I just returned from a great visit at Kiva Dunes! The resort is located 15 miles away from central Gulf Shores which is close enough to access but far enough away to appreciate the uncrowded beaches! The grounds and course are well manicured even in the off season of January. I have visited this property in the summer and the beach and pools are very inviting. we stayed in kiva village over looking the course. The two bedroom that we rented was spacious with a large balcony! All of the appliances are new and modern decor. I look forward to my next visit!