My Wife and I are coming to Kauai near the end April and we're wondering if anyone has any tips for the best rental car deals.
Reserve through this car rental company
Choose whatever is cheaper. They are all pretty much the same. Book now.
The two cheapest I have used are discounthawaiicarrental.com and Costco.
Any of the majors is fine. As mentioned, DHCR and Costco usually have the best prices.
Thanks to you all, my Wife and I truly appreciate the advice.
If you choose Enterprise or Thrifty, they are off airport, but still a short shuttle ride and you don't have the extravagant airport taxes.
Thanks for that infomation slabeaume!
I will be arriving in Kauai this week. I wanted to rent a car on the website (DHCR) someone has posted above. Are airport taxes included if I pick up at Lihue Airport?
Costco gave us $ 196.00 with Budget for a whole week !
We were thrilled .
Happy Holidays to you .
When you pick up your car, all costs (including airport tax) are included in your payment - if this is what you mean. You don't pay anything separately. The DHCR site will give you a rate with all expenses included - they come back with the price quote a day or so after you send your request. And nearer to the date of your visit, re-check for a drop in rates - we saved about $50 this way. You do not pre-pay with DHCR when you send a request - you are not committed to anything & they don't have credit card info on your reservation. You only pay when you actually pick up the car.
AlezaMa12: If you have a reservation through DHCR, they should have told you the rental car company that you are getting your car from along with a confirmation number. You can go to the rental car companies web site that you will be picking up the car from and use the confirmation number to look up your reservation and see breakdown of the various line items that make up the rental car cost.
Edit: Not sure if you rented yet but at DHCR you can do "RESERVE YOURSELF" and get instant quote for car and see breakdown. You arrive very soon and have no car rented????Edited: 05 March 2014, 09:13