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, pick up your Kona airport car rental alternative and head to the sparkling beaches, jungle-covered mountains, and stark volcanoes for the trademarks of a Big Island adventure.
Direct your Kona car rental alternative through the colorful tourist tangle to these notable sights, where beautiful scenery and culture converge.
Built out of lava rock in 1838, this unique palace represents the Westernized shift made by Hawaiian royalty, 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.
Skip the rental car counter
Book your Kona car rental alternative on Turo to make the easy shift from beachside to mountaintop.
Start your trusty Kona car rental alternative and head up to Mauna Loa and Kilauea, one 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 in your Kona car rental, 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. Steer your Kona car rental alternative to the Hamakua Coast to explore.
Eugene is a superhost! He was super flexible when i needed to extend it. The car is super clean and is fun to drive. Eugene was punctual and always replied to my messages super quick. Pickup and return process were also easy and instructions were clear. Thanks Eugene!
Despite the problem with the car, Blake was very accommodating and courteous. It was a pleasure to speak with him.
The smart car was great! It was so cute and so much room! Perfect for getting around!
Sam was super awesome and very accommodating! For my first time using Turo, I had a great experience. The mustang was fun to drive and everything went on without a hitch!
Pick up and return super easy. Great communication! Great to deal with and car was in excellent condition. No problems!
Mahalo again good! Last minute business trip inner island and you always pull through! I recommend to everyone!
Mark was great to work with and the car was great for cruising around and exploring Kona!
Kea was incredible. Flexible in scheduling and made the transaction easy and fun. Great bargain w/friendly service.
Jason was super friendly and quick to respond! We really enjoyed driving his Prius to the Hilo side and back - the car was clean, had fantastic mileage, and we’d gladly rent from him again!
Jason’s car was very clean, no issues with anything highly recommend him and this car!
The car is very economy (32-41 mpg). Jamie was friendly and we did't have any problem Thanks for rent ))
Great car, easy pickup and return. Can’t beat driving around Hawaii in a convertible!
Mia is a fantastic Turo ambassador. Thank you for a great first time Turo user.
Mia was very informative and welcoming!! Getting and returning the vehicle was convenient and easy. Would definitely recommend Mia!
Jay’s Nissan was perfect for our month stay in Kona for our family of four. It took us everywhere we wanted to go on the Big Island and fit all of our beach gear. Would definitely rent again!
Great host! My first time trying Turo and jay made the experience very convenient. He sends you a list of recommendations around the island upon check-in which is very useful. Would rent again.
Super fun car to get around the island with and pretty good on gas too!
Great car, grateful that Benjamin communicated with me often
Sheena and the blue lighting were great ! Definitely the best deal there is out there. The blue lighting got us safely to all the places we wanted to go, and as for roads you can only access with a 4wd we just hitch hiked ! Sheena was wonderful and easy to communicate with :)
A great car for a great price. Everything went well and the car is exactely as described. April is a very nice and friendly person. She tried to meet all our needs and communication with her was just perfect. I can highly recommend renting this car for going around the Big Island. Thank you April for perfect experience.
Rebecca was truly incredible to work with! She was professional and kind with clear communication. I highly recommend renting with her as she really does exceeds all expectations.
First time using Turo and April was fantastic! Great communication and prompt follow up. She met us at the airport for pickup at 8pm on a Sunday. I would absolutely rent from April again and definitely recommend her!
A lil bit of both. Needed a car and Kea adventure was very convenient and fast and easy process. Awesome service and nice and clean car well kept
Fun time on big island was made better with reliable transportation. Volodymyr was a good guy. Thanks!
All perfect! The car is great, Kary is great! We decided in time for pick up and return. It worked out best for both sides. We love to come back soon.
Great fuel efficient car and the cruise control made it much better to drive on long trips on the highway. Excellent communication and the process from pick up and return was so easy. Mahalo!
I had rented Jeffrey's car for a week and everything was so awesome. Jeffrey was so patient and accommodating. This was my first time using turo and I'll differently be using Jeffrey again. No question
This is a great car, rented from wonderful people. I couldn't recommend it and them more highly!
Mark and his mustang were fabulous. Easy delivery and drop off. Perfect way to see Kona for the day. Thanks Mark.
Great experience. Happy that I got to find Tk and work with. Thank You
We decided to rent the suburu through overisland llc. We got in contact almost immediately! Beyond this, he was extremely understanding. We were supposed to drop the csr off at 8pm but we were running late. We gave him a quick call and he had no problem with it. To conclude our experience the csr was perfectly clean and brand new. We felt the true island experience with the car! If you ever need a car with no hassle use this guy! We will be on our next trip!
Second time renting from Cain and he and the car didn’t disappoint!
Had a bit of hiccup with the car in the beginning because the previous renter locked the car with the keys inside. Not Andrew’s fault. He was quick with the communication and got us a replacement vehicle right away in the same location. Everything went smoothly afterwards.
Jay and his wife both made us feel so welcome in Hawaii. It was our first time visiting the island and Jay gave us a list of fun things to do on our trip. The car was amazing too. Best way too are Hawaii in a Mustang convertible! Thank you Jay for making our vacation one to remember!
Jeffrey, saved my trip to Big Island :) I booked same day as I’m arrived and in 1 hour (at 10pm) car was delivered to me to the airport. Nice and clean Toyota Prius. Thank you
The car was great to drive around the island! Josh was very clear and helpful about everything.
Mark is amazing. His car is superb. He told me all kinds of cool places to hit up while I was on the island, which was a huge help. No question, the next time I come back to the island I will be hoping that I get the chance to use his car again. Thank you so much Mark.
Super nice guy, super helpful resourceful, good conversation, clean car, amazing person.
Ethan was super friendly and very accommodating of some last minute requests that we had. He took the time to explain some features of the vehicle that made our trip a lot easier. Would recommend.
Everything about this car and host was excellent. From the pick up to communication to drop off was effortless. 6 stars!!
Oksana was great to work with. Would absolutely rent from her again. We had a minor issue during our trip and she was immediately responsive.
Everything with Ethan was amazing! He communicated amazing as soon as the trip was booked. Super flexible with times! Had a flat tire occur & Ethan was so understanding! The car didn’t have a spare so we had to get towed to a tire location. Ethan was so great about communicating! He was very helpful & covered the costs. Would absolutely recommend him and his car to anyone!
Sarah was great to work with. Car was clean, full tank, and had all the great modern features in today’s cars. Back-up camera made it easy to park. Low fuel eco feature makes gas mileage awesome to tour the island and not break the bank. Would absolutely recommend.
Michael was so flexible about extending my trip with his car. On point with his communication and replying on time! Really cool guy and easy booking with him! Clean and reliable car. Very pleased!!
First time using this app. Loved that everything was so organized and written out from the start, with no car rental lines.
Awesome experience! Super clean car and simple process, only my second experience with Turo but I'm super satisfied with it overall and plan to keep using it for my vehicle rental needs in the future!
Brian was awesome. Car is immaculate and Brian was very flexible and accommodating. Thanks!
So glad I was able to get Blue Lighting last minute. Car was easy way to get around in Kona. I had no problem reaching out to Sheena and she was super accommodating. She is a wonderful person and will provide a good stable car!!
Bryan was so flexible and made every effort to help me (especially as a first time user of Turo). He is thorough, patient and understanding. Best car rental experience!
Mark & his Mustang were fantastic. Not only did he pick up & drop off the vehicle, he helped us with tips and sites to go to! I highly recommend renting with Mark. Plus, the mustang and convertible made for great site seeing.
Josh was great to work with. Very reliable but also laid back. The mustang was a blast to drive with the top down!
Awesome experience. Kaleo picked us up from the airport and dropped us back off there to eliminate the cost of us having to Uber to the cars location. He was very friendly and even gave us tips about the island. The car itself was perfectly clean inside and out with a full tank of gas ready to go.
Kea was very responsive and friendly. And the car is great.
This car is a blast ! Great way to see the big island. Bryan made pick up and drop off super easy.
We were visiting the Big Island from Northern California and booking Sams car was the best decision. It’s a sharp looking ride and drives great. The A/C, the sound system, comfortable leather seats, and sunroof were all there to please. Sam himself is a friendly, laid back people person which made the pick up and drop off a great smooth experience. You can’t go wrong with this rental choice, so much better than a standard rental and priced just right. We will gladly book with Sam again. We might go for his stylin Jeep on our next visit.
Kea’s car was incredibly clean and comfortable! The mileage on this Ford Fusion is great and Kea was very easy to communicate with and made pick up and drop off easy. This was a great car for exploring the big island.
Bryan was quick to answer and offers snorkeling / boogie board for a small extra charge. A/ C was amazing highly recommend !
My girlfriend and I took a trip to Hawaii for fun since we have never been. Ryan was pretty cool and his car was perfect for the trip we took. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family
Very awesome trip thanks to Jay for letting us use his super clean car! Would highly recommend to rent from Jay!
John is a friendly, easy-going person who made it super easy to pick-up and drop-off the Mustang. We were even able to drop off the car earlier than planned to accommodate our schedule. The car was a blast to drive and got us everywhere we needed on our trip. We highly recommend renting this beautiful Mustang from John.
Sir John was exceptionally helpful and kind despite multiple issues with Turo.
The car was great and we had the best time driving around the island. I completely recommend it!
Nick was right on the ball. Quick to answer, flexible with our delivery needs. The car itself ran like a top. Don't forget to push the "Sport Mode" button on the dash to get that little extra boost when driving.
Left the car with a full tank exactly where we picked it up. Mahalo :)
It was an easy process and having a car on Kona made our holiday much more exciting. Thanks Robin.
This was our first time using TURO. I don’t think I’ll ever rent again from a rental car company if all Turo experiences are like the one I had with Ethan. We rented his white convertible mustang. He was able to accommodate my family and have pickup and return at the airport. It made the whole process so much easier, especially with kids. We were grateful that it was so fast, so we could start our adventuring right away. The mustang looked like it had just been detailed inside and out. It is a beautiful car. We had a blast cruising around with the top down. If we had any questions, Ethan got in touch with us promptly and his responses were very helpful and thorough. I really appreciated it, being a new Turo user. If we travel back to the Big Island again, we will definitely be renting from Ethan and recommending that our friends do also. Mahalo Ethan!!!!!!
This was our first Turo experience and it was much better than we could even hope for, Not only the car was amazing and cheaper than local agencies, it was also filled with little intentions (guide book of Big Island, iphone charger, ...) On top of that, Tony was very friendly, helpful and super easy to communicate with. Thank you again for this very nice experience, I definitely recommend.
Wonderful service from Debi and a fantastically fun vehicle
Kaleo was extremely flexible and wonderful to deal with--adjusted my pickup time a bit when I needed to. Clean and very functional car. Would recommend!
Great car with awesome gas mileage. Host was on time and incredibly informative.
The car was immaculate! Having an affordable car really made our trip much more enjoyable.
Guss is great and so is the car. My plans changed and he had no problems accommodating me.
We are a couple that rented Josh's Mustang for a couple of days. Josh was very accommodating - he dropped the car off at the airport for us so that pick up became effortless. The lockbox made coordination a breeze. Watching the sunset with this car is highly recommended! Due to our last-minute booking, I ended up having to drive back-and-forth between Kona and Hilo, which added more miles than originally planned for. Josh was quite considerate in offering us an adjustment on the reimbursement for additional mileage. Overall a great experience - one in my which the host Josh put an emphasis on service. Highly recommended. Thanks, Josh!
Our experience with Jason was super convenient. He made arrangements to pick us up at the airport, was there when we picked up our bags, and made the whole pickup and return easy. The car was perfect for what we needed and very clean. We will use him again next time.
This was a really smooth ride, and everything about the pickup and return went well. I recommend using Anthony for your Big Island car needs!
TJ upgraded us when our original Sentra wasn't returned yet. Everything was perfect.
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.