkeling, golfing and diving. Haleakala National Park and Wailea Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, 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? Travelers enjoy fun activities like snorkeling and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Makena a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Travelers speak highly of Makena for its snorkeling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural features

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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

Traveling to and around Makena

The nearest airport is in Kahului, HI (OGG), located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city center. 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 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 4,073 house rentals near Makena. From 227 Houses to 3,598 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental 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're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Makena:

  • Haiku: 20 vacation rentals
  • Kaanapali Hillside: 296 vacation rentals
  • Ukumehame Ahupuaa: 289 vacation rentals
  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 508 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Lahaina: 416 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Makena?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 227 Houses in Makena. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Makena include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,598 lodging choices
  • Villas: 89 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 28 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Makena?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,586 vacation homes with pool available in Makena.

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