Makena, Maui, Hawaii

March 27, 2014
Categories: Makena
Big Beach, Makena, Maui, Hawaii

Big Beach, Makena, Maui, Hawaii


Situated on the South Leeward side of Maui sits approximately 1800 acres of what is called “Makena”. Makena meaning “abundance” in Hawaiian is aptly named. Abundant in natural beauty and geological significance. Where the slopes of Hawaii’s largest dormant volcano meets the rocky lava coastline and offers areas of large sandy crescent shaped beaches with crystal clear waters. Big beach is one of the longest (about 2/3 of a mile long) and widest. The strong break offers some exciting boogie and skim boarding (be careful though as it can be rough!). By the way, this beach is great for morning walks in the deep sand. Amazing beauty and great exercise.

See my photo here of Little Beach and Big Beach in Makena, Maui, Hawaii that I took yesterday as I was taking my run.

Little Beach in Makena, Maui, Hawaii

Little Beach in Makena, Maui, Hawaii

Big Beach , Makena, Hawaii ~ Pure Paradise!

Big Beach , Makena, Hawaii ~ Pure Paradise!

About a 5 min drive from Wailea, Makena is quiet and low key. Some of the islands most stunning homes reside in Makena. The off the beaten path quality attracts the worlds richest and/or famous people. Neighbors get a kick watching Clint Eastwood drive by in golf cart wearing a straw hat. Much of Makena is still unspoiled and many people would like to keep it that way. Having said that there are some notable new developments occurring in Makena. One of great values in Makena are these vacant lots. Currently there are homes built on the ridge here. Both are under contract. There is VERY low inventory of homes for sale in Makena.  Click here or view the current inventory of home in Makena Homes.  Call us for some opportunities in Makena that may not be publically listed for sale.

Papa’anui Lots at Makena Landing, Maui, Hawaii

However, build your dream Maui home they way you envisioned on one of these prime lots.

Makena, Maui, Papaanui site map, vacant lots for sale

Makena, Maui, Papaanui site map, vacant lots for sale

Makena, Maui, Papaanui site map, Vacant lots for sale

Lots 5 and 7 are currently on the market for resale. Right across from the Makena Landing beach. Makena landing beach offers easy access to snorkeling and kayaking.

Contact us at or or call 808-276-1832 for more information, CC&R’s and plot map et c.

Click her to view the listing info : Papaanui lots for sale, Makena, Maui, Hawaii

The latest development to grace near these shores is Makena Sunset. We recently took at tour of this Ultra Luxury 4 Condominium Gated Community. Located right across from Maluaka Beach with ocean views. Each unit listed at $10,250,000. Each comprising of approx. 4200 SF of Interior living space with spacious lanais (decks and patios), to enhance our seamless indoor/outdoor Maui living.

Here is picture of the construction status of Makena Sunset on March 12, 2014:

makena sunset framing

makena sunset in the works


As this Makena Sunset came on the market, Unit #4 went under contract.

It is a 4 bedroom/4 bath floor plan, each with its own pool and spa. I was told that the developer is using many of the LEED technology to be more energy efficient.

Below are artist renderings of Makena Sunset since it is still under construction.

Makena Sunset

Makena Sunset (Artist rendering)

Makena Sunset (Artist Rendering with Custom Padilla gates)

Makena Sunset (Artist Rendering with Custom Padilla gates)

Makena Sunset Ocean Views from Lanai (Patio)

Makena Sunset Ocean Views from Lanai (Patio) This is an artist rendering

Click here on more info on ultra luxury  Makena Sunset Condominium Project.

Call us for more information or would like to schedule a viewing.

Jeannie Kong REALTOR®(S) and Heleena Oliveira REALTOR® ( S) at Maui Real Estates Advisors LLC may be your buyer representative.

There are a lot of changes and developments in the works that will be occurring in Makena. The old Prince Hotel which is now Makena Beach and Golf Resort Hotel will soon be a memory and according to the new developer/partner who is running the show now, Discovery Land Company says: “The 1,800-acre community will offer estate lots, beach club cottages, and luxury multi-family villas. Makena will also include a luxury boutique resort and village.” The site goes on to mention that there will be 36-holes of golf. It is slated to be a private resort club. Contact us and we will keep you update as we know! If you want to be first to know then email us and we will add you to our list.

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Mahalo a hui hou…!

Jeannie Kong

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