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!

WB Straw Market
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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.




Jonet Wooten, editor of the lifestyle blog, “Fabulously Chic Over 50,” recently visited Kiawah Island Golf Resort where she reviewed her visit and a number of restaurants and activities she enjoyed during her stay.  Below, Jonet reviews her visit to The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

It doesn’t take a neurobiologist to prove to me the health and beauty benefits of spending a little rejuvenation time at the spa. Being pampered at the spa encourages peace of mind, relaxes mind and body and can be our ally in the anti-aging process.

On a recent unforgettable two-day romantic getaway to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island we wasted no time making appointments at the award-winning Kiawah Island Spa. My husband had one of the best massages of his life, while I indulged in the signature Sodashi Thermal Infusing Facial.

I present to you, dear friends, our review of the Kiawah Island Spa.

One step inside the Kiawah Island Spa and it whispers ultimate sanctuary for the body and soul. From the sights and sounds of trickling water fountains, luxurious furniture, paired with a professional and friendly staff, this is truly a special place.

Let’s face it, a Five Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide, plus winning one of the Best Hotel Spas in America by three different travel magazines is some serious love.

Find the Review here:

Artist Karen Lawson Turner finalizes Sanctuary stairwell murials

Artist Karen Lawson Turner finalizes Sanctuary stairwell murals

As guests walk about the expansive halls of The Sanctuary Hotel, they will notice the nostalgia of a century old mansion within a twelve year old building. Whether it’s the grand stair cases, the chandeliers, the countless paintings and artifacts, or the towering murals, The Sanctuary is home to many works of art with the epicenter of the collection being the Wells Gallery in the retail wing. The Wells Gallery is the premiere gallery at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort dedicated to providing art works focused on the Lowcountry and Southern experience.

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Andrew Harper, the premier luxury travel publication provides the intelligence and tools for discerning luxury travelers to get the most out of their vacations. Recently, they listed the top 10 Kid-Friendly Luxury Hotels and what make them stand out.  They said:

Taking your children on a trip can be one of the most exciting, educational and memorable experiences you can give them. And traveling with kids continues to get easier as more hotels and resorts offer amenities and programs geared specifically toward the little ones. When you’re planning your summer vacation, consider taking advantage of these charming extras. The Andrew Harper Travel Office can help find family-friendly accommodations wherever you plan to go. Here are a few of our favorite amenities for kids:

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