Best Rooftop Camping in Kauai, The Best Kauai Glamping Places & All One Needs To Know About Camping Permits In Kauai
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This is the one-stop-spot to learn everything about the Best Rooftop Camping in Kauai, best glamping locations and all you need to know about camping permits in Kauai!
We offer high-quality camper rental vehicles equipped with a complete kitchen set, bedding & beach and camping gear, perfect for experiencing glamping in style. You certainly don’t wish to go back to the normal hotel accommodation once you experienced how it feels like to relax in a fully equipped roof top tent camper.
Our Toyota 4Runner and Tacoma overland camping trucks are perfect for visiting Kauai on and off the beaten path and experiencing nature. Enjoy wonderful sunset views and delightful seashores straight from your personal, ready to go, private rooftop camper truck setup.
Whether you are seeking an adventurous camping vacation or perhaps wish for a comfortable place to rest after sunset, we have exactly what you need!! As all of our customers come back saying, Nothing will provide a better way to discover Kauai than driving all-around with a Kauai rooftop camping truck rental from Kauai Rooftop Campers! You might very likely experience the Best Rooftop Camping in Kauai you can think up!
Discover the island of Kauai in style with Kauai Rooftop Campers – book your truck now!
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Our 4 wheel drive Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner and FJ Cruiser camper trucks come with:
- Free Spirit Recreation, Tepui or Smittybilt rooftop tent (accommodates 3 people)
- An extra 4-person tent, mattress & beddings
- Kitchen with all necessities like water, stove & cooking equipment
- Table, chairs, cooler, snorkel gears & sun umbrella
- Headlamps, inverter and a Kauai guidebook
- and anything else you will need for the island trip, and even Kauai coffee!
Kauai Rooftop Campers is locally owned and operated and we strive to treat you as family by making sure you have an amazing vacation with nothing else to think about. It is a ready to go setup.
We understand that each and every moment of your holiday retreat matters. Our goal is always to provide you with an everything-is-ready package so that you can get the most out of your time here.
Enabling other people to connect with nature and themselves is a driving force for us, and through our partnership with Embracing The World we have been committed to donating a portion of our annual earnings to charitable aids around the world.
Secure the Best Rooftop Camping in Kauai with Kauai Rooftop Campers and while you have fun, know you help to make this planet a better and happier place to live!
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Here are Some Commonly Asked Questions
Are there any age limits to rent from you?
We would rather like to work with clients who are actually 25 years and older due to our insurance policy restrictions. But, based upon your needs, whenever possible, we strive to be accommodating.
If you are below 25 years, consider checking with your insurer to see if you would be covered for rental vehicles, particularly for pick-up trucks, and then call us.
Are your roof top tents kids friendly?
Of course! Please keep in mind that using our rooftop campers you will need to climb up a small ladder. If this sounds like a problem, we provide an additional camping tent with every package which you can easily put up on the ground next to your camping truck. This can be more suitable for both you and also your little ones.
What is the maximum capacity of your vehicles?
We could fit 3 people maximum, though in case there are more in your group, we do provide an additional tent, too. With this, we can easily accommodate as much as 5 people. All of our vehicles have 5 seatbelts.
Do you have surfboards?
Certainly, we offer surfboards & boogie boards and fins upon request for a fee. Just let us know up-front if you want to rent one, so that we can add it to your booking and have it ready for you at departure.
Do we get a travel guide or even a map with the nicest locations to check out on Kauai?
Sure, each vehicle has a Kauai guidebook which details maps and information on the best locations to see and go camping on Kauai.
Kauai Camping Guide & Details About Camping Permits
Am I able to visit any beach front for camping?
You may drive up to any beach, however, you can only set up your camp in official camping grounds. Here on Kauai, this is the usual procedure. We will give you a list of the greatest places to explore and also to camp in. Please be aware that driving on the beaches is not allowed on Kauai.
Is “wild camping” allowed or are we just able to go to official camping sites? If so, how much will it cost?
No, wild camping isn’t allowed in Kauai. You should only go camping in designated locations with a valid camping permit. The charge is about $3 per night in many Kauai county campgrounds, though private campgrounds may be a bit more. The good thing about these campgrounds is that you will have complete access to amenities, like bathrooms, showers & picnic dining tables. Please be aware that if you opt to camp on the county campgrounds, you are only allowed to use the ground tent.
Where can I park and sleep with a roof top tent camper?
- Kōkeʻe State Park (need camping permit): Kokee Rd, Hwy 550, Kekaha, HI 96752
- Sugi Grove Campground (need camping permit): Access from MohihiCamp 10 Road, starting 100 yards past Kōkeʻe State Park headquarters along Highway 550. Latitude 22.13 N, Longitude -159.622 W.
- YMCA of Kaua’i (camping without a permit but reservation is required): 4477 Nuhou St, Lihue, HI 96766
- Kumu Camp: Anahola Beach Retreat (camping without a permit but reservation is required): 4275 Poha Rd, Anahola, HI 96703
- Camp Nau’e YMCA (camping without a permit but reservation is required): 7420 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
- Camp Slogget operated by YWCA Kaua’i in stunning Koke’e State Park (camping without a permit but reservation is required): get directions from their web page https://ywcakauai.org/camp-sloggett
- Camp Hale Koa – private campground in Koke’e State Park (camping without a permit but reservation is required): this is for larger groups only, for more information, please go to their website http://camphalekoa.com
Prior to our arrival in Kauai, do we have to get a Kauai camping permit?
It is definitely a better to obtain your Kauai camping permits prior to your arrival. For the majority of private campsites, which we always recommend first, you may get your licenses online and also in person in the respective office.
If you decide to stay at a county campground and set up a ground tent, you may obtain permits by visiting the “County of Kauai Camping Information” web page.
In advance, the charges are $3 per night for nonresidents of Hawaii. Payment methods accepted with this application are money orders and cashier’s checks. However, it is not absolutely necessary to book your camping permits before your arrival. You could also get them at the various permit offices in Kauai, which is typically easier.
What is the processing time for obtaining camping permits?
Whether you choose to go to a state or private camping ground, both online and in person reservations are possible. Please note that if you choose to stay at a county campground, mail-in applications are easy to submit, however it can take quite a while to receive your permits. You may choose to get your permits upon arrival to Kauai at the different permit offices on Kauai; in-person you will receive them right away.
We at Kauai Rooftop Campers are proud to serve the entire Garden Island Kauai – always with Aloha!
Lihue – Princeville – Kapaa – Hanalei – Koloa – Waimea – Kilauea – Wailua – Kalaheo – Kekaha – Hanapepe – Anahola – Lawai – Puhi – Kaumakani – Hanamaulu – Kalihiwai – Wailua Homesteads – Pakala Village
Our Happy Clients!
Exploring Kauai with a rooftop camper is a fun and unique way to explore this beautiful island! Our family of 4 spent 12 fabulous days exploring and camping. The extra tent with the rooftop provided plenty of space for us…we had an amazing time! All communication with Jonathan and Jamie was smooth and easy. They are lovely people who genuinely want to provide a great experience.
Jamie and Jonathan were excellent hosts! Even though they were on vacation, Jonathan made all accommodations very easy and helped us with every step. Note: if you are under 25, make sure to let them know to make sure you are covered by insurance! Jonathan helped us work it out and we had a great time
Los Angeles, CA
Jamie and Jonathan are by far the very best experience with Airbnb we have ever had. Truly generous human beings with big hearts. They provided wonderful suggestions, amenities, and a wonderful 5 star experience. We will certainly rent again. For our first experience in Hawaii, they made sure it was second to none. If you’re coming to Hawaii to truly experience nature and looking for a ‘no nonsense’ and easy process to explore the island the way it was meant to be, you could not attain better hosts.
We had such an amazing trip with Jamie’s camper! Jamie and Jonathan were both so kind and took their time to explain to us the ins and out of our camper. Communication was easy and the beaches they recommend we visit were like paradise! Will rent again from them when we come back for sure!
The BEST way to experience the beautiful garden island! Not only a great service–transportation doubling as your lodging–but wonderful and warm hosts. Jonathan and Jamie were so kind and helpful. An absolutely wonderful trip to Kauai–thank you both!