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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.

Recent reviews

Tyler G.
Mitsubishi Mirage 2014

Great communication and easy to navigate - a great option for a budget car rental

Tyler G.
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Walter M.
Chevrolet Sonic 2012

I enjoyed All Budget Car Rental and will rent from them again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Walter M.
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Peter B.
Dodge Charger 2022

Way better than traditional car rental companies like hertz.

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David M.
Hyundai Elantra 2017

A great alternative to car rental companies.

David M.
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R C.
Ford Mustang 2021

Hassle free car renting.

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Paul A.
Volkswagen Jetta 2017

Nice car.

Paul A.
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Frank A.
Chevrolet Spark 2021

I was grateful to be able to book a car for less than half the price of any rental agency.

Frank A.
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Timothy C.
Ford Fusion 2010

Car was great!

Timothy C.
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Frank C.
Toyota Camry 2014

Nice vehicle, drives smoothly, no issues and location is good very close to car rental center.

Frank C.
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Amanda N.
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2016

This was our first time using Turo and we would definitely use it again if the price beats traditional car rental companies.

Amanda N.
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Hari K.
Dodge Challenger 2023

Will definitely rent from Tom or Turo again next time I come back to the US.

Hari K.
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Gavin F.
Nissan Altima 2021

The car was in good condition as advertised.

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Ray K.
Ford Focus 2017

Car owner Richard was GREAT to work with.

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Belinda Julious M.
Ford Focus 2017

Once you try for the 1st time you will never return back to the normal car rental companies!

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Allyson W.
Toyota Camry 2023

Great car.

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Camilla C.
Volkswagen Jetta 2019

Easy rental process, clean car & Frank was super accommodating with changes for pick up time due to delays.

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Pavel N.
Kia Soul 2023

Best Turo Host!

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Carlo S.
Toyota Corolla 2020

Excellent, well-running, clean car.

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Charles S.
Toyota Corolla 2023

Car was spotless and exactly where Jack said it would be at BHM.

Charles S.
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Julia M.
Toyota Corolla 2014

Great car to get around in!

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Frank W.
Lexus ES 2017

The communication and personalization is something that you won’t experience with another car rental agency.

Frank W.
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Glynnis G.
Honda Accord 2023

Car rental process was easy.

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Paul M.
BMW Z4 2013

Very fun car.

Paul M.
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Mark R.
Kia Soul 2014

The 2014 Kia Soul rental was far more reasonably priced than commercial car rental companies' rates (to the tune of about $30/day).

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Brittany K.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2015

Lakiesha was simply the best!

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Cole N.
Volkswagen Passat 2016

Great rental agency, flexible and responsive definitely 5 star.

Cole N.
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Michael R.
Nissan Sentra 2024

Car was nice, avoided the rental car lines at the airport, cheaper then the car rental companies, pickup was close to the airport and it was easy to get an Uber to and from the car.

Michael R.
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Tommy M.
FIAT 500c 2012

Car was great!

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Brad H.
Chevrolet Malibu 2022

Better than large rental companies.

Brad H.
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Orlando A.
BMW 4 Series 2014

I rented a 4-series convertible from South London Car Rental.

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George V.
Kia Soul 2023

Jonathan’s car was a real treat after renting cars from Car rental companies like Budget, Thrifty, Dollar.

George V.
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Milena H.
Hyundai Elantra 2023

Overall smooth experience, it’s at the Hyundai car dealership, not street parking.

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Clarence C.
Tesla Model 3 2023

Excellent car and excellent communication.

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Naomi C.
Volkswagen Jetta 2014

For the price it was great.

Naomi C.
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Jonathan K.
Toyota Prius v 2013

Our host met us at the airport and even provided us a child car seat.

Jonathan K.
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Christian M.
Dodge Challenger 2020

Great car.

Christian M.
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Valeria T.
Hyundai Elantra 2023

Made the car rental process very smooth

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Alex Y.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2020

Amazing car.

Alex Y.
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Stacy G.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016

Smoothe, contactless pickup and return, drove great, excellent gas mileage, better price than the major rental companies, and it was clean!

Stacy G.
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Teri K.
Nissan Altima 2016

The car was decent Pick up and drop off was easy right at the airport A great alternative to a car rental agency and a lot cheaper

Teri K.
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Desiree J.
Toyota Yaris 2016

Easiest rental process.

Desiree J.
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Justin A.
Nissan Altima 2020

He’s super flexible and accomodating and priced reasonably compared to both big car rental companies and others here on Turo.

Justin A.
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Ian T.
Tesla Model 3 2023

What a great experience versus a car rental counter.

Ian T.
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Cheryl P.
Toyota Corolla 2017

No waiting in line at the rental counter.

Cheryl P.
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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.

Frequently asked questions in Kauai