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Kiawah Island Balances Seclusion With Excitement
By Jennifer Weiss

Just off the coast of South Carolina, tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and the dramatic coastline of the mainland, rests the little piece of paradise called Kiawah Island. A popular tourist destination for its recreational pursuits and picturesque beauty, it is the perfect place to forget about the stress of daily life and enjoy outdoor pursuits beyond compare.

While many vacation destinations claim to be golfing havens, Kiawah Island certainly lives up to its billing as the home of numerous acclaimed courses. At the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, which has been named the number one golf resort in the country by Travel + Leisure Golf magazine, five championship courses await to devour errant shots and pose a difficult test of strength and accuracy. Since selecting only one course is an almost impossible feat due to their impeccable nature, be ready to spend a considerable amount of time working on your game.

To play only course is to miss out on so much, meaning that if two is your absolute maximum, you absolutely have to try the Ocean Course and Turtle Point. The Ocean Course, rated the number 8 public course in the country, features panoramic views of the Atlantic from every hole and offers a challenging, yet breathtaking, test of skill. Turtle Point, a Jack Nicklaus-design, blends seamlessly into the surrounding terrain as it makes its way over sand dunes that line the Atlantic Ocean. The other three courses, Osprey Point, Oak Point, and Cougar Point, are just as demanding and are bound to be crowd pleasures if you can spare the time.

Although Kiawah Island may be known for its superior golf courses, the tennis here isnít too bad either. Rated the top tennis resort in the country by TENNIS magazine, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort is also an excellent place to work on your backhand or take a few classes that focus on your specific type of play. Featuring two tennis complexes with a combined twenty-eight Har-Tru clay courts and hard courts, squeezing in a quick game or a couple of matches has never been easier or more picturesque.

Beyond its renowned active pursuits, Kiawah Island will always be known for its relaxing beach atmosphere and endless waterfront activities. While the 10-mile stretch of sand that fronts the Atlantic Ocean is certainly lovely, its beauty is complemented and certainly heightened by the surrounding pine forests, magnolias, oak trees, and marshland that create an impossibly stunning environment. A sandy sunrise stroll in the sand, an afternoon of fishing in the spring, and a summer of sandcastle-building and swimming are just a few of the possibilities during a Kiawah Island getaway to remember.

As a place where your worries are set free and you simply cannot help but enjoy the serene surroundings, hassle-free accommodations can ensure that your trip is just as relaxing and enjoyable as you imagined. Kiawah Island SC vacation rentals are an ideal option since you can select the right number of bedrooms for your family, where exactly on the island you want to stay, and the amenities that your family can utilize. With the wide number of available Kiawah Island condo rentals, you can customize your trip to be as close as possible to your favorite activities without sacrificing any of the comforts you have come to appreciate in your own home.

Kiawah Island beckons visitors to step away from the mainland and leave their worries by the wayside as they enjoy the great outdoors on their own schedule. As it welcomes you with open arms, leave the commotion of typical vacation accommodations behind and surround yourself with the carefree, easygoing nature of vacation home rentals. By experiencing Kiawah Island the way it was meant to be enjoyed, on your own terms without a worry for time or space, you are bound to come back year after year. offers a comprehensive selection of vacation rental homes all over the world. For an alternative lodging option, consider Kiawah Island SC vacation rentals for your next trip to coastal South Carolina.

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