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Kailua-Kona: The Land of Fire and Ice

When you arrive in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's "Big Island," you can jump in your car rental and start to explore the "Land of Fire and Ice." Travel around the city in your car or join the traffic and head to one of the island's famous black volcanic beaches. The ocean breezes and swaying palms await your arrival.

Immerse Yourself in Hawaiian Culture

Historic Kailua Village, a quaint seaside town that used to be a fishing village, is located only 15 minutes from the city. The main road, Alii Drive, offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants. You can also visit some historical landmarks such as Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church.

Learn more about Hawaiian culture when you visit one of the two luaus in Kona-Kailua, which are each only about 15 minutes away. You can attend the Voyagers of the Pacific Luau or the Island Breeze Luau. Both have oceanfront views, craft demonstrations and a feast followed by traditional Polynesian music and dance.

Wade in the Water

Drive less than 15 miles north with your car rental and visit Manini’owali Beach at Kua Bay, which is part of Kekaha Kai State Park. The secluded beach is famous for its sea turtles, but it's also a great place for swimming and snorkeling. The area has tropical fish that swim in the coral reefs, making it a great location to try out your underwater camera.

Ring of Fire

When you visit Kailua Kona, spending a day visiting the Mauna Kea volcano summit is a must. It's only about 65 miles from town, but the scenic drive will take you more than an hour and a half. Make a stop at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy to learn more about the area and enjoy gorgeous views. If it's after dark, spend some time stargazing.

Interested in this destination? Book your car rental today so you can travel to all of the island's attractions at your own pace.

Kailua Kona, HI, United States

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    Car Rental Requirements in the United States

    • Minimum Age

      For most car rental companies around the world, the minimum age requirement is 25. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 might be subject to additional local fees and may not be allowed to book vehicles under the Premium, Specialty, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utility and Luxury Vehicle categories. Additional drivers must be at least 25 years old.

    • Driver’s License

      Each driver must present a full, valid and original national driver's license held for minimum of 2 years. If your license is not in a language used in your destination country, an International Driver's Permit to accompany your national driver's license is highly recommended.

    • ID or Passport

      Each driver must present a valid and original photo ID or passport.

    • International Credit Card

      The renter must present a personal credit card, valid in the country of pick-up with enough funds to put a hold for a security deposit. Third-party credit cards will not be accepted. The car rental company is solely responsible for approving the provided credit card. Online prepayment does not exempt the renter from providing a valid international credit card during vehicle pick-up. The rental company will place a hold in the amount of the security deposit and, when applicable, any additional local fees not covered in the prepaid voucher on the card provided at the rental location.

    • Prepaid Booking Voucher

      You must present a printout of the Booking Confirmation Voucher at the rental location. This document officially confirms all agreed upon services, payment conditions, rates, discounts, as well as vehicle availability within the group selected.

    • Important Information

      Car rental companies reserve the right to refuse service to underage or unlicensed drivers, those with poor credit history or individuals otherwise considered liabilities by the rental company.


    Proteções do veículo Car rental insurance

    Car rental insurances are usually called Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and cover against damages made to the car in case of an accident.

    Proteções à terceiros Third party insurance

    Third party insurances are usually called Additional Liability Insurance (ALI). Generally, they cover damage made to someone else’s property in case of an accident involving the rental car.

    Caução Security deposit

    Also known as credit hold, a security deposit is necessary when you pick-up your rental car. The deposit is “blocked” on the driver’s credit card and “unblocked” after you return the car in the same conditions.

    Opcionais Optional services

    It is possible to add optional items to your reservation, such as GPS, child car seat, booster seat and more. Add them to your booking now so you don’t have to worry about it later!

    Condutor adicional Additional driver

    If someone else is sharing the wheel with you, they need to be added to the car rental agreement as an additional driver and comply with the same car rental requirements, such as minimum age and documentation needed.

    Quilometragem Mileage

    Check your reservation for the information about unlimited or limited mileage. Unlimited mileage means you can ride how much you want without paying any extras. Road trip saved!

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