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Family Vacation Fun in South Carolina

Discover why families love getaways to Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Experience the best family vacation in South Carolina at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, rated one of the top family resorts in the U.S. Children can explore an exciting and adventurous destination filled with alligators, snakes and treasure hunts, while parents indulge in luxurious spa treatments and a round of golf on one of our five championship golf courses. Top off a great family vacation with accommodations in an oceanfront home or villa, giving everybody the room they need to stretch their legs and vacation imagination.

Top 10 Reasons that Kiawah Island Golf Resort is your ultimate family vacation destination

#1 Tennis Resort in the World

- Tennisresortonline.com

#2 U.S. Tennis Resort

-Tennis Magazine

#2 Top Family Resort for Family Trips in the Southeast

- T+L Golf Magazine

Learn more about the resorts family-friendly activities and programs and start planning your next family vacation to Kiawah Island, South Carolina

  • Play at the #1 ranked tennis resort in the world.
    The Roy Barth Tennis Center and the West Beach Tennis Club offers an exceptional variety of tennis programs. After a few drill sessions, families can pair up for the Parent-Child Doubles Round Robin for a fun family competition.

  • Golf at the top family resort in the Southeast.
    The resort's handful of family golf programs, such as the Family Tee Program is perfect for bringing everyone together over a round of golf. For extra golfing tips while spending quality time with your kids, take advantage of our new Parent-Child School golf program.

  • Find exceptional family vacatioa home and villa rentals.
    Save on travel costs and discover the ultimate home away from home with our vacation home and villa rentals. Prepare delicious home-cooked meals, enjoy an evening with movies or board games, and take advantage of other amenities that your own place offers.

  • Kamp Kiawah provides supervised fun for children.
    Kamp Kiawah offers kids aged 3 to 11 an incredible camp experience with exciting and adventurous activities, from treasure hunts to building enormous sand castles on the beach. A variety of evening activities are also available such as Kiawah Kampout and Sanctuary Splash Bash.

  • Resort activities that keep everybody entertained.
    The Night Heron Park Pavilion hosts a handful of fun activities for the whole family. Bring the family together while creating your very own tye dye t-shirt and stepping stone. Special Events also make for memorable evenings on the island. Teens and youths are also invited to participate in a variety of evening programs, designed to meet new friends while experiencing Kiawah Island.

  • Discover the Heron Park Nature Center & The Kiawah Island Nature Program.
    Take a family excursion through salt marshes, lush forests and water ponds, and explore the myths of alligators, the superstitions of snakes and the wildlife of Kiawah’s wetlands. The Heron Park Nature Center provides an exceptional variety of nature programs including walking tours, fishing tours, motorboat excurisons, paddle tours, Jr. Naturalist Program and classroom programs.

  • Wheel around the island on our family friendly bikes. Bike rentals are a great way for you and your kids to cruise around Kiawah Island. In the company of an experienced naturalist, explore the wetlands, salt marshes, Loggerhead sea turtles, the American alligator and over 232 species of birds by bike. Our variety of sizes and accessories will accomodate every family to travel on the beaches and paths of the island on these classic beach cruisers.

  • Enjoy water adventures on a kayaking, surfboard or stand up paddleboard. Get ready for 2 hours of paddling fun through salt marshes and tidal creeks. Paddle tours give you a chance to get close to the island’s native wildlife while enjoying the surrounding landscapes. For a more adventurous ride, we our beach rentals like surfboards and stand up paddleboards are perfect for you. Don't know how to ride the waves? Lessons and classes are available.

  • Travel to nearby Charleston, South Carolina for affordable family fun. Located only 45 minutes from Kiawah Island, the historic town of Charleston offers even more fun things to do. From Charleston’s Museum Mile to the South Carolina Aquarium, from the tall ships to the water-themed attractions, a trip to Charleston guarantees a family adventure unlike any other.

  • A Little Something for Mom & Dad While the kids are away on an island adventure, it’s time for championship golf and luxurious spa treatments. Afterwards, get together for a casual poolside meal at the Loggerhead Grill or indulge in Kiawah’s signature steakhouse, The Ocean Room.

Discover a Family Resort for All Seasons

For more Kiawah Island events, check out our Calendar of Events

Winter Special Activities & Events

  • Santa Claus Visit
  • Holiday Storybook Tea with Mrs. Claus
  • Cookie Decorating & Gingerbread Village
  • Holiday Kamp Kiawah
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Spring Special Activities & Events

  • Marathon Butterfly Garden
  • Kiawah's Earth Day Festival
  • Up close with the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Mingo Point Lowcountry Oyster Roast

Summer Special Activities & Events

  • Dive-in Movie at the Sanctuary Pool
  • 4th of July Celebrations
  • Daily golf and tennis programs
  • Kamp Kiawah & Teen Activities

Fall Special Activities & Events

  • Family Sand Sculpting
  • Turkey Trot
  • Fall Festival
  • Halloween Special Event Weekend

Find directions to the best family resort in South Carolina.

Looking for directions to the best family vacation spot in South Carolina? Browse our collection of Charleston maps and South Carolina maps or view a variety of Kiawah Island driving directions from the Charleston International Airport and major South Carolina highways.

Still looking for more ideas to inspire your Kiawah Island family vacation? Contact our Sales Counsellor and create a customized itinerary. Call us at (800) 654-2924 and start planning your family getaway in South Carolina.