On the coast of South Carolina, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the sweeping marshes bordering the mainland, lies 10 miles of rare, private vacation paradise called Kiawah. Kiawah is unique among privately gated beachfront resort communities. Her 10-mile beach, 10,000 acres of semi-tropical beauty and privately owned homes, villas and cottages artfully blend with the island’s natural landscape. Her proximity to historic Charleston provides an incomparable vacation experience. The island’s design simultaneously provides guests and residents with a variety of well-organized and easily accessible shops, restaurants and sports facilities. Some neighborhoods offer community pools for the exclusive use of guests and owners staying there.