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- Posted on: February 4th, 2010
The name of the website Hawaii Drive-O made me laugh. It amazes me how creative people can be, using descriptive words in their URL’s to promote a product or business. How could anyone forget a Hawaii Car Rental company with such a great name?
So, what do you rent when you go to Hawaii? A jeep or a convertible? I think those are the two most popular rental vehicles, although families need SUV’s. Especially if they are driving to Hana or Haleakala. I’ve been to both and can tell you, you MUST rent a car if you go to Hawaii so you can see more than the area in which you are staying. There is so much to explore and do, no matter which Island you visit.
If you’ve never visited Hana on Maui, it’s definitely worth the drive. Leave early, plan for the whole day by buying a small styrofoam cooler and pack it with plenty of water and snacks. Take your beach towels – if you don’t use them to dry off the kids will use them as pillows when they nap!
TIP: Give the kids a motion-sickness pill before leaving your hotel. You might want to take one yourself!
I found the only way to cope with the windy road was to make plenty of stops to get out and walk – even if only for a couple of minutes. One time we drove out there we stopped at the little store in Hana to send postcards. I discovered I could mail a coconut with a note written on it (like a postcard – but a lot more fun!) LOL – so of course I did and my son received it a month later at a ski resort he was working at. It caused quite a stir as people heard about it in the mail room and they all wanted to see.
TIP: Take a black felt pen with you so you don’t have to buy one.
My other favorite place was the 7 Sacred Pools. It was beautiful and a fun place for the kids to paddle in the pools after a long hot day driving the windy road.
To compare rates, choose the right vehicle for your holiday, and to get the best deal on a rental car, click here. You will find a wealth of interesting information.
Hawaii Drive-O’s website has a ton of useful information not only on rental cars, but airfare, cruises, local info and fun articles to help you organize your next trip to Hawaii.