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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island, United States

96 Excellent 61 Reviews
Luxury oceanfront resort offering a spa with signature treatments, multiple restaurants, two outdoor pools, indoor pool, and fitness center. Located 21 miles from historic downtown Charleston.
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  • $100 Resort Credit
  • Bottle of Wine
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  • Early Check-in

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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
Set off the coast of Charleston, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is an oceanfront hotel and spa reminiscent of a grand seaside mansion. Designed to feel like it has been on Kiawah Island for centuries, the property site was raised twenty feet to provide unobstructed Atlantic Ocean views from the ground floor, and features the upscale finishes of Charleston brick, stone, stucco, woods, slate, copper, and ironwork. Guests of the resort enjoy world-class accommodations, amenities, and recreational facilities designed to maximize the resort lifestyle.

The resort has 255 well-appointed guest rooms, with King rooms spanning 520 square feet or more. Furnished in designer interiors inspired by the region, rooms have marble entryways, private furnished patios, custom-made mattresses from Omaha bedding with Matelasse bed covers, TVs with DVD players, bathrooms with walk-in showers, dual vanities, and deep soaking tubs. Club Level rooms at The Sanctuary provide the highest level of comfort and service available at the resort. The Club Level has a private concierge ready to assist with dining, spa, transportation, and tours, while the Club Lounge has continental breakfast, light lunches, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, cordials, and chocolates. Plus, the resort has an exceptional collection of nine suites, including the awe-inspiring 3,000-square-foot Presidential Suite.

The Spa at The Sanctuary offers an idyllic setting with signature treatments and services inspired by the Lowcountry.

Steps from the rooms with views of the ocean, there are two outdoor swimming pools. The family pools is open for all ages, while the adult pool provides and exclusive retreat. The beach concierge is available to arrange beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels, and the Loggerhead Grill provides food and beverage service to guests on the beach or at the outdoor pools. There's also an indoor pool with fitness classes, and a fitness center with cardio machines and weight training equipment.

Located on Kiawah Island with ten miles of wide, immaculate, oceanfront beach that invites visitors to stroll or cycle for hours without interruption, the location is soothing by day and romantic by night. While the beach is complemented by the island's river, meandering lagoons, pristine marshlands, and maritime forests.

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Luxury oceanfront resort offering a spa with signature treatments, multiple restaurants, two outdoor pools, indoor pool, and fitness center. Located 21 miles from historic downtown Charleston.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Resort Credit
  • Bottle of Wine
  • VIP Status
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package.” Full Buffet Breakfast for two daily in Jasmine Porch and also available a la carte through room service. $100 Resort credit provided once per room, per stay and may not be used toward room rate. One Bottle of Simonet Sparkling Wine from the mini-bar provided once per room, per stay. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
  • One Sanctuary Beach Drive
  • Kiawah Island, SC 29455
  • United States

Location Summary
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is located on a barrier island 21 miles from downtown historic Charleston and 45 minutes to the Charleston International Airport. There are many historic plantations and other popular attractions within 15-45 minutes of the resort, and Kiawah Island has ten miles of wide, immaculate, oceanfront beach that inviting guests to stroll or cycle for hours without interruption. Soothing by day, romantic by night, the beach is complemented by the island’s river, meandering lagoons, pristine marshlands and maritime forests.

Directions to Hotel
By car from Charleston International Airport (CHS), 33 miles: Start driving West on International Boulevard toward Air Cargo Lane. Merge onto I-526 W towards Savannah. Turn right onto Savannah Hwy/US-17S. Turn left onto Main Road – towards Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. Main Road becomes Bohicket Road. Bohicket Road becomes Betsy Kerrison Parkway. Enter next roundabout at Freshfields Village and take the 3rd exit onto Kiawah Island Parkway to proceed to main gate.
Awards
Conde Nast Award Winner, Hideaway Award, Travel And Leisure Award
Note Bene
Recent awards: Forbes Travel Guide Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel and spa.
Banquets & Meetings
18,000 square feet of meeting space. 2 ballrooms, a board room and several breakout rooms.
Disabled Access
Yes. Fully compliant with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
Fine Dining On Site
The Ocean Room and the Jasmine Porch.
Fine Dining Nearby
There are more than 12 additional dining options within the resort.
Child Programs
Award-winning Kamp Kiawah with programs for children ages 3 to 17, and baby sitting services can be arranged through concierge desk.
Pets Allowed
Service animals only.
Pool Indoor
With exercise classes and adult swim times.
Pool Outdoor
2 outdoor pools, one for families, one for adults.
Spa Facility
The Spa at The Sanctuary offers an idyllic setting with signature treatments and services inspired by the Lowcountry.
Tennis Courts On Site
22 tennis courts on-site.
Beach
Hotel overlooks the beach with 10 miles of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean.
Biking Touring
More than 30 miles of paved bike trails.
Ecological Tourism
Available through the resort's recreation department.
Fishing Fly
Via the hotel's recreation department.
Fishing - Ocean
Arranged through the recreation department.
Golfing
Five championship courses (including The Ocean Course, home of 1991 Ryder Cup, 2012 PGA Championship and 2021 PGA Championship) nearby.
Hiking
Flat terrain hiking.
Hunting
Can be arranged through a private guide.
Jogging Running
30 miles of trails.
Scuba Diving
Through private charter.
Shopping
The Sanctuary's sophisticated shops and boutiques offer an intriguing choice of fine goods and charming personal service.
Theatre Museums
Multiple plantations and historic sites located 15 to 45 minutes of the resort.
Recommended Rooms
The Presidential Suite has a living area that features elegant furnishings, fireplace and a flat-screen television and enjoys sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. French doors connect the room to a 189 sq. ft. balcony. A formal study includes a large-scale writing desk equipped with an iMac and shelves of antique books. The richly appointed dining room has fine woven fabric wall panels and and antique table that seats twelve. The bedroom features a custom four-poster king bed, sitting area, and French doors that open to a 40-sq.-ft. balcony overlooking the ocean and Grand Lawn below. An adjacent dressing room features two walk-in closets with a dressing table. The bathroom contains two separate marble topped vanities, a large garden tub with jets, large separate shower with multiple showerheads, and a separate water closet.


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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Indoor
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Fly
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Hunting
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Volleyball
    - Windsurfing