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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, South Carolina

by Lily Nikolai


SOUTH Carolina

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A mansion on the sea, with 225-rooms and suites, with expansive balconies, the Sanctuary, set on a barrier isle near Charleston, presides over Kiawah Island. Dating back to the 17th-century, the deluxe yet family-friendly expanse, rimmed by 10 miles of sparkling sand, has a bucket list reputation amongst the golfing set. 

It may be the gorgeous award-winning golf setting that has attracted celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Richard Gere and George Clooney, but the island's mystique is in its natural beauty,  But, the retreat, zig-zagged with bike baths, home to wildlife, blessed with the calming soundtrack of waves on the shore, also attracts leisure travelers who don’t tee off. Rooms feature expansive balconies and custom furnishings, coupled with luxurious bedding and bath appointments.

Everyone enjoys the various restaurants, recreational pursuits and stellar Spa at The Sanctuary. A Forbes Five Star awardee, the spa oasis offers a variety of restorative and beautifying treatments. Holistic facials incorporate the healing powers of marine life, including salts and polished seashells. 

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