Plane over Hawaii
If you are travelling to Hawaii, it is worth booking a cheap rental car at a local car rental company before you start your journey. Pick up your rental car at Kauai Island Airport as soon as you arrive. Kauai, the northernmost of the Hawaiian islands, is also known as the "Island of Gardens" and is located about 4,000 kilometers off the American west coast in the Pacific Ocean. The small island is only about 45 kilometers wide and 60 kilometers long and therefore well manageable. With a rental car, which you could rent in advance over the price comparison in the internet, you have the possibility of experiencing all nature wonders very closely.
Lihue LIH Airport on Kauai is the international airport of the Hawaiian island of Kauai and is located on the southeast coast. Domestic and overseas flights as well as freight planes and helicopters from local tour operators take off and land at LIH Airport. The only terminal is very clearly arranged and there are two taxiways available for take-off and landing. All major airlines in the USA serve Kauai Airport. There are several shopping facilities in the terminal, especially for textiles, books, accessories and souvenirs. In addition, various cafés and bars await visitors while they wait for their flight.
Way to the car rental
The terminal at Kauai Airport is very manageable a the airport is quite small. The baggage claim areas are located to the right and left of the terminal building. Here you can also find the car rental with its pick-up station, where you could rent the car cheaply in advance by comparing prices. The car will be provided at the airport upon arrival on the island. Make sure that you have your credit card ready to pay the deposit for the rental car. This will be done at the pick-up point so you can start your well-earned Hawaii vacation right away. The car parks where the rental cars are located can be found directly in front of the terminal. Here, too, you don't have to travel long distances until you arrive at your car from the plane.
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These traffic rules apply to Kauai when driving with a rental car:
On the way on Hawaiian roads
Traffic in Hawaii
In case of non-observance of the obligation to fasten the seat belt, this can cost up to 500.00 USD. You should also pay attention to the speed limits if you are travelling with the car of the car rental company. Hawaiians are known for their cheerful and easy way of life, which is also evident in road traffic. It is not honked, hardly overhauled and also not pushed. You should definitely adapt to this way of driving with your rental car from a local car rental company. So it will be a very relaxing holiday right from the start.
Not only the natural sights on Kauai are worth seeing. The artist village Hanapepe on the south coast is an absolute must-see especially for art connoisseurs and art lovers. With the rental car, which you could find and rent in advance over the offers in the price comparison, you will arrive fast in Hanapepe over the well developed roads in this place. Because of the many beautiful historical buildings, it even served as a film set for "The Thorn Birds" or "Flight through Hell". There are many plantation houses where today the studios and shops of many painters, sculptors and artisans can be found.
With the car of a car rental you can reach the place Hanalei quite fast. It houses the Waiolo Mission House, a museum about the history of the island. Not far from the village are the taro fields in front of the green mountains, where heart-shaped plants grow, which are very impressive to see. In one of the local restaurants you can taste the island's speciality. Poi is a sweet porridge made from the tubers of taro plants.
Taro fields in Kauai
Of course, the landscape of the green island must not be forgotten. It is characterized by volcanoes and also offers an impressive spectacle with its waterfalls. Thus, on Kauai, it is also possible to rent an SUV at a reasonable price. You can pick up an off-road vehicle as a rental car directly upon arrival at the airport in the terminal at the pick-up station of the local car rental company and start immediately from LIH Airport to the nearest surroundings and beautiful countryside.