Author Archives: Mike Vegis

Kiawah received the ranking of the #2 Tennis Resort in the World by www.tennisresortsonline.com for 2014.  The rankings come out each May 1 listing the top 75 tennis resorts in the world.  Even though Kiawah was edged out of the … Read More

Kiawah Island has long been known as a birding hotspot but since 2009 it has also been a hot spot for birding research.  For the past 4 years, Town Biologist, Aaron Given has been conducting bird research on Kiawah.  His … Read More

As the days get longer and the mercury rises, so do the temperatures in the Kiawah River and the surf zone. Soon the cool 60 degree spring water temperatures will rise to the 80 degree summer water temperatures. Warmer waters … Read More

According to Shape Magazine, South Carolina’s Kiawah Island took fourth behind Maui, Kauai, and the Maldives in Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 25 Islands in the World” reader’s poll. And the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half Marathon puts the island’s … Read More

Kiawah Island Golf Resort has won the Gold Award from Smart Meetings magazine. Geared to the meetings and conference industry, their readers have voted and named Kiawah Island Golf Resort as the Gold Medal winner for Best Coastal Resort in their annual Smart … Read More

While many people know of the great meeting spaces at The Sanctuary, here are some great meeting/reception/wedding spaces on other areas of the resort: The Ocean Course Clubhouse Kiawah’s renowned Ocean Course graces one of the most extraordinarily beautiful parcels … Read More

Dr Simon Hudson is an Endowed Chair in Tourism and Hospitality at the University of South Carolina.  He recently wrote an article for “Hotel Executive” magazine on “Converting Hotel Guests into Apostles.”  He closed the article with this paragraph about … Read More

Kiawah Bobcats

For years our Naturalists have been sharing their sightings and stories of Kiawah Bobcats. In the past couple of years, one special Bobcat (2014 Bobcat 350,aka 2013 bobcat 700) has captured our hearts. Through her frequent traverses of Night Heron … Read More

We asked long-time Sanctuary concierge, Charlie Pickett, for his list of of the top 10 things not to miss when visiting Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  These are not in any particular order: Watch the sunset from the Ryder Cup Lounge

Red Knot

  While walking on Kiawah’s beach, 9 year old Olivia Davidson, her mom and grandmother came across the remains of a shorebird. Upon closer inspection, they could see that the bird was banded. They brought the bird into the Heron … Read More