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Kauai Car Rentals & Travel Guide

If any place on Earth can inspire you to stop checking your email, it’s Kauai. Let Stan from accounting wait a week for your response. Out of Office means Out of Office, Stan. While a vacation in Maui or one of Hawaii’s other island often involves tracking down the best luau, your time on the Garden Isle will be spent leisurely counting rainbows. The reward isn’t a pot of gold, but rather a showering of the much-revered mana spirit at every turn. A Kauai car rental can deliver you to plenty of those cleansing cascades, but there are tons of nooks and crannies on the island you can only see from above. Yes, sailing over brilliantly verdant mountains in a helicopter has “bucket list” written all over it. And when you book your Hawaiian adventure through Travelocity, you’ll save on everything from airfare and accommodations to excursions and rental cars in Kauai.

Where Are the Best Places to Stay in Kauai?

The Garden Isle is an inviting wonderland of enchantment, with beaches and forests ready to accept your wandering footsteps. And while there are lovely venues across the island, the best place to stay may be in the southeast corner. You’ll be close to the airport, yet a short drive from all the major points of interest, making it a good idea to rent a car in Kauai. Here are some of our favorite Kauai hotels (all of which offer valet and self-parking options):

  • Sheraton Kauai Resort – Overlooking Poipu Beach on Kauai’s south shore, the Sheraton is an immaculate property that is a destination in its own right. The private bungalows cradle you in comfort as the gentle ocean breeze delivers plumeria-scented dreams. Your morning meal will be accompanied by breathtaking views at one of two oceanfront restaurants. When the day ends, the king bed in your stately guest room will help you recharge for tomorrow.
  • Kauai Marriott Resort – Take your pick of the spectacular outdoor activities located near this equally spectacular resort. Explore the wetlands in Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, tee off at Hokuala Golf Course, or simply watch the clouds roll by from your beach blanket on Kalapaki Cove. After you’ve experienced the surrounding beauty, enjoy a rejuvenating treatment at the on-site spa, refuel at one of the resort’s six eateries, and rest up in your spacious, comfortable guest room.
  • Kauai Beach Resort – As the sun rises from the east, be the first to greet it as you practice the sunrise Oli chant with the staff and fellow guests on the lush green hotel lawns. Spend your days sunning by one of the four pools, being entertained by traditional music and dance, or by exploring the towering mountains to the north and rugged canyons to the south. No matter what your day holds, be sure to include a stop at Ko Shave Ice for a proper cooldown.
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa – Situated above Shipwreck Beach on Keoneloa Bay, the 50 oceanfront acres of the Grand Hyatt plays host to one of the best traditional Polynesian Luaus on Kauai. The colorful costumes of the dancers mirror those of the property’s décor, and their dynamic energy is mimicked by the resort’s gracious staff. Enjoy the balance and harmony of lokahi—another island tradition—with a day amongst the lush gardens, waterfalls, and pools at the 45,000-square foot Anara Spa.

Visiting Kauai

Once your plane is wheels-down at Lihue Airport (LIH) on Kauai, snag your Kauai rental car and get a move on. The island is a natural playground, so take advantage! Words like smartphone and DVR have no currency here. It’s all about the Waimea Canyon and Kalalau Trail…and getting a record number of Instagram double-taps has nothing on closing your eyes as you stand in front of Wailua Falls, feeling quiet bliss and the butterfly kisses of mist across your forehead. With so much to see and do, your cheap rental car in Kauai makes it easier to get between a snorkel trip on Poipu Beach and your afternoon zip-lining appointment.

Paradise awaits on your island-hopping Hawaiian holiday. Really, the only thing that’s left to do is book rental cars in Maui and any other of the Aloha State’s playgrounds in the Pacific that you hope to visit. You’ll find great rental car deals in Kauai that will allow you so spend your money on better Polynesian pursuits—like rinsing away your workaday world—under one of the Garden Isle’s wonderful waterfalls.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Kauai car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Kauai, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.

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How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Car in Kauai?

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