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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort in Kiawah Island, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Turtle Point Golf Course and Night Heron Park. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Osprey Point Golf Course and Cougar Point Golf Course.


Make yourself at home in one of the 255 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. While the golfer in the family is out on the course, you can enjoy above-par recreational amenities such as a health club and an outdoor tennis court. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a picnic area. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the resort’s 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455 United States


4.5 Very Good 1469 Reviews
Pure magic!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our time at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island was magical — a remarkable combination of relaxation, fun, fellowship, pampering, fine dining, and—of course—natural beauty. From the moment we stepped out of our car on arrival, it felt as though every member of the staff was devoted to ensuring that we had a memorable experience. I was attending a bankers’ convention.

Lovely location and hotel, needs some physical and logistical updates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sanctuary is lovely, very tastefully decorated, has Southern charm for sure. The room was small but nice, had a great balcony overlooking the beach and lawn. I didn't see any obvious wear issues in the room itself. The rest of the hotel was different. The pool desperately needs an update - the chairs and tables are old, the tile worn down. I will say the pool attendants tried very hard, as did the rest of the staff at the hotel, but it just couldn't override the sense that the whole place needed an overhaul.

The transpiration needs some help. The golf shuttle was so slow, we often waited 20-25 minutes at the Ocean and Osprey Courses. Either don't have it and tell everyone they have to drive, or run a more continuous shuttle so people are not stranded.

The other drawback was the food. Don't try to have a sushi restaurant if you are only going to offer two types of fish and sad rolls. Stick to what you do well. The Ocean Room itself was much better. The sommelier at the Ocean Room was wonderful both times we talked to her and selected great wines.

It is also clear that it is very much an event/wedding/conference hotel. They are putting a lot of money into building new facilities for those things, but into the individual traveler experience.

So glad we tried because Kiawah itself is lovely and the staff was great. Just needs some sprucing up to call itself five star. We may be back, but will likely stay in a house instead.

Our Anniversary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful visit at a beautiful resort. Everything was first rate. We had a beautiful day on the beach, followed by dinner at the Ocean Club. The next day we golfed at Cougar Point. Great course!! Fabulous low country visit!!

Balm for the Soul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This magnificent hotel wraps you in its quiet luxury and soothes your soul. Bedrooms are beautiful, the public rooms sumptuous and the hotel's location on the beach means you will never want to leave - if a sanctuary is what you're seeking.

Truly Impressive - Kiawah Island Charm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5-Star service and large, beautiful rooms. Hotel and grounds are very nice. Easy beach access for walks or beach-cruiser rides. I was there for a business gathering in the off-season. This allowed for really reasonable rates. Be prepared for very expensive hotel restaurant prices ...you're a bit captive in the location. A wonderful experience and a lot of southern charm.