There are certain properties in the Southeast that need to be on travel bucket lists. Some are small boutique inns in the mountains. Others are Relais & Châteaux estates in the heart of the Lowcountry, like the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. It can best be described as luxurious but intimate; grand but not pretentious. Located on ten miles of pristine shoreline, the Forbes Five-Star 255-room Sanctuary Hotel lives up to its accolades, welcoming guests with Southern charm and worldclass accommodations. With its array of eateries— from Lowcountry casual to fine dining—and abundant activities like world-class golf, the spa & salon, and shopping, there’s something for everyone. Hop on a bike and explore Kiawah Island, relax beachside, or enjoy an Old-Fashioned and charcuterie board in the lobby bar. No matter what you choose, you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed.
While on the property, be sure to make reservations at The Ocean Room, the Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond premier steakhouse on Kiawah Island. The signature favorite Kiawah Oyster Roast is served on a flaming bed of smoked wood chips on a cast-iron skillet with briny oysters flown in from around the country. For something more casual and kidfriendly, head to the Mingo Point Oyster Roast and BBQ, which takes place every Monday evening all summer long. It’s the resort’s longest-running tradition and offers a taste of authentic Lowcountry cuisine, including smoked ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and Lowcountry Boil with traditional Southern side dishes and desserts