Makena Beach and Golf Resort underwent major renovations in 2012 but it's still a four-pearl property with a laid back vibe on family friendly Maluaka Beach. Rooms have (some) private lanais overlooking the ocean, cherry wood furniture, and granite vanities in the bathrooms. Suites are spacious but still have shower/tub combinations in the bathrooms. The rates here are lower than what you'll find at nearby five-pearl resorts, but the swimming pool is much smaller. Still, there's off-the-beach snorkeling, three restaurants, a golf course, and weekly luau here -- plus free oceanfront yoga and a spacious fitness center. The Hawaiian Rain Forest spa makes this hotel an attractive option for honeymooners and couples. There's no resort fee and lots of free extras like parking, Wi-Fi, and resort activities so you won't feel nickeled and dimed. It may be worth comparing rates at nearby four-pearl Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa for many of the same features, though you'll pay for parking and Wi-Fi there.