Budget Kauai Popup Camper Rentals Near Kalihiwai
an experience of a lifetime
Are you interested in exploring Kauai in a fun way?
We provide top quality rental campers equipped with a complete kitchen kit, bedding & beach and camping accessories, ideal for your complete glamping trip. You certainly don’t want to go back to the usual hotel accommodation after you experienced how it feels like to stay in a fully equipped roof top tent camper.
Our 4wd Toyota Tacoma and 4Runner camper vehicles are ideal if you are planning on exploring Kauai on and off the beaten path and experiencing nature. Experience spectacular sunsets and picturesque seashores straight from your own personal, ready to go, exclusive roof top camping truck setup.
Whether you are searching for an adventurous type weekend camping trip or just wish for a pleasant place to sleep at night, we have the things you need!! As all of our customers come back saying, nothing will provide a better way to discover Kauai than driving around with one of our Budget Kauai Popup Camper Rentals here at Kauai Rooftop Campers!
Discover the island of Kauai in style with Kauai Rooftop Campers – call us and reserve now!
Want more information about Kauai Rooftop Campers & our state-of-the-art camping vehicles?
Our 4wd Toyota, 4Runner and FJ Cruiser camping vehicles come with:
- Smittybilt, Free Spirit Recreation or Tepui rooftop tent (accommodates 3 individuals)
- An additional 4-person tent, mattress and beddings
- Fully equipped kitchen with water, stove & cooking equipment like water, stove & cooking equipment
- Table, chairs, cooler, snorkel gears & sun umbrella
- Inverter, headlights and a Kauai guidebook
- and everything else you might need for your island trip, and even Kauai coffee!
Kauai Rooftop Campers is owned and operated locally and is devoted to making you feel taken care of by making sure you have a memorable vacation with nothing else to think about. It’s a ready-to-go setup.
We know that each and every minute of your holiday retreat matters. Our aim is always to give you an everything-is-ready package so that you can make the most out of your time here.
Giving others the opportunity to connect with those wild places both within nature & themselves is really a cornerstone of our philosophy, and through our association with Embracing The World we have been devoted to donating a percentage of our total income to charitable projects around the globe.
Get one of our Budget Kauai Popup Camper Rentals here at Kauai Rooftop Campers & while you have a blast, know you support the world to be a better and happier place!
Just click ‘Book Now’ for more detailed information about our different camping truck availabilities, special features and costs!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an age requirement to rent from you?
We try to work with clients who are twenty-five years and older due to our insurance policy restrictions. However, depending on your situation, whenever possible, we try to be flexible.
If you are below twenty-five, try checking in with your insurer to determine if you would be covered for rental vehicles, particularly for pick-up trucks, and then contact us.
Are your rooftop tents family friendly?
Absolutely! Please note that with our rooftop campers you will need to climb one small ladder. If this sounds like a problem, we also offer an additional camping tent with each package which you can put up on the ground beside the camping truck. This may be more convenient for you and also your little ones.
How many people can your camper vehicles accommodate?
The camper trucks sleep three people maximum, though in case there are more within your party, we do offer an extra camping tent, as well. With this, we can easily accommodate up to five people. Each of our trucks has 5 seatbelts.
Do you offer surfboards?
Yes, Kauai Rooftop Campers offers both surfboards and boogie boards as well as fins upon request for a fee. Just inform us up-front if you want to rent one, so that we can add it to your reservation and have it ready for you at departure.
Do we receive a guidebook or perhaps a map with the greatest hiking trails & beaches to check out on Kauai?
Sure, each vehicle has a Kauai guidebook which details maps and information on the best spots to visit and go camping on Kauai.
Kauai Camping Guide & Information Regarding Camping Permits
Can I visit any beach front to camp?
You can drive up to any beach, however, you should only put up your camp in official camping grounds. Here on Kauai, this is the standard procedure. We’ll give you a list of the greatest places to explore and also to camp in. Please remember that driving on the beaches isn’t allowed on Kauai.
Is “wild camping” allowed or are we just able to visit designated camping sites? If so, how much is the fee?
No, wild camping is not allowed in Kauai. You can only camp in designated areas with a current camping permit. The fee is about $3 per night in many Kauai county parks, but private campgrounds may be a bit more. The good thing about these campsites is that you have complete access to facilities, like washrooms, showers & picnic dining tables. Please be aware that if you decide to go camping on the county campgrounds, you are only permitted to use the ground tent.
Where can I park and sleep with my 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 beautiful 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 web page http://camphalekoa.com
Before our arrival in Kauai, do we have to get a Kauai camping permit?
It’s a better to obtain your Kauai camping license before your trip. For the majority of private campgrounds, which we always recommend first, you can get your permits online and also in person in the respective office.
If you opt to camp at a county campsite and set up a ground tent, you can ask for permits by visiting the “County of Kauai Camping Information” webpage.
Up-front, the fees are $3 per night for nonresidents of Hawaii. Payment methods accepted with this application are bank checks as well as money orders. But you don’t have to book your camping licenses prior to your arrival. You can also get them at the various permit offices on the island, which is typically easier.
What is the processing time for obtaining camping permits?
If you decide to go to a state or private campground, both online and in person reservations are possible. If you decide to go to a county camping ground, mail-in applications are easy to submit, however it can take quite a while to get your permits. You might receive your permits upon arrival to Kauai at the various permit offices on Kauai; in-person you will receive them on the spot.
Kauai Rooftop Campers happily offers camper trucks to the entire island of Kauai!
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!