The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort epitomizes the unpretentious elegance of a classic oceanfront Southern mansion. A refuge from the cares of today’s fast-paced world, the 255-room Forbes Five Star hotel pampers guests with quiet luxury and attentive, old-world service to create an ideal environment to escape, relax and unwind. Set on a 10,000-acre private island, this destination is known for its superb golf courses, world-class spa, sumptuous dining and pristine natural surroundings. Genuine hospitality flourishes within an architectural gem marked by high ceilings, hand-painted murals, exquisite antique furnishings and remarkable artwork.
- Test your golfing mettle on one of five championship courses
- Indulge yourself in a day of pampered treatment at The Spa at The Sanctuary — one of only 48 worldwide earning Forbes Five Stars
- Savor a leisurely multi-course meal in the elegantly appointed Ocean Room, the hotel’s oceanfront prime steakhouse
- Elevate your game at the internationally top-ranked Roy Barth Tennis Center
- Book a meeting or conference at any of the seven distinctive indoor and outdoor event spaces
- Explore the surrounding Lowcountry in one of the hotel's Volvos
An easy 45-minute drive from historic Charleston, you will begin to decompress as you wind along country roads canopied by Spanish moss-draped live oaks until you reach this seaside paradise, renowned for its genuinely gracious hospitality and distinctive leisure activities. Not only is Kiawah Island Golf Resort an enviable destination for sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, it is also one of the South’s best escapes for families, with Kamp Kiawah offering engaging, award-winning activities for children of all ages.
The hotel’s 255 guestrooms and suites are elegantly decorated, with custom furniture and furnishings throughout. Even standard guestrooms open to private balconies, most with ocean views.
Guests desiring more space can choose from several categories of suites, with the top-of-the-range Governor’s Suite and Presidential Suite each combining modern conveniences with heritage furnishings such as original art, antique furniture and plush oriental rugs. The Presidential Suite boasts a spacious living room with a fireplace, a private antique book-lined study and a dining room with an antique mahogany table that will seat up to twelve. Suites can be connected to accommodate families, and for club-level guests, a private concierge awaits your every need, from arranging dinners, scheduling a spa visit or booking tours or tee times.
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.
Ocean Room – Refined elegance matched with attentive, yet unpretentious, service is the hallmark of the Ocean Room experience. Serving only aged USDA Prime beef balanced with creative entrées and side dishes rendered from locally sourced seafood and produce, the Ocean Room invites dinners to while away the hours while savoring a transcendent culinary journey. The sommelier will guide you in selecting the perfect pairing from a cellar-aged wine list featuring more than 1,000 labels. The adjoining wood-paneled bar serves the same menu as you relax ensconced in leather-clad comfort reminiscent of an old-world club.
Jasmine Porch – Walls of authentic Charleston brick, oak-plank floors, and the spectacular backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean lend this restaurant an unmistakable sense of place. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus showcase the very best of Lowcountry cooking, with a focus on ingredients sourced from local farms and fisheries.
Loggerhead Grill – A favorite with families, this grill is styled as a tropical oceanfront café nestled beside the hotel pools. Spend a lazy afternoon or evening enjoying a selection of dishes from the menu, which includes gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and wraps. Loggerhead also provides food and drink to the beach immediately in front of the hotel.
Beaches & Cream – Perfect for a quick breakfast, express lunch, or evening treat, this creamery is just steps from the beach and pool, offering a cooling repast after a day of sun and surf. The counter serves twelve different flavors of locally-made premium ice cream as well as barista coffee.
The Lobby Bar – Choose from a vast selection of wines, spirits, beers and seasonal craft cocktails accompanied by delectable small plates.
Set on a barrier island of outstanding natural beauty and enchanting flora and fauna, the resort offers an astonishing array of award-winning recreational activities. Resort naturalists lead tours to introduce guests to the subtle progression of various habitats in which native plants and wildlife thrive. Children find a host of age-appropriate fun and educational activities at Kamp Kiawah, with activities ranging from arts-and-crafts to immersive Junior Naturalist programs.
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 the resort’s world-class tennis complex, or take on a private Pilates or yoga class at the fitness center or on the beach. Once your workout is wrapped, head to The Spa at The Sanctuary for a revitalizing treatment.
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.