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Car Hire Kahului

Introduction

Located on the island of Maui, Kahului is quite the buzzing metropolis. Known as the island’s ‘commercial heart’ owing to the location of the airport and harbour, Kahului is a bustling metropolis full of shopping malls, warehouses and other industrial buildings. While Kahului is the place of work for most locals, there’s also plenty on offer for visitors just by exploring it themselves. Of course, you can expect all the Hawaiian staples such as excellent surfing opportunities on the beach and great weather if you fancy unwinding on the sand and soaking up the sun. Away from the beach, you’ll find some great parks and gardens if you’re looking for a green space to relax and unwind. Kahului experiences a tropical wet and dry climate with hot, dry summers.

Ideal car

Off-road
A rugged 4x4 would be excellent for driving in all weather conditions imaginable and for negotiating some of those tricky mountain roads you’re likely to come across.
Driving in Kahului
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Road Driving Side: R
Urban Speed Limit: 20-35 mph
Rural Speed Limit: 45 mph
Highway Speed Limit: 55 mph

Driving in Kahului

R

Road Driving Side

20-35mph

Urban Speed Limit

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Rural Speed Limit

-mph

Motorway Speed Limit

Important things to note

Speeding can be a problem in some parts of Hawaii, so it’s advisable to travel at slower speed to be safe.
Take car when driving after heavy rainfall as many roads on the island can become very slippery when wet.
It’s generally recommended to avoid driving during morning and evening rush-hours which falls between 6am and 8:30am and 3:30pm and 6pm respectfully.
It’s recommended to plan your journey before setting off as travelling on the island roads can increase journey times.
Ideal Car: Off-road
A rugged 4x4 would be excellent for driving in all weather conditions imaginable and for negotiating some of those tricky mountain roads you’re likely to come across.

Highlights & Hotspots

Families and birdwatchers should take a trip to the Kanaha Pond Bird Sanctuary, where you’ll see the fascinating indigenous birds such as the Hawaiian black-necked stilt.
Another place to enjoy a tranquil walk in the sunshine is the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. This stunning seven acre garden is home to a range of rare plant species unique to Hawaii. You can also take a guided tour around the gardens to learn more about the curious plant life.
For an authentic insight into the city’s culture, head to the Maui Swap meet – a regular market which takes place every Saturday morning. This expansive outdoor market is where farmers sell fresh local produce. There are also souvenirs and other items on sale here, it’s a great place to meet and chat to the locals.
Kahului’s impressive waterfront is a busy harbour, where you’ll see all kinds of boat traffic from cargo vessels to cruise ships dock here. However, Hoaloha Park is located only a stone’s throw away. This green space is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic whilst watching the canoe clubs practice.

Airport Information

Kahului Airport is located approximately three miles from the centre of Kahului and is accessible via the Hana and Cross Hana highways.
The airport serves international flights more during the summer, which can sometimes help to exacerbate existing traffic problems.