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Top tips for renting a car in Kaua'i
One important thing to remember about renting a car in Kauai is that there may be limitations on the number and type of cars that you can rent. For the most part, you will be hard-pressed to find rental car companies that operate anywhere except at Lihue Airport (LIH). Even when you rent here, you should expect a rather basic lineup of cars to choose from while most vehicles available are good on smaller roads and include plenty of storage, including Jeeps and SUVs.
There are specific laws and regulations regarding children traveling in cars to remember when you drive in Kauai. In Kauai, any child that is four years old or younger needs to ride in a safety seat for children. Children that are younger than seven years old need to ride in either a child seat or a booster seat. It is important to remember that you can never put a rear-facing seat in the front of a vehicle with an active airbag. When a child rides in a booster seat, make sure that the seat belt fits properly.
A couple of important things to remember about renting a car in Kauai is that there are not that many gas stations once you get outside of the main town of Lihue. Another important thing to remember is that there is not a highway that goes all the way around the island, so no matter which direction you head, you will end up at a dead end eventually. Also remember that if you plan on making your way up Highway 550 to Waimea Canyon State Park, there will be no gas or auto services available, so keep that in mind before your trip.
FAQs about renting a car in Kaua'i
The choice about whether or not to rent a car when you are in Kauai really depends on what you plan on doing when you are there. There is a public bus service that will take you from the cities of Kekaha and Hanalei back to Lihue. Therefore, if you plan on staying in one town and not moving around very much, you can get away without renting a car. That said, if you plan on doing any exploring of this beautiful island, you will most certainly need a good rental car to get around. It is also important to think about what you will be doing on your trip, how many people you'll be taking, and how much stuff you will need to bring with you to help you determine the proper type of vehicle to rent.
Driving in Kauai is much like driving in any other state in the United States. Drivers will drive on the right side of the road, distances will be in miles, and speeds will be in miles per hour. Because there are only two major highways on the island, you will find that driving is relatively easy but it goes at a much slower pace than you may be accustomed to if you're coming from a large metropolitan city. Because this is such a beautiful location, there is no need to rush to get anywhere but rather, you should enjoy all of the amazing scenery as you drive.
Most of the rental car companies in Kauai will expect you to be at least twenty one years old to rent a car. There may be certain exceptions to this rule, such as if you want to rent a luxury vehicle. In this case, they may expect you to be at least twenty five years old. If you plan on using a debit card to rent a car, you may need to be twenty five years old as well. Some rental car companies may let anyone eighteen years or older rent a car, but in this case, it will probably be a very basic vehicle, such as a compact or an economy car.
On average a rental car in Kaua'i costs $65 per day.
Mini (Class Minivan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kaua'i.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($54/day), Thrifty ($93/day) and Hertz ($110/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kaua'i are Alamo (9.0, 255 reviews), Enterprise (8.9, 149 reviews), and Hertz (7.6, 314 reviews).