A barrier island 16 km long, located in South Carolina United States, Kiawah Island is 25 km south of Charleston, a charming city famous for its restaurants, entertainment and shopping areas.
Settled by Native Americans, English colonists, American plantation owners and pirates, Kiawah was primarily an agriculture island and became a strategic outpost during the Civil War in 1812. Known today for its luxury houses, elite golf resorts, endless beaches, maritime forests, sand dunes and breathtaking views, the island is perfect for travellers who want to be in touch with nature.
It is home to red foxes, bobcats, alligators, sea turtles, dolphins, birds and in 1997 residents formed a non-profit organization The Natural Habitat Conservancy to preserve the natural habitat of the island.
The small-town of Kiawah, with its friendly atmosphere, offers luxurious spas, yoga courses, design and antique boutiques, cafes and restaurants with seasonal cuisine. Visitors can explore and enjoy the natural environment by kayak, canoe, hiking and biking trails.
Photo Credit: ©Town of Kiawah Island