The blog “Fabulously Chic over 50″ reviews The Atlantic Room following a visit to the resort late this summer.  Clearly, the enjoyed the experience!

“You know you’re in for a memorable romantic evening when you are seated at one of the best tables in the house at a premier, award-winning seafood restaurant. The Atlantic Room just so happens to perch directly on the shores of the sparkling Atlantic and offers sunset views so magnificent, folks literally gather on the …” Read more…

Wedding proposal on Kiawah Island

Wedding proposal


We recently got the following message about a wedding proposal on Kiawah Island.  We encourage you to follow the link:


In case you have not already seen it, our family friends’ recent Kiawah wedding proposal was highlighted in

The Polito family was visiting our beloved Kiawah Island for the first time and Luke thought the idyllic beach would be the perfect setting for the special moment.  Dad Bobby then took the extended family to the Sanctuary to celebrate over a bottle of champagne, where your staff extended the ultimate in Southern hospitality with complimentary beverages.

I know that Kiawah is the setting of many special family moments, but it was a dream come true for this salt-of-the-earth family.  The parents’ business oversees the packing of meals to be distributed to disaster victims, refugee camps, as well as Washington, DC-area needy.  The future groom works in youth ministry and the bride-to-be has devoted her life to ending human trafficking.

Thank you for making their special day even more unique,


Best of luck to the soon-to-be bride and groom!

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The prestigious Andrew Harper’s Hideaway newsletter has named The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort as one of their top 10 Kid-Friendly Hotels. In their review they wrote:

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, in Charleston, South Carolina, presents children under 3 with a beach bag containing crayons, coloring book and other goodies; children over 4 receive a passbook that they can fill with stamps from different parts of the island and win prizes when they reach new levels. If the kids get tired of the beach, the resort offers a range of activities and guided nature experiences.

Learn more about all children’s and teen’s activities, including Extreme Laser Tag, 3 on 3 Basketball and more.”

Go to the resorts Recreation and Nature pages of our web site to learn more of what we have to offer the kids while visiting our beautiful island.

Go to the Andrew Harper web site to learn more about their top 10!

According to Tracey Teo of The Dallas Morning News, with a long-handled shovel, M.C. Heyward pulls a load of oysters from a smoky pit and dumps them on a wooden table with a clatter, signaling hungry oyster lovers at the Mingo Point Oyster Roast and Barbecue on Kiawah Island that it’s time get to shuckin’. Some shuck their oysters and slurp them down faster than you can say, “Pass the hot sauce,” while others require a little help.

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Tennis Aerial


According to Tennis, come to Kiawah Island Golf Resort to experience a world-renowned tennis facility at the Roy Barth Tennis Center, which showcases traditional, tennis expertise and luxury accommodations right behind their gates.

 Not many other resorts can offer programming seven days a week, every single day of the year. With prime time reflecting the weeks around Easter, along with other holidays, the Roy Barth Tennis Center accommodates not only on the tennis court, but on the surrounding grounds. This resort features 12 courts (nine clay, three hard), and the West Beach Tennis Facility provides 12 courts (10 clay, two hard,) just a short drive a bit further down the island.

 Seemingly unlimited programming encompasses the Roy Barth facility, yet the theme behind each clinic and drill fulfills Barth’s ideal of focusing on the foundation. When speaking with Dave Nelson, the proshop supervisor, he mentioned that Barth can be heard offering a “money back guarantee if we cannot help with your serve.” This being said, every clinic allows guests and members to simply improve upon their strokes and perfect their basics before departing from the island.

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Straw Market Social

Shake off the sand, gather your family and friends and head to the West Beach Straw Market this Tuesday night!

If you haven’t made it to one of our socials yet here’s your last chance…Tuesday, August 9th from 6pm-9pm will be this summer’s final Straw Market Social of the season!

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Gourmet & Grapes will return for its 9th year on February 2-7, 2017 at The Sanctuary. The weekend-long culinary extravaganza will showcase award-winning wineries and nationally acclaimed chefs from the Lowcountry and beyond. Joining together to raise support and awareness for the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center, these winemakers and culinarians will offer a weekend you won’t want to miss!
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The Luxury of Choice

An amazing phenomenon occurs as guests enter the spa above the Sanctuary’s west grand staircase. Time.. begins…. To…….. slow…………. down, and all of the worries and stresses from a hectic past few months float through the ceiling never to return. The Spa at the Sanctuary Hotel not only accomplishes this tall task, but is committed to answering every question and meeting every need before a guest even has it. It all stems from the Luxury of Choice.

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Most parents would say a fed child is a happy child, which is one huge reason why Kiawah restaurants offer big time tastes for kids, too – in seven of its restaurants. The same energy and resources that have produced award-winning dishes like Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House’s Four Cheese Mac and the Atlantic Room’s Crispy Shrimp are sure to impress even the fussiest young eaters. Here is a brief look at some of these restaurants’ options.

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Brought to The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort by the experts at OSEA (pronounced ō-see-a) Malibu, the the experts at OSEA (pronounced ō-see-a) Malibu, the Undaria Skin Recovery is a restorative body treatment that utilizes Undaria brown algae. It’s a new body rescue from the sea! is a restorative body treatment that utilizes Undaria brown algae. It’s a new body rescue from the sea!

“The OSEA skincare product line is derived from the sea. OSEA’s founder was a chiropractor on Long Island in the 1920s. After injuring the tendons in her legs, she had a dream that the ocean would heal her,” said Fleming. “Within a few weeks of daily ocean swimming, she was healed and became convinced of the sea’s incredible healing powers. She then created the OSEA line of products that includes the Undaria Body Polish and Undaria Algae Oil, the basis of The Sanctuary’s Undaria Skin Recovery.”

Since aging results in the weakening of skin cell membranes, the Undaria Skin Recovery helps repair damaged skin by strengthening these membranes. The treatment includes an exfoliation with Undaria Body Polish that purifies the pores and stimulates collagen production. Then, a generous application of refreshing Undaria Algae Oil delivers power antioxidants and essential fatty acids deep into the skin, adding renewed life and vitality. A 60-minute Undaria Skin Recovery treatment is $185 in The Spa at The Sanctuary.