Remindful of an opulent seaside mansion, this spectacular 255-room luxury oceanfront 4-story hotel exudes the essence of elegant southern hospitality at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Exquisitely designed with finishes of brick, stone, stucco, woods, slate, copper and ironwork, it’s perched majestically with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean from every floor.
From its lobby with high ceilings and hand-planked walnut flooring to its artfully appointed guestrooms, The Sanctuary is brimming with luxurious amenities. Each guestroom includes a marble lined entryway, deep garden soaking tub, dual vanity sinks, private balcony, Italian linen and robes and custom-made mattresses. The Spa at The Sanctuary will relax and rejuvenate you with a wide variety of treatments.
A varied selection of villas in different locations highlights the eclectic menu. Villas rented through Kiawah Island Golf Resort provide guests with an array of resort benefits and amenities, including access to the two interactive pool complexes. Villas are set on West Beach near the Cougar Point Golf Club and East Beach, which puts you near the Night Heron Park, a 21-acre kid-friendly complex, the Turtle Point Golf Club and Tommy Cuthbert Golf Learning Center.
Villas offer divergent views ranging from full and partial Atlantic Ocean panoramas to golf course and scenic terrain. Pet friendly villas are also available.
Charleston, South Carolina
For those who choose to stay in Charleston, located 25 miles from Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the compact historical downtown area affords easy walking to historic sights, restaurants, bars and boutique shopping.
The streets of downtown Charleston are lined with spectacular historic homes and gardens. Especially inspiring and interesting is The Battery, a paved, public walkway lined with classic Southern mansions, old cannons and plaques. You’re also afforded a stunning view of Fort Sumter, site of the first shots fired in the Civil War.
Several enchanting ways to explore the city are possible such as boat cruises, culinary tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and walking tours hosted by local history experts.