The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island — A Relaxing Retreat

The Santuary

The Sanctuary

My husband had a business trip to The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC, and I accompanied him. A long quiet palm and pine-tree-lined road brings you to The Sanctuary. Large cream columns, shuttered windows and black mediterranean wrought iron balcony railings make you feel like you arrived at a plantation. Smiling doormen welcome their guests.

Jasmine, butterfly bush, wave petunias and various other flowers and bushes line the pathways throughout The Sanctuary. Their sweet fragrance scents the breeze.

The Sanctuary atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. We visited in late April, but I heard that the pace picks up in the sweltering summer months. Many families arrive for summer vacation.

The 2012 PGA Championship is scheduled for August at The Ocean Course at The Sanctuary. Can you imagine the celebrities that will attend? My husband played golf on The Ocean Course, and it will be interesting to hear his perspective while we watch the PGA (as long as he doesn’t get carried away).

Ocean View

Ocean View

During our visit, we rode bikes on the beach. It was a crystal clear day with a slight breeze. The best part was enjoying the ocean scenery without dodging people and cars.

I also took a tennis lesson, and I learned more from one lesson than many previous lessons. The pro gave me great visual images that I will use when I am playing a match. He noted that they are rated the #1 tennis resort in the world for another year by www.tennisresortsonline.com.

The resort staff provided great customer service from the bellmen to the wait staff. Various staff members asked about our stay. Of course our response was that we had a wonderful time.

The only down side for me was the alligators. I saw numerous signs warning about dangerous alligators. I saw a few and believe me, I was watchful!

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