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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The Best Interior Design Color Palettes for Waterfront Homes

The Best Interior Design Color Palettes for Waterfront Homes

Choosing Your Home’s Interior Design Color Palette There’s nothing more idyllic than a home with an ocean view — and the interior design color palette of your Kiawah Island home should reflect that feeling.  When looking for inspiration, let Kiawah’s natural beauty serve as your muse. Perhaps it’s our calming waves and...

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8 Lowcountry Summer Events to Look Forward to

8 Lowcountry Summer Events to Look Forward to

Mark Your Calendar for These Summertime Charleston Events While Kiawah’s idyllic coast promises warm and relaxing temperatures year-round, there’s something particularly enchanting about the summertime activities our Island has to offer. From kayaking on the river and soaking up the sun, to an evening of dancing and enjoying local music — there...

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A Summer of Fun for the Kiawah Island Kid

A Summer of Fun for the Kiawah Island Kid

A Complete List of Kiawah Island Kid Activities Summertime is meant for fun in the sun and taking a dip in the water, among other things. Spending the season somewhere like Kiawah makes for a very exciting school break. With so much to do, there is endless adventure awaiting the Kiawah...

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Club Perks: Kiawah's Exclusive Sasanqua Spa

Club Perks: Kiawah's Exclusive Sasanqua Spa

Spend a Day at The Member’s Only Sasanqua Spa Tucked away in the tranquil marshes of Kiawah Island is the Sasanqua Spa, one of the most elegant spas in all of the Lowcountry. Only available to Kiawah Island Club Members, this modern oasis can transform your body and mind with just...

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Kiawah Island Championship Cocktails

Kiawah Island Championship Cocktails

Our master mixologist curates a series of summer cocktails to celebrate the return of golf’s greatest major to Kiawah Island.   RYDER DYE The River Course Clubhouse Pete Dye, designer of The Ocean Course, worked through the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo to finish in time for the course to host the 1991 Ryder Cup. 1.75...

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Your Guide to Seeing Kiawah Island Dolphins

Your Guide to Seeing Kiawah Island Dolphins

The Strand Feeding Practices of Kiawah’s Bottlenose Dolphins When spending time on Kiawah Island, you are sure to spot at least one or two Bottlenose Dolphins playfully navigating the Island’s intricate waterways.  Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins are the chief species of marine mammal inhabiting the Island. They are undoubtedly one of the most...

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Charles F. A. Voysey: Hollywood Scene Stealer

Charles F. A. Voysey: Hollywood Scene Stealer

The 2020 film “The Dig,” currently available on Netflix, dramatizes the true story of the greatest archaeological event in England’s history. Masterful cinematography and knee-weakening scenery bolster the tale of the 1939 excavation of a 7th -century ship and its attendant treasure buried on the grounds of a British manor....

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3 Day Trips for Kiawah Island Residents

3 Day Trips for Kiawah Island Residents

Trip Ideas Just a Stone’s Throw from Kiawah Island There is so much more to Kiawah Island than just remarkable homes and high-end, exclusive amenities. Kiawah is tucked away in the heart of the Lowcountry, an area steeped in culture and tradition. If you do find yourself itching to see what...

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Inside One of Kiawah’s Luxury Villa Homes

Inside One of Kiawah’s Luxury Villa Homes

Thinking of Downsizing? A Charming Villa Makeover on Kiawah Island Spread along the western corner of the Island are clusters of villa homes tucked into the lush landscape.  As luxury villas, these comfortably-sized residences provide Kiawah homeowners with most of the same amenities and natural vistas that a custom homeowner would also...

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An Inside Look at Kiawah Island’s B-Liner Restaurant

An Inside Look at Kiawah Island’s B-Liner Restaurant

How the B-Liner Came to Be a Club Favorite Masterfully redesigned in a coastal chic motif, the B-Liner reflects the ever-evolving tastes of Kiawah Island Club Members, with a menu showcasing local ingredients that are expertly prepared. James Beard Award-winning Chef Mike Lata is chef and owner of Charleston’s acclaimed FIG and...

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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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