My boyfriend and I stayed in this unit Oct 15-22, 2013. This is a top floor, corner unit so you only have one neighbor beside you. Yes, Makaha is about a 45min drive away from the Honolulu/Waikiki area but it is worth staying here if you want to get away from the crowds of Waikiki. This unit is located in the Makaha Beach Cabanas which is an apt/condo building located right on the beach. The beach is very private. Hardly anyone on this beach. My boyfriend and I would often be the only ones out in the ocean every morning before breakfast! We bought food at one of the local supermarkets which had everything we needed. We had breakfast many mornings on the private lanai which is right off the bedroom. Since this unit is on the top floor, the lanai has the BEST view. Every morning, we would raise the remote controlled black out shutters to reveal the sound of waves and breathtaking views of deep blue waters and white sand. Not to mention seeing the mountains on the left and right of us! The lanai was a perfect place to enjoy the sunset. The view doesn't end in the bedroom/lanai either. There is also a great view of the mountains on the other side of the condo, right off the kitchen & living room. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need. Living room has comfy seating and a nice tv (if you want to watch tv...but why would you when you have the ocean to entertain you?!). The unit also comes complete with beach chairs, coolers, beach towels etc, anything you need to enjoy a day at the beach. There are also maps available which was a nice touch. AND FREE LD CALLS to US & CANADA! The unit is very clean, modern and well-kept. The bed was comfy, and although there is no A/C, there is a fan in the bedroom & living room. With the lanai and front door open a bit, you can get a nice ocean breeze through the unit to keep you cool. We were able to drive around Makaha. There are a lot of beach parks nearby and all of them secluded and away from big crowds which was great. There are not that many high end restaurants in Makaha but that is not to say that the food wasn't good. There are a couple bbq places, a Mexican place and if you want, there are also a lot of fast food joints. If you're craving a great breakfast, go to Hannara restaurant. BEST BANANA & COCONUT PANCAKES! Booking this unit was very easy and a great price. The person we dealt with for bookings and info was very polite and helpful. I highly recommend staying here. I would go back in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fabulous Main Floor Oceanfront Condo! Step from the lanai directly on one of the Best Rated Beaches in Oahu! Watch spectacular sunsets, see the dolphins, sea turtles and even whales during the annual migration--all from the comfort of your beachfront lanai.Swim, snorkel, boogie board, surf or golf nearby at two top-quality courses. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Makaha Beach Cabanas Hotel Waianae
- Makaha Beach Cabanas Hawaii/Waianae, Oahu