I’ve waited a long time to visit Wild Dunes Resort. I ‘live’ here part time with family and really have no excuse for not taking a site tour of this property.
The recent 3 day span of non-stop rain caused quite a bit of flooding on the island and golf course so my visit today was mainly of the accommodations and nearby grounds. There’s so much offered by this resort, I have no complaints on coming back another time (or two) to check out the golf course and event space. Oh, and the spa!
My favorite way to be greeted upon arrival to a hotel/resort…VALET! Thank you Richard for being such a kind gentleman in opening the car door. And thank you, Michael at the front desk for storing my raincoat that I thankfully didn’t need.
The Boardwalk Inn is the host to a variety of deluxe suites and a very frequently booked Presidential suite that I hope is available when I return. The Village at Wild Dunes has more spacious accommodations with kitchens and gorgeous balcony views. Private vacation homes for multi-families can also be rented weekly during peak season (summertime) and for fewer nights in the off season.
There isn’t a bad view from any suite, villa, or anywhere really all over the resort. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and how can you beat a panoramic view of the ocean from the 5th floor? I love how the homes have been painted to resemble Rainbow Row in downtown Charleston.
If you’re going to spend more than a few days here, go with the Village at Wild Dunes. They have one, two, and three bedroom villas with kitchens that will make any epicurean drool, living space, incredible balconies, and luxurious baths.
There are small shops, bicycle rentals, plenty of bars and restaurants, an ice cream shop (of course I spotted that) and ladies…the spa boutique has everything you could possibly need if you forgot anything. Jewelry, Jane Iredale cosmetics, locally made candles, bath products, shoes and wait for it…Escapada clothing! Escapada is known nationally and founded locally in Charleston.
I saved the best for last…adults only pool and private cabanas.