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Kiawah Island Resort: Don’t overlook this Charleston, SC neighbor

Written By | Sep 7, 2016

CHARLESTON, September 9, 2016 – While Charleston, SC is lauded as the darling of the southeast, visitors come and go without taking advantage of the beautiful golf resort, Kiawah, just an additional 30 minutes away. Golfers love Kiawah for the majestic courses, but there is lots to do besides that.

There’s fishing, biking and outstanding dining to be found as well.


The well appointed guest rooms overlook perfectly manicured lawns and the beachfront. The large four post beds don’t look crowded in the oversized rooms. Plantation shutters open up from the bathtub to look into the room. Luxury linens and bath goods don’t hurt either.

Kiawah Island Bedroom


If the guys go out golfing, ladies will enjoy a day at the Kiawah Spa, awarded a Forbes Five Star Award. Get a massage, facial, or simply get dolled up for dinner with a mani-pedi. Or go all out with the Ocean Fossil Fusion: an exfoliation followed by mud treatment, then a massage.

Guests can pay $15 per day to enjoy the spa, which includes the sauna, steam room, and vitality mineral whirlpool.


Families will love the weekend buffet in the main dining room. Besides lots of tempting carb options, there were seafood delights and even a carving station. Kids aren’t neglected either with their own “playroom” with fun characters, coloring tables and story time.

Kiawah Lobby

For a more elegant affair, dine in the Atlantic room. Besides a sinfully delicious boozy start to your brunch a la custom Bloody Mary’s, the array of options is phenomenal. Think truffled mac n cheese, lump crab, fresh oysters.

For a special evening, visit the award- winning Ocean room. This AAA designated restaurant features craft Kiawah Island southern BrunchCocktails (Try The Beet Goes On. Don’t let the beet juice scare you!), steaks and terrific views.

Give their unique Filet a try – Chef says it is a cross between a filet and ribeye. So you get the portion of a filet with the fuller flavor of a ribeye.

Sustainable, local foods aren’t just buzz words around Kiawah. A visit to Cherry Point, where most if their seafood is sourced, shows how committed they are to this.


For families, the main pool provides all the action you will need to keep the kiddies occupied for an afternoon. Only steps away, is the adults only infinity pool. Even with the close proximity to the family pool, there is enough separation to block out any noise from kiddos.

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Families should partake in the alligator tour. The hour long tour is just long enough to keep little ones entertained without boring them. Not only does this give guests the opportunity to see some of the reptilian residents, but you’ll get more acquainted with the grounds too.

Couples will love biking along Kiawah’s resort and exploring all there is to see on the island. Bikes can be rented at Kiawah to ride along the 30 miles of paved trails. After an afternoon of biking, nothing beats the sunset cruise to end the day before heading off to dinner.

As summer winds down and fall is upon us, now is the perfect to head out to Kiawah Resort with the family, your better half, or pals. Stay busy with the many activities the resort offers or kick back and relax with fine dining, creative cocktails and relaxing spa and pool time.


Malika Bowling

Malika Bowling is the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Atlanta and Food Blogging 101. She has been featured on HGTV, Playboy, Chowhound and Travelgirl and has been a contributing writer to USA Today. Malika also has served as a judge at various culinary competitions and food festivals, including The World Food Championships, where she is a certified judge. Besides food, travel is her passion and her most recent adventure is leading international culinary trips.