A STORIED PAST
Mākena has served as a focal point of South Maui for generations. From early pre-contact settlements to the economic ‘boom’ times of the plantation and paniolo (cowboy) eras to the growth of tourism following World War II, Mākena and the surrounding lands of Honuaʻula have provided a hardy leeward landscape that has sustained resilient Mākena families for generations.
A WAY FORWARD
Today with new ownership, Discovery Land Company is collaborating with ancestral descendants, cultural advisors, longtime neighbors, and experienced professionals. We are working together to encourage an evolution that respectfully acknowledges the past and looks to steward these lands for future generations. Our core philosophy is to enhance the natural character and to honor the cultural heritage of Mākena, to celebrate a unique sense of place that is inspired by the innate spirit of the land — weaving past, present, and future. Within this environment, we look forward to setting a space that allows families to continue to make memories that last lifetimes.
Find your favorite restaurants, boutiques and cultural finds, art galleries, breweries and coffee shops while exploring Maui’s eclectic mix of towns scattered throughout the island. From beachside surf towns and upscale luxury resort locales to upcountry cowboy watering holes, and central up and coming hipster enclaves, Maui has a location to suit any mood.
Spend the day exploring the crater of Mt. Haleakala at 10,000 feet or venture into Maui’s lush valleys with its gram worthy waterfalls and hidden pools. Head into the blue exploring underwater caves and vibrant coral reefs, challenge the waves at Maui’s famed surf spots or scan the horizon via canoe and stand up paddle board. Whatever your pleasure, Adventures await from Mauka (mountain) to Makai (sea).
Fresh Local Cuisine
Taste the freshness of Maui’s culinary scene. Proximity to the sea ensures the freshest seafood imaginable while the necessity of sustainable farming yields the best in seasonal ingredients. Combined with Hawaii’s melting pot of cultural cuisines and the emergence of energetic creative talent, Maui’s culinary scene is a just beginning to make its mark.
Health & Wellness
Surrounded by beauty, Maui provides a tranquil sanctuary and promotes a healthy lifestyle. With the great outdoors serving as personal gymnasium active pursuits to world-class spas and wellness retreat centers providing modes of relaxation, life on Maui rejuvenates and restores.