We rented a two bedroom oceanview villa through the resort for our stay on Kiawah and had a great time. The villa was maintained and clean and non-smoking as I'd requested. The beach is gorgeous; my husband and I joked that we're now spoiled and any future beach vacation will be judged unfairly because the uncrowded, clean, quiet beach at Kiawah is so nice. We took the kids to some of the island activities and were generally pleased with them.
I would recommend that families who go to Kiawah try to go to Charleston for meals (even though it's far). We ate on the island and were disappointed with the service at Shrimpers. We also went to Bohicket Marina for Rosebank Farms and found the food good but the kids' meals very overpriced.
Beyond that, it was a great vacation and would recommend the place to anyone who asks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 21-miles south of beautiful and historic Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers an unmatched golf experience with a unique combination of distinctive golf courses, a spectacularly beautiful natural setting, luxurious resort amenities and gracious hospitality. Selected as the best golf resort in the U.S. in Golf World magazine's "Readers' Choice Awards" survey, the resort staff is totally committed to the game of golf and those who play it at every level. Kiawah Island Golf Resort possesses an esteemed golf tradition flavored with the spirit of lively competition. Kiawah Island's championship resume includes the dramatic 1991 Ryder Cup, the 1997 and 2003 World Cups, the 2005 PGA Professional National Championship, the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the prestigious 2012 PGA Championship won in commanding fashion by Rory McIlroy. It has also been named the site of the 2021 PGA Championship. The resort offers five distinctive, world-class golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player and Clyde Johnston. Using the island's magnificent setting of rolling sand dunes, expansive saltwater marshes and quiet maritime forests, each architect has created a unique expression of golf's varied challenges and rewards. The resort has received an impressive array of rankings in various magazine readers' polls proving that service is still king on Kiawah Island including being named the No. 1 island in North American Island & No. 2 island in the world in the latest Conde Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards With 10 miles of stunning shoreline and an unmatched golf experience, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is one of America's top vacation destinations. In addition to the five championship golf courses, two tennis centers, it is known as one of the top eco-friendly resorts in the U.S. and has a world-renowned recreation and nature program With close to 600 villas and luxury homes and the Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond, 255-room oceanfront hotel and spa, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort offers a wide variety of accommodation options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kiawah Island Golf Hotel Kiawah Island
- Kiawah Island Resort
- Kiawah Island Hotel