The pristine barrier island of Kiawah is the backdrop to a flourishing community where residents & visitors can indulge in the luxuries of coastal living.Read More
The luxe-getaway lifestyle of waking up to salt-filled air from warm ocean breezes is woven seamlessly within the world-renowned, first-class amenities with which Kiawah Island has become synonymous.
Still boasting much of the natural beauty first claimed by the Kiawah Indian tribe, the sprawling island offers 10 miles of sandy beaches and over 10,000 acres of jungle-esque landscape. Over the centuries and throughout the continued development of the island, the residence and wildlife have formed a quiet yet powerful bond; a symbiotic relationship which Kiawah Island's communities strive to protect. A good starting point for the nature enthusiast is the Heron Park Nature Center - a very proactive organization providing an array of nature-geared information & activities to explore.
If nature excursions are not on the agenda, guests can easily find a realm of other activities to enjoy during their stay. Kiawah is home to five championship golf courses - the crown jewel being the acclaimed Ocean Course, home of the 2012 PGA Championship. The island is also famous for its thriving tennis community established in 1976 by Roy Barth and recently ranked #1 by Tennis Magazine on its list of "Greatest US Tennis Resorts." Kiawah's competitive sports arena blends nicely with its more leisurely activities, giving a well rounded array of variety to every guest. A favorite island pastime is hopping on a beach-cruiser bicycle and tooling along the thirty miles of paved bike paths or peddling along the hard-packed sandy beaches, searching for starfish.
The kids of the group can even enjoy an island experience of their own as Kamp Kiawah offers an exciting daytime adventure for all children ages 3-11. Hosting full-day, half-day or evening 'kamps' with experienced and attentive staffers, 'kampers' can take part in scavenger hunts, art projects, games, pool parties, and camp fire activities.
Aside from its sporting accolades, Kiawah is also home to world-class restaurants featuring an multitude of dishes; with a plate to please every person, guests can let their appetites dictate their decision. The Sanctuary Hotel hosts a variety of dining experiences on its campus: The Ocean Room, Kiawah's signature steakhouse and the only steakhouse in the U.S. to earn both Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond ratings; Jasmine Porch, a Lowcountry experience pairing refined southern-style seafood and organic local produce; Loggerhead Grill, an al fresco cafe with an upscale twist on poolside favorites; and Beaches & Cream, a sweet shop filled with homemade desserts and refreshments.
Each clubhouse also features a signature restaurant serving up very different cuisine: The Atlantic Room at the Ocean Course is Kiawah's signature seafood restaurant and a proud member of the Sustainable Seafood initiative; Tomasso at Turtle Point is a true Italian family-gathering experience, specializing in homemade pastas, sauces and breads; Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House is a southern tradition of succulent smoked meats and hearty side dishes, also featuring over 60 local & imported beers.
If Kiawah Island is one of your vacation considerations, there's only one question we can ask: Why go anywhere else?
The barrier island of Seabrook is the "secret sister" of renowned Kiawah; paramount beauty, unmatched by anything other than Mother Nature herself. This vibrant, private community is encompassed by the natural settings of the coastline; seagrass bundles billow up the dunes, fiddler crabs scurry over the sand, pelicans plunge & gulls glide the waters, and wildlife finds harmony among residents.Read More
While smaller in scale to Kiawah, Seabrook Island still offers the same island luxuries and activities for vacationers but at seemingly more relaxing pace. All guests have full access to the Lake House - the 'social hub' of Seabrook - where they'll find a state-of-the-art fitness facility, an indoor lap pool, an outdoor leisure pool with kids 'Splash Zone' and adjacent playground. Guests are welcome to partake in Seabrook's exclusive Equestrian Center, interact with the horses, watch riding and jumping exhibits and even take a guided horseback Beach Trail stroll along the shoreline.
Seabrook also offers separate activities for the kids of the group, thus allowing the adults a bit more leisure time of their own. Each summer, Seabrook hosts Camp Seabrook; a daily or weekly camp for children ages 4-11, giving them a fun, safe & educational environment in which to explore the island. Activities include island nature excursions, pony rides, crab fishing, culinary classes, athletics & pool fun, and much, much more.
Seabrook also plays host to an array of indoor & outdoor dining and shopping options. Within the gate is Bohickets Lounge & Seaview Terrace , a relaxed dining atmosphere serving upscale Southern cuisine; The Palmetto Room, a formal dining environment boasting sweeping views of the ocean and fresh/local seafood and seasonal dishes; The Pelican's Nest, a casual, poolside, al fresco dining experience.
A short ride from the front gate is Bohicket Marina & Market- a waterfront dining & shopping community. Restaurants include Red's Ice House, Fischer's Pub, and Rosebank Farms Cafe; all offering a different spin on traditional southern plates. And don't forget to swing by the Ice Cream Boat for a cool summer treat before strolling along the shops to find unique southern treasures.
With so much to see and do, why not make Seabrook Island your next vacation destination?
The deeply historic city of Charleston is a place of large-scale wonders and small-town charm; offering a slice of history and a friendly smile with every turn of the cobblestone streets.Read More
There's something enchanting about strolling along the palmetto-line sidewalks, passing 18th century architecture unparalleled by modern attempts, and listening to the sounds of horse-drawn carriages rambling along their way. Where church steeples sweep the skyline and Civil War stories still echo the streets, this old-world town has managed to lay claim to some of this cutting-edge country's best dining, shopping, and craftsmanship; all nestled within the few square miles of what locals call 'the Peninsula.'
For the last three years, this quiet coastal area has been ranked the "#1 City in the United States" by Conde Nast Traveler and holds strong as the only city in the country to be voted onto the magazine's "Best Cities in the World" list, taking the #5 spot. Whether it's the historical value being so meticulously preserved; the narrow streets brimming with shops, galleries, and local artists; or the sheer yet profound beauty of a place that transcends the imagination -- Charleston has something to enlighten every soul.
Just a short 25 miles from Kiawah & Seabrook Islands, the leisurely drive through the live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss is a more of a treasure than an endeavor. With such a wondrous place just a quick drive away, it's hard to find an excuse not to indulge in the celebrated glory of this magnificent city.