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The Perfect Getaway: Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Last Updated on January 22, 2024 by Allison Lancaster

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If you follow me on social media, you know that I had the most amazing weekend a few weekends ago when we traveled to Kiawah Island Golf Resort. This was my second trip to Kiawah and it was even better than the first! I learned so many new things about the Island and the Resort and I can’t wait to share them all with you. There truly is something at Kiawah for everyone. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway location or the perfect family vacation destination- Kiawah is perfect for you.

If You Are Seeking Relaxation:

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the perfect location for relaxation. For this trip, my mom traveled with me and we truly both needed a relaxing weekend. As soon as you arrive on Kiawah Island, you are transported to another world. A world where the only time is ‘beach time’ and everyone greets you with a smile. No one is in a rush and your biggest worry is what restaurant you will eat at for dinner. With lush greenery, beautiful wildlife (we encountered deer several times on the island!) and five star accommodations, Kiawah is #1 on my list for a relaxing destination.

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Shortly after arriving, we both headed to the spa for massages. What a perfect way to melt away all of your cares and truly relax. I have visited many spas while traveling and The Sanctuary Spa is truly world class. From the moment you enter the spa, you are greeted by friendly staff that ensure your every need is met. With amenities such as a vitality mineral whirlpool, steam room and sauna, you can spend the day relaxing and unwinding at the Sanctuary Spa. IMG 6778 e1507825453981

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If You Are A Beach Lover:

As if spending a day at the spa isn’t relaxing enough, we spent the next day on the beach. Living in the mountains is something that I truly love, but a huge part of me will always be a ‘beach girl’. There is nothing more healing and relaxing than sitting on the beach listening to the waves. Kiawah Island’s beaches are, in my opinion, the most beautiful beaches in the South. The beach service at the Sanctuary is amazing. As soon as you step onto the beach, you are greeted with a bottle of water, sunscreen, beach chairs, towels and an umbrella. If you are hungry, lunch is served on the beach (I highly recommend enjoying this amenity!).

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If you love the idea of listening to the waves and relaxing but don’t want to spend the day on the beach, the Sanctuary offers several pools as well. In addition, if you aren’t staying at the Sanctuary, but are still a guest of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, there are several pools across the island for you and your family to enjoy.

As if the amenities offered on Kiawah aren’t relaxing enough, why not settle into an ocean view room at the Sanctuary? Equipped with a balcony that overlooks the ocean, a large soaking tub, heavenly beds and elegant fixtures, you will feel as if you’ve stepped into your own castle.

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If You Are a Golfer:

I will admit, I am not a golfer. However, after visiting Kiawah Island Golf Resort, I want to learn! Boasting courses designed by the biggest names in golf and holding the title as the #1 Golf Resort in South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort does live up to its name! Everyone that we spoke to that was golfing during their time at Kiawah spoke of how beautiful and well maintained the courses are. Another cool fact? Kiawah is only the fourth course in the U.S. to have hosted every major American PGA event, including the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship. {Source: Kiawah Island Golf Resort}

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If You Are Seeking An “Active Vacation”:

Kiawah has activities for everyone, including those who go on vacation to relax by staying active. My husband is one of these people: he loves to spend time doing recreational activities while we are on vacation. It is also rated the #1 Tennis Resort in the World and #1 Best Tennis Instruction and Programming by! {Source: Kiawah Island Golf Resort}.

If tennis isn’t your thing, you can take a fitness class, rent a bike, enjoy a nature program, or even participate in a marathon or triathlon! There are so many activities offered at Kiawah Island that you will never get bored!

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If You Are a Foodie

When I am on vacation, I love eating at local restaurants and indulging in delicious food. Kiawah Island Golf Resort has so many amazing restaurants that the only problem we had was picking where to eat and then once we arrived, which delicious menu item to select! One of my favorite places to eat at Kiawah is the Jasmine Porch. It is a beautiful restaurant located in the Sanctuary, and the service is 5 star! Not only do you have a gorgeous view and amazing service, but the food is divine! I highly recommend the filet mignon and also the key lime pie (the best key lime pie I have ever had!). IMG 6820 e1508202535977

We also ventured to the Ryder Cup Bar overlooking the Ocean Course. I cannot begin to tell you how breathtaking the views are from this location! We happened to be there right as the sun set and it was one of the most beautiful sunsets I have witnessed. I also highly recommend the crab cake sandwich at the Ryder Cup Bar, delicious!

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As you can see, Kiawah Island Golf Resort truly has something for everyone, from delicious food, to a relaxing spa, to activities for everyone in the family- Kiawah is truly the perfect getaway destination! If you are planning travel for the holiday, I highly recommend visiting Kiawah as well- they even bring Santa in for the kids!

Check Out My Video Tour of Our Room Below!

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  1. OMG I might cry!!! TWO YEARS AGO AT THIS TIME my husband (then…. Friend?) and his parents and I were all on Kiawah Island having the best time!! He tells me that’s where he officially made up his mind that he wanted to marry me and he told his parents he was going to ask me! 😮 It certainly has a CLOSE PLACE in my heart!

  2. Oh my goodness it all looks so wonderful! I would be torn between spending my time at the beach and at the spa!

  3. Sounds like a fantastic place! I really love the idea of arriving at the beach and being given water, towels, sunscreen…all very beachy things! I live at the beach and could sit and watch the waves roll in all day long. And lunch gets served on the beach too?! Sign me up!

  4. Reading this made me want to go on vacation so bad! Massages sound dreamy right about now and so does getting some good food. I’ve never been there, but with this post it makes me want to go so bad! Thanks for sharing.

  5. This looks like a dream oh my gosh… I definitely want to add this to my travel bucket list. It looks like it would be so relaxing!

  6. I’m definitely in need of a beach vacation soon. This place looks stunning for a relaxing vacation!

  7. I need a vacation so bad and this place looks like the perfect place to kick my feet up and relax! I will definitely be looking into it soon!

  8. This looks like an absolutely beautiful resort! I don’t golf either but the beach is enough for me.

  9. Wow, this resort looks so beautiful and relaxing! What a perfect getaway place for golf lovers and non alike!

  10. That looks like a very beautiful place! I wouldn’t mind spending a few weeks there. 😉

  11. This looks like a wonderful getaway, and so relaxing. I will definitely have to add this to my list of places to check out further!

  12. I can see that you don’t have to be into golf in order to enjoy yourself here. I loved your photo showing all of the greenery, and we love relaxing by a beach. The burger and fries look like a winner to me too.

  13. Omg how that is one fabulous resort!!! Definitely a place I would love to take the family too!!!!

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