Kona is a city that loves change and lives it 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So instead of simply lounging on the beach and soaking in the sun, slip behind the wheel of one of Thrifty’s Kona rental cars (which you’ll always get for the lowest price, guaranteed) and discover all this exciting city has to offer.
Before you hit the road in a Kona car rental, be sure to sign up for the Blue Chip Express Rental Program®. Not only will it give you faster counter service, but for every 16 days you rent a car from Thrifty, you’ll get one day’s rental for free!
With the keys to one of our sedans, minivans, SUVs or compact cars firmly in hand, toss your bags in the back and make haste – because Kona waits for no one. Some great places to check out in our Kona rental cars include:
- Queen K Highway. Top down or windows down, as the case may be, there’s no better place to break in your Kona rental car than the Queen K Highway up to Waimea, where each October Ironman tri-athletes push their bodies to the limits along one of the most scenic routes in Hawaii. Along the way, stop and take in the view, take a few pictures and grab a bite to eat. On the way home, watch as the sunset explodes into the sky (and take a few more pictures).
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Explore the rumbling, rocky earth while enjoying some of the most magnificent views on the island. When you’re done, head over to one of the area’s world-famous coffee plantations to sip some brew and enjoy the scenery.
- Kealakekua Bay. Filled with coral, schools of tropical fish, and, on occasion, dolphins, this breathtaking bay offers some of the island’s best snorkeling, SCUBA diving and kayaking.
If a “go, go, go” vacation isn’t your thing, then just sink your toes into the warm sands and relax. But keep your Kona rental car’s keys handy – because there are several world-famous beaches within easy driving distance from Kona that offer some of the most beautiful sand and surf you’ll ever see. A few local favorites include the disappearing sands of White Sands Beach County Park, Kahaluu Beach Park and the Old Kona Airport State Recreation area.