Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms
Wild Dunes resort on Isle of Palms, SC is just a short 12 mile drive from Charleston, SC on, you guessed it, Isle of Palms. The Wild Dunes Community is located on the eastern tip of the Isle of Palms surrounded by the amazing sights of the Intracoastal Waterway, panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. The resort itself is perfectly tucked away between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway and features a beautiful beach, luxury golf courses, tennis, a private marina, and endless activities — both on and off the water.
If you’re the kind of traveler that desires a private resort with direct access to the ocean with plenty of on site activities to choose from, Wild Dunes Resort — a 1,600-acre beachfront property — is a dream come true.
A beach resort unlike any other, Wild Dunes offers a variety of hotels and vacation rentals with breathtaking views, ample amenities and direct access to Isle of Palms beach. Whether it’s just you and your loved one, you and friends or your whole family – Wild Dunes Resort offers something for everyone: Award-winning golf and tennis to sparkling pools; delicious on-site dining to endless outdoor adventures.
Wild Dunes Resort knows that no two trips (or travelers) are alike. So they created accommodations that work for every type of visitor. You can select from rooms and suites in the Boardwalk Inn, Residences at Sweetgrass, private condos or even beach house rentals. The Boardwalk Inn and Residences at Sweetgrass offer hotel-style accommodations complete with concierge and in-room services. And for those wanting a more hands-off experience, condos and home rentals are available, as well.
The Sweetgrass Inn is a high-end hotel, offering a luxury coastal chic lifestyle theme. Close to the beach and the Atlantic Ocean, the Boardwalk Inn is the original hotel, offering suites with a coastal modern experience. The Residences at Sweetgrass suites include kitchen areas.
Meaning, visitors can choose attentive full-service or undisturbed independence. Choose pool-side, beachside, court-side, or course-side. All you need to do is tell them your vacation home rental style and they’ll book the perfect stay for you during your trip to Wild Dunes.
Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms
Everyone who stays at Wild Dunes has access to the sparkling pools, pristine tennis courts, two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, and a variety of restaurants — not to mention picturesque walkways to a gorgeous strip of the ocean.
Where to Relax
Now if you’re craving some self-care and relaxation, the Spa at Sweetgrass offers massages, facials, body treatments, and fitness classes. The Spa also features the new Salon at Sweetgrass, offering pedicures and manicures for the ultimate experience of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Wild Dunes Resort
Truly, Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms is a perfect getaway, featuring something for everyone. From the golf courses to tennis to restaurants to water sports, and an array of hotel, private home and villa rentals, it’s obvious why Wild Dunes is so popular with beach lovers (like myself) who want all the amenities in one beautiful location.
Where to Dine — Coastal Provisions
The uber romantic and intimate Coastal Provision restaurant is located inside the Boardwalk Inn at Wild Dunes Resort and has both indoor seating, as well as a terrace and lounge area. Coastal Provisions is an upscale seafood and chophouse that uses ingredients from local and regional purveyors. Think, fresh lowcountry seafood, prime meats, and gracious service.
The Oystercatcher Restaurant & Bar offers a seafood-focused menu and small plates, as well as drinks. Beachside Burgers & Bar offers oceanfront dining, while the Nest Rooftop Bar offers specialty cocktails with a one-of-a-kind view.
At the Sweetgrass Inn, you’ll find the Laughing Gull Restaurant & Bar for drinks and food.
Isle of Palms, SC
Isle of Palms, SC is a charming island neighborhood consisting of boutiques, restaurants and a full-service grocery store, meaning you won’t have to leave the island for any of life’s necessities. Kayaking, surfing and paddleboarding is a go to activity all year round at the ocean and within the intracoastal waterway, and in the marsh on the mainland side of the island. Truly, there really is something for everyone at Isle of Palms.
Why I Love Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms
The island lifestyle means you can be as active or relaxed as you’d like. You can go fishing in Breach Inlet, parasailing along the beach or, simply curl up with a good novel while you take in the fresh ocean breeze.
Between the beach, pools, golf courses, tennis courts, and restaurants, it’s hard to get bored at Wild Dunes. And with both hotel-style accommodations and vacation rentals, it’s perfect for groups of all sizes. Plus, it’s just a short drive to historic Charleston. It’s no wonder that it was rated #1 in Best Charleston, SC Resorts.
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