Ups and Downs
We had some positive experiences and some challenges with this rental van. The on site coordinator was very helpful and the area is lovely with wonderful beaches and food options. But there is some more information that a renter would want to know. The van had a very loud exhaust system and would not get above 45 mph on the highways/hills. The A/C didn't work in the back of the van, so it never cooled down back there. Some of the sliding windows in the back had no screens on them, so when sleeping, there is no buffer between your face and the outside of the van. Also, there is no lawful place to park the van at night to sleep. Camping in campgounds on Oahu is only allowed with a tent, not a van. And sleeping at the beach involves a lot of other people around, including vagrants. Although we did not experience this, we were warned by 3 or 4 people about smash and grab theft on vehicles being very common, so we didn't feel comfortable sleeping on the beaches. It was difficult and stressful for us to find a place to sleep that felt safe. However, the owner kindly refunded some of our money because of these troubles. I would only rent a van like this again to travel if there was A/C in the back, working exhaust system and campgrounds that allowed for vans at the camping sites.