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 wether 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 Jeep Cherokee Laredo being the second most rented SUV. We feel the convertible nature of the Wrangler is a huge benefit.
Biodiesel Car Rentals in Hawaii
Travelers to Hawaii now have one more choice to make. Rental cars powered by biodiesel 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.
Business Travelers Waste More Than Three Hours Per Trip
Simply, by educating yourself about how car rentals work, you can avoid any unpleasantness associated with renting a car. Please check out our 3-part advice column on how to have a good car rental experience.
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 interisland 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...