The Sanctuary is the crown jewel of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, a 10,000-acre barrier island located 21 miles south of Charleston. Evoking the relaxed elegance of a grand seaside mansion, the 255-room hotel is South Carolina’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five Star hotel. The Sanctuary offers two distinctive restaurants: The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort's prime steakhouse; and Jasmine Porch, which serves authentic Lowcountry recipes rendered from local ingredients. The Lobby Bar serves creative cocktails along with distinctive beers and wines to accompany small plates. The Spa at The Sanctuary is recognized among an elite group of spas to earn Forbes Five Star recognition. A retail wing provides exclusive shopping for everything ranging from designer fashions to fine artwork. An indoor pool and fitness complex complements two outdoor pools (one adults-only) enhanced by the poolside Loggerhead Grill, which also serves food and drink on the attentively staffed beach that provides hotel guests with beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. The hotel's east wing offers groups an array of meeting and entertainment spaces ranging from the 6,000-square-foot Grand Oaks Ballroom to the tucked away cypress-paneled Calhoun Boardroom. The Grand Lawn and more intimate Terrace – both oceanfront – are breathtaking venues for memorable events.