Kiawah Island

Ten Miles of Pristine Beaches.

Just 21 miles from the pulsing energy of downtown Charleston, Kiawah Island is an oasis of untouched natural beauty and renowned hospitality for those seeking a retreat into adventure - and luxury. Kiawah's five championship courses make it South Carolina's crown jewel of golf, and the magnificent Kiawah Island Golf Resort resort exemplifies Southern comfort in all of its splendor.

For Families. For Couples. For Everyone.

In addition to its 10 miles of beaches, enjoy Kiawah Island's perfectly preserved maritime forests, sand dunes, and marshes where turtles, whitetail deer, and seabirds abound.

Endless possibilities. An award-winning resort and golf are just the beginning. From waters sports, biking, tennis, and world-class golf to great shopping and dining, Kiawah Island promises the perfect mix of play and peace.

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Kiawah Island Resorts

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Located on a beautiful barrier island just a few miles from historic Charleston, South Carolina lies Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the Official Golf & Tennis Resort at Kiawah Island. Kiawah Island Golf Resort is ranked "#1 Resort in the U.S." by Golf World Magazine.

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Kiawah Island Hotels

Kiawah Island Hotels

A grand seaside resort with a AAA Five Diamond rating. A brand new boutique hotel with villa style guest rooms. Kiawah's hotel options are as beautiful as the island itself.

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Kiawah Island Rentals

Kiawah Island Rentals

What's your pleasure? Kiawah Island rental properties offer an array of choices to suit every style - from oceanfront homes and vacation villas to waterfront condominiums and cottages.

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Popular Events On Kiawah Island

4th of July Celebration

4th of July Festivities will include a patriotic bike parade beginning, a festival with live music and fun for the whole family, and fireworks.

Annual Tree Lighting

End of November. "Deck the Halls" of The Sanctuary for the holiday season. Our holiday staff will be busy assembling the Grand Lobby Christmas tree as well as decorating our mantels and grand staircases.

Annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon

This Annual Marathon is held in December and boasts beautiful weather and flat terrain.

Happiest Seaside Town

Coastal Living Magazine ranked the top 15 happiest places to live on the coast. Kiawah Island, South Carolina took the top spot! Photographer: Squire Fox
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Just Minutes from Charleston

Experience it for yourself! Charleston won "Top City in the United States" in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards.

Top of the Class

Kiawah Island was ranked #3 by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine among Top U.S. Islands. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort was named #3 Best Mainland Resort.

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30 Miles of Bike Paths

Kiawah Island boasts 30 miles of bike paths. Beachwalker Park is consistently named a Top 10 Beach on the annual beach rankings of Dr. Beach.

Kiawah Island History

1670: Cassique, chieftain of the Kiawah Indians, for whom the island is named, leads English colonists to settle at Charlestowne Landing.