The Experience

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is located along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  This exquisitely designed luxurious hotel, just thirty minutes from downtown Charleston, captures the spirit, history, and charm of southern hospitality.  The island is a hidden secret and serves as one of America’s most beautiful natural environments.

With its 255 gracious guestrooms and suites, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the finest oceanfront hotel built on the East Coast in the past 20 years. Each spacious room features luxurious five fixture baths, large marble showers, dual vanities, private water closets, shuttered bathroom windows and ocean view balconies. A private concierge level offers the most exclusive, personalized services and private elevator access, while the concierge club features exquisite food presentations throughout the day.

Fine Dining at its Best…  The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary features coastal cuisine at the Atlantic. It has a private wine room and spectacular ocean views. Our award winning chefs also provide ideal catering services for your next business meeting or wedding affair. Other dining facilities include Jasmine Porch, featuring walls of authentic Charleston brick and windows that overlook the ocean, evoking remembrance of things past.  Fresh native ingredients and traditional Lowcountry favorites served with warmth and cheer create an ultimately relaxing and casual dining experience.  Dine on the terrace and breathe in the ocean air while enjoying fresh local catch and Chef’s specialties. The Sanctuary’s ice cream shop serves a wide selection of old fashioned ice cream flavors.

Located only a few yards away from Kiawah’s pristine beach, the Loggerhead Grill serves classic American favorites along with icy concoctions made from fresh fruits and juices.  In addition, families and adults can enjoy two oceanfront pools, with music and poolside & beachside service.

Completing the vacation experience, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort includes a unique nature-based luxury spa to soothe the mind, body and soul. With 12 treatment rooms for massage, facials and wraps, as well as a sauna, steam room and whirlpool, the hotel’s spa is destined to become one of the most esteemed in the country. An indoor pool with ocean view terrace and Jacuzzi complement the spa, along with a beauty salon, and a fitness center with the latest cardiovascular and resistance training equipment.

Kiawah Island is a golfer’s paradise with five competitively designed master golf courses. In fact, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the only resort in the country that has three courses ranked on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s Top 75 Resort Courses,” and Conde Nast Traveler recently listed the Resort among the top “50 Golf Resorts Worldwide.”

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the crowning jewel to a special resort island, already recognized for its world-class golf and natural beauty. The experience will be unparalleled.

Forbes Five Star & AAA Five Diamond

The Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond–rated Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a peaceful haven on ten miles of private beach, where discerning guests escape daily life in a pristine setting. World-renowned for its spa, golf, tennis and nature program offerings, the resort offers guestrooms and privately owned villas catering to all tastes and group sizes. Play one of five championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Gary Player. Then relax in the charming Forbes Five Star–rated spa, named one of the best in the world by Travel + Leisure.
In the Know
The Ocean Course, designed by Pete Dye, was home to the 2012 PGA Championship. Distance from Charleston Airport (CHS): 45 minutes Guests Receive:

  • For 2014 & 2015
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Welcome amenity: full bottle sparkling wine from honor bar
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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