Kiawah Island: A Dream Domestic Destination
As international destinations close their borders to or enact strict entry restrictions for American travelers, savvy planners are exploring alternate points of interest within the continental United States for their upcoming meetings, events and incentive trips. On Kiawah Island, in the storied Lowcountry of South Carolina, groups can treat their teams to the prestige and pleasures of a secluded locale with the comfort level and convenience of an easy-to-reach domestic location.
If the white sands and azure seas of the Mediterranean or Caribbean Isles were calling, your attendees will be enchanted by the idyllic paradise that is Kiawah Island. Here, palm trees sway in the gentle subtropical breezes as the waves of the Atlantic rhythmically lap the private beach of our oceanfront resort in a setting that rivals even the most coveted luxury properties on distant shores.
Many of our engaging team-building experiences—including the always popular Dolphin Encounters and The Amazing Nature Race—immerse your attendees in our unequalled coastal environment. During leisure time, attendees are welcome to enjoy our ten miles of award-winning shoreline, which beckons with aquatic recreation, wondrous wildlife and pure relaxation under the golden sun.
For players yearning for a true test of skill, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers a similar environment to the strong winds and challenging links of Scotland. The Pete Dye–designed course also boasts a distinguished legacy that began with the famed 1991 Ryder Cup contest—just one of many legendary professional golf moments indelibly inscribed upon these fairways.
The resort’s world-class golf collection extends beyond The Ocean Course with an additional four championship courses dotting the island and boasting maritime forest and salt marsh surroundings. Ideal for team-building or as an incentive, corporate golf events can be tailored to fit any group’s needs at our Tommy Cuthbert Golf Learning Center. Instructors work with you to build a program based in various formats—from private lessons to clinics—all to craft an experience that is educational and enjoyable for every participant.
To impress your top-level executives with an elite experience during their next retreat, The Cottages at The Ocean Course provide an unparalleled immersion as an extension of the iconic Ocean Course. Sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, The Ocean Course and Clubhouse—plus immediate access to championship golf—complement the bespoke collection of exclusive cottages that reside on the sea and course. With a dedicated concierge to personalize each stay, The Cottages at The Ocean Course offer a one-of-a-kind sojourn. Guests enjoying The Ocean Course Cottage Experience will also revel in a package of incomparable benefits, all designed to create a distinctive retreat.
Immersion in Nature
With ecotourism rapidly on the rise, destinations such as Costa Rica have exponentially grown in popularity—especially for incentive travel. Fortunately, Kiawah provides the equally unspoiled natural habitat of a picturesque barrier island.
In addition to enjoying our resort’s sustainable development, green initiatives and protection of our ecologically significant environment, attendees have several opportunities to interact with our native flora and fauna through our nature program and countless land- and water-based activities, charters, tours and lessons presented by our award-winning recreation department.
Selecting Kiawah Island as the host for your next group gathering dispels the challenges presented by travel to an international destination. The island is easily accessible—within driving distance from many cities across the Southeast and up and down the Atlantic Seaboard. This reach extends even further through an impressive number of daily non-stop flights to Charleston International Airport (CHS) from 26 cities across the US and the UK, all with quick connections to international hubs in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. With no passport required and zero restrictions on travel, Kiawah Island welcomes your group with open arms.
Our sales team is pleased to work with you to develop an inspiring and rewarding group gathering—which can include team-building, event venues, accommodations and event catering, all set within our dream destination.