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A Traveler’s Guide to Exploring Hawaii

A Traveler’s Guide to Exploring Hawaii

The Aloha State has something in store for everyone, from seasoned travelers to first-timers alike. Hawaii is home to a diverse mix of cultures, people, and landscapes, of which much can be said. 

Hawaii has six major islands, each with a different vibe and a distinct personality. The state’s third largest island, Oahu—also known as the “Heart of Hawaii”—is a testament to Hawaii’s diverse cultures, traditions, and landscapes. 

If you’re an avid explorer or someone who’s looking to find something breathtaking at every turn, Oahu is replete with destinations that will blow you away every single time. Oahu is a thriving fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, and it shows in the island’s everyday life. Explore the North Shore, which is famous for its world-class waves. Cruise down North Shore’s Waimea Bay or Sunset Beach and sunbathe to your heart’s content. Travel down the Windward Coast to become amazed by breathtaking views of lush landscapes and experience the beauty of Oahu’s slower-paced lifestyle in this region. There’s even more to explore in the Leeward Coast and Central Oahu. And who could forget Honolulu, Oahu’s state capital, a region rich with local and international art and culture? 

The Aloha State has great weather and climate all year round, and one of the best ways to explore this island paradise is by moped. You’ll have great freedom and mobility—plus, you’ll be able to feel the wind on your face and the warm, welcoming heat of the sun on your skin.  

The Perks of Using a Moped to Explore Hawaii

Aside from giving you unparalleled freedom to explore the island, using a moped as your main mode of transportation comes with numerous other perks. 

Avoid Licensing Issues

You’ll get to enjoy the tropical weather better and you won’t need to secure a special driver’s license. If you have a car license, then you’re good to go. And unlike car rentals, you won’t have to worry about paying underage fees to rent a moped. The minimum age requirement to rent a moped is 18 years old.

Experience Easy Navigation

Renting a moped makes navigating the island easier. You can arrange your own sightseeing tour at your own pace. Whether you’re exploring the city or its outer limits, you can access most sites using a moped. So, whether you choose to go fast or follow a meandering route with numerous pit stops, it’s really all up to you and how much time you have set for yourself to explore the area. 

A moped also makes breezing through city traffic easier. Since mopeds are legally obligated to ride as far to the right as possible, it’s okay to use the bike lane. Just be mindful of traffic signs and regulations for each area that you visit. And it always helps if you ride defensively.

Moped Rentals Won’t Break the Bank

Unlike car rentals, renting a moped won’t empty your pockets. You’ll get more value for your money as mopeds can get to 80 miles to the gallon and often don’t have to pay for parking. Plus, the longer you rent a moped, the more affordable the daily rates get. 

Popular Oahu Destinations Accessible with a Moped

Want to go on a scenic tour of the Hawaiian coast? You can easily access breathtaking locations like the Hanauma Bay on Oahu’s south side or the heavenly beaches of Lanikai in Kailua using a moped. If you want to go for a quick hike, you can go to Manoa Falls. Go for a leisurely drive to Mt. Tantalus and enjoy spectacular views. Elvis fans will be delighted to see the views from the Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a Park. 

History enthusiasts will revel in exploring the numerous historic sites on the island. Visit Punchbowl Cemetery, the final resting place of the brave men and women who have served the United States and its allies, and Pearl Harbor, where the events that transpired have changed the course of history. 

If you want a glimpse of Hawaii’s vibrant island life culture, you can check out Oahu’s Chinatown, which is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the US. Enjoy an impressive mix of cultures and cuisines. See shrines and temples that offer a glimpse of the past. Shop to your heart’s content at the numerous stalls found in this district. Savor the experience of watching cultural programs and seeing contemporary Hawaiian art in galleries. 

Hawaii is a feast for the senses. Let it take your breath away at every turn.  Checkout all our recommended rides by clicking here.

Exploring Hawaii with Hawaiian Style Rentals & Sales

When exploring Hawaii, you’d want to have a reliable partner that offers well-maintained mopeds that are primed for safe travels. Prior to riding out, each customer is required to watch a safety video and conduct a road test that is closely monitored by our staff at Hawaiian Style Rentals & Sales to make sure that each of our customers feels at ease with their rental of choice. 

Hawaiian Style Rentals & Sales is a rental company that has been in the business for fifteen years. We offer four moped rental options, tailored to meet your individual needs. The Standard option is perfect for first-time riders. The Standard Basket gives you more storage room. If you need more leg room, go for the Standard XL, and if you want something bigger, you can opt for the Sport option.

You’ll get a full tank of gas with every rental, so you can immediately ride away and start your adventure. We also offer the Hawaiian Style Coverage, which is insurance that covers theft, damage, roadside service and late-returns for all rentals due back at closing.

All vehicles are sanitized using an industrial-grade cleaner before and after every rental and test ride. Our shops are regularly disinfected using the same industrial-grade cleaning solution, and our staff members are trained to observe safety precautions such as handwashing and wearing masks. 

Explore the best of the island safely and at your own pace with a moped rental. With a moped, you’ll get to enjoy plenty of freedom and get more value for your money. If you’re looking for a reliable rental service while on Oahu, get in touch with us at Hawaiian Style Rentals & Sales. Check out our moped rental packages and start discovering the wonder that is Hawaii today.

Top Couple Destinations for Scoot Coupe Rides in Honolulu

Scoot_Coupe_Rides_Honolulu There’s always something fun and new to do in Hawaii. Whether you and your significant other are planning a summer trip or a holiday escape to one of the world’s most sought-after destinations, you can always count on the Hawaiian to put you into vacation mode. Located between the mountains and the coastline is Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital city. While Honolulu has the most impressive beaches and mountains, there are plenty of things to see and do all over Hawaii’s largest city. Hawaii is unique in a lot of ways, and its transport system is one thing that it’s very famous for—you can rent a scoot coupe and drive it around town. This mode of transport is especially popular for couples who wish to see tourist spots following moped routes recommended by the locals themselves. Driving a scoot coupe is easier than riding a bike, and it’s an authentic Hawaiian way to travel around the city. Not to mention, it lets you navigate and park easily. Excited to rent a scoot coupe with your significant other but not sure where to go? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn more about the top couple destinations for scoot coupe rides in Honolulu.

4 Scoot Coupe-Friendly Must-Visit Spots in Honolulu

1. Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is located at the very end of Kalakaua Avenue, away from the busy city’s tall buildings and is more scenic and serene. When you’re there, don’t forget to visit Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Aquarium, Kaimana Beach and Honolulu’s famous concert grounds the Waikiki Shell. The Gold Coast is located right between the Diamond Head and the ocean, so you’ll be able to see its breathtaking oceanfront and enjoy the world famous hike in just a couple of minutes. Here, you’ll be able to go diving and do fun outdoor activities—just attach your scoot coupe onto a secure object with the lock that it comes with.

2. Manoa Valley

If you’re the type of couple that loves to go trekking, Manoa Valley is the perfect destination for you. Manoa, when translated to English, means “vast,” which applies to this place’s rich culture as well. This valley is home to many churches, yoga studios, and even a famous performing arts theater. Explore this luscious valley on foot and you’ll see Manoa Falls and a stunning bamboo forest. Make sure to leave an extra pair of shoes in your scoot coupe and bring bug spray because the trail can be a little muddy and can have mosquitoes. To get there, follow the road from Waikiki and drive past the University of Hawaii until you’re at the base of Manoa Falls. We will provide a custom map when you rent your scoot coupe to help you navigate.

3. Ala Moana

While Ala Moana boasts the largest open-air shopping center in the world, it also offers some of the best white sand beaches in Oahu. Soak up the sun and enjoy the calm waters at Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island or go window shopping at Ala Moana Center, which houses 290 luxury brands. There’s something for everyone in Ala Moana, and you can easily get there with a scoot coupe.

4. Downtown & Kaka’ako

Park your scoot coupe by the Iolani Palace and you’ll see the King Kamehameha statue from where you are. Downtown is where you’ll find Kawaiaha’o Church, a historical landmark built in 1842. To the north of Iolani Palace is the beautiful Foster Botanical Garden that will make you forget you’re in the middle of the city. The 14-acre garden is filled with almost every tropical plant you can imagine. Once you’re done visiting the botanical garden, you can check out more of Honolulu’s culture at the Hawaiian Art Museum—it’s a vintage building where you can see sculptures, paintings, and a view of the city from the second floor. You’ll be happy to know that this museum is a product of Hawaii’s Culture and Arts foundation, and admission is totally free.

Hassle-Free Scoot Coupe Rentals with Hawaiian Style Rentals & Sales

We believe that smooth transactions are part of having a stress-free vacation, and our team is dedicated to helping you have the best experience with our scoot coupe rentals. Your scoot coupe comes with a full gas tank—just make sure that you return the vehicle by 4:30pm. We prioritize your safety above anything else, which is why we include free helmets and ask you to watch a safety video before doing a road test to make sure that you’re fully comfortable in your vehicle. We also make sure that all our vehicles are properly cleaned and sanitized before handing them over. Here at Hawaiian Style Rentals, we love what we do, and we’re committed to providing the best service. We’re constantly thinking of ways to make your rentals more convenient for you. Feel free to contact us at (866)916-6733 if you have any questions and follow our YouTube channel to learn more about us. You can also visit our website and download the map of Oahu for your upcoming trip to Honolulu. Book a rental ahead of everyone else today. Aloha!

Popular Travelling Nurse Bianca Soffer Rents a Hawaiian Style Moped for her O’ahu Assignment

We have been so fortunate to connect with popular travelling nurse Bianca Soffer while she is on assignment on O’ahu. She has been using the Standard Basket model as her main mode of transportation and also bringing her friends down to rent on the weekends when she needs some more company to explore the island.

She has been very cool and even gives us some shout outs and aloha on her popular Instagram and YouTube channel.

Here are some some photos from her most recent excursions exploring Diamond and Waimanalo.

Dana White takes some Hawaiian Style Rentals out on the North Shore!

Dana White  cruised on our Suzuki Burgman 400 cc scooter, while Matt Serra and Din Thomas rode in our scoot coupe and Rachel Ostovich rode on our Standard Buddy Moped Rental while filming their most recent episode of Lookin’ for a Fight Hawaii. Here’s video of them riding along the North Shore to check out Matsumoto’s Shave Ice.

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To see the whole episode please visit their UFC Youtube channel.

Please note, our scoot coupes (2-person mopeds) can be ridden in and around Honolulu only. Check out our maps for itinerary suggestions. Mahalo!

Kamaʻaina Rates

The people of Hawaiʻi are what make visiting here so special and we are proud to offer our largest discounts to our kamaʻaina. Hawaiʻi is a small community and we want you to know that we appreciate everything you do to make Hawaiʻi such a special place. We appreciate your patronage, referrals and support of our customers.

Please click here to see your exclusive kamaʻaina discounts.

Please note: a Hawaiʻi drivers license is required to receive our kamaʻaina rates. Even if you made a reservation, we will charge you regular rates without proof of local residency. We appreciate you understading.

Mahalo!

9 fun things in Honolulu: Seattle Times food writer finds old favorites and new

From https://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/times-food-writer-offers-old-favorites-and-new-haunts-in-honolulu/:
“Take a bike ride around Diamond Head: Known to Hawaiians as Le`ahi, Diamond Head is the unreal-looking dormant volcano towering at the end of Waikiki in every photo you’ve ever seen of the place. The bike ride to and around it from friendly Hawaiian Style Rentals on Lemon Road is easy enough for even the laziest rider (and I would know). Along the way, there’s pretty Queen Kapi`olani Regional Park (watch for prehistoric-looking banyan trees), the stately seaside War Memorial, stoic Diamond Head Lighthouse, vastly blue ocean views, hilariously solemn groups on Segway tours, surfers and more. For the (slightly) ambitious, there’s an extra leg out to Kahala and/or the 170-step stairs to the crater’s top partway around. (Hawaiian Style Rentals & Sales, 2556 Lemon Road, Honolulu; 866-916-6733; hawaiibikes.com; bike rentals, $15 for four hours)”

2018 Two-Stroke Genuine Mopeds are Approved!

Genuine is committed to keeping America’s favorite 50cc two-stroke mopeds on the road in Hawaii. We are excited to announce that Genuine Scooter Company has already received approval for their 2018 two-stroke models. This is one of the many reasons why we exclusively rent and sell Genuine mopeds. Please visit sales.hawaiimoped.com to pre-order your new 2018 ride today.

We will also be offering the Titanium Buddy, Limited Edition Lavender  Buddy and the Roughhouse Sport for sale. All our new models will be backed by Hawaii’s best two-year unlimited mileage warranty and free roadside service. Our used Genuine mopeds come with a one year unlimited mileage warranty.

Genuine Scooters are the Best!

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It’s official. Today, we finally sold our last SYM moped. We’ve been phasing out SYM slowly, while incorporating the Genuine line of mopeds into our fleet. In May, we sold our last DD50 moped and today we sold our last Jet Evo moped. Since we rented the SYM mopeds and Genuine mopeds together during this transition, we were able to compare them every day. We’ve found that Genuine is just as bulletproof as the SYM. They require the same maintenance, because they are both two-strokes, but the Genuine moped maintains its good looks much longer. The Genuine Buddy and Roughhouse are made out of higher quality parts, which makes our used mopeds continue to look new when we put them up for sale. Almost all of our sales customers can’t tell that our used mopeds are not new at first glance. We never had the same experience with the SYM line. Unfortunately, a used SYM looked like a used moped.

Genuine’s support is second to none. Their team in Chicago has bent over backwards to keep our bikes looking and running great. All issues have been maturely addressed for both our rental fleet and our new sales customers. If the bikes weren’t already good enough, the commitment to their dealers and products has really put Genuine above the competition. We agree with Genuine when they claim to be, “America’s Favorite Scooter Company.”

Say Aloha to SYM

SYM DD50 at Kapiolani Park

Say Aloha to SYM two stroke mopeds. SYM announced they were discontinuing production of the SYM DD50 and Jet Evo after 2015.

When starting Hawaiian Style Rentals out of the back of the pickup truck in 2005, we bought the cheapest, coolest-looking mopeds.  We learned quickly that “you get what you pay for,” and were plagued with unhappy customers and countless, unavoidable service calls. SYM was already an option in the marketplace, but we wanted something different that looked fun to ride. The SYM DD50’s simple clean lines didn’t appeal to us at the time, so it took two years of being in business and many headaches to make the switch. Once we did, we never turned back. For eight years, we proudly exclusively rented, serviced, and sold the SYM brand on Lemon Road. They were high quality, and we never experienced the same issues that are inevitable with a Chinese off-brand moped. We added the Jet Evo, Rv200, and HD200 into our fleet, and experienced similar quality and craftsmanship. SYM had a large portion of moped marketshare in Hawaii, so we were floored when SYM in Taiwan announced that they would be discontinuing the DD50 and Jet Evo at the end of 2015. SYM wasn’t selling enough of these models throughout US and the EPA raised their emission standards and testing for two-stroke motors, so they decided to discontinue these models and focus on their four-stroke motor production out of their Chinese factory. At Hawaiian Style, we aren’t ready to switch over to a four-stroke moped. They require more maintenance, and local people understand that a two-stroke moped is going to provide much more power than a four-stroke motor. Genuine Scooter Company in Chicago, Illinois is the last remaining company producing two-stroke mopeds produced in Taiwan. They have over 200 dealers nationwide and already have 2016 approval for all of their 49 cc two-stroke moped models.  Shortly after contact, Hawaiian Style Rentals & Sales signed an exclusive dealership agreement for Oahu and had their first container of Buddy mopeds delivered in August. The fun, European look brings a fresh look to the fleet, and Genuine’s commitment to quality and dealer success may be even better than what we are used to with SYM. Only time will tell. Expect to see these colorful mopeds riding around the island. Once rental tested and approved, we will sell them used with our one year unlimited mileage Hawaiian Style Warranty. Beginning next year, we will sell our new models with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty and roadside service. We hope that the Buddy 50 can become Hawaii’s new favorite moped!