A barrier island 16 km long in South Carolina United States, Kiawah Island is 25 km south of Charleston. It is a charming private island with luxury properties, isolated beaches and maritime forests.
Settled first by Native Americans, Kiawah Island had on its history English colonists, American plantation owners and pirates. It was primarily based on agriculture and during the Civil War in 1812 became a strategic outpost. Moreover, around the 50th was developed as summer destination. Today it is a luxury destination with unspoiled and preserved nature.
It is the perfect for couples, families and natural lovers. For example, it has endless beaches, sand dunes and impressive wildlife. It is home to red foxes, alligators, sea turtles and dolphins. Therefore, the island has its own no profit organisation, the Kiawah Conservancy, to encourage to protect the unique natural environment.
Moreover, Kiawah Island is well known for its luxury resorts, golf courses and first class service. Here visitors can enjoy the isolated beaches, relaxing, swimming and surfing. They can discover the nature, exploring the forest by foot or renting a bikes. In addition, there are a lot of opportunities to observe the variety of flora and fauna participating to a guided tour.
The island has only one commercial centre, the Freshfields Village, with boutiques, souvenir shops and local restaurants. The village has a friendly atmosphere, offering hotels and private accommodations. Moreover, the island has luxurious spas with beauty treatments and different sport clubs. This is also perfect for young travellers, where they can play, take part of summer programs and learn different sports.
Photo Credit: ©Town of Kiawah Island