10 Things To Do with Family at Kiawah

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Sunny skies, miles of coveted coastline, and a diverse selection of family-friendly activities make the Kiawah Island Golf Resort the perfect vacation destination for parents and kids of all ages.

From toddlers to teens, the key to planning a family vacation everyone will love is finding a destination that delivers the right accommodations, an escape from the everyday, and plenty of relaxation for Mom and Dad. Plus, lots to keep the kids entertained.

After all, no parent wants to hear “I’m bored!” while on vacation. And here on Kiawah Island, you certainly won’t.

Discover 10 things to do with your family on Kiawah Island:

1. Explore the Island on two wheels!

Our wonderful bike rentals are the perfect way to cruise around Kiawah Island, providing ample opportunity to explore. And best of all: our wide variety of bike sizes and accessories accommodate every family member. Take a tour with an experienced naturalist who will show you the wetlands, salt marshes, Loggerhead sea turtles, the American alligator, and various species of birds.

2. Hit the water (and a multitude of water sports).

=From kayaking, to surfing, or stand-up paddleboarding, there is a multitude of ways to enjoy the water with your family on Kiawah Island. Get ready for hours of paddling fun through salt marshes and tidal creeks. Paddle tours give you a chance to get close to the Island’s native wildlife. For a more adventurous ride, our beach rentals like surfboards and stand up paddleboards are perfect for you. Don’t know how to ride the waves? Take a class or a lesson!

3. Check in to Kamp Kiawah.

For kids aged 3-11, Kamp Kiawah offers an incredible camp experience with exciting and adventurous activities, from treasure hunts to building enormous sand castles on the beach. The kids will also love the evening activities available – like the Kiawah Kampout and the Sanctuary Splash Bash!

4. Explore the many things to do in Charleston, SC.

No stay at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort is complete without a trip to beautiful and historic Charleston, South Carolina. Just 21 miles (45 minutes) away, Charleston offers something for everyone. From the nationally recognized Spoleto Festival to touring the streets by carriage ride, discover Charleston’s hidden treasures. The kids will love the Museum Mile, the South Carolina Aquarium, and so much more! Explore things to do in Charleston.

5. Pay a visit to the Heron Park Nature Center.

Open daily, the Heron Park Nature Center is the heart of our nature programs and is a wonderful place to start in your exploration of the Island. Here you’ll discover a schedule of activities and events, as well as gain information on recent nature sightings. The Center is located adjacent to the Night Heron Pavilion, which hosts fun activities for the whole family, including disc golf games, crafts, tye dye projects, the stuffed animal factory, and so much more.

6. Hit the course at the top family resort in the Southeast.

Boasting 5 championship golf courses, we’re the ultimate vacation destination for all golf lovers! Enjoy a few rounds with the family, surrounded by the most breathtaking and inspiring views imaginable. And if there are family members new to the game, enjoy a lesson or two at our Golf Learning Center.

7. Take a boat ride.

From fishing tours, to motorboat excursions, to paddle tours, there are many ways to hit the water on Kiawah Island. Discover the best fishing the Lowcountry has to offer, with a variety of expeditions from reef to shark fishing. Or, hop on a boat in search of adventure! Get ready for a day full of dolphins, breathtaking scenery, and so much more.

8. Hit the tennis court!

The top tennis resort in the world, treat the family to two complete tennis complexes offering the ultimate go-for-the-gold standard in service, instruction, and above all, enjoyment. Get the family ready with an instructional program, or simply head out to enjoy a great game.

9. Unwind and enjoy spacious accommodations.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect oceanfront resort hotel, a relaxing private vacation rental home, or an island family villa, we have an extraordinary property waiting for you, with ample room and amenities to satisfy all your family’s needs. The resort villas and the private homes are especially great for family vacations.’

10. Let Mom & Dad have fun, too.

While the kids are away on an island adventure, it’s time for championship golf and luxurious spa treatments. Afterwards, get together for a casual poolside meal at the Loggerhead Grill or indulge in Kiawah’s signature steakhouse, The Ocean Room.

Family Vacations on Kiawah Island.

Don’t forget, a vacation at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort is intended for the whole family, and that means your furry friends too! Here are some tips if you’re thinking of bringing your pet to the Island.
PS – the Kiawah Island Golf Resort has also received multiple awards, recognizing our family-friendly atmosphere, services, and amenities, including:

  1. 3rd Best Family Beach Resort in the World – Travel + Leisure
  2. One of Harper’s Top 10 Family Friendly Properties
  3. One of Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 Family Vacations

Discover more family activities at Kiawah, and get started planning your next summer family vacation.