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The Best Beaches to Visit in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii

Take your booked rental car from Rainbow Car Rentals to visit these awesome beaches in Hilo. We have license for rental!

Google Reviews in this blog post were captured on November 12, 2021.


When you’re in the process of booking a rental car for your trip to visit The Big Island of Hawaii, come to Rainbow Car Rentals. We are the most affordable local car rental and we have a license for rental!

After booking your rental car and getting to the island, make sure that you visit these beaches in Hilo, Hawaii. Our office is located in the heart of Hilo-town, so you have quick access to all of these beautiful oceanfront spots.

Below you will find a list of the best beaches in Hilo, Hawaii starting with the top rated one on Google. Mahalo.

Carlsmith Beach Park

  • Google Rating: 4.7 out of 1.630 Google reviews

  • Hours: 7 AM to 8 PM

  • Address: 1815 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: swim, snorkel, sea turtle-watch, picnic

The Carlsmith Beach Park has beautiful shallow waters where you can catch sight of sea turtles swimming. Enter the waters in the area with easy stone stairs and arm rails. The beach does not have big waves. They are mellow. This tropical area is a place to see. So, take your best rental car to this beach during your trip!


Wai’olena Beach Park

  • Google Rating: 4.7 out of 100 Google reviews

  • Hours: 6 AM to 8:30 PM

  • Address: Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: walk, run, swim, sea turtle-watch, picnic (tables)

The Wai’olena Beach Park is a quiet beach area with more walking grounds compared to other beaches in the area. There are also picnic tables to enjoy a meal with a group of friends. Swim in the shallow waters and visit the sea turtles as well. Don’t forget to visit this park after booking your rental car.

Keaukaha Beach Park

  • Google Rating: 4.7 out of 323 Google reviews

  • Hours: 6 AM to 9 PM

  • Address: 27 Apapane Rd, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: walk, run, swim, sea-turtle watch, picnic (blanket)

The Keaukaha Beach Park is a perfect place to bring children, toys, and a blanket for a picnic. There are large grassy fields alongside the shoreline. Hang out in the sun and lounge in the grass all day. Remember, we have license for rental. Book your rental car today!


Richardson Ocean Park

  • Google Rating: 4.6 out of 1.690 Google reviews

  • Hours: 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM

  • Address: 2355 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: swim, snorkel, sea-turtle watch, picnic, hammock

The Richardson Ocean Park is a well-known spot for snorkeling. The area has different levels of waters to swim in, so it’s great location to bring kids or adults. The black sand beach provides lovely soft tides to enjoy the waters. Plus, there are grassy field and palm trees to relax and pitch a hammock. This spot is an easy visit from Rainbow Car Rental’s office in Hilo.

Onekahakaha Beach Park

  • Google Rating: 4.6 out of 975 Google reviews

  • Hours: 7 AM to 9 PM

  • Address: 74 Onekahakaha Rd, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

  • Activities: swim, kayak, outdoor play equipment, explore tide pools, sea turtle-watch, picnic (tables)

The Onekahakaha Beach Park has large swimming areas and a life guard station. Walk along the sidewalk and find many different tide pools to explore. Search for interesting sea creatures and find turtles as well. Be sure to pack a lunch and enjoy some shade. After you pick up you best rental car ever, go and enjoy this beach park.


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Coconut Island

  • Google Rating: 4.5 out of 64 Google reviews

  • Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

  • Address: 77 Keliipio Pl, Hilo HI 96720

  • Activities: swim, jump off dive towers, outdoor play equipment, picnic (tables & blankets)

Coconut Island is a very fun secluded area. It’s the perfect place to stop and hangout when you’re in Hilo. Take a quick jump off of one of the two diving platforms into the water. Enjoy the grassy fields. And don’t forget to stroll the Lili’uokalani Japanese Gardens when you’re there! This area has easy parking for your best rental car from Rainbow Car Rentals.

This list does not include all of the amazing beaches that you can visit in Hilo, Hawaii. However, they are the best rated. We hope that you have a chance to visit them all.

Before you come to Hawaii, book your best rental car from us — Rainbow Car Rentals. We have the most affordable prices. So come and drive the streets like a local and explore. Aloha.

Why Rainbow Car Rentals Is The Best Local Car Hire On The Big Island

Rainbow Car Rentals provides the best rental car service in Hawaii. Get the greatest local car hire rates on the island. We have availability!!

Local rental car rates for tourists


Rainbow Car Rentals on The Big Island provides the best prices for everyone — locals and tourists. If you live on the island, you will get the best deals. If you are visiting from another place, you will get the best deals.

The reason why we are the best local car hire on The Big Island of Hawaii is that we offer a Low-Price Guarantee. If you receive a direct quote from a car rental company that is more affordable than our costs, we will match it, and offer 5% off on top of it!

Moreover, we have weekly and long-term rates available. So, if you are looking to visit the island for more than two weeks — we can cover you. The longer you plan to stay the more affordable the rates get. Schedule a reservation today!

We have availability!!


Throughout the year we have availability. However, make sure to call as soon as possible during the peak seasons. We try our best to make sure that we have vehicles for everyone. It is always recommended to give us a call to chat about what we have available for you on the lot.

Another reason why we are the best rental car company in Hawaii is that we have a diverse selection of vehicles. Rainbow Car Rentals has vans, 4×4’s, and older and newer cars available for you to rent.

Plus, our cars are economical, so you won’t have to worry about sticking out like a sore thumb while you’re traveling on the island. Give yourself a local style when you drive the cars that we offer. And as always, our vehicles are extremely safe.

Unbeatable service


As the best local car hire company, we strive to have the finest service around. We offer to deliver and pick up your rental vehicle, even as far as Kona from Hilo with a reasonable fee. Right after you land on the island, we can have your car ready for you.

Not only do we offer delivery and pick-up, but we also provide car insurance if you don’t have any. It’s extremely affordable. It is highly suggested that you have personal insurance to cover you, but we understand that sometimes that isn’t available. So, ask us how to get you covered!

We want you to have fun during your travels around the island. Whether you are a local or a tourist, you deserve to experience the magic of Aloha in Hawaii. Breathe the fresh air and know that we have your back with safety, reliability, and comfort.

Finally, we have availability!! If you need a vehicle — contact us. We are the best local car hire service. We understand the challenges of going through big companies when it comes to getting your needs met. Support local businesses instead, so that we can treat you like family.

Tabitha L. Ozaki

Easy Navigation To Five Must Visit Destinations From Our Office In Hilo

Tour five top attractions on the Big Island with the best local car hire service — Rainbow Car Rentals. We have an office in Hilo!

After you pick up your rental car from our office in Hilo, you’ll have to visit the beautiful outdoor spots around town. However, there are many other attractions aside from the lovely beaches, waterfalls, and forests.

Here are five top attractions around the northeastern side of the Big Island. Explore these destinations with the best local car hire service. To start our list…

  1. ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center


"’Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i – Hilo" by brewbooks is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

This destination is a part of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Located on nine acres of the campus’s Science and Technology Park.

Its headquarters conduct extraordinary astronomical research on top of the dormant volcano, Maunakea.

The exhibition center combines astronomy with native Hawaiian culture. Out of all the information shared it also includes the natural history of the volcano.

At the center, organizations help to teach the community’s kindergarten to 12th graders. Not to mention, locals and visitors can dive into the education on the scientific growth of the island and universe too.

The drive to the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center from our office in Hilo is only six minutes. Be sure to make arrangements by visiting their website for tickets beforehand.

  1. Scenic Drive On The Hamakua Coast


"Hamakua Coast, Hawaii" by stevecadman is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The scenic Hamakua Coast is worth a day-long road trip. Start your morning in Downtown Hilo near our office where you can pick up your rental car.

Afterward, make your way up the coast to catch sights of marvelous outdoor landscapes. Starting just north of Hilo, you will be able to find breathtaking scenery.

Greet Hawaii’s gorgeous waterfalls, beaches, forests, and farms. Tour the exotic plants at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden or World Botanical Gardens. Stop and visit small towns such as the Historic Honokaa Town for a deeply local experience.

Breathe in the tropical air and Aloha. Then finally, end your journeys at the Waipio Valley Lookout draped in rich Hawaiian culture and history.

Driving the Hamakua Coast is a noteworthy experience. It’s one of the main reasons to reserve a rental car.

  1. Downtown Hilo


"Aloha & Welcome to downtown Hilo" by daveynin is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Near to where we have an office in Hilo, Hawaii’s largest small town welcomes you.

Scattered with local gift shops, the most popular Hilo Farmers Market, and many eateries — this area will be a highlight of your stay.

Find your Aloha attire and souvenirs. Visit museums and elegant art galleries. Tour the produce-packed tables at the farmers market.

All your visitor essentials get made whole in Downtown Hilo. It’s the essential place to buy postcards and locally crafted gifts for family and friends.

After walking around the town, stop by a restaurant to grab fresh cuisine. Enjoy fruity drinks such as a smoothie held in a pineapple. Or cool off with a locally brewed beer on tap. Don’t forget to try out the local style dishes and desserts too.


"Downtown Hilo (DSC_4514)" by thtbln is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  1. Farmers Markets


"Hilo farmer’s market" by Randy Stewart is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  • Hours:

    • Daily from 7 AM to 3 PM

    • Big Market: Wednesdays & Saturdays

  • Admission: Free

  • Address: Corner of Kamehameha Ave. and Mamo St. Hilo, HI 96720

There are about seven farmers markets near Downtown Hilo. The most popular one is the Hilo Farmers Market.

Surprisingly, it turns into an even bigger market on Wednesdays and Saturdays known as “Big Market.” More vendors come to sell goods on those days, which is a sight to see.

At the market, you’ll find produce such as various strains of delicious bananas and mangos. Of course, you’ll have the essentials such as lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados.

But might you try the longan, jackfruit, papaya, and other exotics for a true taste of Hawaii? Plus, there are a bunch of unique veggies to select from too.

Not only will you find fruits and vegetables, but vendors prepare awesome specialty food items too. Prepare yourself for delicate seafood delights, coconut desserts, fruit jellies, and more.

Further, artwork and flowers are available to purchase as well. If you are staying on this side of the island, the Hilo Farmers Market is definitely a place to stop by more than once.

We have our office in Hilo, so you can cruise over to the market after you pick up your car to grab some food. It’s only four minutes away!


"Hilo Farmer’s Market" by brewbooks is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0


"0709C02 Farmer’s Market" by syntheticaperture is licensed under CC BY 2.0

  1. Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm & Factory


"Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm and Factory" by ohsarahrose is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Finally, our last destination is the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm & Factory. Sadly, this spot is temporarily closed during COVID-19.

When it reopens you will be able to tour its facilities. Until then, you can find the company’s classic chocolate-covered macadamia nuts all around the Big Island.

Here is their website for more information on their product offerings:

Map Of Our Top Five Destinations In Hilo

Included above is a map of all the destinations listed in this blog post.

Before you arrive in Hawaii, make sure to reserve a rental car from us so you can visit these places. You are also welcome to visit us in person, as we have an office in Downtown Hilo.

When you’re exploring the island, remember to pack water and a light rain jacket or umbrella. Then take a drive in Hilo and most definitely along the coast. Visit cool sites. At Rainbow Car Rentals, we want you to have a good time.

Tabitha L. Ozaki

Advice from a past visitor client on Hawaii Car Rentals

Hawaii Car Rental

Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America, is widely known as an Island holiday paradise. This status has been built on the state’s amazing islands, panoramic beaches as well as all sort of activities on offers for tourists and guests. Some of the important things to see on the islands in Hawaii are The Big Island, Hilo, Pahoa, Kona and Volcano. Hawaii not just pulls visitors from the rest of the American states but from all corners of the world. Hawaiian vacations are also very popular because of the easy availability of Hawaii car rentals in the state.

What are the Benefits of Car Renting in Hawaii?

The guided tourist and guide tours are somewhat hectic. Because these are package tours, you’ll be shown only chosen places and also for a small span of time. You can shun away from this when you rent a car of your own. You could take a map of the interesting places and visit them one by one at your own pace.

What are the Kinds of Cars Available in Hawaii?

Hawaii car rentals providers have many kinds of cars that range from the ordinary ones to the luxurious models. Visiting a place abundant in natural beauty it can annoying and incomplete with no proper car. You can select from luxury sedans, sports car, SUVs as well as prowlers.

Book Hawaii Car Rentals in Advance

It’s always advisable and preferable to book a Hawaii car rental service in advance. This avoids any confusion after reaching the place. When you have planned to rent a car after reaching this place, it could be annoying and troublesome. Because it will be a new place for you, it will take you time to look for trustworthy and reliable car Rental Company. Hawaii is a hot tourist destination. It’s always packed with tourists. A lot of guests and visitors want to enjoy the place in rented cars. High demands of these during the peak times reduce supply. Visitors who make the booking ahead of time are provided first preference. Booking ahead of time is also cost efficient. If you want to book a car then and there, the car rental company may charge some addition amount. So, in order to avoid these issues, you have to book in advance.

Where to Hire Car in Hawaii?

There are lots of hire rental companies that offer this kind of service, but is the best one. Their aim is to give personalized service for a cheap rate for a Hawaii car rental. Customer service staff are available all the time to answer your queries and help with the issues you might encounter whether it concerns car rental accommodations or general information. Visitors can contact this company through live chat or through calling customer hotline number at 808 936 6347_.

Rainbow Car Rentals is one of the best car rental company in Hawaii that offer a very reasonable rate. There are wide selections of car to choose from. Whats more, they also offer discounts when you book in advance.

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