Low-hanging Spanish moss shelters a sleepy two-lane road as you get close to the Lowcountry island of Kiawah. It’s a private community with limited access making it a truly off the beaten path destination. Once on this barrier island, your drive winds alongside shaded bike paths and past the lush greens of famous golf courses before making a right turn into The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Miles from mainstream, this luxurious resort is perfectly situated in a beautiful seaside setting. You immediately tell yourself, “This is it. The perfect island oasis.” The Sanctuary Hotel is a sophisticated, plantation style resort set against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, creating the ideal oceanfront locale to get away from it all.
Elegant Coastal Style
Immediately upon arriving, you are greeted by a member of their friendly staff who go out of their way to make your stay memorable. Stepping inside, you will see that Sanctuary has an elegant ambiance with a sophisticated seaside inspired style.
The Sanctuary boasts over 255 spacious rooms and suites, nine out of ten face the water and all have balconies. For the Commander-in-Chief in your group, check in to the 3,000 square foot Presidential Suite where President Clinton spent a few nights. Whatever accommodations you choose, every room or suite has custom-made beds and handcrafted furnishings in a rich color palette.
Famous Golf Courses
You will have your choice of 5 championship golf courses beautifully designed by some of golf’s greatest players, including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. The famed Ocean Course lures many golfers to its beachside links – a perfect combination of stunning views and a demanding course, chosen in 2012 for the PGA Championship and will be again in 2021.
Wide Open Beach
Gently swaying sea grass point the way through the sand dunes to the lapping waves of the Atlantic. Ten miles of private beach serve as a true haven to sit, play, and frolic on. You will find it hard to breakaway from this beach that is sure to recharge your spirit.
Not in the mood to get sand in between your toes, then lounge by one of the two pools.The most serene of the two pools is the oceanfront adult-only pool. Time spent here will definitely put you in a relaxed state of mind.
Scenic Outdoor Activities
Explore Kiawah’s spectacular natural environment while biking, boating, kayaking or fishing. The island is known for the wonderfully shaded bike paths stretching its full length and an easy ride along the hard sand beach. On a Kiawah River Eco Cruise, sit back and enjoy viewing the abundant wildlife natural scenery. Schedule a kayaking tour through peaceful marshes and tidal creeks. If angling is your game, you can experience the best fishing of the Lowcountry with a group tour or private boat charter.
Melt away at The Sanctuary Hotel’s Spa. You will feel like you stepped into a tranquil haven, reminiscent of a grand seaside mansion. The skilled staff gives impressive service with amazing results. You will feel the effects long after you have checked out of the resort.
More than a dozen restaurants, cafes, and lounges are placed throughout the resort to satisfy your appetite. The Ocean Room is a premier steakhouse featuring award-winning entrees. Don’t miss Sunday brunch at Jasmine Porch, it has been called the best brunch in South Carolina. For a more rustic outdoor setting, head over to Mingo Point on Monday nights for an oyster roast and barbeque.
The combination of the Lowcountry’s natural beauty, active amenities, and delectable dining all wrapped in to a single luxury resort, are difficult for us mere mortals to resist. It’s a premier destination just waiting for you to check in.