Labor day weekend my family went to my favorite place on earth, Kiawah Island, South Carolina. We’ve been going to the beach there for years. It’s ruined me for all other beaches, there is nothing quite like Kiawah.
A few years ago, probably closer to 10 now, they announced they were building a resort on the island. We were not happy… Kiawah is a very local island… it’s private and you have to go through a gate to get on it. Back when my step-grandparents started going to Kiawah you used to have a key to open the gate and there were wild horses and boars than ran over the island. Much of it is developed now. Anyways, we were nervous about a resort coming to the island… I know my step-grandmother was especially worried about the inevitable influx of yankees. She got over it. The Sanctuary is beautiful. And not cheap… $650 a night for the cheapest room (we did not stay there, for obvious reasons). Usually we rent a beach house but since we were just there for a long weekend we just rented a condo overlooking a lagoon.
The Sanctuary is absolutely beautiful… southern elegance at it’s finest. I love everything about it.
So many photos so here they are in a gallery… click the photo to view it larger. The hotel looking ones are obviously the sanctuary. Included in the gallery are pictures of my sister’s 30th birthday that we celebrated while we were down there, and us at the beach house we normally stay at.