Charleston, South Carolina is without a doubt one of my favorite cities in the world. I treasured every second of the time that I went to College there and even more so when I moved out to the Isle of Palms; a gorgeous barrier island right off the coast that is only accessible via a bridge. Wild Dunes Resort is arguably the heart and soul of the island and is one of the leading resorts in the United States. It was there that I chose to celebrate my graduation with my family. Now I returned, years later, however this time I was on a romantic getaway and would be experiencing a different side of both the island and the resort. The resort is massive — occupying 1,600 acres of private, oceanfront property — with accommodations ranging from hotel rooms to condos to private homes.
Despite its grandeur, it is still possible to feel as though you are the only one on the island, especially if you visit during the off-season when there are less tourists and yet the weather is still lovely.
The island is about a thirty minute drive from the historical city of Charleston and is defined by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
We stayed in a two-bedroom, oceanfront condo. It was tucked away at the very end of the resort, which afforded us more privacy. The master bedroom is spacious and attached to it is an equally spacious balcony that has a table and chairs with a sweeping view of the ocean. The ultimate in luxury to me is being able to lay in your bed and hear the sounds of the ocean in the distance.
The second bedroom, which is designed for children, is also a comfortable size.
There are two modern bathrooms attached to both bedrooms that are equipped with all of the necessary amenities.
The living/dining room is the perfect size regardless of how many people are staying in the condo. It contains a flat-screen TV and high speed internet, in case you do not want to disconnect completely on your vacation. It also has a fully equipped kitchen for all of your cooking needs.
Why It Is Andi’s Pick
While I immensely enjoyed being able to walk out of the condo and onto the beach within minutes, my favorite thing about my stay at the Wild Dunes Resort were the breathtaking sunsets at night. Nothing is more romantic than the backdrop of pink skies.