Car Rentals on Maui
VISITING MAUI BY RENTAL CAR
Honestly stated, a rental car is necessary on this island. Maui is not a significant land mass (48 miles long x 36 miles wide); however, its must-see locations showcase themselves across the island. Public transportation is unavailable.
The most exciting opportunities for enjoying this island occur at all times of the day, such as sunrises in Haleakala National Park (book reservations at recreation.org) and sunset cruises from Lahaina. For the price of crowded “pick-you-up” tours, a rental car is affordable transportation that gives its occupants the freedom to stop, or leave, when they wish.
Not to be ignored is the romance of Maui. While it’s famous for engagements, weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and vow renewals, Maui radiates a sweet, intimate sense of connection for all visitors. Rental cars offer a personal space for keeping those connections going while getting from one stunning location to another. Some will find a Jeep to be that ideal, lively rental vehicle. Others may want to drive a sporty car with the top down. Someone else may need a roomy vehicle for carrying their clubs to one of fourteen outstanding golf courses. Guests coming to an island wedding might need an SUV or a minivan.
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HIGHLIGHTS ON MAUI
Families, groups, and visitors who’ll stay several days in lodging with kitchens frequently stop in Kahului to pick up groceries, forgotten sunglasses, or beach gear. Like other well-known shopping options in this town, Costco is a favorite and is close to the airport.
Lahaina is many tourists’ vision of old Maui. Because of its legendary history, first-time visitors to the island frequently stay here. A beautiful Banyan tree graces one block of Lahaina’s shopping district. Additionally, this main street is excellent for finding beachwear and Hawaiian-casual clothing. Gift stores and art galleries dot the street. On the shore or aboard day cruises, restaurants are a delicious way to enjoy Lahaina. North of Lahaina is the Kaanapali coast. A drive to the end, or just a few miles up the coastline, reveals magnificent Pacific views and spectacular island shorelines.
While not as recognized, Kihei is a great place to stay on Maui. The town’s location is convenient for sightseeing on other parts of Maui. But think about spending time in Kehei too. Watching a beautiful sunset from the beach provides a nice wind-down following a busy day. Be sure to enjoy the many good Kihei restaurants. Humpbacks are frequently seen here, off the shore, or from a tour boat. And, for snorkel buffs, a trip to Molokini is a must. Plenty of shopping opportunities are in Kihei and south, at Wailea.
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A drive that merits a rental car is the Hana Highway. Think of it as an all-day trip. There is a delicious stop for fresh fish and chips on the corner in funky, colorful Paia if the drive takes less time. Allowing a day for the Hana Highway is recommended because the road is narrow and twisty– 54 bridges connect 600 curvy turns. In addition, the opportunities to see native flowers, waterfalls, and natural attractions in pristine beauty are countless.
Consider enhancing your tropical island vacation on Maui with a rental car. Unless your destination is an all-inclusive resort that you’ll never leave until you fly off the island, we hope you’ll rent with AlohaRents. The rates are affordable, and no payment (of any type) is ever requested until you pick up your vehicle.