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Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island resorts is a vast complex with an inn and villas. The inn is close to the ocean, with swimming pools. The villas, spread out over miles, are set in a beautiful terrain and are either close to the beach or by lagoons. Four villas are usually in one dwelling with lush foliage surrounding them. There is a market at town center with sit-down or pick-up food for all three meals, and upscale foods and wines which can be used in your villa, all appointed with living rooms, porches, and kitchens. Services such as transportation around the resort are readily available with friendly staff. Bicycles are readily available. Golf courses, tennis courts, fitness room and spa, as well as conference facilities and dining areas.

The Grille at Turtle Point is appointed as a club with tables far apart but still noisy when full. The grilled shrimp served cold were very good, but the salad was limp and unappealing. The grilled salmon with matchstick potatoes was well prepared, as a well presented fried local flounder covered with matchstick potatoes, and what was billed as a lump crab meat cole slaw, was served without the crabmeat. The flounder was perfectly cooked. Breakfast at the Grille was unappealing, with little to offer, but for the meals the service was pleasant and efficient. The breakfast at the Market was better, although not in as nice a surrounding.

The Atlantic room at the Inn was a beautiful space, well appointed, with little if any noise, and very attentive service. The seafood martini was filled with fresh tasty shrimp scallops and jumbo lump crabmeat and served over blood orange granita. The cornmeal encrusted calamari mixed with chili garlic, fruits and vegetables was very tasty and perfectly prepared. The jumbo lump crab cake for entree was outstanding. It was in the main large succulent pieces of crab accompanied with sweet potato, onion, asparagus and crawfish hash. My potato encrusted Atlantic salmon over sauteed baby spinach all sitting in cilantro beurre blanc was a winning combination.

Drinks were generous, the wine list varied with good prices and a dry sauvignon blanc by the glass was just as described.

A few days or more at this resort offers enormous diverse activities for anyone. May in Kiawah is just right.

Reservation Contact Information:
Villas at Kiawah Island Resorts
12 Kiawah Beach Drive
Kiawah Island South Carolina 29455
Phone Number: 1-843-768-2121
Fax: 1-843-768-2736
E-mail: worldres@kiawahresort.com

It is 45 minutes from Charleston, SC airport; 30 minutes from Charleston center.

Transportation within the resort is provided free of charge.

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