The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Golf, Tennis, Nature, Family, Beach, History, Biking - We have it all!

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond-rated Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a haven on ten miles of private beach, where guests can 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, Gary Player and Clyde Johnston. The Ocean Course will host the 2021 PGA Championship. Relax in the charming Forbes Five Star–rated spa, named one of the best in the world by Travel + Leisure.

Hotel Tip

Be sure to explore Kiawah by water via kayak, paddleboard or sunset motorboat cruise to see the dolphins strand feeding!

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Virtuoso Amenities   

    For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Welcome amenity: full bottle sparkling wine from honor bar
  • $100 USD Resort/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
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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By: Jane

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2014

Every time I visit Kiawah Island Golf Resort I fall in love with it all over again.  The villas and hotel are well-appointed, the service wonderful and The beach is gorgeous.
Travel Advisor:  Suzan Von Lengerke

beautiful location and kind staff

By: Beth

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2015

A wonderful family location!

Great hotel!

By: Britta

Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2017

Wonderful hotel AmaIng service Beautiful setting Highly recommended
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt


By: Sara

Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

From the moment we arrived, we were treated with customer service excellence. All of the staff were accommodating and friendly, anticipating any needs we had. The property was beautiful and immaculate, and the rooms very comfortable and plush. Dinner at the Ocean Room was exquisite and breakfast at the Jasmine Porch was delicious. Pool time and service was extremely relaxing. We enjoyed exploring the grounds, beach and surrounding areas of the island, including The Ocean Course and lunch at Ryder Cup Bar. We are looking forward to our next visit!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett

Sanctuary/Kiawah island

By: Matt

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Great overall resort. We loved it. The staff, the restaurants, the facilities, the convenience, everything. We also really liked the fact that they had a childcare option on site (not a third party) and they were able to line us up with the same sitter to watch our toddler the few times we used the service. The only negative I have to say about the hotel is that the acoustics in the room were a little bit sub par. For example, the noise of adjacent neighbors opening and closing their balcony and front doors was very loud in our room. Also we had an adjoining room on the last day of our trip and we could hear the conversations of our neighbor which was not ideal. This is the one piece of feedback I would give to the resort if they were interested. Everything else was fantastic and we look forward to staying again in the future. Overall, we would rate this hotel 5/5.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Jenkins Washington


By: clean

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

one of the best vacations I have ever been on
Travel Advisor:  Vicky McGlynn


By: Kay

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2018

Lovely room, great spa, friendly staff
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg

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