I wrote a more detailed review in the general "Makena Surf" area but just wanted to add here that we loved this unit and wouldn't hesitate to return. It was spacious, clean, and super well-equipped. The property itself is gorgeous, and the beach is very nice, with good snorkeling (turtles!). We also had great customer service from mauivacationadvisors.com. The pictures on this site are very accurate.
Amazing View and Totally Comfortable
This is a wonderful condo with an amazing view. We were thrilled with the location, amenities and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fabulous Maui getaway.
We had a very nice stay--the kitchen especially is designed and appointed for someone who loves to cook. The showers are large and wonderful--and this is important when you and your kids need to rinse off one or more times a day.
The condo is centrally located on the ground level of building C, so it gets little to no directly sunlight, even on the lanai. This was easily remedied by a trip to the minutes away pool and beach. The shade was appreciated during our afternoon siestas after returning from a hot outing, but I missed having coffee on a sunny lanai. Otherwise, it was perfect for a family of four plus a grandad.
Beautiful condo on a wonderful beach. Large rooms, well appointed, great view, terrific lanai. Beach is only steps away and not crowded. Pool area is also very nice. Great snorkeling right from beach - head toward the point in front of Makena Surf Resort and look for turtles (this spot seems to be one of the "turtle towns" which snorkel boats head to - but you don't need a boat to see it!). We saw five weddings on the beach in one week - the location is that spectacular.
I did a lot of looking before choosing Makena Surf. If you love peace, quiet, and true beauty of Maui..stay in Makena Beach! Went with my 4 kids..love the boarding, swimming with turtles, and uncrowded beach. Great pool and tennis courts. Unit photos don't do justice...way closer to beach and awesome view! Great Upgrades in unit...lots of room and everything u need in unit. Ideal for family with older kids. We will definitely stay at makena surf from now on! Loved it.
Wonderful week in paradise!
The staff at ali'i Resorts is fantastic and helped us to plan fun adventures for our family throughout our stay. The housekeeping staff was attentitive and worked hard each day to help make our stay great. The property and condo were both very well maintained and beautiful- with spectacular views throughout. One of our favorite features was the patio and the amazing view that we enjoyed while dining outdoors. The beach access was convenient, just a short walk down a paved path to the beach that offered kid friendly boogie boarding waves and rock outcropings for snorkeling. We have stayed in a few of the luxury hotels in Wailea and prefer the relaxed environment of Makena Surf.
Great location; wonderful view with convenient access to everyth
Service from ali'i Resorts was wonderful; both housekeeping and maintenance. The staff were attentive to details and very responsive to any need. The condo was beautiful - the pictures were very accurate. We used the beach and the pool/jacuzzi each day and they were wonderful. My only comment on the improvement side is that the WiFi was not reliable throughout the unit, but if you stayed in the living area it worked.
This was our fourth time staying in C103. We loved the fantastic view of the ocean and the beach; the well-equippe kitchen; furniture (beds, sofa, dining table) in good condition; responsiveness of ali'i Resorts (the rental company) to any requests or issues. However, we were very disappointed in the cleanliness of the condo with this visit. The were rings around both toilet bowls and mildew in the shower stalls. We had the daily maid service, but the actual cleaning was very hasty and inconsistent. The area rug in the living area was sticky and appeared to need cleaning. On a better note, when we identified these issues to ali'i, they were extremely apologetic and proactive in improving things during the remainder of our stay. Despite our disappointment with the cleanliness of the condo, we still had a wonderful stay and have already booked for 2013.
The views from the main area are unreal
The service was fabulous. From the mgmt company to the daily linen service. The condo itself is unreal.. The location the views have the "holy" and "wow" factor. The ocean views areincredible..when they say ocean view they mean it. It is right in front of you! Was there a negative not really but you do need a vehicle as it is somewhat isolated from restaurents.
Beautiful condo! Just as pictured. Easy walk to beach. Perfect location in Maui by excellent snorkeling. Do bring a few citronella candles for the patio and some bug spray.
The definition of paradise.
We thoroughly enjoyed this property. It is first rate in every way. The view of the beach and ocean is absolutely spectacular. Everything in the unit is in excellent condition and up to date. Bedding was very comfortable. Top-notch kitchen appliances. The unit is further from the beach than other buildings, so there is a short walk (less than 5 mins) down a hill to get to the beach (and back up the hill to return). You can hear vehicles driving on the road from the Master Bedroom starting around 7:00 am, but it was not an annoyance. The sound was muted, otherwise extremely quiet. I will add that we were completely impressed with ali'i Resorts, and they exceeded our expectations. Check-in was awesome, maid service, toiletries, etc. were excellent. We loved it and hope to return.
We stayed in Makena Surf for 12 days and loved it! The unit was beautifully upgraded and was great for us and our 3 children. The views were all that we hoped for, we swam with sea turtles in the water right in front of our condo. We saw numerous whales from our lanai and amazing sunsets. We will be back for sure!
We enjoyed 2 glorious weeks in Maui with our stay exclusively at condo C-103 at the Makena Surf Resort. The view is incredible from the lanai and living room/dining room area. Every morning we ate our breakfast on the lanai, with binoculars on hand for spotting whales. The resort is secluded enough to have privacy but close in proximity to many restaurants, shops and activities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return to this condo. The condo is beautiful and well kept by ali'i Resorts. Ali'i was there to greet us when we arrived in the evening and were very attentive to any of our needs. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
Top notch condo on the best beach!
We were met by a representative from ali'i Resorts. She was friendly and helpful. The place was immaculate. We loved the master suite and gorgeous kitchen. Having laundry facilities was very handy. The best part about this unit is it's location. We could see whales from our lanai. This is the nicest beach I've been to.
We have stayed in almost all the buildings at Makena Surf within the last 10 years and C-103 is by far our favorite. December 2011 was our 4th time in C-103 and we already have booked for 2012! The interior of the unit is high end and reminds us of the Ritz in Kapalua and the Orchid on the Big Island. We also like that the second bed room has two full beds vs two twins or one king-much more flexible for adults and older children. The kitchen is very well stocked. The view from the lanai is just as nice as the beachfront units in other buildings. We also like the floor plan in buildings C and a, where the bedrooms are away from the entrance.
Alii Resorts - true Customer Service
Alii Resorts is by far one of the best managment companies in the business. I would not waste your time with a travel agent when it deals with Maui. Alii Resorts team was simply amazing and made our beautiful location/accomadations even better!!!
We really loved Makena. It was very beautiful. We have been to several places on the island and really liked this resort. I did feel the condo was a little to business decorated and it didn't feel warm. It had a spectacular view however and was right next to the beach. The bed also made my back hurt! I think it needs a new mattress. Also, a Hawaiian decorator so it can feel inside like you are in Hawaii and not New York. Besides that, I loved it. Very clean and the kitchen was wonderful. The booking resort was wonderful too. Very very friendly and welcoming.
A beautiful place to stay
I would highly recommend this place. It was clean, well-located and fully stocked.