KIAWAH ISLAND BLOG

Tips for Buying an Investment Property on Kiawah Island

Here on Kiawah Island—against the odds—we’re fortunate to be having a booming summer for tourism in 2020.  Why such luck? First, South Carolina has a more “hands-off” state government, so we opened sooner than many other places in the US … Read More

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Riverside Relaxation & Endless Ocean Views: Introducing Two New Properties

We mean it when we say that every rental in our portfolio is special to us. From luxury villas on tree-lined golf courses to impeccable ocean view penthouses, each rental has brought joy to our guests—which is what’s most important … Read More

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Social Distancing on Kiawah Island: Have a Five-Star Stay, Six Feet Apart

We’re yet to see the full picture of what summer on Kiawah Island will look like. But no matter the outcome, we already know that a socially distanced stay is possible here. … Read More

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Extra Island Magic: 5 Reasons to Consider a Long-Term Stay on Kiawah Island

What’s better than a week on Kiawah Island? Three months on Kiawah Island. Don’t get us wrong: a short stay here is certainly a little slice of paradise in its own right. But when you enjoy a long-term stay on … Read More

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Learn About Kiawah Island Getaways’ Cleaning Procedure

Before we get into the details about our meticulous, CDC-approved cleaning procedures at Kiawah Island Getaways, we want to share a message from the vacation rental industry.  This short video—called “To Guests, with Love”—showcases in 4 minutes just what guests … Read More

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Is Kiawah Open to the Public?

You may have heard that Kiawah Island has a guardhouse at its main entrance. So you may be wondering: what happens if you aren’t staying on the island? Is Kiawah open to the public? Can I still enjoy its pristine, … Read More

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Angel Oak Tree

Everything You Need to Know About Seeing the Majestic Angel Oak Tree in Person

Just outside the city of Charleston, South Carolina lies one of the south’s oldest and most fabled flora: the Angel Oak Tree.  You don’t need to be an arborist to appreciate its majesty. While its 65-foot height is nothing to … Read More

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Direct Flights to Charleston, SC: The Latest Scoop

Charleston is a hub of romance, a hub of history, a hub of culture—and, more and more, a hub for direct flights from around the US. From the East Coast, to the West Coast, to the Midwest, to other cities … Read More

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Kiawah Island Nightlife

Does Kiawah Island Have Nightlife?

So you’re coming to Kiawah Island and wondering about what to do after dark. Does Kiawah even have nightlife? The short answer: yes, we do! We may be a slow-paced island, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops when the … Read More

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Our Top 5 Restaurants on Johns Island

As Johns Island locals, we’ve spent a lot of time around the table at Johns Island restaurants. From five-star French cuisine to farmstand joints specializing in fresh catches, we’ve tried them all, and we’re here to dish on what we’ve … Read More

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5 Kiawah Island Nature Center Adventures to Try

Walks & Bike Tours See another side of the beach with a guided nighttime walk. Learn more about Kiawah Island’s history with a cycling tour. The Kiawah Island Nature Center hosts an array of local-led excursions that give you a … Read More

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Ultimate Guide to the Kiawah Island Marathon 2019

If you’re going to push your body to its limits, you might as well do it in a setting that will nourish your soul! The 42nd Kiawah Island Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on December 14th, 2019 at … Read More

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Kiawah Island Wildlife Encounters

There are countless reasons to love it here, but for many visitors (and residents like us!) up-close encounters with Kiawah Island wildlife tops the list. Our protected, ecologically diverse island—with its beaches, woodlands and coastal marshes—creates the ideal habitat for … Read More

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Kiawah Island Loggerhead Turtles Hatching, Explained 

Anyone who’s spent significant time on Kiawah Island can tell you how dearly the community holds its loggerhead turtles. There’s a patrol dedicated to them. A restaurant named after them. Along with our dune-frolicking deer, golf-course-wandering alligators, and night-prowling bobcats, … Read More

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Kiawah Island Beach

Kiawah Island Beach Life: 5 Ways the Livin’ is Easier Here

From Maine to Florida, there are a lot of lovable beaches on the East Coast. We might be biased, but we’ll say it anyway: Kiawah Island’s beach truly stands apart from the rest. With bikeable sand, friendly folks, mouthwatering eateries, … Read More

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Where is Kiawah Island?

Where is Kiawah Island: Your Quick and Easy Beach Getaway

So you’ve just had coffee with a friend who’s raving about her latest Kiawah Island escape. Or maybe you spent the morning drooling over social media photos of Kiawah’s amazing beach, lowcountry charm, and coastal cuisine. Either way—now you can’t … Read More

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Marital Bliss: Your Guide to Kiawah Island Weddings

Intimate gathering or blowout bash? Live music or DJ? Chocolate cake or vanilla? Anyone who’s planned a wedding knows the choices can seem endless. And one of the first—and maybe toughest—choices you’ll make is where to host the event. If … Read More

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Kiawah Island a South Carolina Vacation

Why Kiawah Island Should be on Your South Carolina Vacations Shortlist

Did you know Conde Nast Traveler readers voted Kiawah Island as the 2017 No. 2 Island in the world, and Charleston, South Carolina as the 2016 No.1 City in the World? With its majestic beach, award-winning golf courses, meandering bike trails, and … Read More

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Weather on Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island Weather Report: What to Know Before You Book

Of course there’s no time quite like summertime on Kiawah Island—but don’t count the other months out! Kiawah Island weather varies from season to season, but with our subtropical climate, you can enjoy the outdoors almost all year long. Our … Read More

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South Carolina Islands

Beginner’s Guide to the South Carolina Islands

You don’t have to go to the Caribbean to live the “Island Life”— it’s all right here on the the South Carolina islands. Our string of 34 palmetto-studded sea islands range from untamed and secluded to five-star and bustling. While … Read More

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Don’t Miss These Kiawah Island Events This Summer

It’s officially time to plan your summer fun. Here’s some good news for those vacationing on our barrier island: Kiawah Island events abound! Best of all, there really is something for everyone, from active adventures to eco-friendly explorations and wildlife … Read More

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Top 10 Family-Friendly Things to Do on Kiawah Island

Family vacations are a fine art. If you spend too much time lounging at the beach, the kids will get antsy. Jam pack your days with active pursuits, and you might leave feeling more tired than when you arrived. But … Read More

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Which Bike Trails on Kiawah Island are Best for You?

What’s the best way to see Kiawah Island? By pedaling around with sand beneath your tires and an ocean breeze in your hair, of course. We’ve created a map of the best bike trails on Kiawah Island, where you’ll find everything … Read More

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6 Tips for First-Timers Visiting Kiawah Island

If you’re visiting Kiawah Island for the first time, you’re in for a treat! The breathtaking barrier island — situated just off Charleston’s Atlantic coastline — brims with natural beauty. From its abundance of shore birds and wildlife to its … Read More

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Snag a Table at These Must-Visit Restaurants on Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is a stunning barrier island that brims with maritime forests, a varied marine habitat, snap-worthy vistas, and, of course, mouthwatering dining. From fresh catches to authentic French cuisine, restaurants on Kiawah Island offer something for all tastes. Whether … Read More

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Find One of the Best Southern Beaches at Kiawah Island

A barrier island with a maritime forest, flora and fauna-rich maritime habitat, and one of the best southern beaches hands-down, Kiawah Island has something to offer for every traveler. Whether you’re looking for toes-in-the-sand tranquility, bicycling adventures, or afternoons on … Read More

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What to Do on Kiawah Island in Fall

What to Do on Kiawah Island This Fall

As summer fades to autumn and the cool breezes start to blow, your mind might turn toward pumpkins and turkeys. Not so fast! The beach is still calling your name. On Kiawah Island, fall offers the perfect mix of warm … Read More

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Kiawah Island Getaways

Stroll Kiawah Island with Us

I always enjoy strolling Kiawah Island’s beach with Shawn as the day winds down and the sun is setting. Shawn and I generally walk from Shipwatch along the beach until we reach Mariners Watch. Then we turn around. It is … Read More

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Feeding Sea Gulls on the Beach

This is a fun simple thing to do with kids or when acting like a kid yourself. Take a box of saltines, or an old loaf of bread to the beach and have fun feeding the sea gulls! For extra … Read More

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Roadside Seafood

Incredible Seafood!!

Shawn and I just experienced the BEST seafood restaurant yesterday for lunch – at Roadside Seafood, Bohicket Road on Johns Island. This place is a MUST for your next lunch on Johns Island. Shawn ordered a basket of fried oysters … Read More

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Angel Oak Tree

Check Out Angel Oak!

This is a MUST SEE when you are visiting Kiawah. Located just off the island (near McDonald’s) is the largest tree East of the Mississippi. Angel Oak is believed to be in excess of 1500 years old, its massive, draping … Read More

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