The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
An oceanfront property with an exquisite spa, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort lives up to its name. Away from the fast-paced world, this is truly a place for you to escape, relax, and unwind. Set on a 10,000-acre private island, this destination is known for both its superb golf courses and being something of a birders’ paradise. The hotel epitomizes Southern flair with the genuine warmth of local hospitality, while its design boasts high ceilings, hand-painted murals, tasteful décor, and notable antiques. It is a breathtaking, elegant retreat with 225 guestrooms and suites, surrounded by a picturesque natural wonderland.
- Showcase your golfing prowess on one of five championship courses
- Listen to the ocean waves while having a treatment in The Spa at The Sanctuary
- Savor a perfectly prepared steak at The Ocean Room
- Play a game or take a lesson or two at one of two tennis centers on the island
- Book a meeting or conference at any of the six indoor and outdoor event spaces
- Use the hotel’s Mercedes-Benz to explore the rugged, awe-inspiring coastline
Head out from Charleston – only 30 minutes away – down country roads canopied by moss-draped oaks until you reach this seaside mansion, well-known as a gracious host of leisurely activities. Meanwhile, not only is this an ideal destination for sports enthusiasts, it is also one of the South’s best escapes for families, with Kamp Kiawah a beloved favorite of kids.
The hotel’s 225 guestrooms and suites are elegantly decorated, with patterned wallpaper and furnishings a key feature throughout. All come with king-size beds that guarantee a quality night’s sleep, thanks to custom-made Omaha mattresses and luxurious Italian linens. The standard guestrooms come with a balcony, an ocean view, and a minibar, which can be customized upon arrival.
There are also several categories of suites, with the top-of-the-range Governor’s Suite and Presidential Suite each combining modern luxuries and heritage features such as art and antiques. Suites can be connected to accommodate families, and for club-level guests, a private concierge is available to arrange dinners, bookings, or tours.
With several award-winning restaurants, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a gastronomy haven, where chefs pride themselves in using ingredients from Lowcountry farmers and fishermen. From fabulous steaks at The Ocean Room to local delicacies at Jasmine Porch, there is a wide offering available, including a comfortable, upscale bar that makes for a terrific evening. Away from the hotel itself, you can treat yourself to additionally enchanting dining options, such as seafood spot The Atlantic Room and of course The Ryder Cup Bar, both of which can be found by The Ocean Course, a destination reached by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle.
Jasmine Porch – Walls of authentic Charleston brick, oak-plank floors, and the backdrop of the spectacular Atlantic Ocean give this restaurant a very special environment to showcase the best of local cuisine. The imaginative menu runs throughout breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and it is where Chef Jeremy Holst shows the depth of Lowcountry cooking with new spins on regional dishes like Charleston shrimp and grits.
Loggerhead Grill – A favorite with families, this grill is styled as a tropical oceanfront café overlooking the sea and the resort’s pools. Spend a lazy afternoon or evening enjoying a selection of dishes from the menu, which includes gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads, and wraps.
Beaches & Cream – Perfect for a quick breakfast, lunch, or evening treat, this breezy café is just steps from the beach. After oatmeal and bagels in the morning, come lunchtime there are paninis and scoops of 12 different flavors of ice cream to enjoy here.
The Lobby Bar – Choose from a vast selection of wines, spirits, and craft beers, and delight in a chat with family members or friends. For a little something special, the lounge’s welcoming bartenders are happy to whip up a selection of tempting cocktails, from a Hibiscus Fizz to a Blackberry Bourbon Smash.
After relaxing by the pool or unwinding on the beach, take your pick from a range of the resort’s sporting activities. Tee up at one of five championship golf courses, pick up a racket for a couple of sets at one of the two tennis complexes, or take on a private Pilates or yoga class at the fitness center. Once your workout is wrapped, head to The Spa at The Sanctuary for a revitalizing Ocean Fossil Fusion or Athletic Recovery Massage.
If you want to feel the coastal wind at its most magical, cruise the coastal roads in the hotel’s complimentary Mercedes-Benz. To explore further beyond the hotel, cycling and fishing trips can be arranged, as well as naturalist-lead tours showcasing the flora and fauna of the pristine barrier island. Kids find a host of fun, from team sports and paddleboarding to a Ninja Warrior course at Kamp Kiawah, with even more activity programs for children and adolescents aged 3 to 15.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Just 45 minutes from downtown Charleston, between Folly Island and Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island is a private haven for eco-adventures, recreational programs, and water sports, with miles of trails and diverse wildlife making it an enchanting destination to explore.
Charleston International Airport is 33 mi/53 km from the hotel.