Woman in Kona

Embark on an unforgettable adventure around the Big Island with your Jeep Wrangler rental. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, nature lover, or history enthusiast, Hawaii has something for everyone. Here’s a guide to some of the top activities and attractions you shouldn’t miss:

1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Explore the volcanic landscapes of the Big Island, including the iconic Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. Drive your Jeep Wrangler to the Chain of Craters Road, where you’ll witness breathtaking lava fields, craters, and steam vents.

  • Highlights: Crater Rim Drive, Thurston Lava Tube, Devastation Trail, and Halema’uma’u Crater.
  • Tip: Visit the Jaggar Museum for panoramic views of the Kīlauea Caldera.

2. Akaka Falls State Park

A short drive from Hilo, this park is home to two beautiful waterfalls: Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet). Wander through lush tropical forests to catch a glimpse of these natural wonders.

  • Trail Length: 0.4-mile loop trail.
  • Tip: Bring a rain jacket as the area can be misty.

3. Mauna Kea Summit

Take your Jeep Wrangler on a thrilling ride up to the Mauna Kea Summit, the highest point in Hawaii. Witness a stunning sunset above the clouds, then stay for some of the best stargazing in the world.

  • Altitude: 13,796 feet.
  • Tip: Visit the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy at the 9,200-foot level before ascending to the summit.

4. Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Step back in time to ancient Hawaii at this sacred refuge, once a sanctuary for defeated warriors. Explore restored temples, wooden statues, and fishponds.

  • Highlights: Royal Grounds, Hale o Keawe Heiau, Great Wall, and the 1871 Trail.
  • Tip: Don’t miss the traditional games and crafts demonstrations.

5. Waipi’o Valley

Drive to the breathtaking Waipi’o Valley, also known as the “Valley of the Kings,” with its towering cliffs, lush greenery, and black sand beach. Your Jeep Wrangler will make the descent into the valley an exciting adventure.

  • Highlights: Waipi’o Beach, Hi’ilawe Falls, and the Waipi’o Lookout.
  • Tip: Bring hiking shoes if you plan to explore the valley further.
Big Island beach

6. Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

Relax and unwind on the stunning Hapuna Beach, one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Hawaii. Snorkel, swim, or simply soak up the sun.

  • Facilities: Showers, restrooms, picnic tables, and snack bar.
  • Tip: Arrive early to snag a prime spot.

7. Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

This 175-mile trail runs along the western coast of the Big Island, connecting ancient Hawaiian fishing villages, temples, and historic landmarks. Drive to key access points with your Jeep Wrangler and enjoy scenic hikes.

  • Highlights: King’s Trail at Waikoloa, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, and Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site.
  • Tip: Bring sunscreen and plenty of water for the hike.

8. Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Get a taste of Hawaii’s famous Kona coffee at this interactive farm. Learn about coffee cultivation, processing, and history as you explore the historic buildings and sample freshly brewed coffee.

  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2 pm.
  • Tip: Don’t miss the traditional Japanese garden and the coffee orchard tour.

9. Kaumana Caves

Explore the fascinating Kaumana Caves, a network of lava tubes formed by the 1881 eruption of Mauna Loa. Bring a flashlight to discover the unique geological formations inside the caves.

  • Tip: Wear sturdy shoes and a hat for protection against dripping water.

10. Pololū Valley

Take a scenic drive to the Pololū Valley Lookout and hike down to the stunning black sand beach. The views from the lookout are breathtaking, offering panoramic vistas of the northeastern coast.

  • Trail Length: 0.9-mile hike down to the beach.
  • Tip: The trail is steep and can be slippery after rain, so wear proper footwear.

FAQs for Your Jeep Wrangler Adventure

  1. Do I need a credit card to reserve a Jeep Wrangler?
    No, a credit card isn’t required to make a reservation. You’ll only need one when picking up your Jeep.
  2. Can I modify or cancel my reservation without penalties?
    Absolutely! You can change or cancel your reservation at any time without incurring any penalties.
  3. Is unlimited mileage included in my rental rate?
    Yes, all Jeep rentals come with unlimited mileage so you can explore the island freely.
  4. Where can I pick up or drop off my Jeep?
    We offer convenient pickup and drop-off locations at Waikoloa Resort, Hilo Airport (ITO), and Kailua-Kona (KOA).
  5. Are all taxes and fees included in the rental quote?
    Yes, our quotes and reservations include all taxes, fees, and charges for complete pricing transparency.