We arrived in Kiawah in May, and had a two-bedroom oceanfront condo. It had been newly renovated, which was a huge plus, because I enjoy brand-new cleanliness. My daughter and her boyfriend joined us for part of the trip and there was plenty for them to do. We walked on the beach every day, had massages (which were overpriced, as is the case with every resort spa we've ever used), read on our deck, and ate at the wonderful restaurants there. Nothing beats being lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean. I do wish they didn't charge for beach chairs, but my daughter brought her own and there were two in the condo, so that was not an issue for us. I always stop at a Target store to buy a cheap pillow, because even though the linens are very clean I have a problem using someone else's pillows. We had delicious dinners at Tomasso's, Jasmine Porch, and even Shrimpers. Shrimpers surprised us because it is very casual, but the food was great. One more thing -- if you're in a condo, stop on the way for groceries so you don't have to go back or use the convenience store at the resort. The store does have nice salads and yummy she-crab soup for a quick lunch, though.
- 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