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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

At a Glance


  • the smaller condo-villas are still fairly affordable
  • the Ocean Room is an ideal venue for an anniversary or a proposal
  • the golf courses and tennis programs are ranked among the country's best


  • not all hotel rooms have a view of the ocean
  • it is pricey and a substantial drive from town

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort Review

Choose from one- to four-bedroom villas, three- to eight-bedroom private homes, or the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, an amazing 255-room luxury waterfront hotel and spa that is one of the most prestigious resorts in the country yet is still kid-friendly. Its vast lobby is stunning, with walnut floors covered with hand-woven rugs and a wonderful collection of artworks. When a pianist plays in the lobby lounge, it is dreamlike. The West Indies theme is evident in the guest rooms; bedposts are carved with impressionistic pineapple patterns, and plantation-style ceilings with exposed planks are painted white. A top-rated steakhouse, the Ocean Room, has incredible architectural details, including wrought-iron gates and sculptures and a stained-glass dome. Along with the 10 miles of island beaches, recreational options include kayak and surfboard rental, nature tours, and arts-and-crafts classes.

    Hotel Details

  • 242 rooms, 13 suites, 400 villas, 90 homes
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-03-2012

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