No pool privileges come with this rental. All other resort amenities are available for your enjoyment: five world-class golf courses, including the famed Ocean Course (pictured above at daybreak); the #1 ranked Ray Barth Tennis Center; day spa; and outstanding dining, including in the Five Star Sanctuary Hotel. Additionally, Night Heron Park contains a children’s playground, a Nature Center, a basketball court, and a soccer field. A day camp for children, as well as family and late-night teen events, are offered frequently. The resort offers island security 24 hours a day. (kiawahresort.com)
The ten-mile strand of pristine, internationally recognized beach is Kiawah’s diamond. In addition to walking, biking, sunning and swimming/playing in the ocean, guests enjoy dolphin watching, shelling, sand sculpting, bocci and other beach games. You can arrange kayaking, paddle boarding and charter boat trips for fishing or searching for pods of dolphins. (Be aware that if you fish or crab in the ocean, rivers or creeks, you must purchase a South Carolina fishing license.)
Freshfields Village is located on John’s Island before crossing the bridge leading to the Kiawah gate. The center offers a Harris Teeter grocery store, a post office, a medical clinic, banks, resort shopping and restaurants. It also has a village green where special events are staged, including art shows, concerts, and a local farmer’s market.
Bohicket Marina is located on the road to Seabrook Island off the traffic circle near Freshfields. In addition to a fully functioning marina, this European-styled village offers spectacular sunset views, restaurants, and shopping. Oyster roasts and family carnivals are scheduled often.