Destination guide

Head to the relaxing city of Kiawah Island

Enjoy the temples and other features of Kiawah Island. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the island views, beaches and seaside. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Kiawah Island

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Kiawah Island for its golfing and cycling. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Kiawah Island a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Turtle Point Golf Course (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Osprey Point Golf Course (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Cougar Point Golf Course (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Ocean Course (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Splash Zone Waterpark (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Edisto Island Serpentarium (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Kiawah Island

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kiawah Island

Travellers enjoy Kiawah Island for its island views and seaside. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kiawah Island is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Night Heron Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Folly Beach County Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Angel Oak Tree (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Botany Bay Plantation (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Edisto Beach State Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Kiawah Island

The nearest airport is in Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.), located 19.7 mi (31.6 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Kiawah Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,170 holiday rentals near Kiawah Island. From 990 Houses to 569 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kiawah Island for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kiawah Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kiawah Island:

  • East Beach: 492 holiday homes
  • West Beach Village: 288 holiday homes
  • Vanderhorst Plantation: 542 holiday homes
  • West Beach: 698 holiday homes
  • East Beach Village: 406 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kiawah Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Kiawah Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park: 3,199 holiday rentals
  • Cougar Point Golf Course: 3,156 holiday rentals
  • Turtle Point Golf Course: 3,346 holiday rentals
  • Ocean Course: 3,509 holiday rentals
  • Night Heron Park: 3,315 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kiawah Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kiawah Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 990 Houses in Kiawah Island. Our other popular types of Kiawah Island holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 569 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 322 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 176 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kiawah Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,058 holiday homes with pool available in Kiawah Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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