Five minutes South of Wailea, Makena is a serene area with excellent snorkeling and swimming beaches. Makena has deluxe beachfront condos with spectacular views. The only hotel in Makena is the Maui Prince Hotel. Makena is also home to the famous Haleakala volcano, now in its dormant years. Its last eruption was in 1790. Makena also has excellent hiking trails - walking up Pu'u Ola'i is not that easy, but it is rewarding. From the top you have an excellent view, including Big Beach and much of Wailea. You might also see a few of the thousands of the wild deer resident in this area of Maui. While you are driving, stop at some of the good roadside food stands.