Known as the Garden Isle, Kaua`i is worlds away from your worries. Delightfully located in the middle of “nowhere,” it has everything to offer. You will quickly discover that our little island—barely 25 miles long and 33 miles wide—moves at its own pace. Learn about car rental in Princeville Kauai below:
Captaining Your Own Itinerary
Arriving in Lihue, you have several transportation options to reach our properties in Princeville. These include taxis, limousines, airport shuttles, and limited bus service. Really, though, the only way to see our island is with your own rental car. The island is home to all major rental car companies and several discount ones. Whether you splurge on a convertible or go with an economy ride and roll down the windows, there is nothing more exhilarating than basking in the tropical breezes and swaying with the palm trees as you leisurely make your way north. During the one-hour drive (it’s only 30 miles, but life is a little slower here), you can stop as you please at roadside fruit stands, beautiful sun-swept beaches, hidden ocean-side trails, or mysterious caves nestled into the mountains. There is only one highway, so head north and you can’t get lost! Learn about things to do around Princeville!
Getting Around Princeville
Our town is only two square miles and is easily explored on foot (bring an umbrella or jacket for the inescapable but brief rain showers). Your vacation rental is a mere five minute walk from groceries, a general store, and the Princeville Shopping Center. Personally, we always have to fight the urge to walk over to the North Shore General Store, a hidden gem serving pizza, burgers, and more (Kaua`i Burger is also delicious and worth the short drive to Hanalei). Take your food to the Hanalei Valley Lookout across the highway and get your nom nom on!
The Path More Traveled
Those out for a stroll or a bike ride (rentals available) can meander down the popular 2.1-mile community path that starts at the Princeville Shopping Center, parallels the golf course, and ends at the St. Regis Hotel. The adventurous can press on to The Queen’s Bath, beautiful tide pools just two miles away (about 40 minutes on foot with a short hike down to the water). Other excursions—golf, ocean-side hikes, and the beaches of Hanalei and Anini—are better accessed by car.
If renting your own car is not for you, you can get to us by limousine or taxi and then simply enjoy all Princeville has to offer. If you do decide to venture out, the Kaua`i Bus offers limited service from Hanalei to Kekaha. Several tour outfitters offer charter transportation and tours with pick-up and drop-off right at your door. One excellent option is the Waimea Canyon and Wailua River tour, an all-day exploration of all Kaua`i has to offer outside of things to do around Princeville.
Drivers in Kaua`i drive with Aloha, so things move a little slower. That’s just how we like it, and whether you are cruising in your rental car, navigating the coastal roads on a motorcycle, or letting a tour operator do the driving, we think you’ll prefer it that way too. However you choose to navigate our beloved Princeville and the rest of Kaua`i, our concierge at Princeville Vacation Rentals is happy to help with your transportation and activity needs. Contact us today!