Waikoloa Car Rentals

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Waikoloa is located on the Kohala Coast, on the North West side of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is an excellent choice for a vacation with beautiful weather year round. Many retire here as they have affordable homes and friendly neighbors. Within a few miles you can visit beautiful beaches, rugged lava fields and ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs.

Waikoloa boasts many parks and coffee shops, for that laid back visit. Waikoloa Village has two outdoor malls Kings Shops and Queens Marketplace where you can shop and eat or just unwind by a koi pond. They have daily local entertainment that the entire family can enjoy.

Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the beautiful courses Waikoloa has to offer. Get a good round in before the afternoon heat, then back to a pool for afternoon relaxation. Plenty of tennis courts are available in the area and bike rentals are another way to stay active while vacationing.

Renting a car for Waikoloa is recommended, there are so many things to see and explore in the surrounding area. White sand beaches at Hapuna and Kauna’oa Bay are great places to swim and body surf. Get out early to enjoy calmer waters for snorkeling. With Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa a short drive away your volcano enthusiasts will surely want to explore.

Waikoloa is a sea of green oasis in the middle of black lava rock fields. It’s a great jumping off point for day trips like stargazing at Mauna Kea, ATVing in Waipio Valley and visiting the cowboy (paniolo) town of Waimea. The town of Kailua-Kona is approximately 32 miles south, but most necessities can be found right there in Waikoloa.


Getting a car rental for a Waikoloa car is recommended. You can take a taxi or shuttle service to get from the airport to Waikoloa, but the money you will save can go into the rental and parking fees. There are more companies right at Kona airport, therefore the best rates are found there.
If you are going to one of Waikoloa’s big resorts and plan on just staying there the whole time, you can rent a car for a day right in Waikoloa. This way you can explore the Big Island of Hawaii, but one day may not be enough. Booking the car for the whole trip gives you the leisure of taking off at any time.
You want to choose a vehicle that will hold all your passengers and their belongings. Usually you only need room for luggage on the first and last day. Many travel and guidebooks for Hawaii suggest a 4wd vehicle is required. That is not true, as under contract you are only allowed to drive on paved roads, any vehicle will do.
The Big Island Hawaii has lots of highway driving, some prefer a larger car with an engine that performs smoother at higher speeds. While others who are cost conscious, will want the gas friendly vehicle to get around.

Waikaloa, HI


With 12 inches of rain per year, Waikoloa has great weather

Road distance from Kona airport to Waikoloa is 29 miles

Home to ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs and stone carvings

Anchialine ponds connected to the sea by underground lava tubes

Waikoloa Annual Ukulele Festival held in March


Kings Shops

is a lakeside outdoor mall which boasts luxury shopping, local surf shops, art galleries and food markets. With fine dining and casual cafes you will find the best meals in Hawaii. Local free entertainment is a bonus at the outdoor stage.


in Waikoloa can be done 365 days per year. With 3 main courses you have stunning views of volcanoes and the Kohala coastline. Most courses have lakes and lava bunkers to make for an interesting challenge.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Pool Day Pass

for a small fee you and your family can enjoy the 10 pools and a man made lagoon this huge resort has to offer. From water slides to swimming with dolphins, this resort is over the top.

Car Rentals in Waikoloa FAQs

What is the cheapest way to rent a car in Waikoloa?

The best rates for Waikoloa car rentals are often found farther out from your arrival date. Book your car rental for Waikoloa as soon as you have confirmed your flights. Canceling and rebooking is always free, so if rates go lower, you can easily rebook on our website, and cancel the existing reservation. If rates go up, you already have the best rate locked in.

Should I book my Waikoloa rental car before arriving?

Some travel sites say, book the car rental after you book your flight. You are then guaranteed a vehicle upon arrival. If you book early you secure a rate, then monitor rates until your travel date and re-book if the rental rates go lower, no penalty to cancel.

Why should I book my Waikoloa car rental through Discount Hawaii Car Rental?

We have very competitive Waikoloa car rental rates with the major car rental companies located at the Kona Airport. We also have car companies located directly in Waikoloa, if you prefer to rent just for a day. We offer benefits that can include a free extra driver. Our great staff are available to answer your questions, and help you pick out the right Waikoloa rental car for your needs.