The best time to visit Kahului is all the time. Being a South Pacific island with near-perfect weather year-round, Maui is always inviting. June and July are the busiest times for tourism, so depending on your desire to either take part in the tourist scene or avoid it; you can plan your trip accordingly.
The mid-winter months can get a little rainy, but in our experience, there is nothing wrong with a little warm, tropical rain, especially when it brings rainbows that encapsulate the entire island. No matter when you go, you will have the time of your life. Maui is very easy to get around in. The island has two main parts, and there are highways surrounding both.
Kahului sits right at the junction of both sections on the northern coast. One of the most awe-inspiring places that you can drive to while staying in Maui is Hana. Hana is a small town on the eastern side of the island; just on the other side of the famous Haleakala Volcano National Park, and getting there is an experience like none other. You will pass by what seems like thousands of waterfalls, cliff faces, rainforest, and miles upon miles of beautiful beaches. In fact, there is so much to see and do along the way, you could take up to a few days getting there if you were really soaking up the island's offerings.
Many people go for the drive through Haleakala which ends up in Hana and then they come back along the coastal road. Doing that lets you see a much wider variety of Maui's sites. Whichever plan you make for your tour around the island, one thing is for sure; you will not encounter a more relaxing driving experience anywhere else in the world.
Kahului has some great deals for car rentals that would make any island-goer very happy. The cheapest company to rent from is Europcar, but you will find a few other companies that offer great prices as well. Dollar and Thrifty are nice choices as they are only a little bit more expensive than Europcar. When it comes to renting in the high season, there isn't a very large price difference between mid-July and February when you book in advance. That changes, however, when you book at the last moment, or if you only rent a car for one day. The place that you rent from also plays a significant role in the pricing of Kahului rental cars.
And if you rent from a location outside of the airport, the price almost doubles unless you have a coupon or some other form of discount. If you can, always book your rental car for as many days as possible and be sure to pick up and drop off at the airport for the lowest possible rates. Skip to main content. Check your email. Resend Confirmation Email. Thank you! A confirmation email has been sent to your address. Please check your email. A password change link has been sent to your e-mail. Send again. Forgot password? Please enter your email address and we will email you a link to reset the password.
Your reservation login. A beater of a car Cons: Picked up car that was dirty on the outside and dented all around. Drive 2 miles down the road and all sorts of bells a whistles went off because there was a faulty sensor and tire pressure low gauge going off. We stopped every day to check the tire pressure making sure they were not low, but still did not feel safe for my family if 5.
Customer service Pros: Unlike Thrifty car rental which a paid reservation had to be cancelled due to late pick up, Hertz was able to make the necessary file notations to ensure our vehicle was available and ready for us. We had a minor technical issue with our first car, but we exchanged it no problem for an upgrade for the trouble.
Great service. Very friendly employees. We got a great rate. Misleading Cons: The pickup location was not at the Hertz airport location like I thought I booked. Instead we had to go to an "in-city" Hertz location to pick up the car. When I searched for the car I searched by the airport code so I expected that the car would be located at the airport.
The process of taking the shuttle to the Hertz airport location, waiting in line and then finding out I was in the wrong place was a nightmare. We then had to take the shuttle back to the airport, get a taxi and go to the new location to get the car. I felt very mislead and Hertz was able to assist since it was pre-paid. Not impressed with the Hertz "service" Pros: The fact that the car had a manual in the glove compartment since no one at the pickup hotel offered any info on the car.
The fact that we had to get a taxi from the airport at our own expense to the pickup hotel for the car; the Hertz shuttle wouldn't take us.
Same going back to the airport, had to get a taxi at our expense. Then we called to ask for the address of the hotel where we picked it up to be sure we returned it to the right place and were given the address of the airport yet the person on the phone had our name as having rented from that hotel??. Not what I expected Pros: The shuttle service to and from the airport was easy and prompt.
The wait in line took forever and when we finally got to our car we were too tired to complain and interrupt someone else in line. The car a Nissan Pathfinder had 35, rough miles on it. Back bumper had tape holding the sides. It was dirty and the windows and mirrors were so water spotted it was hard to see. Pretty embarrassing to drive around. Expected better from Hertz. Dodge Caravans Suck.
Automatic doors and liftgate Cons: Awful transmission, chinsey features, first row rear seats snap forward quickly, injured wife and almost injured child in a car seat. Terrible turning radius, van bottomed out and wobbly when loaded with 4 people and luggage. Otherwise check in was somewhat painless, drop off was slow and in a hurry for a flight. Easy Pick up and drop off.
Poor Customer service Pros: Was easy dropping it off Cons: The car we end up getting was very dirty inside. The woman at the desk was rude and inconsiderate after traveling for 15 hours to get there. Good value Pros: Reasonable price. A little slow getting the car at pick up. Had to wait quite a while. Rigid, have to bring back exactly on time and to same location. Good value for rental car in Maui Pros: Easy pickup and dropoff.
Car performed well. Charger drove nicely. Interior not as clean as I would expect and exterior had several scratches. Perhaps due to car having 35K on odemeter. Totally Happy Pros: Easy and quick pick up and drop off, friendly staff, great customer service. We were able to switch out our car the next day after calling ahead, but going back to the airport was inconvenient for our plans. Also, the pre pay gas was a waste as we paid for a full tank but only used about half. What an Angel Pros: Our check in had an hour wait time but the customer service rep was awesome!
She got us out in less than an hour!
Picking up the car was very easy and the gal at the counter was very friendly. It was everything I agreed on before coming and no surprises or needing upgrades etc.
A good experience. I do not have anything to say on this end, no complaints. Loved the small size, good gas mileage and fit well into limited parking Cons: Long wait and the pick up, car was dirty and pretty beat up. Had to exchange car due to mechanical problems Pros: The exchange process was very easy and fast Cons: The first vehicle had very poor alignment and breaks. Quick and easy Cons: Car needs maintenance. Made a bad noise when turning at slower speeds.
This is something they should catch when driving on their lot! No aloha spirit - give us your money and get out Pros: The drop off was smooth. The car was fairly clean and it ran Cons: When I reserved the car, made it clear that wanted the price including the damage waiver. I was quoted a reasonable figure.
When I was checked in the price had doubled. The attendant offered to add a second driver to the contract with just a drivers license. When my travel buddy agreed we found out that there was a big fee for that too. The check in counter was not busy but my attendant was short and rude, behaving like she was being bothered. Great Vacation Pros: Easy to use, everything went really smooth. Easy web site. Terrible Customer Service Cons: With two flight cancellations, I was not able to pick up my rental. I called 4 hours after I was due to pickup the car, and Thrifty informed me that my rental had been automatically canceled.
They offered to rent me the same car for twice as much. I used priceline to find a better deal. Absolutely terrible customer service. Good price isn't worth the wait in line for pick up. Drop off was good - car was fine. Huge line to get car. Wasn't worth the cheaper price when I wasted 90 minutes to get the car. This is the reason I don't rent from Budget any longer in Maui.
Now, I won't rent again from Thrifty in Maui. SLOW Pros: The return was quick as expected Cons: It took over an hour to get our car, very frustrating to have to wait that long when you are eager to start your vacation. Great value Pros: We reserved a mid size sedan Corolla or similar and ended up getting a Dodge Charger.
The wait time for pick up was excessive. Only a few people were working so the line was wrapped around and out the door. Very good experience Pros: Went through Kayak for a car rental and Thrifty gave me the best price in Maui. Upon arrival people were nice and I got my car in no time. Car was decent and return was easy. Slow service at Budget counter Pros: I was the only person there. Told clerk that I had a son in a wheel chair.
No offers for an upgrade which I was willing to pay if the price was right. The car was too small for my son and the wheelchair barely fit. I called their office number and no one answerd. I called like ten times. Probably only had that one clerk working. Never ever going rent from this place again.
The return was just as bad. Speed at getting vehicle. At return not pushy to get us out of car. We were able to take our time and make sure we had all of our stuff. No surprises! The pricing was exactly what was estimated and the service was great. I apparently booked a mystery vehicle, which turned out to be a mini van. The initial agent I spoke to was short and less than helpful - failed to tell me about checking the car over first and filling out the damage slip.
Excellent experience! The price was the price! Fast friendly service Pros: Pick-up of the car was a bit slow due to flight arrivals, but returning was super quick. Staff was friendly and helpful. Some confusion about where exactly we needed to go to pick up the car. Once the signs were pointed out we were fine. Normal Pros: It was clean and got great gas mileage Cons: Phenomenal all the way tgrough Pros: Shuttle driver was friendly and super helpful Car was great Woman who checked me in when I returned the car was super friendly Cons: When I arrived at the Kahului airport I tried calling the number they provided for car pickup for 40 minutes but no one answered.
I had to scramble to find another rental car. Pick-up and drop off confusing, inefficient. Poor car choices without a chance to see the car before signing. Final bill had hidden charges no revealed at time of pickup. Long lines. Went out to car- no key. Went back to desk, clerk told me go look again. No key. Clerk got me another car but no apologies offered.
Felt like my fault. Slow getting car at rental car location, car had electrical issues Pros: Easy to get to location, price was good for minivan Cons: Electrical issues 1 right turn blinker activated, windshield wipers went on. Person at return location really wasn't helpful, didn't care about directing us where to park.
Bad attitude. When arrived to pick up car, no one else was there to pick up but took about minutes to get car. Dirty dinged up car All rental cars require taking a bus. The at airport location is a bit misleading. It implies that you can walk to the agency. Not so. Marginally professional counter staff. The agent at the counter tossed my license back to me. The car had so many dings that I took photos of all sides as not to be charged for an incident.
Interior was not clean as where the inside of the windows. Side view mirrors look liked they had never been cleaned. This was a Mazda 3 with only 35k miles. Looked like it had k miles. Please hire some people Pros: Cheap price Cons: Line to check in took an hour. Are u kidding me. High pressure to take insurance. Car was not in clean or good shape. Dirty car, bad. Lazy slow checkin staff Pros: Price for day Cons: Car dirty at pickup. Business Hours Our friendly staff is here Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm to answer any questions you may have.
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Compact $34/day. Intermediate $35/day. Standard $41/day. Full-size $38/day. SUV $36/day. Search and find Kahului rental car deals on KAYAK now. Find car rentals in Kahului, USA Hawaii. Search for rental cars in Kahului to find the perfect vehicle for your trip and save 33% or more!.
This allows us to pass on savings to our customers. We have an in-house fleet of well maintained cars, vans, and jeeps that we offer at the cheapest car rental prices on Maui. You have 2 option: All our customers love this way of getting and leaving the car, because allows them to use all their precious time in the island and not waiting for a shuttle or behind a desk of a big national rental company. Is the car full of gasoline when we rent it? Picking up the Car at the Airport Parking. Unbeatable rates, personalized service, and reliable vehicles.
The number of years that we are in the business is one reason, we care about your good experience using our car rental driving around Maui. This is why we have lots of happy returning customers. Our cars are used, but clean and reliable. We rented 2 vans from Manaloha in December of We have nothing but great things to say about them. Our experience was great. The vans were in a used condition and were very functional. There were no concerns. The pick-up and drop-off process was exactly as described and there were no issues getting in or out of the airport.
Dave Claypool. After many trips to Maui and absolutely struggling with the lines and service at the mega rental shops we landed on Manaloha. Super easy pick up.. I appreciate supporting the local business also. Best choice ever. Pauly Donaldson. Van was a little beat up but it got the job done. Super affordable and made the trip. I was a little worried about the pick up and drop off arrangements but it totally worked out just fine. These guys are awesome! Recommended to all my friends. Chad Larrabee. Great inexpensive rental company, the car had some cosmetic problems but it was clean, drove beautifully and it was the best smelling car rental we've ever had.
I strongly recommend this company if you don't want to spend a fortune on a car rental. Thank you Manaloha!! Ottima esperienza!