Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island, SC does something amazing. As a luxurious beach resort, it coexists with untouched, rich wildlife - all without the trappings of commercial development.

At any time, you can watch sea turtles along 10 miles of spectacular beach, dolphins playing nearby in the surf, or alligators sunning on the banks of lagoons. Kiawah Island resort is very protective of its bobcats! At the same time, the island hosts 5 world-class golf courses and a resort community on a spectacular, unspoiled beachfront.

This beach town occupies one of the most beautiful seashores on the East Coast. A favorite romantic getaway, this is also a great place for a family vacation. When you visit as a guest of this island resort, family activities range from guided "alligator walks" and paddling tours to fishing charters and boating excursions.

Kiawah Island South Carolina

Kiawah Island SC Rentals

Kiawah Island rentals complement the serenity of the island. There are two resort villages, East Beach and West Beach. Lodging is available on the ocean, in beautiful wooded areas or on the lagoons. Rentals vary from 1 to 4 bedroom villas, cottages and vacation homes, many are pet friendly. The prices and the amenities vary with the vacation rental firms you use.

The main attraction on the island is the Sanctuary Hotel, a Five Star luxury beach resort with 255 expansive rooms and suites. First class all the way, a stay here will spoil you for anything else!

One thing to know before you visit Kiawah Island resort: Be ready to pay extra fees and tips for most all of the activities and rentals (even beach chairs and towels) on the island.

Kiawah Golf, Tennis & Beach Resort

Get your golf clubs - and your racquet - and take advantage of first class golf and tennis packages. You expect to see carpet-like fairways and greens - and that's exactly what you'll find. Kiawah Island golf courses have been host to PGA and World Cup Championship tournaments.

Ranked #2 in the U.S. by Tennis Magazine, Kiawah Island has two complete tennis complexes. The resort offers custom tennis vacation packages with both hard and clay tennis courts. For the kids, there are junior tennis camps and tennis clinics, as well as a Tiny Tots tennis program and junior round robins.

Kiawah Resort makes extra effort to be very family friendly. You'll find their Kamp Kiawah program for kids is a must-do, plus the resort has great activities for teens.

Map of Kiawah Island SC

Public Beach Access: The Kiawah Beachwalker Park at the west end of the island is available for anyone not staying as a resort guest. This is a wonderful, wide span of beach with a lifeguard on duty during peak season. Visit the boardwalk that wanders through the live oaks, cook out in the picnic area, and shower off the salt water before you leave. Perfect if you're visiting from nearby Seabrook Island or Charleston, SC - admission is $7 for a car, and $10 for RVs.