Chef Cote

Cherrywood’s Chef de Cuisine Jason Cote

South Carolina is known as the “Birthplace of Barbecue.” This long tradition of slow-and-low-cooked pork has deep roots here, so much so that the state’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism initiated the South Carolina BBQ Trail, a marketing campaign to entice visitors from far and wide to visit the Palmetto State to celebrate its diversity of BBQ. Nearly 200 restaurants that specialize in BBQ are part of the Trail, and Kiawah’s Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House in the Osprey Point Clubhouse is one of them. While many of these 200 restaurants offer very “rustic” appeal, Cherrywood is unique as it offers a more “upscale” BBQ experience.

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What it takes to earn Five Stars

Sanctuary GM, Bill Lacey

Sanctuary GM, Bill Lacey

For the eighth year in a row, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and the Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort was able to earn Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide. The Sanctuary and the Spa earned the Forbes Travel Guide’s highest award the first year they were eligible in 2008 and has held it ever since. At the time, The Sanctuary spa was one of only three Five-Star Spas in North America.

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Recently, National Geographic was on Kiawah filming Kiawah’s bobcats and dolphin for a new “Wildlife Wonders” television series United States of Animals which will be airing later this year. For this program, Nat Geo Wild is reaching out to Kiawah residents and visitors for video clips of your bobcat encounters. Whether taken on a cell phone or video camera, they want to see them. Please forward your video clips and contact information to Jocelyn_Criswell@KiawahResort.com and we will pass it along to Nat Geo.

United States of Animals is a fast-paced and fun new series brought to you by National Geography that takes you on a fanged, furry, and fascinating journey across the United States. Part travelogue, part wildlife adventure, United States of Animals is a fact-filled field guide driven by the wild, weird, and wide variety of animals that call our country home – responsible wildlife viewing at its best! Each half hour episode takes you to several new destinations synced up with the precise times and locations where unusual animal behavior, such as offbeat animal festivals, late night rodent rendezvous, sea lion sit-ins, and snow-diving foxes, is on full display. Viewers will join Nat Geo’s wanderlust of wow as they introduce them to the eye-opening world of animals right in their own backyards. Their stories, sometimes quick, sometimes more in-depth, will take us to every corner of this great country on a hunt for hidden habitats, bizarre behaviors, and animal eccentricities of all sorts. Stories will take us from coast-to coast and give us a unique glimpse into unique animals that share this Nation with us.

This will not be the first time that National Geographic has taken to our beautiful island to share what we have to offer. In September 2013, National Geographic spent time on the Kiawah River filming strand feeding by Kiawah’s Dolphins for the Secret Life of Predators series. To learn more about the wildlife of Kiawah, check out our various guided nature excursions and motorboat tours and join our Naturalists on the island for an exciting and information outing!

From South Africa to Kiawah Island, The Atlantic Room presented an evening of classic wines and Chef Jonathan Banta’s perfectly paired fare.  Wine presenter, Lisa Norris of Broadbent Selections, Inc. joined us for a night of great wine, food and friendship as we came together to celebrate the flavors of South Africa.

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Meeting in South Carolina

Meeting prep, organization and planning are extremely important parts of creating an event that is both successful and productive.

Planning and organization are really only half the battle, because just as you wouldn’t consider an event without attendees a true ‘success’, you likely wouldn’t consider an event with a disengaged audience a success either.

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best family beach resort - kiawah island golf resort

Travel + Leisure magazine just named us the 3rd best family beach resort in their World’s Best Awards. This was announced in the January issue:

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/best-family-beach-hotels/4

Here is the top 10:
No. 1 Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Kapolei, HI
No. 2 Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
No. 3 Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, SC
No. 4 Cloister at Sea Island, GA
No. 5 (tie) Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, HI
No. 5 (tie) Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, FL
No. 7 Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, FL
No. 8 Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL
No. 9 LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples, FL
No. 10 (tie) Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, HI
No. 10 (tie) Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

So, if you’re looking for a family vacation, a intergenerational getway or family reunion, check out Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

http://www.kiawahresort.com/meetings/family-reunions

Gourmet & Grapes Benefiting Hollings Cancer Center to be held February 6-8, 2015, at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The Seventh Annual Gourmet & Grapes Culinary Extravaganza offers guests a chance to sample gourmet food and select wines from around the world while raising money to fund critical research at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Black tie dinner at The Ocean Room

Black tie dinner at The Ocean Room

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Cherrywood Meal

 

South Carolina is known as the “Birthplace of Barbecue.” This long tradition of slow-and-low-cooked pork has deep roots here, so much so that the state’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism initiated the “South Carolina BBQ Trail,” a marketing campaign to entice visitors from far and wide to visit the Palmetto State to celebrate its diversity of BBQ. Nearly 200 restaurants that specialize in BBQ are part of the Trail, and Kiawah’s Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House in the Osprey Point Clubhouse is one of them. While many of these 200 restaurants offer very “rustic” appeal, Cherrywood is unique as it offers a more “upscale” BBQ experience.

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Gourmet & Grapes Benefiting Hollings Cancer Center to be Held February 6-8, 2015, at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

December 15, 2014, Charleston, SC – The Seventh Annual Gourmet & Grapes Culinary Extravaganza offers guests a chance to enjoy five-star culinary talents and select wines from around the world while raising money to fund critical research at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center located in downtown Charleston, SC

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center located in downtown Charleston, SC

Jeanelle McCain became involved with Gourmet & Grapes after her husband Will died of melanoma last year.  Through her husband’s experience, she learned of the critical need for advanced therapies, and she quickly became immersed in the importance of clinical trials.  After looking all over for the best therapies for Will, she explains, “We were thrilled to learn that the latest, most innovative care was available right here at Hollings.”

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If you are looking for a great place on Kiawah to warm up this holiday season, you’ve come to the right spot. Bartender Lesly Oliver of The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary is sharing her signature hot toddies to start your own new holiday tradition.

A cozzy chair by the fire place

A cozzy chair by the fireplace

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