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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Club Members John and Joanne Bluford from Missouri

Club Members John and Joanne Bluford from Missouri

From Missouri to Kiawah Island… Q: Tell me how you found Kiawah. John: I actually grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, in the fifties and sixties. My grandfather and I used to crab around Johns Island and the Beaufort area as well as Jekyll and St. Simons Islands off the coast of...

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The Best Luxury Restaurants Around Kiawah Island

The Best Luxury Restaurants Around Kiawah Island

7 Must-Visit Kiawah Island Restaurants With a plethora of options available, it can be challenging to choose where to dine on the idyllic Kiawah Island. Living on a private island affords one-of-a-kind dining experiences you won't find anywhere else. From seafood served from our coast to farm-to-table fare served fresh in...

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Designing Your Island Property: Luxury Walk-In Closet Edition

Designing Your Island Property: Luxury Walk-In Closet Edition

Tips for Designing a Luxury Walk-in Closet Contrary to popular opinion, you don't need massive amounts of space or vast sums of money to achieve a luxury walk-in closet. In fact, home additions like walk-in closets are becoming more commonplace, and there's a large variety of options available. People tend to have...

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What’s Happening on Kiawah Island in 2023?

What’s Happening on Kiawah Island in 2023?

This Year’s Exciting Kiawah Island Club Events Welcome to 2023! A new year means new opportunities to celebrate our home of Kiawah Island. Aside from the beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, and delectable cuisine, the annual Kiawah Island events showcase what Lowcountry is all about. Read on to learn more about these...

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7 Ways to Ring in the New Year on Kiawah Island

7 Ways to Ring in the New Year on Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island and Charleston NYE Events 2023 The New Year is just around the corner! It doesn't matter whether you're looking for a family-friendly experience with your children, or a high-end cocktail party with friends, Kiawah Island and Charleston have NYE events for you. At the turn of a new year,...

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Looking Skyward

Looking Skyward

As autumn comes to the northern hemisphere, immense flocks of birds take flight and begin their long journey south in numbers so vast that their movement can be tracked by radar. As the marsh grasses turn golden, shorter and colder days signal the arrival of wave upon wave of magnificent...

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The Ultimate Kiawah Island Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Kiawah Island Holiday Gift Guide

Simplify Gift-Giving With These Kiawah Island Gifts This holiday season, why not give your loved ones a little piece of Kiawah Island? This gift guide will help you discover all the best presents the Island has to offer. Whether you’re nearby or far away, you can shop for these local Kiawah...

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5 Things to Do When Visiting Charleston at Christmas

5 Things to Do When Visiting Charleston at Christmas

Lowcountry Living: What to Do in Charleston at Christmas There is nothing quite like Christmas in the Lowcountry. Beautiful homes adorned with festive decor, palmetto trees dressed to the nines, and a rich history of holiday traditions await you when you visit Charleston at Christmas. If you're considering traveling down south for...

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A Guide to Kiawah Island Club Membership Levels

A Guide to Kiawah Island Club Membership Levels

Enjoy Ownership with a Kiawah Island Club Membership As a Member of The Kiawah Island Club, there are endless opportunities to explore all the Island has to offer. Professional golfers, tennis enthusiasts, avid spa-goers, and everyone in between enjoy ownership with a Kiawah Island Club Membership. Tailored to your specific interests...

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The Top 4 Resort Communities in South Carolina

The Top 4 Resort Communities in South Carolina

Luxurious Living: Resort Communities in SC to Consider Life in a luxury community in South Carolina is simply unmatched — with estates situated precisely on some of the most sought-after real estate in the area and vast homesites suitable for creating custom dream homes. Everybody can find something to enjoy in...

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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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