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Aloha, I Love building custom campers here in Hawaii. Its a great place to boondock and drycamp because its legal to camp overnight at the ocean as long as your fishing!!! Hawaii is the only state in the USA that does not have an RV park. So its all about adventure.
Custom camper Hawaiian style! comes with all the toys for great adventure. 200 watts of solar power for refrigerator, fans and blender. Charge everything for camping in comfort in the Big Island of Hawaii. Tiki Van lives in Keaau on an aquaponics farm where there is a base camp with hot showers and Wi-Fi. A great place to see all the sites. Some Guests have enjoyed the Hilo and Puna área so much that they took Tiki Van out for a day of fun then returned to the farm at night. Take note- it is called The Big Island for that reason. It's Big!! We do offer a pickup and dropoff service to Hilo airport or bus terminal that includes a tour of the Hilo área and orientatilon with Tiki Van We do not go to Kona as it is a 3 hour drive one way !! included things for your comfort and enjoyment. included in base price is linens and towels everything needed for camp cooking including spices , propane bbq
and utensils also included is beach hear Boogie boards and so much more, Tiki Van is a great way to see the Big island of Hawaii. Wake up to a new beautiful scene every morning. there are many great campgrounds in Hawaii and its also legal to camp overnight at the shoreline if you are engaged in fishing!! Ask about fishing gear and kayaks.
Tiki Van is all about adventure and exploring and experienced rentera are welcome. If You plan to see all of the Big Island in a couple days by driving then Tiki Van is not for You!) For those that like the windshield time I tell My mainland Friends anything leas than 10 isnt enough. With all the weather changes I recommend 5 days Hilo side and 5 days Kona side.. please let us know of any questions You may have.
About Tiki Van, as we really appreciste good communication during your rental time and it will make your vacation much more enjoyable.
2 shorecasting spinning rods
inflatable bay kayaks with all accessories
sets of gear mask fins and snorkel in carry bags
TiKi Van Extended custom camper
About the host, Jonas
We had an outstanding time on Big Island!
We were coming to Hawaii for 2.5 days and had planned to camp on the island and this Tiki Van did the trick for us, quirks and all.
Things to note about the van: it is an older vehicle and has some quirks. The biggest of them all were the locks and handles. Jonas will go over it with you so don’t fret, you just have to make sure everything’s locked up before leaving. It is also pretty rough on gas, it has a huge tank (probably around 26gal) but it drinks it up pretty fast. There are also some generic noises that come with an old vehicle, but it ran reliably and we didn’t have issues.
Where the van shined the most were the amenities and mods Jonas has added. The solar panels, inverter, and mini fridge were huge assets to us. Jonas also welcomed us with fresh smoothies made in the blender in the van so that was cool. The fridge was great for keeping our drinks and snacks cold. We also were really happy with the ceiling vent/fan and portable fans inside to keep us cool when sleeping. Additionally, Jonas included 2 kayaks and snorkel gear, so that’s another plus if you’re going to have time for snorkeling.
We had limited time on this island and came with a plan already to spend one day in Kona and the other day at the national park so our days were already pretty booked up. But, if you come here with more time and less of a plan, Jonas is your guy. He knows all the best spots in and around Hilo for eating, drinking, snorkeling, camping, fishing, you name it. He truly wants you to get the most out of your trip and will help you with plenty of suggestions for activities.
Though our trip was quick, we had a great time and utilized his snorkel gear at several places around the island. He was generous enough to let us camp on his property where there is an outhouse and warm shower.
If you’re coming to the island to camp and have several days to spend here, I recommend looking into this van.
7 Photos submitted by Christopher C.
We loved living in the tikki van :) Unique experience to travel the big island! The van is greatly equipped with solar panel, fridge, snorkeling gear, Kajaks and other gadgets. Jonas is very flexible and helpful not only on-site but also in the preparation (visa, free tour of Hilo, free campsite in his backyard, free laundry, pick-up and drop-off etc.).
If you like van camping - the tikki van is your choice!
Disadvantages: Sattle road island crossing is not permitted; incl. minimum insurance package we ended up paying 200$/day; high fuel consumption
1 Photo submitted by Torge L.