Plan A Romantic Escape to South Carolina’s Lowcountry!

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, your focus is probably turning to the perfect gift for your sweetheart. Flowers are tired. Chocolates are fattening. Jewelry is predictable. A romantic getaway — on the other hand — is a special, unforgettable gift that ardently whispers, “I love you” like no other…and South Carolina’s Lowcountry is the ideal setting.

Historic Charleston marries the romance of cobblestone streets and antebellum mansions with the chic vibe of urban restaurants and exciting nightlife. It’s no wonder Conde Nast Traveler’s readers have named this southern city #1 in the nation…again.

You can stroll along the waterfront under graceful palm trees or visit one of Charleston’s many charming plantations and gardens for a blissfully peaceful afternoon. Art lovers (or any lovers, for that matter) can enjoy an exhibit of Southern Landscapes by artist Christian Snedeker all month long at Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art. For couples seeking an unconventional celebration, Charleston’s Bacon and Bourbon event is playfully touted as “A Night of Brown Water Debauchery & Cuisine.”

sanctuary-new-aerialJust 21 miles from the nation’s #1 city is North America’s #1 Island — as voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Say hello to the lush beauty and breathtaking romance of Kiawah!

The island’s ten-mile ribbon of quiet and pristine coastline have also earned Kiawah a coveted position on Dr. Beach’s “Top Ten Beaches” list. Its temperate climate, golden sands, rolling dunes and tranquil tides form the perfect backdrop for your romantic escape on Valentine’s Day weekend…or any time of year. As you retreat from the shoreline, you’ll be taken with the island’s lush natural beauty marked by native flora and magnificent old oak trees laces with Spanish moss.

Beyond this extraordinary setting, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers the first-class recreation and amenities to fulfill every couple’s definition of romance, whether it’s rest and relaxation in the five-star spa and stunning collection of restaurants, a sense of discovery through excursions, tours, classes and other activities or the spirit of competition on five championship golf courses and two tennis complexes.

Whatever your heart desires in accommodations, idyllic Kiawah Island offers a wonderful variety. The Sanctuary is a five-star oceanfront retreat with stunning ocean views and the quaint ambiance of a grand Southern estate. Couples who prefer a more laid-back style can opt for the resort’s villas with full kitchens and all the comforts of home. The resort’s current accommodations package for couples — Golf or Gourmet Escape — gives you the choice of two rounds of golf or two dinners with your two-night stay.

Each of the details that make Kiawah perfect for romantic getaways also makes it an ideal spot for destination weddings. Couples travel from all over the world to get married on the island. Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s wedding planners can help you transform your lifelong vision into treasured memories — from pre-wedding events, ceremony and reception to the farewell brunch and well-deserved honeymoon.

Ready to plan your romantic escape? Call 800.654.2924 or visit Kiawah Island Golf Resort today.