Wild Dunes Resort Review

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5757 Palm Boulevard , Isle of Palms SC 29451-2734
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Editor’s Review of Wild Dunes Resort

Wild Dunes Resort is on the furthermost tip of Isle of Palms, a laid back and beautiful barrier island off the South Carolina coast about a half-hour's drive from historic Charleston. With the Atlantic Ocean bordering one side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other, this 1,600-acre year-round beach resort offers lots of family-friendly activities, including watersports, games and crafts, tennis, golf, biking and eco-oriented adventures that allow you to explore the area's intriguing ecosystem. The list of summer programs (including all sorts of kids' camps and sports clinics) is about a mile long, each option sounding more inviting than the next. And if you're visiting on a holiday -- whether it's July 4 or the Christmas season -- special ... more programs and offerings themed to that holiday abound.

This sprawling resort encompasses several types of accommodations, including a 93-room hotel called the Boardwalk Inn, more than 350 one- to four-bedroom villas and three- to 11-bedroom homes, and 120 guestrooms and suites in the fairly new Village at Wild Dunes -- the best accommodation for most families. Opened in 2008, the modern, bright, beach-themed Village offers both concierge and housekeeping service to all guests who stay in its hotel-like guestrooms, studios and suites. Both the studios (which have kitchenettes) and the one-, two- and three-bedroom suites (which have full kitchens) have washer/dryers.

Resort amenities include beach access, a variety of restaurants and snack bars (from fine dining to deli take-out), several swimming pools, a fitness center, two golf courses, 17 tennis courts, a spa, miles of walking and jogging paths and valet parking. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Resort right on the beach
  • Kids' and family programs
  • Studios and suites with kitchens and washer/dryers
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  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Horseback Riding
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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There are plenty of accommodation options at Wild Dunes, ranging in size, comfort level, and price. Stay in one of the 93 rooms of the Boardwalk Inn for an experience that's more low-key, but still beautiful and comfortable. Newly renovated in 2016, the rooms feature old-fashioned decor with modern conveniences.

Opened in 2008, the 120-unit Village at Wild Dunes is the newest accommodation option at Wild Dunes Resort. Guest accommodations at the Village include 400-square-foot guestrooms as well as 449-square-foot studios with kitchenettes and one-, two- and three-bedroom condominium suites that vary from 715 to 1,603 square feet of space, each including a full kitchen. (Studios and suites both offer washer/dryers, as well.)

Families with a higher budget to work with can spring for a one- to four-bedroom condo/cottage, or massive vacation homes with up to seven bedrooms. Specific details for these vary based on the property.

Daily housekeeping service also takes care of the dishes if you happen to leave them, although dishwashers are included even in the kitchenettes. All accommodations have flat-screen cable televisions, Wi-Fi access, private balconies, guest robes, hair dryers and daily newspaper delivery. All the rooms are non-smoking and valet parking is free for everyone. Note: A resort services fee is added to the bill.


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