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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How to Spend a Day at the Sasanqua Spa on Kiawah Island

How to Spend a Day at the Sasanqua Spa on Kiawah Island

Rejuvenate Your Body and Soul at the Sasanqua Spa Situated beneath moss-draped live oak trees along the vistas of the Kiawah River sits the exclusive Sasanqua Spa. The 10,000 square-foot haven, created by world-renowned interior designer and architect, Clodagh, was built on a conserved saltwater marsh among natural fauna habitats. Here,...

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Lowcountry Day Trips

Lowcountry Day Trips

From old-growth swamps to remote shorelines, these six ecological escapes will broaden your perspective of the Lowcountry’s wild side. Each site has a unique cultural and natural history that has been preserved through pointed and direct conservation efforts. Botany Bay 1066 Botany Bay Road, Edisto Island The grand entrance to Botany Bay...

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The 5 Best Places to Retire in South Carolina

The 5 Best Places to Retire in South Carolina

Luxury Living: Where to Retire in South Carolina  With a mild climate and diverse landscape, it's no surprise South Carolina is one of the best places to retire in the United States. Once you have settled on the decision to relocate to the Palmetto State, you may be thinking about where...

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How to Decorate Your Coastal Home for Spring

How to Decorate Your Coastal Home for Spring

7 Spring Home Decor Ideas to Refresh Your Space Spring has officially sprung on Kiawah Island! As the cool winter air fades to a warm spring breeze, we are reminded of the fresh hope of a new season. In keeping with this theme, many residents enjoy revitalizing their homes during the...

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How to Spend a Day at Freshfields Village

How to Spend a Day at Freshfields Village

Freshfields Village: Where to Eat, Shop, and More! Located conveniently on Kiawah Island, Freshfields Village is a premier hub for high-end shopping, exceptional dining, and so much more. With a variety of locally-owned and brand-name restaurants and shops, it is the perfect place to explore and enjoy some retail therapy.  Whether you...

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Hook ‘Em: The Best Fishing Charters on Kiawah Island

Hook ‘Em: The Best Fishing Charters on Kiawah Island

The Top 5 Kiawah Island Fishing Charters Kiawah Island is commonly known for its white sandy beaches, world-class golf, and serene nature parks. But did you know that the Island is also a top fishing destination? With various inshore waterways and offshore reefs, a variety of fish species reside in the...

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The Benefits of Living on a Private Luxury Island

The Benefits of Living on a Private Luxury Island

Explore Life on a Private Luxury Island Living on a private island provides one-of-a-kind benefits and experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. From strolling serene beaches to playing exclusive golf courses, residents spend their time taking in all the island lifestyle has to offer.  If you’re considering moving to a private...

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Kiawah Island Activities the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Kiawah Island Activities the Whole Family Will Enjoy

10 Family-Friendly Things to Do on Kiawah Island With beautiful weather year-round and miles of white sand beaches, Kiawah Island offers a wide range of activities the whole family can enjoy. From adventurous excursions to days relaxing in the sunshine, Kiawah Island truly has something for everyone.  Whether you currently live on...

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What’s Happening this Spring on Kiawah Island

What’s Happening this Spring on Kiawah Island

Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Kiawah Island Club Activities In just a few months, Spring will arrive, bringing some of the most beautiful weather of the year. And for homeowners with a Club Membership, there are plenty of family-friendly and adult-only Kiawah Island activities to look forward to during the...

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The Best Charleston Interior Design Firms for Your Coastal Home

The Best Charleston Interior Design Firms for Your Coastal Home

5 Charleston Interior Designers You Should Know When it comes to creating your dream home, you may want the help of an expert interior designer to make your vision come to life. From lighting and paint choices to accents and fixtures including even the smallest details, an interior designer can create...

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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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