Located off the Atlantic coast, Kiawah Island is just 25 miles from Charleston, SC. This barrier island is predominantly a private golf and beach resort with beautiful beaches, legendary golf courses and diverse natural habitats for visitors to enjoy. Be sure to check out these recommendations during your trip.

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The Beach
4.7
Outstanding(197 Reviews)
Condo
 in Kiawah Island
2nd Floor Villa Overlooking Lagoon*** Check out our sister property #7166339
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Experience the best of Kiawah Island with this Condo available for $218. This property is equipped with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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5.0
Outstanding(161 Reviews)
Cottage
 in Kiawah Island
Family Retreat--Closest Oceanwoods Rental to Beach, Screened Porch, WiFi
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Experience the best of Kiawah Island with this Cottage available for $260. This property is equipped with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Beautifully renovated Seascape Villa - 2018
4.9
Outstanding(200 Reviews)
Villa
 in Kiawah
Kiawah Seascape Villa fully renovated
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Nestled in Kiawah Island, this Villa is perfect for your next vacation. Enjoy Kiawah Seascape Villa fully renovated's top-rated amenities, including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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4.7
Outstanding(129 Reviews)
Hotel
 in Kiawah Island
4star
Andell Inn
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Hotel in Kiawah Island, for $169 per night is great for your next (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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4.8
Outstanding(170 Reviews)
Villa
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Beach Bikes --New Ultra HDTV 65" Smart TV -RBL19-005666
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

Experience the best of Kiawah Island with this Villa available for $240. This property is equipped with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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Welcoming exterior
4.8
Outstanding(156 Reviews)
House
 in Kiawah Island
Luxury 4BR Home,Award Winning Enclave, Walk to Beach, Elevator, Dogs Ok,
10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 baths
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

Indulge in a peaceful retreat at Luxury 4BR Home,Award Winning Enclave, Walk to Beach, Elevator, Dogs Ok, , our elegant House in Kiawah Island. Enjoy amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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4.3
Excellent(6 Reviews)
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 in Kiawah Island
4250 Mariner's Watch Villa
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

This attractive Hotel in Kiawah Island, $139 per night for your (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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4.8
Outstanding(2 Reviews)
Villa
 in Kiawah Island
Fairway Oaks 1305
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Experience the best of Kiawah Island with this Villa available for $105. This property is equipped with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Kiawah Island travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Kiawah Island vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Kiawah Island, and more.

Frequently asked questions

About Kiawah Island

A must for keen golfers and nature lovers, Kiawah Island is known for excelling in the attractions it offers.
  • Tidal Trails: Tour this barrier island by paddleboard or kayak on a guided nature trail to see nesting birds and dolphins in their natural habitat. Learn to surf in the calm waters.
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort: Play golf on the five world-famous courses designed by renowned architects. Indulge in this luxury resort's other facilities, including pools, tennis courts, gourmet restaurants, a spa, bike trails and more.
  • Night Heron Park: Treat your kids to fun activities including disc golf, volleyball, paddleboarding and laser tag. Enjoy live music, train rides and inflatables during the Sundown Festival.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Kiawah Island, SC?

Kiawah Island, SC is a great destination for tourists looking to explore the beauty of the South Carolina coast. Here are some of the must-visit attractions in Kiawah Island:

  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  • Freshfields Village
  • Kiawah Island Beachwalker Park
  • Bohicket Marina & Market

You can also find a variety of restaurants, boutiques, and outdoor activities to enjoy during your visit. Kiawah Island is the perfect place to relax and explore the beauty of the South Carolina coast.

How can I get around in Kiawah Island, SC?

You can get around in Kiawah Island, SC by:

  • Renting a car
  • Using a taxi or ride-sharing service
  • Using the local bus system

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Kiawah Island, SC?

Kiawah Island, SC offers a variety of affordable accommodation options for visitors. Here are some great options:

  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort: This resort offers a variety of luxurious villas, cottages, and homes at a great value.
  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort: This 5-star resort offers a variety of amenities and accommodations.
  • Kiawah Island Getaways: This vacation rental company offers a variety of condos, villas, and homes for rent.
  • Kiawah Island Beach House Rentals: This rental company offers a variety of beach houses and condos for rent.

No matter what kind of accommodation you're looking for, Kiawah Island, SC has something to offer.

What is the culture like in Kiawah Island, SC?

Kiawah Island, SC is a small barrier island off the coast of South Carolina. It is known for its beautiful beaches and world-class golf courses. The culture of Kiawah Island is one of relaxation, outdoor activities, and a strong sense of community.

  • A strong focus on outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, and swimming
  • A relaxed atmosphere with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenery
  • A sense of community with many events throughout the year
  • A diverse population with people from all walks of life
  • A commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the island

Is Kiawah Island, SC safe to travel to?

Kiawah Island, SC is a safe destination to travel to. Here are some ways that visitors can ensure their safety:
  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Follow local laws and regulations.
  • Do not leave valuables unattended.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Kiawah Island, SC?

  • Kiawah Island is a popular shopping destination in South Carolina, with a variety of stores and boutiques to explore.
  • The Freshfields Village Shopping Center is a popular spot for visitors and locals, offering a range of retail outlets, restaurants and entertainment.
  • Other popular shopping spots on Kiawah Island include the Kiawah Island Town Center, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and the Night Heron Park Shopping Center.

Where is Kiawah Island, SC?

Kiawah Island, SC is located about 20 miles south of Charleston, SC. It is a private, gated, residential and resort community made up of 10,000 acres of beach, marsh, and maritime forest. This island is known for its golf, tennis, biking, and beach activities and is a popular vacation destination for many.

What are the top things to do in Kiawah Island, SC?

Kiawah Island, SC is a great destination for a family getaway or a romantic weekend away. Here are some of the top things to do:

  • Go for a bike ride along the 10 miles of scenic trails
  • Hit the links at one of the five championship golf courses
  • Take a boat tour of the marsh and spot wildlife
  • Go shopping in Freshfields Village

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed adventure, Kiawah Island has something for everyone.

What do I need to know before visiting Kiawah Island, SC?

Before visiting Kiawah Island, SC, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Kiawah Island is a barrier island, so visitors should be aware of the tides and weather conditions.
  • The island is popular for its wildlife, especially its birdwatching opportunities.
  • Kiawah Island is home to many golf courses, so visitors should be prepared to pay for greens fees.

It is also important to remember to bring sun protection, as the island is known for its sunny and hot weather. Lastly, be sure to bring your own food and drinks, as the island has limited shopping options.

What is the price range for rentals in Kiawah Island?

Vacation rentals in Kiawah Island have a price range between $73-$5,715. The average price for rentals in Kiawah Island is $325 per night.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Kiawah Island?

  • Internet / Wifi
  • Air conditioner
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette

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