Poipu Car Rentals

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As Kauai is Hawaii’s oldest island, Poipu was one of the first Hawaiian villages dating back to the 1400’s. This south shore sunny paradise is a favorite for travelers as the weather is favorable year round and the beaches are spectacular.

The area has many trails that have breathtaking views. Many cultural sites including shrines and fish ponds can be found that demonstrate the ancient Hawaiian culture. Today Poipu boasts many upscale accommodations, including resorts and vacation homes to rent. As the Kauai rule still stands, no building can be taller than a palm tree, Poipu has kept its old Hawaii style and has not become another Waikiki or Kaanapali where the sky scrapers command the shore.

Old town Koloa is where most Poipu locals and visitors can do their daily shopping. This town has a small museum that educates the public about it being the location for Hawaii’s first sugar mill. It is a great place to pick up last minute items, get a sweet ice cream or shave ice, or just get in a little shopping therapy.

Poipu has a couple waterfront restaurants that cater to locals and tourists alike, with great views and nightly entertainment. Poipu is a destination where you can fill your days with activities like kayaking, surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling local reefs and hiking nearby cliff paths or heavenly jungle trails.
With such history and beautiful scenery, Poipu is a very popular destination for travelers worldwide. To work on that tan, the beautiful beaches of Poipu await your visit.


Poipu is centrally located on Kauai and makes for a great jumping off point to explore the island. It is best to pick up your Poipu car rental at Lihue airport when you arrive. This way you save on any taxi or shuttle fees and you have the freedom to take off at your leisure. The selection of car types and rates of car rentals at the airport will give you the best deal your party will need.

Make sure you get a vehicle large enough to accommodate your particular needs, room for all passengers and their luggage. Parking spots on Kauai tend to be smaller, so keep that in mind when choosing your vehicle. A 4wd vehicle is not necessary on Kauai, a regular car can get you to where you need to go under the legal terms of the car rental contract. Renting a convertible for Poipu is a great choice, having an open air vehicle gives you the freedom to view the spectacular Kauai mountains.

Poipu does have a couple car company outlets located in the higher end resorts. If you wanted a rental vehicle for just a day or two, this may be a better option. Hours of operations will be restricted and car types may be limited, with rates slightly higher. Our staff will gladly research all locations to find you the proper rental vehicle for your Kauai adventure.

Poipu, HI


30 miles from LIH airport to Poipu through the famous Tunnel of trees

Poipu Food & Wine Festival annually in November

Kiahuna Plantation Resort has ancient temples, koi ponds and orchid gardens

Old Town Koloa nearby has shopping, art galleries and entertainment

Koloa Heritage Trail has fantastic views, is 10 miles long and historical monuments


Koloa Farmers market

Weekly market that showcases the local farmers abundance. This part of the world is famous for its fresh produce, the fruit and veggies are very flavorful. Food trucks can be found at these as well, when you need some local poke, followed by a shave ice! Ono! (Delicious!)

Spouting Horn

This natural wonder is caused by seawater running up under lava and out through a hole. The spray can reach 50 ft and it actually groans. Sunset is the best time to view as the spray turns rainbow incandescent. Stay behind the barriers, it is a very dangerous place to get too close.

Poipu Beach Park

A favorite family beach for it has a natural wading pool and lifeguards on site. This beach is great for snorkeling, boogie boarding and experienced surfers. Having picnic tables, playground, restrooms and showers it makes for an all day excursion. Marine life is plenty and you might even get lucky enough to see an endangered monk seal napping on the sand.

Car Rentals in Poipu FAQs

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

The best rates are often found farther out from your arrival date. Book your car rental for Poipu as soon as your flights have been confirmed. Canceling and rebooking is always free. 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, but if they do come down, you can take advantage of the new lower rate with no penalties.

Is driving around Poipu easy?

Yes, Poipu is a very small area on a small island. There are not a lot of roads, and they are very easy to navigate. A paper map will help you see the complete layout of the area for driving around looking for attractions or places to visit. The Poipu Beach area is never far away.

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

We have very competitive rental rates with a major car rental company located at the Lihue Airport. 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 Poipu car for your needs.