The Island Life

The Island Life

The Island Life

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Kiawah Island Life: Something for Everyone

Living on Kiawah is a daily invitation to explore, enjoy, and indulge in all the Island has to offer: a spectacular shoreline, ribboning waterways, ancient oak forestry, acclaimed golf courses, gourmet dining, and first-in-class amenities. On both land and sea, inspiring adventures define the day. And whether you like swimming, biking, dining, hiking, running, sunning, floating or boating, you’ll fill your calendar quickly here. 

Kiawah Island Life: Something for Everyone

Living on Kiawah is a daily invitation to explore, enjoy, and indulge in all the Island has to offer: a spectacular shoreline, ribboning waterways, ancient oak forestry, acclaimed golf courses, gourmet dining, and first-in-class amenities. On both land and sea, inspiring adventures define the day. And whether you like swimming, biking, dining, hiking, running, sunning, floating or boating, you’ll fill your calendar quickly here. 

On the Water

Ready…set…flow! Enjoy a steady stream of outdoor water activities on the Atlantic, the Kiawah River, or the majestic marsh.

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Out & About

From famed fairways to Freshfields Village, Sasanqua pleasures to Charleston treasures, inspired living begins right here.

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Within Nature

Bobcats, dolphins, gators, and gulls. The call of the wild echoes across Kiawah’s exciting natural habitats.

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Island Insights

The history of Kiawah forms the blueprint for the one-of-a-kind lifestyle enjoyed by Islanders today.

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IN THE NEWS

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Red, White & Boom 2022

Red, White & Boom 2022

A Kiawah Island Club July Tradition of Partying in the USA There is no place quite like the River Course to celebrate America’s independence. Each July 3rd, the Kiawah Island Club hosts its annual Red, White, & Boom party. This premier event features live entertainment, carnival rides, a rock climbing wall,...

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South Carolina vs. Florida: Which is Better for Retirement?

South Carolina vs. Florida: Which is Better for Retirement?

Deciding on South Carolina or Florida for Retirement When it comes to choosing a place to retire, the Southeast region of the United States is frequently top of mind. In fact, two of the most popular states for retirement are South Carolina and Florida. With warm weather and beautiful beaches, these...

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Must-Visit Places to Experience Outdoor Adventure

Must-Visit Places to Experience Outdoor Adventure

The Best Towns for Outdoor Activities in the U.S. Throughout the United States, there are a wide variety of interesting things to see and do. From witnessing towering mountain ranges to swimming in the shimmering sea, the experiences are endless. And the adventurous at heart won’t want to miss exploring these...

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What It’s Like to Live on a Golf Course

What It’s Like to Live on a Golf Course

The Top Benefits of Living on a Golf Course When it comes to golf, avid players are known for their fierce dedication to the sport. And for those who are always looking to practice their swing, what could be better than walking out your door and directly onto the course?  Whether you...

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Taste of Summer: Summer Caprese with Pistachio Pesto

Taste of Summer: Summer Caprese with Pistachio Pesto

The Kiawah Island Club’s Chef Kelly Franz serves up a recipe for eight.   SUMMER CAPRESE WITH PISTACHIO PESTO INGREDIENTS 2 fresh mozzarella balls, sliced ¼-inch thick 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon dried basil pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional) sea salt and freshly ground...

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A Local’s Guide to the Top Beaches Near Charleston

A Local’s Guide to the Top Beaches Near Charleston

Explore the Beautiful Beaches in Charleston, South Carolina The Charleston area is known for its rich history, Southern charm, and, of course, incredible white sand beaches. With more than 60 miles of coastline, the Holy City is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. Plus, the...

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7 Things to Do During Sunset on Kiawah Island

7 Things to Do During Sunset on Kiawah Island

Partake in These Kiawah Island Activities During Sunset  One of the most magical experiences a person can have is watching the sunset. By witnessing the sky fill with gorgeous shades of crimson, lilac, and fuchsia, you are reminded of the immense beauty of Earth. You can take time to simply relax...

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A List of Historic Landmarks in Charleston to Visit

A List of Historic Landmarks in Charleston to Visit

12 Charleston Landmarks and Historical Sites Charleston, South Carolina is an enchanting port city originally founded in 1670. With its charming cobblestone streets, antebellum houses, and vast harbor, it's no surprise the city is visited by history buffs and vacationers alike. Not to mention, it has been voted as one of...

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Club Member Norm Hobbie from New Jersey

Club Member Norm Hobbie from New Jersey

From New Jersey to Kiawah Island… Pictured with Tyler, JR, Kasey, Savannah, Jack and CJ Q: What a big, beautiful family! Norm: Seven kids. Eight of us all together. Kasey: Dad raised us as a single parent. He’s a saint. Q: Are you close? Kasey: Very close. We’re all basically a year apart. There are a...

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What’s Happening this Summer on Kiawah Island

What’s Happening this Summer on Kiawah Island

7 Upcoming Kiawah Island Events for Club Members Summer is in the air on Kiawah Island! With the warm weather, seemingly endless daylight hours, and relaxing beach days, the Island is a fantastic place to spend the summertime. And Members of the Kiawah Island Club can look forward to a variety...

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The “Kiawah lifestyle” means something different to everyone because the Island has so much to offer: endless beach, breathtaking vistas, winding waterways, spectacular golf courses, luxurious island properties, beautiful wildlife, gourmet dining, as well as an endless array of activities such as bicycling, boating, outdoor concerts, barbecues, and more. Though our residents come from all over the world, they all find Kiawah is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the natural environment, and create lifelong memories with family and friends.

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Kiawah Lifestyle

The Island Life  - Living Here

Living Here

Kiawah is near excellent schools, leading-edge medical facilities, and a variety of luxury coastal homes

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The Island Life  - Nature & Beauty

Nature & Beauty

Lush maritime forest, tidal creeks, freshwater ponds, peaceful marsh, and a beautiful river

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The Island Life  - People & Community

People & Community

A vibrant community of people with a zest for living and a love for the Island’s simple pleasures

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Plan a Visit

Kiawah sits just 21 miles south of historic Charleston, offering convenient access to one of the most charming and celebrated cities in America and countless options for award-winning dining, theater, art, entertainment, shopping, businesses, medical centers, schools, and more. How to get to Kiawah Island? It’s easy… a perfect start to your relaxing stay.

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The Island Life  - Kiawah Island Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers a variety of exceptional accommodations, from a luxury suite at The Sanctuary hotel to a private home with views of the fairway

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The Island Life  - Charleston

Charleston

A top U.S. cultural and culinary destination just 21 miles away

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About the Island

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 the development of a golf, tennis, and resort destination of international prestige.

The Island Life  - Managing Partners

Managing Partners

Developer Kiawah Partners and Kiawah Island Real Estate work with a strong team of experts, including the Town of Kiawah, The Kiawah Island Community Association, and Kiawah Island Golf Resort to ensure life on the Island runs smoothly. Other managing partners include the following organizations.

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The Island Life  - The Town of Kiawah Island

The Town of Kiawah Island

The mayor and four council members set overall policy in matters concerning the operation of the Town’s affairs and ensure that the policies established by the Town Council are performed effectively.

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The Island Life  - Kiawah Island Community Association

Kiawah Island Community Association

This is a mandatory-membership, not-for-profit corporation that manages the businesses and properties that contribute to the overall ambience and property values of Kiawah Island. Its duties include maintenance of the roads, ponds, landscaping, leisure trails, other common areas, and facilities including The Sandcastle, the Cinder Creek Pavilion, and Rhett’s Bluff. This infrastructure and these facilities are owned in common by all Kiawah property owners.

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The Island Life - Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Manages The Sanctuary Hotel, The Sanctuary Spa, Kiawah Island Golf Resort property rentals, the Kiawah Island Tennis Resort, The Golf Learning Center, Night Heron Park, and the four resort golf courses on the Island (The Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Osprey Point, and Cougar Point) and one just minutes off-Island (Oak Point).

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Island Timeline & Facts

Kiawah Island’s rich history spans centuries. View our timeline to learn more.

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