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Kailua and Kona Car Rentals

Kailua and Kona, Hawaii, are located on the Island of Hawaii, commonly referred to as the "Big Island" because of its size. Coffee lovers may be familiar with Kona for its deliciously strong and flavorful beans, but more than 180,000 locals know Kailua-Kona as home. While the island breezes and warm, pleasant air enchant your senses, you can dazzle your mind with an array of eye-opening Hawaiian attractions. Having a car will give you access to more than 4,000 square miles of space, the largest island in the United States. From eco-adventures to big parties, the Big Island will surprise you with all it has in store.

The Real Hawaii
Take a trip to Kailua Pier, where you'll climb aboard an Atlantis Submarine Tour. This incredible underwater adventure lasts just 35 minutes, but it truly is a trip of a lifetime. Your trip will include a tour of an 18,000-year old, 25-acre natural coral reef brimming with sea creatures, color and diversity. The 48-passenger submarine transports visitors to this hidden but beautiful side of the Hawaiian Islands. At 100 feet below sea level, you wouldn't be able to explore this paradise any other way. If you prefer to stay above water, numerous other day cruises depart from the Kailua-Kona pier.

It's Party Time!
If you head on over to the historic Kamakahonu Bay, you can partake in one of the Big Island's biggest parties: the Island Breeze Luau. Located on the grounds of Ahu'ena, which was Kamehameha the Great's former estate, this luau is considered to be one of the best in Hawaii. In addition to traditional luau dances and festivities, this celebration boasts a 22-dish buffet to please any hungry traveler.

Krazy for Kona
You won't want to pass up the opportunity to experience some of the most incredible coffee plantations on the planet. Kona coffee grows exclusively in North and South Kona, where constant cloud coverage, high elevation and nutrient-rich volcanic soil combine to form an incredible terroir for coffee-growing. Many coffee farms and plantations offer tours to the public. Your tour will give insight into the coffee growing and harvesting process. Explore the Kona Living History Farm, Greenwell Farms, Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation or Hilo Coffee Mill for an incredible experience.

Get Behind the Wheel

Make your Thrifty reservation now and the vehicle of your choice will be awaiting your arrival. Climb into a spacious SUV or a sleek sports car – whatever you desire most for island driving.