Approximately 16 miles from Kahului airport on the southwest coast of Maui, is the uncrowded and beautiful Makena. Located in the secluded and very private area of Maui, you can explore deserted beaches, snorkel, dive, surf and swim in paradise.
Makena is just 2 miles from the 1500 acre resort areas of Wailea with world class golf courses, tennis, shopping, fine dining and night life.
Below are some points of interest near Maui Beach Cottage.
SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS
Just 5 minutes up the road is The Shops at Wailea which features more than 60 shops and restaurants, all set in an award-winning traditional / contemporary architectural style.
GOLF & TENNIS
Makena Golf Course is on 1,800 acres of unspoiled, natural beauty; both the North and South Courses at Makena will excite any golfer's appetite. This course is home to the Hawaii State Open and is just 2 minutes away.
Wailea Golf Course, home of the Championship Skins Game and the LPGA Skins Game, offers a choice of three championship courses, the Blue, the Gold and the Emerald. The Blue Course has its own clubhouse with full-service pro shop and practice green. The Gold and Emerald Courses share an additional clubhouse with full-service pro shop and a training facility unlike any other in the state of Hawaii, featuring separate chipping and putting areas, a practice bunker and a driving range with three built-in target greens surrounded by traps.
Wailea Tennis Club has 11 paved courts (3 night-time Courts) and has 5 tennis clinics per week from the 5 USPTA pros on staff.
BEACHES & SNORKELING
There is also a beautiful beach just walking distance away where you can picnic, bodyboard and swim by day and take moonlight walks at night. Bodyboards and some snorkeling equipment are available at the cottage.
|Makena Big Beach
Sail to the island of Molokini on the Molokini Island Catamaran moored just walking distance at the Maui Prince Hotel.
Or visit the world famous Makena Big Beach (Oneloa Beach), a large white sand beach, that is a short drive away. Big Beach is 2/3 mile long and over 100 yards wide. It is great for swimming, boogie-boarding, body-suring, sunbathing and long beach walks.
A few miles beyond Big Beach, you can explore the protected La Perouse Bay which is located in the Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve. The entrance to the water is a bit rocky but the snorkeling can be excellent during calm seas. The King's Highway, an ancient Hawaiian footpath, continues from the bay toward Cape Hanamanioa.