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Have the time of your life in Kauai

If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, Kauai is a great island to visit. Although it can still get busy, it’s not usually as crowded as Maui and Oahu, and it’s full of amazing things to see — from Jurassic Park filming locations to Hawaii’s equivalent of the Grand Canyon.

Cruise scenic oceanside roads, hit up the golf courses around Lihue, and bask in natural beauty. Or simply tan on the beach while you enjoy Kauai’s laid-back island vibe.

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From falls to ferns, Kauai is crowded with natural beauty.

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Wailua Falls

Just north of Lihue, Wailua Falls is a gorgeous twin waterfall and an iconic symbol of Kauai’s natural wonder. (It was featured on the show Fantasy Island.) The best part? No hike required. The waterfall is visible from the parking lot, though ambitious hikers can walk to the bottom of the falls.

Kalapaki Beach

At Kalapaki Beach, 10 minutes from Lihue, you can spend hours surfing, swimming, and walking on the well-kept beaches. Since the waves don’t typically get too big, it’s a great family destination. When you need to cool off, most customers turn to shaved ice from the Kalapaki Beach Hut.

Fern Grotto

Hop into a boat and take the Wailua River a few miles inland to Fern Grotto: a natural amphitheater filled with tropical plants and, as the name suggests, hundreds of ferns. It’s one of Kauai’s most popular destinations, just 20 minutes from Lihue.

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Hit the road

The fourth largest Hawaiian Island, Kauai is known as the garden island, and it’s easy to see why. Tropical rainforests, dramatic coastal cliffs, and beautiful valleys are just a few of the sights to take in as you explore further afield on this lush island. Grab bike rentals and cruise through small towns to experience laid-back island life or drive out in search of wilderness adventures.

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Napali Coast State Park

The Napali Coast is a dramatic coastline named for its pali, or sea cliffs. With breathtaking beaches, wilderness hiking, and archaeological sites, it’s a must-see. The 11-mile Kalalau Trail that runs through the park has been called one of the most beautiful — and most dangerous — hikes in the U.S.

Kalalau Lookout

Nature lovers and film buffs alike will enjoy seeing the canyon that’s served as a backdrop for Jurassic Park and the original King Kong, among countless other movies. Be sure to snap a photo of this iconic look into the Kalalau Valley.

Lanai

If you have time, consider visiting Lanai, a short plane or ferry ride away. There, you can snorkel near the shipwreck of a WWII tanker, catch views of Maui and Molokai, and watch turtles on the secluded Polihua Beach. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a humpback whale.

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Joseph B.
BMW 3 Series 2012

This is better than use car rental companies

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Lawrence W.
BMW Z4 2021

Easier than big box car rental companies.

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Scott P.
Ford Mustang 2019

Much better then your typical car rental companies

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Raghav K.
Chrysler 200 2011

No different than a car rental agency like Avis, Budget or Dollar except that it is cheaper.

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Tracy E.
FIAT 500 2012

American Motors is by FAR the best car rental agency I’ve ever dealt with!

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Timothy C.
Ford Fusion 2010

Car was great!

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Ricardo R.
Toyota Corolla 2017

Car ran well and was a great value compared to the car rental companies.

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Angel J.
Hyundai Elantra 2023

Excellent car rental services.

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Devin M.
Nissan Altima 2016

This Turo experience definitely puts car rental companies to shame.

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Rachel N.
Hyundai Elantra 2013

My first time using Turo and it was a great alternative to car rental companies.

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Myron M.
Mazda Mazda3 2016

Car runs amazing!

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Christian S.
Toyota Camry 2022

Easier than going to a car rental counter and standing in line to pay more than double the price.

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Kiran Prasad P.
Toyota Corolla 2017

Proactive communication, convenient location near rental car shuttle drop off, flexible, clean car, better experience compared to big car rental companies.

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Anne V.
Lexus GS 2014

The car was very comfortable and clean.

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Ashley G.
Ford Mustang 2014

What a difference to not have to shuttle to the rental car center.

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Toyota Camry 2023

The best prices I was able to find for long term car rental.

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Adam S.
Chevrolet Corvette 2021

Nice car, smooth rental process!

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Andrew O.
Kia Forte 2023

Street parking was easy.

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Mike M.
Kia Spectra 2009

If you want a reliable car that will make you fit in like a local, you want to rent a car from Flying Mermaid!

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Kurt M.
Nissan Altima 2020

The car was as good as the those I've had from the top-of-the line car rental companies.

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Michael T.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018

Eli has great cars and they are very clean and well maintained.

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Porsche 718 Boxster 2019

Awesome car and rental process.

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Ahlon C.
Chevrolet Corvette 2023

Great car.

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Bryan L.
Toyota Prius 2022

I would rent from him 1000 times over a car rental agency - couldn't have been easier!

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Patricia P.
Tesla Model 3 2022

A truly seamless experience compared to the hassle of car rental companies!

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Luis R.
Toyota Corolla 2017

Great car, easy rental process.

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Angel P.
Honda Civic 2022

I was so happy with the rental process and vehicle.

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Nicolas D.
Tesla MODEL 3 2023

The best first experience ever!!!

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Ford Mustang 2019

Incredible car easy rental process just the best rental to date

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Julia A.
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2016

Turo is so much easier than rental car companies.

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Noah I.
Porsche 718 Boxster 2017

Beautiful car and rental process was seamless.

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Dean B.
Tesla Model 3 2023

Car rental process was excellent!

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Beth R.
FIAT 124 Spider 2019

Fantastic car!!

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Lauren L.
Kia Forte 2023

If Turo is always this good, I’m never using a traditional car rental agency again.

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Alexa P.
Honda Accord 2021

John made our car rental process so smooth and seamless!

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Olivia P.
Hyundai Elantra 2023

Love the car!

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Robert F.
Kia Optima 2017

The car worked perfectly for our needs, and the price was right.

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Claire G.
Toyota Corolla 2020

This is my 2nd time renting with Noor and I’ll never go back to a regular car rental agency.

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Jean-Marc O.
Chrysler 300 2016

Pluto LLC's vehicle was wonderful, & the communication throughout the reservation/rental process was exceptional.

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Jakub S.
Tesla Model 3 2022

Much better service than all other official car rental companies.

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Molly K.
Hyundai Elantra 2020

The rental process (from reservation to return) was super easy and communication was quick.

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Denette R.
Tesla Model 3 2023

It’s was so easy using this app for car rental 100% refer anyone to use this as an option as opposed to the car rental companies out there and Ian is super great and responsive.

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Mauricio S.
Toyota Corolla 2023

The car was in neat condition; I had no issues with it; Great on miles per gallon; Quick communication from host; Price was better than traditional rental companies.

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Jason M.
Toyota Corolla 2022

Clean car.

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Tomica Z.
Hyundai Elantra 2020

Beautiful car.

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Erin T.
Toyota Corolla 2022

Needed a last minute car rental and Leo was awesome!

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Nyaya K.
Nissan Altima 2020

We had a very good experience with the car rental process.

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Honda Accord 2020

The best guys in town for the rental cars!

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Aletha G.
Ford Fusion 2019

The rental process was easy and painless!!

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James M.
BMW 3 Series 2015

Jay saved the day after running into issues with the car rental agency!

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Dolores J.
Toyota Prius 2022

Very clean rental.

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Juan L.
Nissan Sentra 2022

Easy and convenient way to rent a car and avoid the rental car companies Love it

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Aaron K.
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2023

What a great car!

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Taz T.
Cadillac CT5-V 2023

The car was everything I had hoped for.

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Brelynn T.
Tesla Model 3 2023

If you’re booking for a SD trip, look no further.

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Ian K.
Audi A6 2019

Great car, efficient rental process and great communication.

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Edwin B.
Tesla Model 3 2022

Great car and rental process.

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Gregory B.
Toyota Prius Prime 2017

A better experience, on all levels, than any of the nationwide car rental companies that I have used.

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Best Kauai driving roads

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Waimea Canyon

The Grand Canyon of the Pacific is 14 miles long and more than 3000 feet deep. Waimea Canyon Drive offers stunning overlooks along the rim. After stopping at the lower lookout and the main overlook, you can follow the road into the mountains, stopping at Kokee State Park for more dramatic views.

Kuhio Highway

Kuhio Highway, or Route 56, takes you along the northern and eastern shores of Kauai. Be prepared to stop at a number of scenic lookout points, including Lumahai Beach and Wainiha Beach Park. The highway ends at Ke’e Beach, where you can hop on the Kalalau Trail to continue your journey on foot.

Highway 520

Driving south on Highway 520, you’ll find yourself passing under a canopy of about 500 eucalyptus trees. The tree tunnel, or hall of trees, was planted in 1911 by wealthy pineapple farmer Walter McBryde. To reach the trees, drive south from Lihue for eight miles, then turn left toward Koloa.

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