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Smartphones Apps Help You Get Around Hawaii
You should definitely take full advantage of your rental car. There are some great smartphone apps available that can make your vacation, and the accompanying driving in Hawaii, even better. We’ve listed the favorites we take advantage of when we travel. While we have iPhones, these apps are generally available for all...

Packing for your Trip to Hawaii
Regardless of whether you are visiting Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai or the Big Island, you'll need a few very specific items in your suitcase. Learn about our suggestions for what you might like to take with you on your trip to the Islands.

Why Rent an Economy Car in Hawaii
While Hawaii has a reputation for luxury, high-end vacationing, activities abound for budget-minded vacationers. Those travelers who want to spend their hard-earned vacation savings on adventures, rather than on lodging and transportation, often find an economy car rental is the...

Which island is right for your vacation to Hawaii?
Are you traveling by yourself, with your partner, friend or family? These are just a few of the factors that will help you make a decision. First let's consider the specific Hawaiian Islands and their characteristics.

Hawaii Weather Forecasts
Kauai is a truly beautiful island, although the south-side is generally drier and boasts more sunny days per year. Oahu is an island of micro-climates.  Expect the unexpected. The Big Island is known to have a wet side (Hilo) and a dry side (Kona). Maui is the most temperate Hawaiian Island. Only the far, Northwest corner sees typical moisture during Winter months. "Sunny and 75º today" in Molokai.

Hawaii May Be Right For You
What is Island Time? Truth is, we never actually answer this. Everyone is welcome in Hawaii. This includes all the islands in this wonderful Pacific chain.

Is Motorcycle Rental for Me?
Motorcyclists are always seeking out unique and beautiful places to ride. While Hawaii is certainly unique and beautiful, it’s not easy to get your motorcycle over here. So why not rent a bike while you’re here to experience paradise.

Top Ten Tips for the Road to Hana
You are steering around a hairpin turn with the intoxicating scent of the rainforest filling your head. The view? A waterfall churning, and an African tulip tree bursting in bloom. You really can have this thrilling experience on Route 360, aka the Hana Highway.

Drinking and Driving in HI
Like every U.S. state, Hawaii has strict laws regarding drinking and driving. Licenses can be lifted and vacations will be ruined if you drink and drive. You can easily Google DUI laws if you care to know what is considered "legally intoxicated".

Hawaii is for Whale Watching
Humpbacks are most popular of the more than half dozen Baleen whales that migrate to our islands. The best months to spot Humpbacks are December to April, although they may be spotted as early as October and into May.

Why We Like the Benefits of Free Extra Driver
Through personal experience we learned that having an additional driver named on our rental car contract adds flexibility to our vacations. We were among those who thought we’d never need an additional driver.

Rental Car Guide
Read our popular insider tips for renting a vehicle in the Hawaiian Islands.

Why We Rent Cars, Nothing Else
We rent vehicles in Hawaii-- nothing else. To some, this philosophy may seem to be a simplistic business model. We don’t think so. While other “big box” websites offer lodging, flights, entertainment etc. we are able to focus solely on each customer’s car rental needs.

Insurance for Car Rentals
Often we believe that our insurance, whatever it is that we have, will always provide needed coverage, without really understanding our policy itself or, that policies significantly differ.

Membership Discounts and Special Offers
Frequently, our customers ask us to provide a special car rental rate-- just for them. While we respect island residents who request popular Kama’aina rates and travelers who expect discounts for having memberships.

Should I Rent a Jeep in Hawaii?
Jeep Wranglers are one of our most popular rentals, with the four door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited being the second most rented SUV. We feel the convertible nature of the Wrangler is a huge benefit.

Bio-diesel Car Rentals in Hawaii
Travelers to Hawaii now have one more choice to make. Rental cars powered by bio-diesel are now available In Maui, Hawaii. Environmentally safer than traditional gas powered vehicles.

Navigation Terminals for Hawaii Car Rentals
Both Thrifty and Dollar rental cars have inked deals to provide navigation systems for their car fleets.

Hawaii Rental Cars on your Mobile Phone or PDA
This article is equal to shameless self-promotion. We recently launched the mobile version of AlohaRents.com.

Our Tips For A Good Car Rental Experience
A new study by Avis Rent A Car, has found that frequent business travelers waste as much as three hours or more of an average three-day trip stuck in traffic jams, lost while driving, trying to find a wireless and more.

Car Rental Carbon Offset
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car offer their customers the opportunity to benefit the environment by offsetting the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that are generated by an average vehicle operating in our rental car fleet.

Car Rental in Molokai
Alamo Rent A Car has expanded their business to meet customer demand and improve car rental services on the island of Molokai in Hawaii.

Cruise Ship Car Rentals
If you are traveling by cruise ship, we recommend booking through our automated system.

Long Term Monthly Car Rentals in Hawaii
Frequently, our customers come to the islands to enjoy short-term work opportunities, extended surfing vacations or, simply to escape winter. These stretched out stays can last for a few weeks or several months. We are able to offer you substantially discounted savings for those longer rental periods.

Maui OGG Airport
The Kahului Airport (OGG) is situated on a land bridge between the West Maui Mountain Range and Haleakala. Three mile separate the town of Kahului from the airport...

Oahu HNL Airport
The Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on the Island of Oahu was first known as John Rodgers Airport when it was originally opened in 1927 and was actually the first full-service public airport in Hawaii...

Hawaii ITO Airport
The Hilo (ITO) International Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii was presently known as General Lyman Field before 1989. The airport lies on the eastern shore of Hawaii about two miles east from the city of Hilo...

Hawaii KOA Airport
The Kona International Airport (KOA) at Keahole occupies 3,450 acres of land approximately 7 miles northwest of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Kona Airport has an 11,000-foot runway and a group of buildings at the eastern edge of the airfield for arriving and departing passengers and general aviation operations...

Kauai LIH Airport
The Lihue Airport (LIH) is situated 1.5 miles east of Lihue, on the eastern side of Kauai. Lihue airport is mostly un-walled, and the check in is completely outside. The (LIH) airport does not serve as a major hub for any airlines. Although, numerous inter-island flights are available daily, 7 days per week. The airport is the primary gateway to Kauai...

Molokai MKK Airport
The Hoolehua or Molokai Airport (MKK) is situated near the center of the island, 6 miles northwest of Kaunakakai. Vehicular access is provided by separate access roadways, each connecting with Keonelele Avenue...

 

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Go to the Beach in Hawaii
With all the great activities and fun things to do in Hawaii, there may be some days where all you feel like doing is spending a lazy day lounging on a sunny beach with warm sand beneath your feet.

Waianapanapa State Park
Wai'anapanapa means "glistening fresh water" in the Hawaiian language, and this is exactly what you will find when visiting Wai'anapanapa State Park.

Coffee Plantations of Hawaii
Why not drive your rental car out to one of the several island coffee plantations during your visit to the islands? Coffee production is an extremely important and successful industry to the islands.

Surfboard Fence Map Directions
Drive one of our rental cars to the world’s largest surfboard fence was first created in 1990 in preparation for an approaching hurricane. The functional fence of colorful recycled surfboards has been growing ever since. Rumors put the the number of boards at 500+.

Everything You Need to Know About Your Jeep Rental's Removable Top
Removable tops are available on all of our two and four-door Jeep rentals. They are a fun bonus for those who want to smell the salt air and feel island breezes in their hair.

Farmers Markets in Hawaii
One of the advantages of driving a rental car in the Hawaiian Islands is that you can comfortably transport the delicious produce sold in the islands' farmers' markets.

Helicopter Tours in Hawaii
A helicopter ride ride over Hawaii is an experience unlike any other.

Hawaiian Luaus
A luau is actually a Hawaiian feast. It usually features food, such as kalua pig, poi, poke, lomi salmon, haupia, and beverages. The festivities also include entertainment, such as Hawaiian music and hula dancing. The name "luau" goes back, "at least to 1856.

Horseback Riding in Hawaii
One of the most simple and relaxing ways to discover the more remote areas in the Hawaiian Islands is by horseback.

Hiking in Hawaii
Knife edge ridges, towering green cliffs covered in lush vegetation, deep valleys and canyons, thick jungles full of exotic plants and flowers.

Cycling in Hawaii
If you really want to immerse yourself in the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands, a bicycle tour is one the best ways to do it. You’re surrounded by all sights, smells and sounds of the islands.

Golfing in Hawaii
The Hawaiian Islands are truly a golfer’s paradise. The islands almost seem to be made for golf, with ideal weather year-round, fertile soils for growing the greenest of turf grass, and unmatched scenery and . . .

Hawaii Heroes and Their Statues
Learn more about Duke Kahanamoku and his legendary swimming ability which helped him to obtain multiple Olympic medals in the early twentieth century.

A Vacation Destination for Fun-Loving Families
Are you looking for a vacation that caters to families in an elegant resort setting on Oahu? Do you want to spend time with your family yet have kid-entertainment available so you and your significant other can share time alone? Sounds too perfect to be real, right? Not at all!

Aloha Vacation Cottages
Affordable, fully-equipped Hawaii vacation cottages near the best white-sand beaches of the Kohala Coast on Hawaii's Big Island. Book an owner vacation rental and save!

Choosing the best Hawaiian Lodging for you
Figuring out where to stay on the islands should be done with careful consideration. Before you book a room and then a rental car and a plane flight, we recommend that you take time to contemplate your visit to the Hawaiian Islands. Staying in the most appropriate accommodations will make your visit in paradise even more rewarding.

Chrysler Sebring Convertible is "The Perfect Escape"
This convertible offers amazing trunk space! A few years ago we rented a Chrysler Sebring Convertible to experience its performance on island roads.

Legislature Planning to Raise Fees for Off-Airport Locations
For those of you who like to save money, one more option to do so is about to end for rental car customers in the Hawaiian Islands.

Maui Travel Review
For the last 2 months I've been reading on the Maui forum preparing for a trip with my 17 year old daughter.

Mandatory Hawaii Car Rental Fees
The State of Hawaii charges a few mandatory fees which cannot be avoided. Customers commonly write and ask about the details of these fees.

Take your Rental Car on the Hawaii Superferry
Traveling between all of the Hawaiian Islands by boat is not a new idea. The ancient Polynesians, with their amazing courage and genius for navigation, first commanded these waters many centuries ago.

Learn to Get the Cheapest Car Rental in Kona
Traveling to Kona can be one of the most unforgettable trips that you can ever have in your lifetime.

Hawaii Connect
These are other resources that we have located. These will help you plan your travels to Hawaii and beyond . . .

Hawaii News
An excellent resource for all things Hawaii. Information and articles about all the islands of Hawaii.

News about Hawaii
Updated every 5 minutes throughout the day and night. Peruse current articles about the State of Hawaii.

Tax Increase for all Hawaii car rentals
Governor Neil Abercrombie has signed into law rental car tax increases of 2011 passed by the state Legislature. Hawaii is one of the states which employs fixed-rate taxes for the vehicle rental industry.

Florida Car Rental Review
From the islands to Florida, we now offer our customers a choice in FL. Many travelers from the Eastern Seaboard would rather go to Florida than make the long flight to Hawaii. Plus, it is more affordable to fly south 1-3 hours time.

Aloha Rents on Twitter
Fans and customers are getting together on Twitter. Featuring news and upcoming deals for car rental in the Hawaiian Islands.



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