A couple relax on the 18th green at the ocean course.What’s More Romantic Than an Island Escape?

No Passports Needed for This Dreamy Destination!

Hiding away in a luxury hotel…strolling the beach at sunset…sharing a candlelit dinner by the sea…being pampered with a massage for two. Ahh…now those are the moments you’ll remember! It’s natural that island getaways come to mind when you’re ready for a vacation where the two of you can relax and reconnect.

It’s easier than you think to plan a romantic island trip close to home – no long flight to the Caribbean and no passport needed! There are island destinations right off the coast of South Carolina that are perfect for a romantic interlude for two, a special anniversary celebration or an idyllic destination wedding.

South Carolina beaches are famous for their stretches of golden sand, trandquil Atlantic Ocean views and rolling dunes with gently swaying sea oats. One of the country’s “Top Ten Beaches” (as rated by the famous Dr. Beach) is on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island. This ten-mile ribbon of quiet and pristine beach is a great place to see birds, dolphins and turtles in their natural habitat. The waters are perfect for canoes and kayaks, and the beach sand is firm enough to ride bicycles too.

Kiawah Island retains its natural beauty beyond the beach, where the lush Lowcountry setting is graced with magnificent old oak trees draped in Spanish moss. This is a backdrop for endless ways to relax and stay entertained. There’s legendary golf on five championship courses (all Audubon rated to protect the island’s wildlife), plus tennis, biking on miles of trails, paddle sports, nature activities and, in warm months (most of the year in South Carolina), diving into three gorgeous pool complexes.

Whatever your heart desires in accommodations and dining, idyllic Kiawah Island has many choices. The Sanctuary is a five-star oceanfront retreat with stunning Atlantic views and the romantic ambiance of a grand Southern estate. Couples who prefer a more kick-back style can opt for the resort’s villas with full kitchen and all the comforts of home. The island’s restaurant scene is fresh and lively, with more than a dozen casual to fine dining spots featuring enticing menus in a wide choice of settings. Flavors range from steaks and seafood to favorite Italian fare and authentic Southern cooking, all inspired by the bounty of fresh ingredients from local farmers and fishermen.

An indulgent spa treatment enhances any romantic escape. As ocean waves call softly in the background, Kiawah’s serene spa welcome couples to a world of luxury that recalls a grand seaside mansion. Completely refurbished in 2014, the spa’s artfully designed interiors are filled with coastal light and gracious details, while the solarium is reminiscent of a breezy Southern porch and garden. Especially for couples, the spa menu features a Couples Retreat and Couples Massage.

A destination wedding couple get married in The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf ResortKiawah is popular for anniversary celebrations, and couples travel from all over the world to celebrate their wedding on Kiawah. This captivating island offers gorgeous venues and exceptional five-star services to create the day that is forever yours. Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony for two or a gala event for 250, Kiawah Island is the ultimate setting to create your complete destination wedding along the South Carolina coast. Kiawah’s wedding planners can help you transform your lifelong vision into treasured memories – from pre-wedding events to ceremony and reception, farewell brunch and romantic honeymoon escape.

Kiawah Island is pure romance! Just 21 miles from the charms of historic Charleston, it is blessed with a temperate year-round climate and convenient access through Charleston International Airport. To plan your escape for two, call 800.654.2924 or visit Kiawah Island Golf Resort today.

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