August 26, 2021

September Staycation: Stay Awhile, Explore More and Get Moving

You know what they say, the best kind of vacation is the one you take at home. So skip the months of planning, packing and traveling, and treat yourself to a relaxing, not to mention incredibly easy, staycation on our beautiful Island. 

We’ve been working hard to ensure visitors can shop, dine, and socialize safely while visiting the Village, so check out this perfectly planned itinerary with our favorite must-do’s while you’re in town!


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When it comes to beautiful places to stay, there is no shortage on Kiawah Island. Located only miles away from the Village, these options are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and pampered.

Andell Inn

Located within Freshfields Village and steps away from our shops and restaurants, the Andell Inn has all the southern charm with modern amenities. The boutique hotel offers guest rooms and suites with stunning views, beach access and a saltwater pool. It’s the perfect destination for the entire family!

The Sanctuary

Located at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, The Sanctuary is a stunning luxury oceanfront hotel. Located just 21 miles from Charleston, this hotel delivers Forbes Five-Star service and unequaled accommodations. Fun fact: This year’s PGA Championship took place at The Ocean Course right near The Sanctuary!

Pam Harrington Exclusives

If you’re looking for a rental, Pam Harrington Exclusives is the way to go. They offer luxury Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island rentals including, luxury homes, villas and condos. No matter what you are looking for Pam Harrington Exclusives has a rental that will be sure to make your vacation one to remember! 


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Kiawah Island has some beautiful beaches, but believe it or not, that’s not the only thing it has to offer. Here are some of our favorite activities that will get you acquainted with Kiawah like a pro.

Kiawah Beachwalker Park

This ten-mile stretch of coast is the perfect place to take in some beautiful ocean views. Beachwalker Park is a nice alternative to some of the more crowded Lowcountry beaches and offers many things to do. The best part, the park is just a short bike ride from the Village! Rent a bike at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters and head down the bike path towards Kiawah Island. 

Picnic at Angel Oak Tree

One of the must-see parks in Charleston, the Angel Oak Tree is thought to be one of the oldest living things in the country and has become the quintessential Charleston, SC symbol. Grab lunch to-go from one of our delicious spots in the Village, including Jersey Mike’s Subs or Java Java, and enjoy a nice long picnic under the Angel Oak Tree.

The Goatery at Kiawah River

The Goatery at Kiawah River is an Artisan dairy specializing in the best Grade A milk and cheeses. Book an appointment for any of their exciting activities, including goat yoga or a private farm tour. This is a great and unique way to get outside and learn more about farm animals!


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Now that you are relaxed, well-fed and well-ventured, it’s time to get moving! These adventurous activities will give you the excitement and rush we all look for while on a staycation!

Horseback Riding on Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island Equestrian is a full-service Equestrian Center that offers beach horseback riding. Activities include guided trail rides, pony rides and riding lessons. These options are open for riders of all skill levels!

Kayaking Through the Lowcountry Marshlands

Rent kayaks at Seacoast Sports and Outfitters and explore the infamous Lowcountry marshlands. Explore the different waterways and see marine wildlife up close! 

Golf at One of the Five Golf Courses

Kiawah Island offers public access to five top-rated golf courses. These include the Ocean Course, Cougar Point, Osprey Point, Turtle Point and Oak Point. So hit the greens for the day, and then be sure to enjoy a delicious meal at La Tela Pizzeria in the Village!

So who else is ready to stay awhile, explore more and get moving on their staycation? Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media