The Island Life

The Island Life

The Island Life

The Island Life The Island Life

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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Culinary Delights: A Tour of Kiawah Island’s Finest Dining Establishments

Culinary Delights: A Tour of Kiawah Island’s Finest Dining Establishments

The Top 9 Kiawah Island Dining Options Nestled along the pristine coastline of South Carolina, Kiawah Island beckons with its natural beauty, serene beaches, and captivating wildlife. But beyond its picturesque landscapes lies a culinary scene that tantalizes the taste buds and leaves a lasting impression on visitors and locals alike....

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PERFECTLY PAIRED… THE CHARLESTON/KIAWAH CONNECTION

PERFECTLY PAIRED… THE CHARLESTON/KIAWAH CONNECTION

Southern Living speaks to a city’s enduring allure as the publication again ranks Charleston the #1 city in the South. Each year, Southern Living sponsors a competition naming the best of the best throughout the Southern region. It covers several categories, including Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Best Cities, Cities on...

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2024 Brings More Fitness Options & Spring Sports

2024 Brings More Fitness Options & Spring Sports

Kiawah Island Club Members can ramp up their fitness resolutions with more options than ever before. This year, we’re adding more programs, classes, adventures, and sport activities to find the perfect fit for your fitness regime.  Spring is the perfect season to move more, and these new offerings are sure to...

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Spring Sustenance, Sundries, and Seasonal Celebrations

Spring Sustenance, Sundries, and Seasonal Celebrations

Ah, spring. Nothing nourishes the mind, body, and spirit more than spring’s signal of new beginnings. Kiawah Island bursts with color during the season, and along with that comes seasonal get-togethers for Kiawah Island Club Members that include fine food and fun events. There is something for everyone and this...

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8 Ways to Ring in the New Year Near Kiawah Island

8 Ways to Ring in the New Year Near Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island and Charleston New Years Events During the final hours of the year, the vibrant spirit of celebration takes hold of Charleston and Kiawah Island. These coastal havens, steeped in history and adorned with natural beauty, provide the perfect backdrop for a Kiawah Island or Charleston New Years extravaganza like...

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Holiday Food & Drink Recipes

Holiday Food & Drink Recipes

Kiawah Island Club Recipes You Must Try this Season As the holiday season unfolds, we all know the best part isn't just the festive decorations and cheerful gatherings—it's the exquisite array of delectable dishes that grace our tables. That’s why we’re sharing some of our favorite holiday dishes from some of...

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Holiday Events for Kiawah Island Club Members

Holiday Events for Kiawah Island Club Members

6 Holiday Kiawah Island Events You Don’t Want to Miss As the crisp sea breeze whispers through the palmetto trees and the sun casts a warm glow over Kiawah Island, it's that magical time of year when our coastal paradise transforms into a haven of holiday cheer. The Kiawah Island Club...

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Rock the River 2023

Rock the River 2023

A Thanksgiving Tradition Like No Other   This Thanksgiving weekend marked the return of the highly anticipated Rock the River. Taking place the day after Thanksgiving, Members and their families were invited to experience Kiawah Island Club’s premiere concert event in their own backyard. The 18th fairway of the River Course was...

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How to Host the Best Thanksgiving Celebration

How to Host the Best Thanksgiving Celebration

Your Guide to Hosting the Perfect Southern Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is more than just a holiday; it's a time to gather with loved ones, express gratitude, and indulge in a feast of delightful Southern flavors. Hosting a memorable Thanksgiving celebration requires careful planning, mouthwatering recipes, and a touch of Southern hospitality. In...

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Jeannine and Greg Adams

Jeannine and Greg Adams

How did you two meet? Jeannine: I’m from Atlanta and went to college in Hollywood, Florida. Greg: I went to school in New Jersey and played baseball. Sophomore year, her school hosted a spring break [baseball] tournament, and we met on the beach. We then dated long distance for almost three years. Jeannine:...

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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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