Fodor's Expert Review Wild Dunes Resort

1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 29451, USA Fodor's Choice

Guests at this 1,600-acre island beachfront resort can choose from two Tom Fazio–designed golf courses, a nationally ranked tennis program, and miles of paved trails to walk and jog. The focal points are the bright-and-airy Boardwalk Inn, which sits among a cluster of homes painted in pastels to resemble Charleston's Rainbow Row, and the Sweetgrass Inn, a 153-room hotel. Guests have access to multiple pools, including a heated adults-only enclave and two beachfront pools—and a bar and café—at the Grand Pavilion. The chef-driven Coastal Provisions restaurant serves date-night-worthy crab cakes and gnocchi, and Huey's, at the Links Course club house, offers hearty breakfasts and upscale pub grub.

PROS

  • first-rate Lowcountry cuisine and scenery in one location
  • family-friendly bike paths parallel every thoroughfare
  • rarely crowded beach

CONS

  • kid-friendly pools can get crowded during summer
  • beach traffic can make day trips a headache
  • views and porch sizes vary, so inquire when booking

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 866-359–5593

HOTEL DETAILS

646 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals