Summers in the Lowcountry can get brutally hot between the months of July and August. Locals are accustomed to the high temps, heavy humidity, and sweaty as soon as you step out the door, but visitors are often surprised by the heat. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay cool in the summertime. Check out some of our favorite places to go when the sun gets too be too strong. Then, make sure to request access to our complimentary destination guide to learn more about the best places to visit, dine, and relax during your Kiawah Island getaway.
How to Stay Cool on Kiawah Island this Summer
Hit the Beach
When staying on Kiawah Island, you’re just minutes away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the state. Rent bikes and ride them along the sand, or just pack all your beach gear and set up camp on the shore for an entire day. The sun will be hot while relaxing on the sand, but the ocean is the perfect temperature this time of year to cool you off without being too frigid. Bring along an umbrella to keep some of the rays off you in between dips in the ocean.
Water Park at Night Heron Park
If you plan on bringing the kids with you to Kiawah, a trip to the water park is a must! Located on the island within the Night Heron Park, this water-filled area features two open-top flume slides, water cannons, a dumping bucket, a toddler area, and more! After the kids are worn out from playing in the water, you can visit the Heron Park Nature Center with unique ecotours and interesting classes.
Saltwater Pool at Andell Inn
Pools on Kiawah Island can be hard to come by. Many vacation rentals don’t allow access to community pools, but at the Andell Inn, we have a stunning saltwater pool overlooking a small lake. In the afternoons, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of the hotel to experience Kiawah’s beautiful landscape. Lounge by the water and take advantage of our poolside service in the summer before taking a dip in the water. From the pool, you can watch the wildlife that often frequents the lake.
Cool Off this Summer at the Andell Inn on Kiawah Island
When you stay at Andell Inn, you’ll have access to our top-notch amenities and knowledgeable, friendly staff. Make yourself at home in the Great Room, which doubles as the lobby area, and admire the artwork, specially curated by Mary Martin art galleries for our property. Grab a craft cocktail from our cabana bar and relax on one of the outdoor swings on the porch.
If you’re traveling with the family, our two-bedroom suite is the perfect accommodation for you. You and the kids can have your own bedroom, the master with a king-size mattress and the second room with two queens, and a large living area. You’ll also have the option to cook in your room with a full kitchen available to you, including a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and oven with a stovetop.
Browse our complete catalog of rooms and suites and start planning your getaway today!