What our Guests are Saying

“We celebrated my wife’s birthday with our three children and their spouses and all of us loved it. The facilities are beautiful and the meals were excellent. Above that, however, we felt that all of the staff were the nicest, most hospitable, and most helpful that we’ve encountered in a long time.”

Jim Hundley, Wilmington, NC

“How pleasant to walk down the hall and have every employee smile and greet you. Absolutely the best hotel I have ever stayed in…not to mention the outstanding golf facilities.”

Judy Deiwert, Franklin, IN

“Everyone was extremely impressed by Kiawah Island, The Sanctuary, the villas, and the resort transportation. Everyone commented on the beauty of the accommodations and on the warmth and courtesy of the staff. On-island transportation functioned seamlessly and greatly reduced our anxiety about young people driving around the island at night. The food and service at The Ocean Room breakfast were spectacular. Some guests have already taken the opportunity to look at real estate. I am certain that many will return and will become Kiawah regulars. Thanks to everyone who helped to make the weekend a wonderful event for the bride and groom and for our guests.”

Christie Owens

“The staff at the spa were all excellent. The food and staff at the Jasmine Porch were wonderful in all ways. The meeting setup was perfect and Emma and her staff were very responsive. The person who cleaned my room did a lovely job of arranging my personal items at the bathroom vanity – a very nice touch.”

Carol King

“At every opportunity, the Sanctuary staff made our tenth anniversary special – from complimentary champagne and a rose for my wife at dinner to the rose petal heart on the bed when we returned to the room. Aside from the accommodations and the food being the best I’ve enjoyed anywhere, the staff and the service they provided were the best I’ve ever experienced.”

Warren Banzen

“We were treated like royalty by the entire staff at the front desk and bell services. The concierge handled our golf reservations and was in touch with us several times prior to our arrival to see if there was anything else could take care of for us.”

Mr. and Mrs. Copeland

Dear Chef Thurston,

In recognition of 2010 Food Allergy Awareness Week, a donation from the Pake family to the Duke University Food Allergy Initiative was given in your honor. The Pakes would like to extend their thanks to you for the care and respect you demonstrate as you welcome guests with food allergies. We are grateful to be the recipient, as this support offers us the opportunity to be able to continue our research to find the cause and treatments for food allergies.


A. Wesley Burks, M.D.

Professor and Chief, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Duke University Medical Center