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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, United States

91 Excellent 117 Reviews
Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Excellent accommodation. Beautiful beach.

Just outside the charming, historical destination-city of Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort boasts villa and condo accomodations and world-class golf and tennis in a setting found nowhere else. For thousands of years, eagles, egrets and other natural residents of Kiawah have enjoyed its lush, semi-tropical environment, while remaining sheltered from the world. Today, Kiawah Island remains a haven for those who stay. However, the reasons for visiting have become more varied. From ten miles of romantic, unspoiled beach to 30 miles of paved, biking trails. From kayaking and canoeing adventures to alligator and birding walks. From oceanfront fine dining to riverside oyster roasts. Then there's the golf. Five championship courses, including the world-famous Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup Matches and the 1997 and 2003 World Cup of Golf. Your accomodations on this island may comprise a lavish private oceanfront home with private dock, miles of deck, and room for everyone. It may be a handsomely appointed villa mere steps from the first tee. A villa with breeze-kissed balcony from which the sounds of the sea provide a sensuous nightly serenade. Or perhaps a luxurious room or suite at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, the finest oceanfront hotel built on the East Coast in two decades.
Hotel Address:
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  • 12 Kiawah Beach Drive
  • Kiawah Island, SC 29455
  • United States

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Banquets & Meetings
There are numberous options for meetings - conference centers and seminar rooms. With flexible conference facilities, comfortable guest rooms, easy access by land or air, and spectacular outdoor function venues, Kiawah Island Golf Resort provides groups with an unforgettable experience. Governor's Hall can seat up to 800.
Fine Dining On Site
On and about the island, your private table overlooks splendid surf, lagoons, gardens or fairways, while you dine on exquisitely prepared and presented native foods complemented by the perfect wine or beverage, and accompanied by the soft sound of the tropics. The options are numerous: Ocean Room, Jasmine Porch, Turtle Point Sports Bar and Grill, Shrimper's, The Ocean Course Grill, Osprey Point Grille, Haulover Creek Bar and Grill, Night Heron Grill.
Fitness Center
A Fitness Room opens bright and early each day, with the finest Cybex and Trotter Equipment. And, your workout can be followed by a Therapeutic Massage.
Child Programs
Kamp Kiawah (seasonal) is supervised fun for children ages three through eleven, and fills their every morning with activities mom and dad will envy - from hula contests to sand sculpting, from relay races to nature crafts, from shell art to parachute games. But parents aren't left out of everything: There is always something going on at Kiawah for your family - like Tuesday Night Ice Cream Socials, Friday Night Bingo Games, Dive-In Movies, Basketball, and Oyster Roasts.
Pool Outdoor
Three pool complexes are available to Resort guests. Night Heron Park Pool is the Resort's largest pool complex, offering a 25m Jr. Olympic Pool, lap lanes and wading pool. Large sunning areas, shaded areas, changing facilities and close proximity to the beach! Sandwiches, ice cream and beverages available throughout the summer months at the Night Heron Grill.
Spa Facility
Be sure to submit to pampering at The Spa at The Sanctuary. The Spa features twelve treatment rooms that adjoin relaxing sauna, steam and whirlpool facilities, all in a serene and luxurious environment.
Tennis Courts On Site
Year after year, the tennis programs at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, under the direction of Hall of Fame Tennis Pro Roy Barth, receive many of the sport's highest accolades, including being ranked #1 in the 2004-2005 list of "Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts" by Tennis Magazine. In addition to clay and hard courts, both facilities have fully stocked pro shops and offer stringing, rental, and matchmaking services.
On the beaches, seasonal services include umbrellas, chairs, kayaks and boogie boards.
Biking Touring
Bikes are available for rent for the whole family. On Kiawah Island there are more than 30 miles of trails for exploring - and areas of wide flat beach where you may race the pelicans.
Ecological Tourism
The Heron Park Nature Center is the heart of the Resort's Nature Program and is a great first stop to get information about the various activities, or to make reservations for nature tours and programs. These include Marsh Creek Canoeing, Marsh Kayaking or Ocean Kayaking, scheduled walking tours, including Birds of Kiawah (203 species and counting!), Gator Walk (needs no explaining!) and the Kiawah 101 - Nature Walk that takes you to the forests, dunes, and marshes of Kiawah. Bicycle enthusiasts can explore with the Wildlife in the Wetlands tour, or experience all 4000 years of Kiawah Island's known history in the Biking into History tour.
Why not indulge yourself in an on-island shopping spree? You need look no farther than The Strawmarket Shops for hours of happy browsing and acquiring. Look for clothing and accessories at a number of shops, including The Signature shop. Or peruse the neighboring antique peddlers or tour the famous shops along King Street in the historic district of Charleston.
Recommended Rooms
All of the accommodations at Kiawah Golf Resort are rental villas and private homes. There are the West Beach Villas and East Beach Villas - both options confer all resort guest privileges and advantages. Standard guest rooms and suites are available through the Santuary at Kiawah Island.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Hiking
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Water Skiing
    - Windsurfing

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