In this post you will learn all about the camper shell roof top tent , best and most beautiful glamping spots and everything you need to know about camping permits in Kauai!

Kauai Rooftop Campers offers high-quality furnished with a full kitchen kit, bedding & beach and camping gear, perfect for your next camping adventure. You certainly don’t want to return to the normal hotel room once you experienced how it feels like to sleep in a fully equipped roof top tent camper.

Our Toyota 4Runner camping trucks are ideal if you are planning on visiting Kauai on and off the beaten path and getting in touch with mother nature. Experience spectacular sunsets and lovely seashores from the comfort of your personal, ready-to-go, exclusive rooftop camper truck setup.

Whether you are looking for the best adventurous type weekend camping vacation or perhaps wish for a pleasant place to sleep at night, we have exactly what you need!! As all of our customers come back saying, Nothing will offer a greater way to explore Kauai than cruising around with a Kauai rooftop camping truck rental from Kauai Rooftop Campers! You might very likely experience the camper shell roof top tent you can think of!

Explore Kauai in style with Kauai Rooftop Campers – book your truck today!

Need more details about Kauai Rooftop Campers and our modern glamping vehicles?

Our 4wd Toyota Tacoma, FJ Cruiser and 4Runner camping trucks come with:

FSR, Tepui or Smittybilt rooftop tent (sleeps 3 people)
An extra four-person tent, mattress & beddings
Kitchen with all necessities like water, stove & cooking equipment
Chairs, table, cooler, sun umbrella and snorkel gears
Headlamps, inverter and a Kauai guidebook
and everything else you will need for your island journey, and even Kauai coffee!

Kauai Rooftop Campers is a locally owned company and we aim to treat you like family by making sure you have a wonderful vacation with nothing else to think about. It is a ready to go setup.

We know that each and every moment of your vacation counts. Our goal is to supply you with an everything-is-ready package to help you make the most out of your time here.

Helping other people to connect with nature and themselves is really a driving force for us, and through our partnership with Embracing The World we have been devoted to passing on a percentage of our annual business earnings to humanitarian projects all over the world.

Enjoy the @list:project-4-kw-insert-pr4 with us at Kauai Rooftop Campers and while you have fun, know you support this planet to be a better & happier place to live!

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Is there a minimum age for renting from you?

We prefer to work with customers who are 25 years and older because of our insurance policy restrictions. Nevertheless, depending on your circumstances, whenever possible, we always try to be flexible.

If you are below 25 years, consider checking with your insurer to find out if you would be insured for rental vehicles, particularly for pick-up trucks, after which you can contact us.

Could you accommodate adults with children?

Absolutely! Please keep in mind that using our rooftop camping vehicles you will need to climb up a little ladder. If this is an issue, we offer an additional tent with every package which you may set up on the ground beside the camper vehicle. This could be more suitable for both you as well as your young ones.

What is the max. capacity of your trucks?

Our camper trucks fit three individuals maximum, though in case there are more within your group, we do offer an extra tent, as well. With this, we can easily allow for about 5 people. Each of our trucks has 5 seatbelts.

Can you provide surfboards?

Certainly, we provide both surfboards & boogie boards and fins on request for a fee. Just let us know beforehand if you would like to rent one, so we can add it to your booking and have it ready for you at departure.

Do we receive a guidebook or a map with the greatest areas to check out on Kauai?

Yes, each vehicle has a Kauai guidebook which details maps and information on the best spots to visit & camp out on Kauai.

Kauai Camping Guide & Specifics About Camping Permits

Can I visit any beach for camping?

You can drive up to any beach, but you can only put up your camp in official camping sites. Here on Kauai, this is the standard practice. We will provide you with a list of the ideal places to check out and to camp in. Please be aware that driving a vehicle on the beaches isn’t allowed on Kauai.

Is “wild camping” permitted or are we just able to visit official camping sites? If so, how much does it cost?

No, wild camping isn’t allowed in Kauai. You can only camp in specified areas with secured camping permits. The associated fee is approximately $3 per night in most Kauai county parks, though private campsites may be a bit more. The good thing about these camping grounds is that you will have total access to facilities, such as showers, restrooms and picnic kitchen tables. Please be aware that if you opt to camp on the county camp sites, you are only permitted to use the ground tent.

What campgrounds do you recommend with the rooftop camping tent?

Koke?e 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 Koke?e 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 website
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 visit their web page

Do we have to get Kauai camping permits before we arrive in Kauai?

It is definitely a good idea to get your Kauai camping license before your trip. For most private camping grounds, which we always recommend first, you can secure your licenses online and also on-the-spot in the respective office.

If you choose to camp at a county campground and set up a ground tent, you can obtain permits by visiting the “County of Kauai Camping Information” page.

Non-residents need to pay three dollars per night beforehand. Payment methods accepted with this application are bank checks and money orders. Nevertheless, you don’t necessarily have to reserve your camping licenses prior to your arrival. You can also obtain them at the different permit offices on the island, which is typically easier.

What is the processing time for getting camping permits?

No matter if you choose to go to a state or private campground, both online and in person reservations are possible. If you decide to camp at a county campsite, mail-in applications are easy to submit, however it can take quite a while to receive your permits. You might receive your permits upon arrival to Kauai at the various permit offices on Kauai; in-person you will receive them right away.

Kauai Rooftop Campers joyfully serves 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