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Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island, SC
+1 843-762-9964
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I found this place underwhelming

We rented an expensive house just to be close to the beach and the kids stayed in the pool. One... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
coffee c
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great for day trip, weekend getaway or a week's vacation!

I've read the other reviews and wanted to offer some tips about Kiawah and what to expect: It is an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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A major golf course, beautiful beaches and miles of conservation land make this private island a desirable attraction.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Kiawah Island, SC
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We rented an expensive house just to be close to the beach and the kids stayed in the pool. One day, a dead mole was floating in it. Super gross. Not much to do unless you are a golfer. Also thought that July was humid...More

Thank coffee c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've read the other reviews and wanted to offer some tips about Kiawah and what to expect: It is an upscale residential and resort island on the Atlantic about 45 min. from the Charleston airport. In early December - 40s-60s some sprinkles. Beautifully landscaped roadways...More

Thank P A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently purchased a villa at Kiawah after sporadic visits over the last 15 years. Kiawah is the quintessential place for relaxation, for reconnecting with nature, and for self-introspection. It's so quiet that you can do so through walking, biking, and spending time with friends...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the island during Christmas time. Though it has been extremely cold, walk on the island beach was very enjoying due to sunshine. We also got a lovely sun set view from the island.

Thank schroff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stay at The Sanctuary for a special occasion weekend getaway. Could not have been more relaxing and perfect. Enjoy the elegant room, excellent room services, gorgeous ocean view and amenities. Had a restful and enjoyable weekend. Holiday decorations are magnificent.

Thank evernie
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Attended a wedding here in November....this was our first trip to this particular place. The people, location, hotel, and service were absolutely first class.

Thank Van B
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Kiawah Island since the early 90s. The Island never disappoints. The natural beauty, the wildlife, the tranquil rhythm of the Island rejuvenate and soothe. If you are looking for action and bustle, KI is not the place for you. But,...More

Thank Monwood89
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Lots to do. Walk on the beaches. Swim in the ocean. Ride bicycles. See nature; birds, alligators and plant life. Play golf and eat at great restaurants.

Thank OhioTraveled
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We love Kiawah Island. We stayed a week in a one bedroom condo that had everything we needed. We walked to the beach, husband played golf and I took a yoga class, shopped and went to the spa.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a peaceful vacation, great weather, long (very long) beach strips to walk around, far away from masses of tourists, this is a place to be. If you are looking for party or shopping... not so much. Very nice too: taking...More

Thank girlfromfaraway
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29 November 2016|
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Response from Phyllis906 | Reviewed this property |
The Santuary is simply beautiful. The lobby is elegant. I think they'll be thrilled. The lobby patio opens to a lush green lawn that spills down to the beach. Maybe arrange for Sunday brunch at Jasmine Porch. I hope... More
Kathy H
7 November 2016|
Response from serenity2222 | Reviewed this property |
Check directly with Kiawah - it often depends on the number of children in that age group at that juncture. IMOHO&E, they're NOT too reliable with delivering the SERVICES they promise, and their maintenance is lacking (pool... More
21 December 2015|
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Response from Meheryar B | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of shops renting bicycles on the Sanctuary so I am sure you will get one. There are indoor pool in fitness club which may be heated but I am not sure.