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Lihue, Kauai, HI

Guaranteed Jeep Rental Kauai

When you vacation on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, you’ll want a vehicle that’s prepared for adventure! This is the bucket list trip that calls for more than just your ordinary rental car. That’s where a Jeep rental in Kauai comes in. After a long flight from the mainland to the Lihue airport on Kauai, you’ll be ready to open the soft top on your Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, or Ford Bronco to feel the sun and warm breeze. Soon (perhaps the next day) you’ll be ready to seek towering waterfalls, majestic ocean overlooks, hike through a tropical forest or coastal trail, and end your fun-filled days watching sunset from Polihale or many other famed beaches on Kauai. Airing down the all-terrain tires for off-road adventure through a rugged rain forest or before driving on a sandy beach is always recommended. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to air the tires back up with our top-of-the-line ARB onboard air compressors. Will you need chairs and an umbrella for a day at the beach? We’ve got you covered there too. Rent a 4X4 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, or Ford Bronco from our Lihue Jeep rental location and be ready for Hawaiian adventures!

Kauai 4x4 Rental Options

  • Ford Bronco Badlands Edition (4-door, soft top, and 33” tires)
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (4-door, powered soft top, and 33” tires)
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Xtreme Recon (4-door, powered soft top, lifted, and 35” tires)
  • Jeep Gladiator Mojave (4-door, soft top, and 33” tires

Friendly Terms

  • Guaranteed 4×4 rental in Kauai
  • Approved for use on trails and sandy beaches (where allowed by law)
  • Discounts for 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, and 30-day rentals
  • On-board ARB air compressors to air down and then back up
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas available to rent

Contact Us

Our Kauai Jeep rental vehicles are parked in a secured parking garage facility below the building at 2981 Umi St in Lihue 96766. Pick up or delivery is by appointment only so please email sales@drivediff.com or call us at 970.519.8004 to discuss your travel plans and the best way to get you your vehicle. We generally can accommodate late airport arrivals or departures (no fee) and delivery to Poipu or Princeville / Hanalei (for a fee) and dependent on staffing availability.

History

Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, having formed an estimated 5 million years ago. Historians believe that Polynesian adventurers completed an approximate 2,000 mile ocean adventure on outrigger canoes and first landed on the Big Island of Hawaii about 1,500 years ago. The original Hawaiians lived undisturbed for approximately 500 years until more ocean adventurers arrived from the island of Tahiti. Kauai was the last of the islands to join the other islands and rule of King Kamehameha. Kamehameha failed to attack and take over Kauai twice, once due to storm, and another time due to an epidemic. Eventually though, King Kaumualii of Kauai agreed to peacefully join Kamehameha and the Hawaiian Islands were then united under one kingdom. European explorers and traders did not discover the islands until 1778, when Captain James Cook landed on Big Island. Whaling, sugar cane, pineapples, missionaries, military positioning, and of course tourism all contributed to Hawaii ultimately joining the United States as the 50th state in 1959.

Airport

  • Lihue Airport

Where to Eat

  • Duke’s Kauai in Lihue
  • Mariachi’s in Lihue
  • Keokio’s Paradise in Koloa / Poipu
  • Beach House Restaurant in Koloa / Poipu
  • Brennecke’s Beach Broiler in Koloa / Poipu
  • JoJo’s Shave Ice in Waimea or Kapaa
  • Aina Kauai in Kapaa
  • Hanalei Bread Company in Hanalei
  • Postcards in Hanalei
  • Happy Talk Lounge in Princeville

Where to Stay

  • Princeville / Hanalei (north shore) for a llush, green, tropical beach experience
  • Poipu (south shore) for a sunny, drier climate with soft sand, sea turtles and Hawaiian Monk Seals
  • Lihue / Kapaa (southeast / east) for proximity to the airport and ease of access to the north or south shores
  • Anywhere on the island! You just want to be on Kauai…

Campgrounds

  • Polihale State Park
  • Waimea Canyon State Park
  • Lydgate Beach Park
  • Anini Beach Park

Trail Access

  • Polihale Beach
  • Kokee State Park
  • Kekaha Beach (First Ditch and Second Ditch)
  • Anahola Beach
  • Jurassic Park gate trail