The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort ranked #1 Family Resort in U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure FamilyFor Immediate Release, August 2007
Families love Kiawah Island, according to Travel + Leisure Family readers.
For the first time, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort ranked as the number one family friendly resort in the U.S. and Canada. Last year, the poll ranked it as the top family resort in the East and Southeast.
The ratings appear in the fall issue of the magazine, which publishes quarterly and has a circulation of 500,000. The Sanctuary, which only opened in 2004, ranked above other more-established resorts like Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim, California, The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia.
"To be ranked as the top resort for families shows that Kiawah is not just a destination for golfers and tennis players," says Roger Warren, president of Kiawah Island Golf Resort. "We continue to strive to be the best resort in the country in numerous categories."
The Sanctuary opened in August 2004 and features 255 rooms and suites. It is located directly along Kiawah's 10 miles of sandy coastline, and features two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and a Discovery Room, where families can learn about Kiawah's natural habitat. The resort offers special children's golf and tennis programs, as well as a variety of nature-based recreational options, such as alligator walks, family kayaking in the salt marsh and ocean seining (which is the oldest form of fishing). The resort also operates a 21-acre park that houses a children's camp, a soccer field, basketball courts and a junior Olympic-sized pool.
The Travel + Leisure Family ranking is the latest in an impressive collection for Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Others include:
Number One Golf Resort in America - Travel + Leisure Golf
Number One Tennis Resort in the World - TennisResortsOnline.com
Number Two Tennis Resort in America - TENNIS magazine
Number Two Island in America - Conde Nast Traveler
Number Five Hotel (The Sanctuary) in US and Canada - Travel + Leisure
American Automobile Association Five Diamond Award - The Sanctuary
Located along 10 miles of pristine beach just south of Charleston, SC, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is rated as the country's top golf resort by Travel + Leisure Golf. It includes The Sanctuary - a AAA Five Diamond-rated, 255-room hotel and spa - and 600 private villas and luxury homes. The resort has five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course - host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2007 Senior PGA and 2012 PGA championships. The resort also ranks as the number one tennis resort in the world, has nine restaurants, and features a renowned recreation and nature program. For more information, visit www.kiawahresort.com or call 800-654-2924.