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Pick Your Adventure with These Kiawah Island Getaways

Those who are looking for a getaway destination to enjoy that pairs luxury, Lowcountry charm, and Southern beach town flair will find it with ease every time they book a stay on Kiawah Island. Here, seaside living is truly at its best thanks to the beautiful beaches to enjoy, amazing access to on-the-water fun, in combination with opportunities to enjoy upscale dining, boutique storefronts, and even add wildlife watching to the to-do list. The landscape across Kiawah Island is refreshingly varied and dotted with inlets, ponds, and lovely natural lagoons too. Visitors to Kiawah Island will find themselves within an easy 40 minute drive to Charleston making it simple to balance out beach-focused fun with time exploring galleries, historical stops, and shopping stops as well. This inviting destination is ideal when you’re up for customizing your getaway for a special event, an important gathering, or a fun adventure focused on activities you love. The following are just a few of many ideas to get you started and inspired when your travel plans have you heading this way.

Enjoy an Unforgettable Golf Getaway

If you happen to be someone who can’t imagine a trip without a tee time included, you’ll find that Kiawah Island is the perfect place to plan a golf getaway. The amazing weather and stunning barrier island scenery naturally lends itself to prime course designs and that fact hasn’t been lost on the professionals as PGA Championships have been hosted here on multiple occasions. In total, Kiawah Island hosts five public golf courses to check out, all of which are challenging and scenic. Whether you’re looking for a course with deep-tiered bunkers or a game that includes the challenge of oceanic winds, you’ll find you have the option you crave when you make Kiawah Island your golf getaway destination. Ocean Course is one of the most difficult courses on Kiawah Island and was designed by Pete Dye for the 1991 Ryder Cup. It’s a 72 par course with wide fairways and little protection from the ocean breeze, putting golf skills to work with regularity.

Turtle Point is another great option for enjoying a round of golf during your Kiawah Island golf getaway. This course was designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1981 and offers up landscapes to work around that include fresh Paspalum grass and gorgeous views of the Atlantic. Some of the highlights here include laser-leveled tee boxes and upgraded irrigation systems as well. It’s a golfing experience well-worth gifting yourself! In addition to these two courses, destinations like Cougar Point and Osprey Point, are all places where you can enjoy the game of golf at its best in good company during your stay. Another notable course is Oak Point at Kiawah Island Resort. This course is situated beside the Kiawah River and Haulover Creek and is known for its undulating fairways and challenging greens. Andell Inn has an exclusive partnership with Oak Point so don’t forget to check this page for more information before scheduling your next tee time.

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Work on Your Backswing

Kiawah is also home to highly awarded tennis and pickleball facilities. The Roy Barth Tennis Center, located just a short 12-minute drive from the Andell Inn, has earned top accolades year after year. Choose from 22 tennis courts, including ten new Har-Tru clay courts all surrounded by Lowcountry natural beauty. If you are looking to fine-tune your tennis skills, you can visit the Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy onsite which offers a variety of training and coaching services. They also have a Tennis Pro Shop onsite for all your tennis gear needs.

Also located at the Roy Barth Tennis Center, is the widely popular sport of pickleball! Pickleball which is a hybrid of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong is ever-growing in popularity. Book a lesson or camp to learn all about this fun sport!

Make it a Romantic Getaway with the One You Love Most

A romantic getaway to Kiawah Island is a great idea whether you’re planning to propose, booking your honeymoon, or simply celebrating your love for one another. The relaxing ambiance and amazing scenery here make it ideal for a romantic stay where you can focus on each other and let go of all your other worries. Start your trip off right with our romantic escape package that will set the romantic mood for the remainder of your stay. If you’re a couple that likes to explore on two wheels together, Kiawah Island is a wonderful place to rent a bike and adventure on the more than 30 miles of paved pathways this destination hosts. A sunrise walk on the beach could be just as inviting while it’s hard to overlook the romantic appeal of booking spa treatments for two! Whether you charter a private boat and enjoy time on the waves or simply settle into the sand hand-in-hand, your romantic getaway here is bound to be unforgettable.

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Make it an Adventure-Focused Getaway

Kiawah Island is a vacation destination designed for rest, relaxation, and relishing the moment. It’s also a place where it’s just as easy to plan an adventure-focused getaway when you’re ready to get out and explore! Consider booking a customized fishing charter during your adventure journey right through the Kiawah recreation office. They offer personalized takes on both coastal and off-shore excursions upon request. A trip to Kiawah Island can also make the most of some amazing wildlife experiences, especially when you book an alligator adventure. These tours are often 2 hours long and a guide takes guests on a quest to find and learn more about the largest gators across the island as they thrive in their natural habitats. Another great option for enhancing your adventure getaway to Kiawah Island is to book a charter through Captain Jack’s Sailing and Dolphin Watching. You’ll be invited to come onboard a 33-foot cruising sailboat to enjoy sightseeing, dolphin watching, and sunset admiring too. Captain Jack also offers sailing lessons for beginners and refresher courses for experienced students upon request.

Elevate Your Getaway Experience in Island Style

No matter what kind of getaway brings you to scenic Kiawah Island, you can make even more of every moment when you book your accommodations through Andell Inn. With us, you can feel free to escape in luxurious style while indulging in the amenities and features that come as part of a stylish Kiawah Island hotel retreat stay. Reach out to learn more today!

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