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Car Rental Options in Kailua-Kona Hawaii

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Since the time when Hawaiian kings lived in the area, Kailua-Kona on the western side of the Big Island of Hawaii has always been considered a prime place to visit and relax. King Kamehameha I established the city as his first capital, and when the capital moved to Honolulu, it remained a royal retreat. Although the city is technically called “Kailua,” it is typically called “Kailua-Kona” or simply “Kona,” so that it is not confused with the city of Kailua on leeward side of Oahu. The city still draws many visitors to its nearby beaches and hosts many attractions such as the Ironman Triathlon. Although visitors to the city will find plenty to occupy them during their visits to the area, many will want to have some way to get out and see other beaches and other parts of the Big Island. For most people, this means that they will need to rent a car.

There are many options to consider when planning for a car rental. First, you will need to decide how long you will need the rental for. More often than not, if you get a weekly rate (which is usually about 5 to 7 days), then you will also get a better deal. When visiting a place like Kona, it is probably best to have a car for the duration of your visit if possible so that you have the flexibility to visit other areas of the island. Most visitors to the island will either fly into Kona International Airport or Hilo International Airport. Both airports have car rental companies on site, and most visitors who rent cars will do so at the airport. Most of the major rental car companies have a presence on the Big Island. These include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. The best place to start when looking for a rental car is probably visiting a few different travel websites. Sites like Priceline.com, Expedia.com, and other well-known travel sites typically allow you to purchase a car rental at the same time that you purchase an airline ticket. If you do not purchase your car rental at the same time as your airline tickets, then make sure that you do not arrange for a car rental in Hilo if you are flying into the Kona Airport or vice versa.

If you arrive on the island without making a car rental reservation and then decide that you will need a car, then several hotels have car rental agencies on site. The Hilton Waikoloa, the Marriot Waikoloa, and the Four Seasons Hualali, among other hotels, all have on-site car rental options. If your hotel does not have a car rental agency onsite, then your concierge should be able to help you make arrangements for a car rental. Kona also has a few local car rental agencies such as Affordable Rent-A-Car and Island RV.

While there is little doubt that visitors to Kailua-Kona could find plenty to fill their time for several weeks, they also may want to explore the rest of the island. If they do, then there are plenty of car rental options available to them.

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