Active Ways To Welcome Summer This Memorial Day Weekend

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. But that doesn’t mean it’s lazy. While relaxation is always welcome on calm and tranquil Kiawah Island, you can welcome a new season with fun and healthy activities this Memorial Day Weekend. Take a look at how to enjoy an active holiday weekend below.

Explore wildlife

Get in touch with the landscape of the Lowcountry when you see flora and fauna in their natural habitat. The Kiawah Island Nature Program is your gateway to the wild world right outside your door. Take a tour of the island with our on-staff naturalists, who can point out species native to both land and sea. Learn about local birds and alligators on specialized tours. Finally, a night beach walk is a memorable way to spend the evening: you’ll learn about nocturnal marine life like sea turtles and bioluminescent algae.

Go for a swim

Between tidal creeks, the Atlantic Ocean, salt marshes, and the Kiawah River, you’re truly surrounded with pristine water in any direction you choose. Go for a swim in the ocean, or maybe swim a few laps in one of our many meticulously maintained pools. Or, experience the island from a kayak: Kiawah Island Club Members enjoy private access to a kayak dock in Cassique, and the Kiawah Community Association maintains a launch and storage at Cinder Creek and Rhett’s Bluff.. The island also offers unparalleled access to deep sea fishing excursions — there’s a full marina just outside the gate.

Improve your game, then hit the links

Golf is a notoriously difficult sport, but our state-of-the-art facility is available to members to help equip them with the skills and knowledge to take their game to the next level. Read all about our Golf Learning Center to see which offerings are best suited to your needs. Then, tee off at one of our five lush and verdant courses, all boasting sea breezes and year-round access.

Game, set, match

Trade golf for tennis at one of the country’s top-ranked tennis courts. The Roy Barth Tennis Center is an ideal place to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. Play a friendly round of tennis amid a resort-style setting appropriate for all skill levels.

Eat fresh

After so much activity, you’ll be more than ready for a meal. Of course, our dining offers elegant, curated options — we’ve even partnered with a James Beard Award-winning chef. Nourish your body after a day well spent outside, or cook a meal at home after browsing the Johns Island Farmers Market.

Stop by and say hello

Don’t let your visit to Kiawah Island be just a one-time trip. Visit one of our sales offices located across the Island to see how you can make your future vacation a staycation.

The Sanctuary Special

The Sanctuary Summer Special

Minutes from Charleston, SC, Kiawah Island still sits delightfully secluded waiting for your next escape. Days here are spent on the links, miles of beach, and enjoying world-class amenities. The Island is home to The Sanctuary, a five-star Resort seaside hotel renowned for its service and southern hospitality.

Whether you’re visiting the Island for the first time or planning your return, we wanted to pass it along that The Sanctuary is offering 25% off accommodations on the select dates below (subject to availability).

Snapshot of The Sanctuary Summer Special:
Select June dates: 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30
Select July dates: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 31
Select August dates: 1, 2, 3

Special: 25% off accommodations on the dates above

Reservations: 800.654.2924

Whether Kiawah is The One place for you or simply one of your favorite places, visit The Sanctuary, and explore longer escapes to Kiawah in our Property Search.

March & April: Spring season for Kiawah visits

As the only five-star hotel on an island that has been named the #1 Island in North America by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, The Sanctuary is the perfect spot for your visiting guests… or for your own getaway!

To celebrate the spring, The Sanctuary is offering 25% off accommodations on the select dates listed below.


Snapshot of The Sanctuary special

Select March dates: March 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20
Select April dates: April 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 26, 27
Special: 25% off accommodations on the dates above
Reservations: 800.654.2924

Like Kiawah, The Sanctuary has been the recipient of numerous awards.  In 2015 alone, Travel + Leisure named it one of the top three Best Beach Resorts in the World, the Forbes Travel Guide endowed the hotel and its spa with its Five Star Award, and AAA awarded it Five Diamonds. In the same year, The Sanctuary’s Ocean Room was named one of only five Forbes four-star and AAA four-diamond steakhouses in the US.

“Though it’s only a short trip from downtown Charleston, this small barrier island on the Atlantic coast can feel like it’s a world away—whether you’re planning a day on the links or a day at the beach,” write the editors of Condé Nast Traveler about Kiawah.

Right they are.

Pools on Kiawah Island

New State-of-the-Art Pools Guarantee Hours of Fun for Adults and Children Alike

Summer here on Kiawah Island just could not get any better. Kiawah Island Golf Resort guests and members of the Governor’s Club can now spend hours of fun at the three new state-of-the-art pools open for the first time this season. Two of the new additions, located at Night Heron Park, include a large children’s pool with 27 incredible features, as well as a complete facelift of the existing adult-friendly pool. The third new pool, designed for the enjoyment of adults and children alike, is located adjacent to the West Beach Tennis Center.

On a typical summer day on Kiawah Island, residents and guests can soak up nature’s beauty with a day on the beach or the golf course; find endless entertainment with all the different season events happening around the Island; or even simply enjoy grilling out with friends and family at their Kiawah homes. Now they also can spend hours of fun at the three new state-of-the-art pools open for the first time this season. Summer here just could not get any better.

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