Guests can enjoy a full menu of treatments, including massages designed specifically for golfers. Throughout the Sanctuary’s elegant rooms and gourmet restaurants, a connection to the natural setting pervades the space. Windows lining the main lobby and the balconies of the hotel offer a continuous connection to the outdoors, beckoning guests to venture out and breathe deeply of the salty sea air.
The 30 miles of bike trails that wind their way throughout Kiawah invite visitors to leave their cars in the parking lot upon arriving and pedal their way around the island instead. Because the beaches have hard-packed sand, seaside rides are especially popular, Elisabeth says. Also appealing are cycling ventures to Kiawah’s three lookout towers, where visitors can take in views of the ocean and scenic salt marshes.