Vacation Guide

Kiawah Island Highlights

Kiawah Island is recognized as a top destination for luxury, resort living in harmony with nature; featuring 10 miles of pristine beaches, maritime forest, sand dunes and marshes. Kiawah Island is the perfect retreat for those looking to escape the city-life on a secluded, private island along the eastern coast of South Carolina. 

115+ Vacation rentals

10 miles of private beaches

30 miles of paved trails

5 award-winning golf courses

22 Tennis courts

25 miles from charleston, SC

There are plenty of recreational activities on the island for the entire family to enjoy. Kiawah boasts 10 miles of stunning beachfront and 30 miles of paved biking trails. Endless adventure awaits with water activities such as fishing, boating, paddle boarding, kayaking and dolphin tours along the Kiawah River into the Atlantic Ocean. 

Kiawah Island is primarily a private beach and golf resort - home to 5 award-winning golf courses, including the famed Ocean Course designed by Pete Dye. The renovated and acclaimed Roy Barth Tennis Center is also open to vacationers and offers 22 tennis courts. 

For those looking for retail-therapy, Freshfields Village is close by and is the midpoint between Kiawah and Seabrook Island. Freshfields Village offers many options for boutique, local shopping as well as casual dining. If you are looking to venture off the island, the historic and charming Charleston downtown is just 25 miles away. 

Kiawah Exclusives offers 115+ of the finest vacation rentals located in three distinctive communities: East Beach, West Beach and the Vanderhorst Plantation. We know the island and all the unique characteristics of each home we offer. 

If you have any questions about Kiawah Island or would like assistance finding the perfect rental for your needs, give our reservations team a call at (843) 768-0273. We are eager to help you plan your vacation to Kiawah Island!

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