Sanctuary - Accolades
Photographer: Michael Cyra

Praise for The Sanctuary Hotel

Forbes 5 Star Preferred Hotels & Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is one of the most decorated resorts in the country. In addition to the many golf, tennis and family awards, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island has been honored with the prestigious AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Stars rating. Visit Kiawah Island Golf Resort and find out why others have ranked it one of America's finest.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

  • T + L Family 10 — World's best family vacations (#10) Travel + Leisure (2014)
  • Best American Beach Resort (#2) - Conde Nast Traveler (2014)
  • Five Diamond Award - American Automobile Association (2014)
  • Five Star Award - Forbes Travel Guide (2014)
  • Top Resorts on the U.S. (#4) - Conde Nast Traveler (2013)
  • Top Continental US and Canada Resorts (#11) - Travel + Leisure (2012)
  • Top property in the world (#75) Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Award (2013)
  • Top Beach Resort (#15) - Andrew Harper Readers' Choice (2013)
  • Top Family Hotel in the U.S. (#3) - Travel + Leisure magazine (2014)
  • Top Golf Resort in the world (#4) - Andrew Harper Readers' Choice (2013)
  • Gold List Award - Conde Nast Traveler (2014)
  • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary - Audubon International (2012)
  • Superior Deluxe Hotels - Travel Weekly (2012) (one of 30 in the U.S. and 106 world-wide)

Kiawah Island Spa (at The Sanctuary)

  • Five Star Award - Forbes Travel Guide (2014)
  • Best Hotel Spas in America (#11) - Travel + Leisure (2011)
  • Top Spas in the U.S. (#18) - Conde Nast traveler (2014)
  • World's Best Spas - U.S. (#10), World (#30) - Travel and Leisure Magazine (2013)

Kiawah Island Dining

  • Best of Award of Excellence (Ocean Room) - Wine Spectator
  • Best Down Home Cookery (Jasmine Porch) - Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
  • Restaurant of the Year (Ocean Room) - Charleston Post and Courier (2010)
  • One of only Five Forbes 4-star/AAA 4-diamond steakhouse in the U.S. (Ocean Room) (2014)