12 Best RV Rentals In Hawaii To Explore The Islands At Your Own Pace - Updated 2021

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Comprised of more than 100 big and small islands, each just as majestic as the other, Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean. Offering dozens of cultural attractions, panoramic ocean vistas, magnificent volcanic landscapes, lush rainforests teeming with native plant and animal life, and an abundance of marine life, the state is a major tourist draw in the USA. From surfing, snorkeling, and diving to volcano hikes and lazy luaus, there are myriad activities to enjoy here. And the best way to experience this breathtaking region on your own terms is with an RV rental. On the hunt for trucks, motorhomes or camper vans in Hawaii for the ultimate driving and camping experience? Check out our list of the best RV rentals in Hawaii to explore the islands at your own pace.


Kauai

1. Volkswagen camper van packed with amenities (from USD 145)

Looking to rent a camper van in Hawaii? Experience the joys of traveling across Kauai with this original 1980 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon. This amazing van comes equipped with two beds and bedding that can easily sleep four guests. Other features of this rental are a couch, a sink, a stove, a fridge, towels, lots of camp kitchen equipment, awning for extra outdoor living space, plenty of storage, snorkel gear, surfboards, umbrellas, and a range of other amenities at no extra charge. The owners provide an orientation for using the van and will even guide you to the best spots for surfing, fishing, snorkeling, etc.

Other RV amenities include:

  • Solar power
  • Power inverter
  • Radio
  • Audio inputs

1980 VW Campervan Kauai- Aloha Kauai Campervans
Princeville, HI, US
6 reviews
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2. Well-maintained and well-equipped Toyota truck in Kauai (from USD 150)

Cruise around the gorgeous island of Kauai in this 2004 Toyota Tacoma truck that is perfectly kitted out for two guests. The well-maintained vehicle comes with a Tepui tent, a mattress, towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, a camp kitchen, a fire bowl with fuel, a shower, hammocks, beach umbrellas and chairs, and much more! The truck can handle all types of road conditions, and the tent is easy to set up. This Hawaii RV rental has all your needs covered!

2004 Toyota Tacoma
Lihue, HI, US
59 reviews
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3. Spacious, capable, and safe camper truck in Kauai (from USD 150)

Enjoy exploring Kauai with your gang in this capable, reliable, and safe 2018 Toyota Tacoma 4WD off-road camper truck. Along with a two-person rooftop tent that can be quickly set up, your rental will also include a memory foam mattress, a cooler, a dual-burner stove, a camp table and chairs, camp kitchen equipment, a first-aid kit, and more. The truck’s superior performance features will ensure that you have a comfortable cruising experience across all kinds of terrain on the island. There is on-board GPS navigation, plenty of storage space in the rear truck bed, and spacious seating for five people inside.

Other RV amenities include:

  • Audio inputs
  • Backup camera
  • Tow hitch

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Camper
Kapaʻa, HI, US
14 reviews
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4. Explore Kauai in a fully kitted Toyota truck camper (from USD 150)

Experience the beauty of Kauai, Hawaii, in a different kind of RV—a 2004 4x4 Toyota Tacoma kitted out with every kind of camping gear imaginable! The RV is the owner’s labor of love and has multiple outstanding features, like a 10x10 ground tent, an air mattress and battery inflator, a seven-gallon pressurized solar shower, clean sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, a full camp kitchen including cooking fuel, a large cooler with plenty of ice, fresh Kauai coffee, and more! The vehicle is rugged enough to go on all types of terrain, from Polihale Beach to the mountains and beyond. And the owner is always available to help out with emergencies.

Dooley
Lihue, HI, US
37 reviews
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Big Island

5. Explore Big Island in this well-equipped camper (from USD 239)

While the other islands of Hawaii may be famed for their breathtaking natural beauty and beaches, Hawaii’s Big Island has a lot to offer to visitors too. Explore the sights and sounds of Hawaii from this amazing Big Island camper rental. It can comfortably accommodate three guests in its cabin and overhead tent. This 2010 Nissan Frontier King Cab also has a full camp kitchen kit, perfect to prepare all your meals. Bedding and towels are also provided by the hosts along with folding camp chairs and table.

Other RV amenities include:

  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Tow hitch

Big Island Explorer
hilo, HI, US
8 reviews
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Maui

6. Winnebago Travato with luxury upgrades (from USD 389)

A camper van that can cozily fit four people is this 2016 Winnebago Travato that’s been carefully upgraded with luxurious amenities. On the road, it is just like any other RV that has dinette seating and a snug kitchen with a fridge. When needed, this mobile home transforms into a two-bed domicile that may be small but is definitely comfortable.

This rental is one of the few campervans that has a built-in generator which makes traveling convenient since there are no campgrounds with power hookups in Maui.

Island Explorer - Sleeps 4, Full Bath, Luxury Upgrades, Deluxe Rack Systems
Kahului, HI, US
17 reviews
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7. Convenient and comfortable SUV truck camper (from USD 149)

Drive across the mesmerizing landscapes of Kahului, Hawaii, in this 4x4 Nissan Xterra 2008 off-road SUV truck camper that is sturdy, reliable, and ready for adventure! The vehicle comes with a Tepui tent that can be set up in minutes and comfortably sleeps two people. Other amenities of the vehicle are a thick foam mattress and a full sleep kit with camp bedding, linen, towels, etc. A RinseKit portable shower, camp kitchen equipment, a cooking kit, and a beach kit can also be added for a nominal charge.

Other RV amenities include:

  • CD player
  • Radio
  • Air conditioner

Maui "Kekoa" nissan Xterra
Kahului, HI, US
13 reviews
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8. Custom-built camper van with solar-power setup (from USD 99)

Take in the scenic vistas of stunning Kahului, Hawaii, from this fully equipped 2006 Dodge Sprinter van. This compact camper van is custom-built for all the action and adventure that await you on the island. There is a solar-power setup, handmade cabinets and shelves, an upholstered queen bed, a two-person dining area, a compact kitchen with two burners, a fridge, a large water tank, a portable toilet, an integrated backup camera, towels, beach chairs, an umbrella, and more. Perfect for two people, this Hawaii camper rental is ready for a beach vacation.

Other RV amenities include:

  • Generator
  • Outside shower
  • Awning
  • Tow hitch

2006 "ONO" Dodge Sprinter 2500 170ext
Kahului, HI, US
11 reviews
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9. Remodeled and spacious camper van in Maui (from USD 89)

On your trip to Maui, Hawaii, book a Ford van that has been remodeled into a spacious camper for an amazing stay! The camper van has a space-saving pull-out sofa bed, a comfy and foldable mattress, sheets, towels, roof racks for storing luggage or camping gear, a portable toilet and shower, a kitchenette with a propane grill and basic utensils, a fridge, a cooler, solar panels on the roof, etc. This Maui campervan rental is big enough for two. You can also upgrade it to sleep four people by adding a rooftop tent. Take this vehicle to the beach, park on a camping ground, or drive through the forest - it is ready for action and adventure!

Other RV amenities include:

  • Power inverter
  • Tow hitch
  • ADA accessible
  • Audio inputs

Maui PONO E350 TRavelmaster
Kahului, HI, US
12 reviews
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10. Camper van in Maui with rooftop Tepui tent (from USD 59)

Marvel at the breathtaking sights and sounds of wonderful Maui in this 2003 Subaru Impreza 4WD camper van. It comes equipped with a rooftop Tepui tent that easily sleeps two guests. Other salient features of this rental are air conditioning, clean towels, sheets, bedding, a water tank, etc. A portable shower and toilet, a beach kit, and a comprehensive cooking kit are available for an extra charge.

Other RV amenities include:

  • Audio inputs
  • Radio
  • Heater

Maui "Alani" camping car SUBARU IMPREZA 4WD -Cold AC.
Kahului, HI, US
9 reviews
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11. Dependable, reliable, and air-conditioned camper van (from USD 79)

Drive around the island of Maui in this 2015 Chevrolet City Express LS van that is big enough to sleep two guests. It is fairly new and comes equipped with air-conditioning, roof racks for surfboards and extra gear, sleeping bags, boogie boards, a camp light, beach towels, a beach umbrella, cushions, a cooler, and a folding table and two chairs. Drive anywhere, stop anywhere, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the island! Perfect for week-long camping trips or just a day trip, this camper van is the best way to see Maui.

MAUI Vacation on Wheels 2015 Chevy City Express
Lahaina, HI, US
26 reviews
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12. Well-furnished camper van in Maui

In a converted 2018 Ford Transit camper van, you can expect to have the adventure of a lifetime as you go about exploring the beauty of Maui. The van is extremely well-furnished with a large bed topped with a memory foam mattress, plenty of storage, a dining space, a fridge, basic kitchen utensils, an outdoor shower, a portable toilet, towels, beach chairs, bug netting on the doors, etc. Park by the beach and enjoy ocean views all day long or go road-tripping across the island in one of the best Maui motorhomes. Whatever activities you choose to do, you will not be disappointed with your home away from home in this beautiful camper van.

Maui Van Life..2018 Ford Transit "Great White"
Wailuku, HI, US
15 reviews
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Things to do in Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States. People from all over the world flock to this state for its beautiful islands and beaches. Its main islands are Hawaii (Big Island), Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe. With all these islands, you just know that there are a whole lot of exciting things to do in Hawaii. In Maui, you can catch live shows at the regal Maui Theatre or visit its many amazing museums that detail the vibrant community of the island. Of course, there’s also the gateway to the entire state - Honolulu in Oahu. Here, you will find the Waikiki neighborhood that is known for its crescent beach lined with towering hotels. In the city, you’ll also find Diamond Head State Monument and Waikiki Aquarium. If you’re into surfing, Kauai has some of the best surf spots in all of Hawaii, namely Polihale State Park, Kiahuna Beach, and Pakala Point.

Campgrounds in Hawaii

Hawaii is a paradise for those who have a great love for the outdoors. Besides soaking in its many pristine beaches, a lot of people have embraced the mobile home and van life in the state. The nomadic lifestyle has surged because of the freedom it provides. Of course, while this way of living is carefree, there’s still a lot of planning that goes into it. If you’re interested in exploring the campgrounds of Hawaii, you’ve come to the right place. We have short-listed the top parks and campsites in the state where you can hang your hat and call home for the moment. Before you go into the list, consider your needs first. Are you traveling with family where you’d need a place with more comfort and convenience, or are you flying solo and you don’t mind roughing it out in the boonies? Check out the following suggestions:

Explore Hawaii in an RV

The wonders of Hawaii are many, and the best way to experience the beauty of all the islands is on four wheels. Instead of being tied down to a hotel or B&B, rent a camper and explore the state at your own convenience. For your seaside sojourn, do remember to check out our list of the top RV rentals in Hawaii, USA.

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Isha is a former corporate nobody. She lives a quiet life of travelling, writing, and minding her own business.

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