Welcome to Makena Surf

Aloha from the Historical Makena area of Maui!

 South Pool
South Pool

Makena Surf has 105 luxury units, in six two and three story buildings built in 3 stages 1984, 1989 and 1994.  Of the 105 units approximately 68 are vacation rentals with a 5 night minimum. Makena Surf is located on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Po’olenalena also known as Paipu Beach, which is perfect for swimming and well-known for its abundance of tropical fish, sea turtles and small tidal pools.   We are surrounded by more than 10 acres of lush tropical landscaping and boasts some of Maui’s most breathtaking ocean and island views which can be seen from every unit. Makena Surf also offers a secluded, quiet location unlike any other on Maui!

Herb Garden
The North Herb Garden

Makena Surf, a gated community, offers its owners several amenities which include two luxury swimming pools and spas, four professionally designed tennis courts with pickle ball, basketball hoop, two herb gardens, BBQ facilities, and we pride ourselves on industry-graded, top quality on site security.

Po'Olenalena Beach
Po’Olenalena Beach

A little history: Makena is part of a larger ancient land division named Honua’ula.  Honua’ula encompassed land from the rough lava flow terrain of LaPerouse Bay on the southeast shore, to the sprawling lush pastures of Ulupalakua upcountry, to pristine Keawakapu Beach, just north of Wailea.  First settlers were thought to be followers of Moikeha, a Polynesian voyager believed to have arrived from Tahiti around 1300 A.D. LaPerouse, the first European explorer to land on

 Lush Tropical Landscaping
Lush Tropical Landscaping

Maui, came ashore at Makena Bay, documenting the spot in his journals.  The Makena name is derived from the word mak’ke, meaning “many gathered”.  The reefs around Makena were abundant with many species of sea life and Makenans exchanged fish for most of their other food needs grown up country.  Makena Surf is centered on one of the historical u’ula heiaus, which is a fishing shrine and thought to be one of the landmarks which pointed to where the best fishing places lay.