About Kiawah Island

History, tradition, and classic Southern hospitality mingle with modern conveniences and a vibrant community

About Kiawah Island

There’s a private island community located just south of Charleston in the temperate South Carolina Lowcountry where you can hike, golf, boat, swim, bird-watch, fish, dine, shop, socialize, or just relax to your heart’s content. With luxury homes set among stunning vistas of forest, river, fairways, beach, and marshlands, Kiawah is in a league of its own.

There’s no other island quite like Kiawah.

A careful and deliberate long-term master plan has always set Kiawah Island apart from other coastal communities on the Eastern Seaboard. A keen respect for nature and a strong emphasis on preservation has protected the Island’s natural environment while allowing for development of a golf, tennis, and resort destination of international prestige.

Walking on the beach

The Kiawah Experience

An insider’s view into the level of service, consistency, and details that go into making Kiawah such a special place.

Paddleboarding at Sunset

The “Kiawah lifestyle” means something different to everyone because the Island has so much to offer. Though our residents hail from all over the world, they all find Kiawah is a place to relax, create memories with family and friends, and enjoy the natural environment, with activities such as bicycling, boating, outdoor concerts, golf, and barbecues.

America's Happiest Award