10 Best Campervan and RV Rentals In Hawaii


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Renting a recreational vehicle (RV) is one of the best ways to see the beauty of the world, enjoy time with family and friends, and save money. RVs, give you more flexibility than hotels.

Plus, they let you enjoy some of the comforts of home while you travel.

Hawaii is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States. It is also a great place for an RV vacation.

We found the 10 best RV rentals Hawaii, Honolulu has to offer – everything from cheap RV rentals to luxury motorhome rentals, camper van rentals, small off-road camper vans to big, sexy airstreams and more:

–           2016 Toyota Tacoma

–           2006 Dodge Caravan

–           2012 Toyota 4Runner

–           2009 Ford Econoline 250s

–           2014 Toyota Tacoma 4×4

–           1996 Chevrolet Express 1500

–           1998 GMC Savanna C 1500

–           2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

–           1990 Dodge B350

–           2010 Nissan Frontier King Cab 4×4

Disclaimer: These RVs rent out fast! You usually need to rent them weeks (sometimes months) ahead of time. If the RVs below aren’t available for the time you want to rent them, click here to go to Outdoorsy and see what else is available for you in Hawaii, Honolulu & Maui!

How Old Do I Need to Be to Rent an RV in Hawaii?

With most rental agencies, you will need to be at least 25 years old to rent an RV in Hawaii. Rental agencies do that to restrict the rentals to more experienced drivers.

Some rental agencies will rent to drives 21 and up. Many of these agencies require that drivers age 21 to 24 pay more for extra insurance coverage.

Read alsoRV Insurance for Rentals: What You Need and Why

Cost To Rent An RV In Hawaii

What is the average cost to rent an RV In Hawaii, Honolulu, or Maui? On average the amount of money for a rental in Hawaii is about $150 a night, and between $1,200- $2,000 a week. However, the average RV rental per day cost varies depending on the class and the age of the RV.

TypesCost of Rental
Cost of Rental
Usual lengthDriving behavior
Class A Motorhome$150 – $250/night$350 – $450/night21 ft – 41 ftLike driving a bus
Class B Motorhome$100 – $200/night$200 – $350/night12 ft – 20 ftLike driving a van
Class C Motorhome$100-$200/night$ 225 – $400/night20 ft – 38 ftLike driving a truck
Travel Trailer$50 – $125/night$125 – $200/night21 ft – 28 ftLike driving a truck or SUV
Fifth Wheel$60 – $150/night$150 – $300/night22 ft – 44 ftLike driving a full sized truck

The 10 Best RV and Camper Van Rentals in Hawaii (Say Aloha!)

1. 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Price: $179/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? NOSleeps: 4

This Toyota Tacoma is outfitted with a Tepui Kukkenam Ruggedized 4 man tent. It is perfect if you want to enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian nature.

It is also easy for visitors from out of town because airport pick-up and drop-off are both available.

The rooftop tent is quick and easy to set up, so you can spend more time enjoying your vacation and less time setting up your tent. Camper chairs, a folding picnic table, a portable shower, a propane stove, and more are included.

If you want to enjoy a simple, nature-filled Hawaiian vacation, this is the perfect rental for you.

Here’s one reviewer’s experience:

“Cannot recommend this enough!

The truck and tent setup were perfect for camping on Maui. My 6 yo son helped me set up-it’s super simple and spacious. Also everything is contained and compact enough to go anywhere.

It was me and my son and then my dad slept in the bed of the truck below our tent. Matthew was incredibly responsive and helpful leading up to and post return of the rental.”

2. 2006 Dodge Caravan

Price: $110/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? NOSleeps: 2

This 2006 Dodge Caravan is nicknamed Blue Rhino. It includes an 8-inch memory foam mattress to keep you comfortable.

It is great for a comfortable camping experience. It is reliable too so that you can drive with extra peace of mind.

Blue Rhino includes linens, blankets, towels, cutlery, bowls, and more of the necessities. It also offers a beach umbrella, folding chairs, a speaker, and a small camp stove.

It is also outfitted with a Bluetooth audio transmitter, so you can enjoy your own music. You can enjoy a cozy, simple vacation with this rental.

Here’s what Mia had to say about this RV rental:

“April was super helpful and responsive and it was a lovely trip in her van. She had incredible tips on where to camp, which gave us some of the most memorable parts of the trip.

We would happily rent it again for our next trip to Maui.”

3. 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Price: $169/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? NOSleeps: 3

This Toyota 4Runner has a rooftop tent large enough to accommodate three to four people. The tent is new, so you do not have to worry about damage or wear and tear. It is easy to set up in just a few minutes.

This Toyota 4Runner comes with a cooler, a propane stove, two Tommy Bahama beach chairs, a camp kitchen, and sleeping bags.

It has five seat belts and can sleep three to four people. Take note that pets and smoking are not permitted with this vehicle.

Airport drop-off and pick-up are available for an extra fee.

Here’s what Robert had to say about his experience:

“Richard was the best host we could have asked for. He thought of everything you might need for your camping adventure and packed it in the 4Runner.

He was communicative via text before the trip helping us figure out details during COVID and was helpful when we had questions throughout our trip on the island. Richard also helped us to secure a camping location one night when our initial plans had to be cancelled. Thank you for a great experience Richard.”

4. 2009 Ford Econolline 250s

Price: $185/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? NOSleeps: 2

This Ford Econoline is fondly nicknamed Big Daddy. It can sleep up to three people. Bedding is included, including sheets, pillows, and a blanket. The owners provide a two-burner propane stove, cookware, and utensils.

You can rent add-ons that can make your vacation more enjoyable. Some of the extras include snorkel sets, umbrellas, and more. For no extra fee, you can use their towels and beach chairs.

Take note that this camper van has restrictions for driving. It is a two-wheel drive, not a 4×4, and the owners will not let you take it to the crater.

Here’s one reviewer’s experience:

“Gaia was amazing and was able to respond super quick to all my questions pre-trip. The van itself was amazing as well. We were able to camp at various locations around the island.

The van had everything we needed: storage space, cook ware, stove, fridge. Would highly recommend this van for anybody who wants to see the island.”

5. 2014 Toyota Tacoma 4×4

Price: $158/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? NOSleeps: 2

This is another fantastic rooftop tent camper van option. It is clean and designed for a Maui vacation. It can sleep two people, so it is a fantastic option for a romantic getaway.

The pick-up location is only five minutes away from the airport, so pick-up is easy and accessible.

This option has everything you could hope for. Lanterns, flashlights, hand sanitizer, a first-aid kit, and cleaning supplies are provided for your safety and security. Bedding, cookware, and beach chairs are provided for your comfort.

The condor tent with this vehicle is hardshell to offer extra protection. It is waterproof and has a clear skylight so that you can enjoy the stars and nature.

It also has LED lighting. Enjoy a great, luxurious getaway in this 2014 Toyota Tacoma.

Here’s what Jessica had to say about his experience:

“This was our first time using Outdoorsy and I can honestly say this FAR exceeded our expectations. The vehicle was in great shape and worked very smoothly for getting us around.

Not only that, but the equipment included with our rental (camper topper, towels, cooking supplies, etc) was all top of the line and we appreciated that we didn’t have to buy all of that separately.

Our experience with this setup was great and I would recommend anyone looking for a great Maui adventure to use this vehicle!”

6. 1996 Chevrolet Express 1500

Price: $149/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? NOSleeps: 2

This Chevrolet Express 1500 is nicknamed Steely VAN. It is a great, spacious option. It can sleep two people. It also has tinted windows and blinds to offer more privacy. The van has lights and USB charging ports so that you can stay connected.

Two beach towels, two bath towels, a cabin fan, a cooler, and more are included with the rental. For an extra fee, you can rent a surfboard, beach chairs, snorkeling gear, a portable grill, and more.

Pets and smoking are not permitted within Steely VAN. It is a comfortable, inexpensive vacation option.

Here’s one reviewer’s experience:

“The van was so amazing! It was a trip of a life time. I am very happy with all of the quick responses from Rob.

Very considerate with any questions and concerns we had. The van was a trooper.

We took it all over the Island and it we will be forever grateful for the memories we created with by our side. Thanks Rob!”

7. 1998 GMC Savanna C 1500

Price: $129/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? NOSleeps: 2

This 1998 GMC Savanna C 1500 is nicknamed Carlos Vantana, and it rocks. It is a great budget-friendly option for anyone hoping to rent a camper van on the Big Island. It has blackout curtains. Plus, it can comfortably sleep two people.

The mattress is comfortable so that you will have an enjoyable, restful stay.

Beach towels, bath towels, a cooler, charging ports, a Bluetooth speaker, and more are included with the rental.

You can add beach chairs, a surfboard, snorkeling gear, and more for an added fee. The owners ask for no smoking, no cooking inside, and no pets.

Here’s one reviewer’s experience:

“Blanca has great brakes, a whisper quiet engine that has all the power you need, and a dream of a mattress to sleep on.

If you can get past the cosmetic issues, you will have an excellent time!

Pic is from the Green Sand Beach trail head. She had no problem getting up and down that slope to the ocean!”

8. 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Price: $165/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? NOSleeps: 2

This Subaru Crosstrek is a comfortable, fantastic option for those looking to explore Maui. It has a Smittybilt Overlander-XL roof tent. The tent has a spacious king-size bed with a high-density foam mattress.

The tent also includes an interior light, a mosquito net, and a shoe bag. It is waterproof to keep you safe and dry. There is a sunroof so that you can enjoy the stars.

The Crosstrek has an all-wheel drive. It includes linens, pillows, beach chairs, a beach umbrella, a butane camp stove, cooking utensils, flashlights, and much more.

The owners are also willing to accommodate some special requests.

Here’s what Iris had to say about this RV rental:

“We loved exploring Maui in Mikaela’s Subaru Crosstrek! She’s thought of all the essentials for making your camping experience comfortable – Coleman grill, French press for coffee, plenty of utensils and cutlery, sleeping bags and more.

We had plenty of space in the back seat for our luggage.

Make sure you get your permits early for camp sites.

We lucked out in Waiʻānapanapa State Park as they just reopened post Covid. Beautiful campground on your way to Hana.”

9. 1990 Dodge B350

Price: $195/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? YESSleeps: 2

This Dodge Ram van is available for rent on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is nicknamed NirVana. It has recently been upgraded for a more comfortable, luxurious vacation.

The Dodge Ram is self-sustainable. It has a solar-powered electrical system for its energy.

The kitchen is fully stocked. It includes an induction cooktop, a full-size refrigerator, and cooking supplies. There is an outdoor shower, a toilet, and a solar-heated indoor shower. The couches convert to a full-size bed.

The LED lights are dimmable, and there is plenty of storage.

Here’s what Alison had to say about this RV rental:

“Best way ever to see the Big Island! Our hosts were amazing in every way and super responsive the couple of times we had questions.

This was a most memorable experience and we would definitely do it again! The van was nicely stocked with most everything we needed besides our food and drinks.

We had the best luck staying at Hipcamps and had wonderful experiences with them all. A one of a kind trip! Thank you J & V!!”

10. 2010 Nissan Frontier King Cab 4×4

Price: $299/nightSlides: No
Pet Friendly? NOSleeps: 3

This Big Island Explorer has enough seats for four people and can comfortably sleep two. There is a Tepui Ayer tent that mounts on the bed rack.

The tent is easy to set up, and its design gives you extra room for kayaks, bikes, and other gear.

There is a large kitchen kit included with a propane stove, a cutting board, a measuring cup, a tea kettle, a drinking water jug, and much more. Sheets, pillows, blankets, hand towels, beach towels, camp chairs, and camp tables are included.

This rental is great to take to music festivals. It is safe to drive and will be great for your vacation.

Here’s one reviewer’s experience:

“This rental literally MADE our trip around the Big Island so special. We had everything we needed to camp around the island after a quick stop to grab food. Communication from start to finish was excellent.

Setup of all available equipment was quick and easy. We would HIGHLY recommend this rental to anyone interested in camping around the Big Island. We cannot wait to go back one day and add more to our Big Island Adventures!”

How to Rent an RV on Outdoorsy?

You will have to know what you are looking for when it comes to RV rentals. Outdoorsy can help you from the start of the process to the end.

They pride themselves on being the most polished and efficient camper rental site around.

They genuinely cared and built their brand on trust and community. To use the platform, you first need to go to the site and search for rentals in your area.

You will get a list that pulls up and to get the specifics of each listing. You will need to click on them. You can save the ones that you like for further review and comparison later.


Once you have the perfect RV, you will send the owner a request to book from the listing. This will open dialogue, and you can ask specific questions that weren’t covered in the listing.

You can also arrange the details of the rental.

Discover Hawaii, Honolulu & Maui

1.    History of Hawaii

One thousand five hundred years ago, Polynesians arrived in Hawaii and settled the islands. In 1778, the first Europeans arrived on the island of Kauai. Captain James Cook nicknamed the archipelago of the islands the “Sandwich Islands.”

In 1810 Kamehameha united the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaiian Islands include dozens of islands. The main counties are The Big Island of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai.

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In 1835, sugar plantations opened on the Hawaiian Islands. They became the main driver of the economy. As the plantations grew, the owners recruited additional workers from China, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, and Portugal.

In 1898 Hawaii was annexed by the United States as part of the Newlands Resolution. The Island became home to Pearl Harbor, which was infamously attacked during World War II.

Hawaii officially became a state in 1959, making it the newest addition to the United States.

Today Hawaii is a popular tourist island. It does, however, maintain its Polynesian history.

2.    Geographical Location of Hawaii

Hawaii is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is located to the Southwest of the lower 48 United States. Hawaii is Southeast of Japan.

There are over 137 islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Eight of the islands are particularly large, and they are the most famous islands. Those islands include Kahoolawe, Niihau, Lanai, Molokai, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii.

The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu, which is located on the island of Hawaii. The total land area of Hawaii is 10,931 square miles.

The highest point in Hawaii is Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is a volcano on the island of Hawaii.

3.    What to Expect Weather Wise in Hawaii

Hawaii has consistent weather throughout all of the seasons. Hawaii experiences two main seasons, with summer beginning in May and Winter beginning in November.

The summer season stays around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius). The winter season is generally around 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius).

Hawaii includes tropical rainforests, alpine regions, deserts, beaches, and more. Each island can have its own distinct climate. November through March experience lots of rain.

The rain will not ruin your beach day, though, as there are plenty of beach locations, so if there is rain on one, you may find the sun on another.

3 Things to Do in Hawaii

1.    Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Scuba Diving and snorkeling are popular activities in Hawaii. There are dozens of locations on each island to explore, so no matter where you choose to stay, you can find ways to explore the ocean.

“Maui is the most popular island for snorkeling. It has beautiful sights, plenty of wildlife, and protected bays that offer calm snorkeling options.”

Maui also has a crater which is an exceptional sight to explore with snorkels and scuba gear.

2.    Helicopter Tour

Helicopter tours are perfect for seeing the lush beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. Helicopter tours generally last between 30 minutes and one hour.

They give you the chance to see the geography and layout of the islands. Helicopters let you safely see everything from the perfect distance for both safety and maximum views.

Kauai and Oahu are popular islands for helicopter tours. Kauai has been the setting for many tropical films, so you may even recognize some sights from your favorite films.

3.    Whale Watching

Hawaii is famous for its exceptional wildlife. The ocean is vibrant, colorful, and full of beautiful creatures. Kauai and Hawaii both offer opportunities to go whale watching. Both of these islands have several companies offering boat tours.

These boat tours allow you to get close to the whales.

The humpback whales are protected, so boats cannot get within 100 meters of the whales. You will still be able to see plenty of beautiful whales from that distance, as the humpback whales can be up to 52 feet long.

Pro Tip: Want better rental prices? Ask the rentees if they offer reduced winter rates! Not all of them will, but a winter trip in the south can save you some money.

Where to Park Your RV in Hawaii

1. Kaiaka Bay Beach Park

This park is located near the Waialua River. It is in Honolulu on the island of Hawaii. There are dozens of restaurants within just a few miles of the campground so that you can enjoy some of the best of the local food.

It offers easy access to surfing and fishing. You will need a printed permit to park here, so be sure to plan your trip ahead of time.

It has five campsites total, so you can enjoy relative privacy from this campground.

This will also give you a better chance to enjoy the privacy and beauty of the nature of the Hawaiian Islands.

2. Camp Olowalu

Camp Olowalu is located on the island of Maui. It offers cabins, RV parking, beachside tent camping, and more. No matter how you want to enjoy your vacation, there are amenities at Camp Olowalu for you.

Olowalu is close to plenty of whale watching sites, so you can enjoy the beauty of nature. It is also a great place to kayak, and Camp Olowalu offers kayak tours.

The tours also include options to snorkel and view the wildlife. Camp Olowalu has a beautiful reef that is protected by the Maui Coral Reef Recovery Plan.

3. Kalaniana’ole Beach Park

Kalaniana’ole Beach Park is a beautiful sandy beach. The campsites are surrounded by beautiful trees that offer a lovely view and better sun protection.

Its spaces are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. It offers toilets and outdoor showers.

Surfing is welcome at this beautiful beachside location. The park spans 40 acres in total. It has picnic tables so that you can enjoy picnics in the park. Charcoal grills are allowed, but open fires are not permitted.

The sunsets at Kalaniana’ole Beach Park are exceptional. You will love waiting by the beach and seeing the magnificent colors as the sun goes down.

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What is the Average Parking Rate in Hawaii?

To park at most campsites in Hawaii, you will need a permit. These permits cost an average of 32 dollars for three days. That would add up to around 10 dollars per day at most campsites.

Keep in mind that many of these campsites do not have showers, bathrooms, dumping stations, and refill stations.

You will need to find those locations to take care of your camper van rental before returning it to the owner.

Read also: Average RV Park Rates: Nationwide Campgrounds Prices per Night

Hawaii RV Laws: What to Consider

RVs are legal in Hawaii. However, they are not legal to take to all of the areas of Hawaii. It is also not legal to sleep in them in many places on the Hawaiian Islands.

You will need to look at local regulations, as these restrictions can change based on the location where you stay.

For this reason, camper vans with tents are increasingly popular in Hawaii. Camping in tents is legal on most beaches, provided that you have a permit.

Read also: Do RV Rentals Include Mileage? (Free Unlimited Miles)

RV Rental Maui: What to Consider

Maui is a beautiful island to visit. Camper vans are better for renting in Maui than RVs.

There are a number of campgrounds available on Maui, and exploring several can give you a better chance of seeing the entirety of the island.

Prices can be expensive on Maui, so stocking up at bulk stores can help you save money. Another reason a camper van is a good choice is you can drive the Road to Hana with your own vehicle.

Read also: Can You Rent an RV for a Whole Month?(Read This Before)

RV Rental Honolulu: What to Consider

Honolulu is one of the most populous locations in Hawaii. Driving an RV in Honolulu will be more difficult, as you will experience more traffic.

For this reason, a camper van may be more comfortable and easier.

Most camper van rentals in Honolulu will cost between 100 and 250 dollars per night. Honolulu also has plenty of sites to explore, so it can be a lovely location for a vacation.

RV Rentals Oahu: What to Consider

Renting a camper van in Oahu will give you flexibility and comfort. There are plenty of parks in Oahu where you can stay with a parking permit. This is an inexpensive way to experience the beauty of nature.

It is important to look at the amenities offered by the parks in Oahu, so you can consider everything you will need for your vacation.

RV Rental by Owner Hawaii

One of the best ways to rent an RV is to rent directly from the owner. Several companies offer this service, and it works like Airbnb, but rather than rent someone’s home, you rent their RV for the duration of your stay.

“This is often a less expensive option, as you have more flexibility and can prioritize what is important to you.

You will want to check what the rules are for the RV, as each owner can set their own rules.”

When selecting a company to rent from, make sure to look at the insurance options available.

Two of the most popular companies for RV rental by owners are Outdoorsy and RVshare.

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Hawaii is a beautiful vacation location in the Pacific Ocean. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore nature and all of the beauty that the islands have to offer.

Renting a camper van is legal in Hawaii, and you can pay for a permit to park it at many of the parks in the area. Head to Hawaii and enjoy the magnificent nature and aquatic activities.




Mike Gilmour

Hi, I'm Mike, co-founder, and editor of RV and Playa. My passion is traveling (with my RV) and enjoying the day at the beach (Playa)! Well, I originally created this blog as a way to share what I've learned by experimenting with the RV lifestyle, and I want to help others develop in life through new skills and opportunities.

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