Situated just twenty-five miles outside of Charleston, South Carolina, is a barrier island called Kiawah Island. Kiawah Island is a sea island in the state that offers one of the finest resorts in the area and is over 15 square miles in size. On the northern end of the island is a resort called Kiawah Island Golf Resort. This Kiawah golf resort is a premier vacation destination.

However, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, offers much more than just golf. Spend time on a Kiawah beach, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, the nature trails, all while staying in a Kiawah Island hotel, Airbnb on Kiawah Island, or VRBO on Kiawah Island. This destination has much more to offer.

How to get to Kiawah Island?

Considering Kiawah Island Resort is situated on a land surrounded by water, they would have a marina. Unfortunately, the resort does not. Located just outside the gates is Bohicket Marina. The marina is lined with restaurants offering coastal views. The challenge is that they do not yet provide transient dockage; however, grant money has been set aside to bring this to fruition. Don’t plan on coming in by boat.

The Charleston Airport is located 34 miles from Kiawah. With a large selection of international flights, you should be able to come in from about anywhere. Book a flight and rent for your stay. You won’t ever feel the need to leave once you’re checked in. 

Where should you stay?

Plenty of options are available in varying price ranges within Kiawah Island Resort. The resort has many options: The Sanctuary Hotel, Ocean Kiawah Island Golf Course Cottages, private homes, and resort villas. For large family and friend gatherings, consider the more spacious accommodations such as a home. Book your stay on the Kiawah Island Resort Accommodations page.

Beyond booking directly through the resort is by using vacation property rental companies such as Airbnb and VRBO. Simply do an internet search for VRBO on Kiawah and Airbnb on Kiawah Island. Narrow down the results by choosing how many guests and even what type of view is offered.

Benefits of Booking Through Kiawah Resort

Take into consideration that booking directly through the resort provides you with more resort benefits. It may be wise because of the many advantages it includes. Consider these:

-Unlimited transportation to dining and entertainment

-Access to the fitness center

-Discounts on tennis and preference in booking court times at the Roy Barth Tennis Center

-Kiawah Island golf discounts and preferred selection on tee times on any of the five public Kiawah Island golf courses. Two member-only courses are also within the gates. Reserve a tee time before you arrive!

-Utilize two swimming facilities that offer fun and food for all ages. Check out the Night Hearon and West Beach Pool.

-Have the option to have the preference in booking reservations to any of the resort’s reservation taking restaurants. 

-Many other great benefits are included

Don’t assume that this the only entertainment you will find as if this isn’t enough. 

With over ten miles of shoreline, meander up and down the coast looking for shells, hearing the crashing waves, and lounging in the sand with the resort rental chairs and umbrellas.

Book a massage at the Spa at the Sanctuary. Here you will find a full array of services from facials to every type of massage you can imagine. 

Catch a glimpse of nature by booking one of the many tours that are offered. Some of the tours include kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, dolphin encounters, wetland tours by bike, and more. 

Bring your bike or rent one from the resort and explore the thirty miles of paved paths or bike along the packed sand beach.

This sea island on the South Carolina coast will bring you again and again after just one visit. Kiawah Island Resort has so much to see and do that fitting in everything you would like to do will be nearly impossible. Its natural setting will make your stay feel as though you are living on a remote island. Listen to the sounds of the seas, the wind, and gaze up at the stars on those crystal clear nights. Enjoy your stay on Kiawah Island.