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Nissan Sentra 2021 — Car rental alternative in Kailua-Kona, HI
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Nissan Sentra 2021

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Volcanic coasts of Kona

Sun-dappled Kona

Kailua-Kona, or simply Kona, is the biggest city on The Big Island, and thanks to the mountains that block out tropical storms, the city is a famously dry, sunny paradise, even by Hawaii standards.

Hawaiian royalty once made their summer homes here, and you can still visit the wealth of historical and cultural sites in and around Kona to get a feel for the past. To really get to know the island, head out to the sparkling beaches, jungle-covered mountains, and stark volcanoes for the trademarks of a Big Island adventure.

Kona favorites

The Big Island is where beautiful scenery and culture converge, and Kona is within reach of it all.

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Huliheʻe Palace

Built out of lava rock in 1838, this unique palace of Hawaiian royalty represents the Westernized shift during the era, and showcases both European artifacts and spears from Kamehameha The Great.

Kahaluu Beach Park

Just on the outskirts of Kona, this beach is a well-known spot for snorkeling in the placid, shallow waters. It’s a sure thing that you’ll meet a sea turtle and schools of friendly fish.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

Learn about the history and culture of Native Hawaiians at this beachfront park, where you hike through a lava field to a black sand beach to explore tidepools and petroglyphs.

Top hosts in Kona, HI

Thien B.

Thien B.

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1112 tripsJoined
Host communicated well, vehicle was as expected, pick up situation was different (hawai’i doesn’t like turo cars at the airport so you have to go down the street) which I saw for other cars in their reviews so makes sense, you just have to uber down the road.
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Fantastic deal.
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Rent cars in Kona, HI

Hit the road

Book a car in Kona to take in the Big Island at your pace. Make easy shifts between beachsides, resorts, lush valleys, to mountaintops and volcanoes. Safe travels!

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Jeep rental alternative near Kailua-Kona Airport

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Head into the heart of the island to Mauna Loa and Kilauea, two of the world’s most active volcanoes, to watch showers of sparks fly into the ocean off the craggy coastline.

Keaukaha Beach

It’s a gorgeous drive across the island to this black sand Hilo beach, where you can swim in spring-fed pools and snorkel with sea turtles.

Waipio Valley

This verdant, historic river valley is home to Hawaii’s longest waterfall, taro farms, and a dramatic vista from the 2,000-foot cliffs. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a herd of horses strolling Waipio Black Sand Beach at the end of the hike.

Recent reviews

Toyota Camry 2020

He even set up for us to be able to have a ride in the car to the airport.

Monroe B.
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Nichole B.
Ford Mustang 2016

I would definitely rent a car feom him again❤❤.

Nichole B.
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Henry M.
Ford Focus 2012

As other reviews have noted, this is an older car (100k+ miles) that makes a noise (I’m no car guy but I think it has to do with the automatic transition).

Henry M.
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Malinda R.
Honda Fit 2020

Clean car.

Malinda R.
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Maggie O.
Honda Fit 2020

Car was clean and well maintained!

Maggie O.
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Joelle K.
Hyundai Elantra 2019

His car is smooth and comfortable.

Joelle K.
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Mikaela R.
Ford Focus 2012

I would rent with him again!

Mikaela R.
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Youhan S.
Ford Mustang 2016

The prices were reasonable, and the car was clean and well-maintained.

Youhan S.
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Killian A.
Chrysler 200 2013

Everything was ok with the car on the beautiful Big Island !

Killian A.
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Neha C.
Hyundai Elantra 2019

Best host ever!

Neha C.
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Richard H.
Chrysler 200 2013

Great car, able to travel to Hilo and back.

Richard H.
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Sarah B.
Hyundai Elantra 2019

Came to the Big Island for a girls trip.

Sarah B.
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Kelsi M.
Hyundai Elantra 2019

We rented the car in the middle of our stay in the big island and he drove the car to us!

Kelsi M.
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Jamie G.
MINI Hardtop 4 Door 2017

This was the best Turo experience!

Jamie G.
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Ryssa V.
Ford Focus 2012

The car was great on gas mileage but did rattle quite a bit (I do think this is just how older cars are).

Ryssa V.
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Melissa C.
Hyundai Elantra 2019

Ken was amazing and very laid back about the rental which helped me relax and enjoy my time.

Melissa C.
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Jacob D.
Chrysler 200 2013

Nabil was very responsive and conveniently located near the airport.

Jacob D.
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KOA Airport (6 mi)

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Best Kona driving roads

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Chain of Craters Road

Take this route at the Hawaii Volcano National Park in your Kona car rental alternative for glimpses of fresh lava flow, petroglyph sites, and the dramatic 4,000-foot drop from crater to coast.

Kalapana-Kapoho Road

Take Highway 137 in your Kona car rental alternative through tunnels of trees just off the Puna coast until Isaac Hale Beach Park, where the road was cut off by lava flow.

South Kona Coffee Loop

Head south in your Kona car rental alternative to pick up Highway 160 in Captain Cook and ribbon your way through the lush green forests where farmers grow coffee. Catch Highway 11 back up to town.

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