Parking your rental car can prove to be challenging, especially if you’re looking for overnight parking. Those renters who are just visiting the Hawaiian islands from their cruise ship have a huge disadvantage in some cases. Some of the Hawaiian islands, such as Maui, do not allow any overnight street parking.
To avoid getting a ticket, many cruise ship rental car customers will simply rent a vehicle for a day, return the vehicle later in the day, and use the free courtesy shuttle to go to and from the rental car company location. Daily rentals are easy. Simply reserve for each day in advance. Since you'll be renting by the day, and probably won't be renting for any more than one, two, or three days, getting a discounted weekly rate is a non-issue.
For those rental car customers who are staying in a hotel, most offer parking for a nightly fee, especially in Honolulu and Waikiki. It’s worth paying the nightly fee rather than parking your rental vehicle on the street where it can incur overnight parking fines, towing or other problems such as damage or theft.
If you do choose to park your rental vehicle in meter parking or paid overnight parking, be sure to read all signs posted in the area in which you are parking. This is essential in to avoid towing and fines that can cost an arm and a leg, not to mention time away from your tropical vacation.
Overnight parking on Kauai: (more details coming soon)
Overnight parking in Honolulu and Waikiki:
Like all big cities, parking in Honolulu and Waikiki can be quite problematic.