Kiawah Island is a beautiful treasure located 33 miles outside of Charleston, SC with 10 miles of pristine beaches, thousands of acres of preserved maritime forests, marshes and sand dunes. Not only is this private island a gorgeous paradise perfect for adults wanting to relax and get away, Kiawah Recreation offers an extensive variety of kid and family friendly activities and events to keep the entire family entertained.
Establishing new traditions in blended families is important and the kids have been wholly responsible for making a Kiawah vacation ours. They beg to return to Kiawah year after year and there are more than a few reasons why. Kiawah is consistently awarded “best” titles, most recently being named one of the 2018 World’s Best Islands in the Continental USA by Travel and Leisure Magazine. More importantly, Kiawah offers something for everyone. Families can relax their days away on the tranquil beaches or partake in new activities every day of their stay. Each one of our vacations on this beautiful South Carolina island paradise has been unique.
Here is a summary of some of the best experiences we’ve had on Kiawah Island as well as what I hope are helpful insider tips to make your time there as amazing as ours.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort– For a true luxury experience, stay at this gorgeous beach-side 4 story hotel that looks and feels more like a mansion. The Sanctuary is the Resort’s AAA 5 Diamond luxury hotel and spa, boasting an impressive AAA Five Diamond rating and 5 championship golf courses. 90% of the 255 rooms have ocean views and guest services . This beauty is worth a visit even if you don’t stay here- the grand rooms inside, the view from the back, the 5 star luxury spa and the Ocean Room, the hotel’s signature Forbes Four Star/AAA Four-Diamond restaurant are all worth a stop in your itinerary. For more information and reservations, visit kiawahresort.com.
If you prefer to stay in a vacation home, here are some great options to consider:
Disclaimer: If you use the links below to book your vacation home, I get some spare change for the tea fund that allows me to indulge in an Almond Milk and Honey Chai Latte while I’m sitting in three different carpool lines (at no additional cost to you)- Happy booking!
Homes With Resort Privileges*:
*Resort guests receive discounts on golf, tennis, and recreational activities that have associated fees as well as access to Night Heron Pool and the Fitness Center. Please confirm resort privileges when booking as status may change without notice.
Homes With Private Pool:
I hope your time on Kiawah Island is filled with as many memory making experiences for your family as it is for ours!
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~Thank you to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort for their partnership.~