Wailea / Makena

A resort destination with world-class beauty on the South shores of Maui.

Welcome to Wailea-Makena

On the Southern side of Maui is the beautiful beach town of Wailea-Makena, known for its world-class natural elegance. Soft, white sandy beaches and crystal-aquamarine waters are met with lush greenery and unparalleled views. Swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, and surfing are the go-to activities. The Wailea-Makena community exudes luxury everywhere you turn, from the high-end shopping and dining to the number of resorts, golf clubs, and amenities in the area. 
Residential areas are just as luxurious as the rest of town and Wailea's real estate features beautiful estates, charming homes, as well as high-end condos for sale that can include epic ocean views.  One look around Wailea-Makena and it’s easy to see how it is rich in all the ways.

What to Love 

  • World-class natural beauty and lifestyle
  • Wailea Beach and Makena Beach
  • Maui Film Festival
  • Shops at Wailea

Local Lifestyle

Residents looking to enjoy the luxurious lifestyle of a beach resort town find Wailea-Makena the quintessential place to live. With high-end shopping, golfing, a number of beautiful beaches, and exceptional restaurants, there is always something to enjoy. Community events, like the Maui Film Festival, Wailea Wine and Food Festival, and Wailea Restaurant Week, provide a place for friends and family to gather and enjoy the cultures and tastes of Hawai’i life. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

An assortment of shopping and dining options are within Wailea-Makena's neighborhoods. The Shops at Wailea have a wonderful selection of high-end stores in an outdoor environment. You will find quality, well-known stores, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Tommy Bahama in addition to a number of local selections. 
Blue Ginger (and Blue Ginger Kids), Cariloha, Keliki, and SoHa Living are a few of the local shops.  This is the perfect place for all your clothing, accessory, and gift needs. The Shops at Wailea also offer a number of family-friendly events that you can attend throughout the year. 
At the Shops at Wailea, you have options such as Lineage, Pint & Cork, and Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
There are fine dining restaurants at the resorts in the area as well, such as Capische at Hotel Wailea. This establishment boasts sweeping views of Hawaii in addition to an elegant and welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy dishes that are hand-crafted with the finest, locally sourced ingredients. 
Head over to the Four Seasons Maui for a taste of Ferraro’s on the oceanfront. This contemporary Italian restaurant will tantalize your taste buds with a blend of classic Italian and Hawaiian fusion.  

Things to Do 

The Wailea/Makena area has some of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches. The crescent-shaped beaches of Polo, Keawakapu, Big Beach, and Wailea 
The Maui Film Festival and the Taste of Wailea are celebratory annual events. The festival itself is a multi-day, star-studded event with a variety of unique cinematic experiences set under the stars of Maui. With multiple events added to the schedule, the Taste of Wailea is a signature event that showcases some of Maui’s best culinary offerings. 


Schools in the area include private options or public options in the Maui Public School District
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