Malia Jones has been named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" by People magazine, and one of America's "10 Sexiest Athletes" by Esquire. She has done TV commercials for American Express, Capri Sun, Coca-Cola, Corona Beer, and VO5 shampoo. Jones also designs a line of swimwear for Mambo Graphics sportswear.
She married surfer Conan Hayes in 1999 then divorced.
In 2007, she married Australian professional surfer Luke Stedman. In 2009, she gave birth to the couples first child, Spike. They are currently separated.
She is currently dating Australian actor and Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O'Loughlin.