Maui recreation and fun in the sun at Makena Beach & Golf Resort
Best of Maui recreational opportunities for guaranteed "Fun in the Sun" at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. Visit the Resort Concierge where our friendly staff will assist you with Makena beach activity information, tour guides, show and luaus, dinner reservations and rentals. Let us fill your memory banks and photo books with wonderful and unique experiences.
Book your Maui Adventure with the Resort Concierge, please call:
Phone: (808) 891-4024
Vacations renew the spirit, refresh the mind, and reinvigorate the body. Whether you want to lounge by the sea with your favorite book, paddle a kayak in search of turtles and whales, or take a shot at a hole in one, Makena Beach and Golf Resort offers Maui recreational opportunities galore. Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s two pools are surrounded by lush gardens and water features. Enjoy a leisurely game of croquet, shuffleboard, volleyball, ping pong or miniature golf in play areas near the pools and gardens.
Maui is magical by sea or by land. Beautiful Maluaka Beach fronts the resort and provides an inviting playground for a host of water sports and activities from kayaking to scuba diving, or even a thrilling ride in an authentic Hawaiian outrigger canoe. Explore all that the island of Maui has to offer with the following Air, Land and Sea Activities!
Preferred Family Certified
Ensures exceptional hotel experiences for the whole family.
Makena Beach & Golf Resort is certified for the following age groups:
0-2 Infants and Toddlers
5-8 School-Age Children
For Your Family’s Information
Set between a stunning crescent beach and the dramatic slopes of Mount Haleakala, Makena Beach & Golf Resort offers a spectacular setting for an unforgettable family vacation. With 1,800 acres of Maui southern coastline to explore, families will experience a true aloha experience at this Hawaiian beach resort. The resort’s unique design affords all guestrooms and suites phenomenal views of the Pacific and the island’s natural landscape.
Local Family Fun
For Your Family’s Adventure
Makena Beach & Golf Resort, located on Maui’s southwestern coast, is the closest resort to Molokini Island and a short distance from The Shops at Wailea. Families will enjoy Ahihi-Kina u Natural Area Reserve and Le Perouse Bay, which is the last lava flow on Maui. Keawakapu Beach, horseback riding at Makena Stables, catamaran rides on the Kai Kanani, and snorkeling at Turtle Town are family favorites.
For Your Family’s Comfort
- Connecting rooms
- No extra fees for children 18 and younger using existing bedding sharing the guestroom with adults
- Maximum occupancy is four people per room and five people per suiteSpecial family rates, packages, and promotions offered
- Wheelchair and stroller accessible
Amenities and Services
For Your Family’s Convenience
- In-room minibars or refrigerators with freezer compartments
- Cribs with appropriate bedding
- Booster chairs
- Roll-away beds
Entertainment and Programs
For Your Family’s Enjoyment
- Two pools
- Stand-up paddle board lessons
- Outrigger canoe rides
- Scuba diving
- Body boarding
- Volleyball, shuffle board, and croquet
- Concierge services with knowledge of local points of interest appropriate for families
- In-room movies
- Children’s games
- Outdoor miniature golf
- Spa services for children
- Junior golf (17 & under)
- Family golf clinic
- Family weekly tennis membership
For Your Family’s Pleasure
- Children’s menus available
- Room service menu offers a variety of children’s selections
Babysitting and Childcare Services
For Your Family’s Well-Being
- Babysitting service referral
Complimentary Resort Guest Activities
Complimentary Guest Activities
Available on your own time but not on your dime....
Take the whole family and enjoy Makena's Outdoor Play Zone, offering:
- Two swimming pools
- Miniature golf - Eiwalani (Heavenly Nine) Putting Green
- Outdoor shuffle board
- Bocce Ball
- Outdoor ping-pong/ Table Tennis
Featured Resort Guest Activities
Cruise the winding scenic roads of Makena Alanui in style or take these classic bikes beachside along the flagstone roads of the historic Kings Trail, either way you'll get a sense of an era gone by and get lost in the serene environment that is Makena while getting some great cardio on these Schwinn bikes compliments of the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. Makena Beach & Golf Resort has answered the request of guests on online review sites like Trip Advisor and Yelp, and now offers complimentary guest rental bikes. These rentals come complete with helmets, locks, and beverage holders. These classic style cruising bikes are built to the Schwinn quality standard. With over 100 years of cycling heritage, passion and expertise, Schwinn has a commitment to creating the best bikes available today. This bike was made for leisure biking, with comfort and ease-of-use in mind. Bikes can be checked out through the resort concierge desk and picked up via the bell desk.
Bikes are rented out via first come first serve basis and can be checked out at the Bell Desk
Star Gazing "An Evening Under the Stars"
Get in touch with both nature and the wonders of technology, with added tiny bit of nostalgia with the resort's newest activity — An Evening Under the Stars. Due to popular demand, the Evening Under the Stars has a new location and new astronomer Rebecca Sydney leading a night of campfires, s’mores and stargazing with advance technology. Complimentary for in-house guests, this activity will excite the kid in all of us. Rebecca Sydney, Maui's resident astronomer for 23 years, brings a night of fun, relaxation and learning to the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. President of the Maui Astronoy Club, Rebecca combines the use of lasers, a telescope, ipads and a labtop to create a entertaining interactive night complete with a traditional campfire and s'more making.
Offered every Monday Night from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, meet at Molokini Terrace at 7:15 PM. S'more kits available for purchase at Molokini Terrace prior to activity.
Enhance the experience with our Stargazing Dinner offered Every Monday at Molokini Bar & Grille.
The Makena Beach & Golf Resort offers another complimentary service for its resort guests, now offering free morning oceanfront yoga classes twice a week.The resort has partnered with Juliet Lee to bring an oceanfront health and fitness program to Makena.
Offered Every Tuesday and Thursday Morning on Pacific Lawn at 7:00 AM
No Advance Sign Up Needed
Meet at the Beach Shack for check in at 6:45 AM
The classes are free for all registered resort guests and joins an expansive list of complimentary recreational activities made available at Makena.Each class looks to provide resort guests with a low impact and non-rigorous way to improve their health and fitness during their Makena stay. Each Tuesday class focuses on Tai Chi a non-impact therapeutic exercise that includes breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques to energize, boost immunity and normalize blood pressure. Each Thursday class will explore Pilates; a class designed to build strong core and lower back muscles, while enhancing muscular symmetry, body alignment, strength and flexibility. Taught by Maui instructor Juliet Lee, Lee has over 20 years of yoga instruction experience, and served as a past instructor for the Four Seasons Resort & Spa and the Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea.
Offered at 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Come learn the basic skills to enjoy our wonderful marine life while snorkeling. Learn how equipment is set up and used. Meet at the Pool Kiosk.
Offered at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A free introductory class. Learn the basic skills to breath underwater. Get up close and personal with the marine life. Lessons will be taught by a professional, licensed and insured Scuba Instructor. Classes are limited and are offered at a first come first served basis. Meet at the Pool Kiosk.
This Month's Featured Activities
August 24-29, 2013
September 21-26, 2013
October 19-24, 2013
The Makena Beach & Golf Resort partners with Olympian Kellie Suttle to host a series of wellness and fitness retreats at the resort’s 1,800 acre property this fall 2013. The “Well & Fit Makena” retreat series includes three separate five night/six day fitness programs with dates in August, September, and October. The fitness program includes daily boot camp sessions designed by Olympian and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer Kellie Suttle, daily yoga sessions with 20 year veteran yoga instructor Juliet Lee and daily food nutrition sessions. The program also includes special fitness and wellness sessions hosted by Kellie and Juliet throughout the week including hiking excursions to one of Maui’s best trails and outrigger canoe paddling lessons. In addition retreat guests will be privy to the ocean view room accommodations in our beautified rooms with free internet, free parking and no resort fee charges, plus daily breakfast buffet and complimentary amenities such as fitness room access, bike rentals and a plethora of other complimentary onsite resort activities.
Special Classes and Session Descriptions:
Boot Camp with Kellie Suttle: A dynamic and rigorous boot camp program, incorporating dynamic components of plyometric, sprinting, strength and cardio among the natural obstacle course that is the Makena area. Through this class, guests will be challenges and pushed to their limits, while learning and experience fun fitness concepts. Boot camp sessions include warm up and cool down instruction.
Sunset Yoga with Juliet Lee: End the day with a calming yoga session by the sea. A non-impact therapeutic exercise session including breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques designed to bring the body to rest and to de-stress.
Daily Recipe Sessions with Chef Marc: Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s Executive Chef brings his expertise to design nutritional and tasty dishes that can be made at home. Through these daily sessions learn juice recipes, salad variations and learn about the benefits of healthy proteins.
Guided Meditation and Breath with Juliet Lee: Learn mindful techniques to help bring the mind to rest through meditation while exploring the calming nature of Ha or breath.
Foam Rolling and Tubing with Kellie Suttle: Learn the useful nature of foam rollers in your workout regimen, designed to massage while you train these useful rollers are a way to apply pressure to sensitive areas in their muscle trigger points, knots, or areas of increased muscle density.
Outrigger Paddling with Makena Beach Boys: Spend a day with our charismatic beach crew as they teach you traditional canoe paddling techniques that the ancient Hawaiians used to travel the oceans long ago, while working your arms, back and core.
AIS Stretching/PNF Stretching with Kellie Suttle: Learn stretching techniques commonly used in clinical environments to enhance both active and passive range of motion with the ultimate goal being to optimize motor performance and rehabilitation.
Stability Ball with Kellie Suttle: Kellie teaches you how to increase core balance and abdominal fitness with these balance balls.
Progressing Workouts and Training on Unstable Surfaces with Kellie Suttle: Learn how to maximize training efficiency and be a more stable athlete.
Waihe’e Ridge Hike: Explore one of Maui’s most breathtaking hikes located in West Maui. Often known as the hike into the clouds the hikes is fairly steep 2.5 miles with panoramic views from every twist and turn, including views of Makamakaole Falls.
For more information or assistance with reservations please call (808) 874-1111 or book online now.
Hike through a forest and sail through the trees!
One of the more popular activities on Maui is Ziplining. This is a unique and breathtaking way to view our island as you soar through lush valleys above streams and waterfalls. There are a handful of different zipline adventures that can accommodate the most accomplished daredevils and can be as fun for the whole family including children ages 5 and up. Some zipline tours include transportation to and from the hotel.
Play Paradise, Makena Resort’s Activity Concierge, can assist with matching you up to the right tour! Remember that the best tours sell out fast, so call now at (808) 891-4024 to set up your Hawaiian Adventure.
Experience a thrilling combination of ziplines and aerial bridges as you soar through stunning tropical forests and over lush ravines. Once you're off the ground you are in the trees for the entire canopy tour! Zip through a tropical rainforest of towering eucalyptus, cross aerial canopy bridges and finish with a 1000-foot line that goes through a tree tunnel enjoying dramatic ocean and mountain views. Includes a tree house break for snacks and drinks. Approx. 3 hours.
Full day van tours to the Hana rainforest are available daily. See the most beautiful area of the Valley Isle without having to drive the scenic "Hana Highway"! Magnificent waterfalls, exotic flowers and black sand beaches provide picturesque views you will never forget. Tour includes hotel pick-up, continental breakfast & a picnic lunch.
Journey to an actual working cattle ranch nestled in the heart of West Maui and ride into the range. Canter up rolling pastures into the lush rain forest and gaze down into Eki Crater to view some of Maui's largest waterfalls. Descend on crashing waves along Maui's spectacular North Shore! Enjoy a Paniolo style open pit BBQ lunch, featuring ribs, baked beans, potato salad, beer and soda.
View the sunrise from above the clouds and see the magnificent Haleakala Crater from atop 10,000' elevation. Learn about the history of Haleakala while touring the Silversword plants, native endangered species and birds that have made Haleakala their permanent home. Your bicycle safari begins at 6,500' elevation on Mount Haleakala, where you will gently descend the 21 switchbacks on the western slopes of the world's largest resting volcano with only 200 yards of pedaling. Bring your camera for the scenic photo stops along the journey.
You'll zip on six different lines through the beautiful tree canopy and cross four aerial canopy bridges on this tour. Fly high over ravines and forest floor and observe native and introduced trees and plants. Great for families looking for an educational adventure and nonstop excitement. Approx. 2.5 hours.
3 Ziplines * 1 Bridge If you want a rush of a zipline tour but need to keep it short, this one's for you! Two zips over lush valleys and a scenic trek over a canopy bridge leading up to a 1,000-ft. line and a final zip through a tropical forest canopy.
Hawaii's longest side-by-side zipline (over half a mile) with heights ranging from 42 feet to 600 feet and speeds up to 40 miles per hour. A "Maui Must-Do" activity, you can't pass this one up!
The Tango Tower is located on a 1.5 acre wooded peninsula in the middle of the action; 42 feet tall; six sides and seven challenges (2 challenges on 1 side); there is also a suspension bridge leading to the top, where the launch platform for Line 6 is located. 12 people can climb at the same time.
If you want a short, easy hike to a couple of small waterfalls and streams in a beautiful valley, this is the perfect choice. There's plenty of time to swim, jump from 10-foot rock ledges, swing from a rope swing into a waterfall pool, plus learn about rain forests from our knowledgeable guides. Fun, easy and safe. Great for families or a party of two.
The most popular hike with great waterfalls from 10 to 40 feet high, big, clear swimming pools under each fall, magical rain forests, and fresh-water streams. It's a fun adventure--you can jump and rope swing into several falls--and you learn so much from the naturalist guides.
"This is it!" one Manhattan lawyer screamed when he first laid eyes on this valley. Laurence Rockefeller must have felt the same way when he bought the land, then donated it to the national parks. It's Hawai’i of your dreams. Truly. Great hiking and swimming (optional). Unbelievable waterfalls, pools and streams.
Do it all -- hike in a rainforest, swim under waterfalls, kayak along ocean cliffs--- in one trip a 6.5 hour total. Spend 2.5 hours on the ocean kayaking along the rugged sea cliffs of West Maui and snorkel with Hawaii's large green turtles. Then go from ocean to rainforest and hike a remote valley in the West Maui Mountains. Hike one mile roundtrip along a rainforest stream to small pools and waterfalls. End the trip in an isolated, magical spot under a 20-foot waterfall.
Consists of a two mile hike at 8,000 feet through native alpine scrub forest on lava rock trail with rare tropical plants and views that stretch for miles in all directions. Another two mile hike begins at 10,000 feet along a cinder trail past huge cinder cones.
Is 2:30am a little too early for you? Well, check out the day tour. While you don't get to see a sunrise, you do get to see inside of Haleakala Crater and the amazing natural colors of the many red cinder cones can be seen more clearly.
Travelers will have the opportunity to experience the unique scenes and atmosphere of Mount Haleakala. Before they get there, they will be able to travel through rural upcountry towns. This popular tour also takes travelers to the Iao Valley State Park and the town of Lahaina. You need to be up by 2:30am in the morning, so good nights rest is a must!
A wonderful exploration of the most popular points of interest on the island including Haleakala National Park and Haleakala Crater, Manawainui, Oheo Gulch (Seven Pools), Hana town and the Hana Rainforest Preserve, the largest rainforest in the United States. See hundreds of beautiful waterfalls, Ke'anae Valley and the rugged shoreline of East Maui.
Climb above central Maui and ascend the world's largest dormant volcano, Haleakala ("house of the sun") and discover its immense moonlike crater with cinder cones towering over 1,100 feet tall. See Kaupo and Ko'olau Gaps, the huge lava flows from the crater to the sea. Hana's is home of the "Seven Sacred Pools" and Lindberg's grave. The Hana Rain Forest extends for over 180 square miles along Maui's northern coast and is the largest tropical rain forest in our nation. Tour includes views of Old Hana Town, Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu, the taro fields of Ke'anae, coastline waterfalls and the world famous Ho'okipa windsurfing beach. Look our for whales during whale watching season.
Explore deep, meandering valleys set in the rainforest of the ancient West Maui Mountains. Knife-edged ridges with mist-shrouded peaks separate the spectacular valleys. Waterfalls cascade down from towering cliffs into the streams running along the rainforest floor. See the famous Iao valley and learn about the history and culture of the sights from your pilot, who is also a State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guide. Cross the Pailolo channel to the "Friendly Isle" of Molokai. The island had the world’s highest sea cliffs, Hawaii's tallest waterfall, remote valleys and the famous Kalaupapa peninsula. Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions.