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There are some taxis on the island of Lana'i, but not too many. There are only about 3,000 people living on the island, not including the tourists who come and go quite often. Because of this, there is no real need for a fleet of taxis. When you arrive in Lana'i, whether at the docks from the ferry or at the airport, you can find a taxi and use it to get to the hotel or resort that you are staying at. However, many of these hotels and resorts offer shuttle service and pick ups at the airport and the docks, so you could probably save yourself money by just arranging a pick up. If you are going to be on the island for a few days, it might not be a bad idea to rent a car. The island isn't too large and can be covered from end to end in a few hours. If you drive around you can see some of the most beautiful scenery you'll ever see. Some of the roads are pretty bumpy and get can rough, so most of the vehicles that are rented are 4 wheel drive or Jeep Wranglers. Driving along the coast is a great way to spend the day, so you should consider doing so if you want to get a good taste for Lana'i.
Your options for rentals are Dollar and Adventure Lanai Ecocentre. Dollar operates out the THE (as in the only) gas station on the island and you will need to shuttle from the airport or ferry dock to get your car. Adventure Lanai Ecocentre will have your car waiting for you at either the airport, ferry dock or your hotel. It is highly recomended you get a Jeep as the island has only a limited amount of paved roads and normal rental cars are not allowed off the road.