The area known as Makena, extends from the south end of the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, to the end of the road and the lava fields of La Perouse Bay. With only half a dozen smaller residential communities and just three Makena condos, most Makena homes are individual oceanfront estates or residences. The Maui Prince Hotel in Makena was demolished in 2018. There will not be another hotel in Makena. The over 1,800 acres are in the re-development process for the exclusive Makena Golf & Beach Club.
There are three very different Makena condos with roughly 220 units total. Makena Surf and the Polo Beach Club are located on direct oceanfront above pristine beaches. Vacation rentals are allowed in both complexes. Na Hale O Makena is a secluded and gated complex in a quiet setting, on the mountainside of an oceanfront road. I highly doubt that there will ever be another Makena condo outside of the emerging Makena Golf & Beach Club.
Unless they are oceanfront, most Makena homes are built on larger parcels of land along Makena Road. Homes in Makena are estate homes and they are generally gated. There are only three smaller, commonly gated communities in Makena. Nearly all Makena homes are oceanfront or just across the street from the water. Makena’s low density, rural beauty and seemingly endless beaches are the biggest attraction.
Owning a piece of land in Makena, creates the unique opportunity to build your own private estate in south Maui. Because of the changing landscape and because the road ends down here, Makena truly feels rural. Life is close to the ocean in any location. The vacant parcels in Makena are larger building sites and mostly part of smaller communities. But there are also options within the prestigious and growing Makena Golf & Beach Club.