The Ultimate Guide to the Best of Kiawah Island, SC

Embrace the quiet beauty of the Carolina Sea Islands on your next getaway. Kiawah Island, SC, is home to some of the most impressive beaches and exciting activities on the East Coast! Let the cool ocean breeze pull you away from the worry and stress of everyday life, toward a world of blissful relaxation. While you’re here, don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Destination Guide. Full of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, our guide is the perfect tool for sculpting an unforgettable vacation!

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Kiawah Island, SC: All of the Best Things to Do


Kiawah Island is a golfer’s paradise. Kiawah Island Resort hosts five world-class golf courses that are open to the public all year long. The resort’s ocean course is even home to 2021 PGA Championship!

The Ocean Course

Osprey Point

Turtle Point

Oak Point

Cougar Point


When you’re on Kiawah Island, relaxation is always one step away. As if the windswept beaches and beautiful weather aren’t enough, the islands of Kiawah and Seabrook are home to plenty of outstanding day spas that offer the perfect place to unwind. Here are a few of our favorites!

Synergy Day Spa

The Medical Spa at Kiawah

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort


If you’ve done all of the shopping you can in Charleston, a fresh, new experience is waiting on Kiawah Island. From popular name brands to unique, local shops, you’ll never run out of places to explore! Whether you’re searching for the perfect outfit for your night out or a one-of-a-kind accessory for your home, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for on Kiawah Island!

Freshfields Village

Bohicket Marina


From upscale seafood to tradition Lowcountry cuisine, Kiawah Island is home to plenty of fantastic restaurants. If you’re struggling to find the perfect spot for your next night out, you’ve come to the right spot. Here are our some of our favorite restaurants on Kiawah Island

The Jasmine Porch

The Ocean Room

Loggerhead Grill

Tomasso at Turtle Point

The Atlantic Room at the Ocean Course

La Tela Pizzeria



Kiawah’s main attraction is, without a doubt, the 10 miles of stunning coastline that surrounds the island. On your next visit to the greater Charleston area, make sure you take some time visit Kiawah Beachwalker Park. The park is Kiawah’s only beach with public access but still offers the seclusion and exclusivity that you can’t find at Folly Beach or Sullivan’s Island.

Where to Stay Near Kiawah Island

Presidential Suite interior viewAfter you’ve finished exploring Kiawah Island, return to Hotel Bella Grace for a night of elegant relaxation. Our boutique hotel in downtown Charleston is right across from Marion Square, seconds away from all of Charleston’s most exciting attractions. Kiawah Island is a short drive away, making it the perfect day trip!

Our artfully decorated rooms offer the ideal blend of modern luxury and southern charm. For example, our Presidential Suite features expansive living areas, a 600-square-foot patio, and stunning views of Marion Square. Don’t settle for anything but the absolute best on your next getaway! Start planning your trip now!

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