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.
The Big Island is where beautiful scenery and culture converge, and Kona is within reach of it all.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
No problems at all, only used 3 gallons of gas in 3 days driving around Kailua Kona.
Would recommend 100% getting this vehicle if you plan to travel around the island and save money with these gas prices!
Flexible with my schedule change… my first experience with Turo, I’ll avoid the rental companies whenever possible!
This is a great little car; sporty yet economical - which is important with Hawaii’s gas prices.
We brought our Costco membership cards and saved a boatload by filling up at the Costco in Kailua-Kona.
Charles was really accommodating and professional, I appreciated his attitude throughout the rental process and the car was great!
accommodated me for a great price for what i got. car was immaculate. directions for contactless pickup were very clear. car was waiting for me. beats waiting 45 minutes or more for the big box rental cars.
The service was recommended to us when my wife and I were unable to locate a car rental - from any of the providers in Kona Airport area - for the Thanksgiving week.
Great car, lots of fun and was clean and well prepped for our couple of days exploring the island.
Very convenient better than calling a Uber to and from the rental address by far the 15 dollar parking fee is way less than the cost of 2 Uber trips
Very clean, well maintained car and much more affordable than traditional rental cars.
Fast response time and she went above and beyond to help us out when our car rental service kept moving our reservation and then canceling it.
The car was in excellent condition making transportation the last think on my mind during my stay in Kona
I had my 60th birthday celebration in Kona with 5 of my besties who flew over from Australia & California so we needed a 2nd car.
The car is not a Ferrari, but that doesn´t matter, it drives, and does whatever a car need to do.
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.
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.
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.