Wild Dunes Resort is located 18 miles outside downtown Charleston along the South Carolina coast on Isle of Palms. Like Kiawah Island Golf Resort, it’s accessible via Charleston International Airport and is an easy drive.
Set on 1,600 acres, the resort was first developed in 1972 and has gone on to become a popular getaway for families year after year. The gated area sets it apart from the rest of the island, but has access to the stores and restaurants nearby. It’s now a Hyatt-operated property so you can earn points.
Accommodations at Wild Dunes Resort
Wild Dunes is made up of multiple accommodation options, including the AAA Diamond Boardwalk Inn and the Sweetgrass Inn. The Boardwalk Inn has 93 coastal-inspired rooms and suites, including ADA rooms. Amenities include free WiFi, coffee makers, and access to the adult-only Boardwalk Inn pool and cabanas.
The newer Sweetgrass Inn has charming rooms with balconies. The Residences at Sweetgrass are next to the inn with the hotel’s amenities and range from one to three bedroom suites with coffee makers and mini fridges.
The resort also manages vacation rentals like three to seven bedroom homes and one to three bedroom condos that are well suited to families. Guests of the rentals have access to the same amenities as well as bike and beach rentals and in-resort transportation.
Eating and Drinking at Wild Dunes Resort
Wild Dunes Resort has so many restaurants to choose from, including some open seasonally. Coastal Provisions is open all day but reservations are recommended for dinner to enjoy dishes like she crab soup and pasta.
Hudson’s Market has quick-serve items like sandwiches and drinks. Woody’s Eatery is similar, with bagels and other bites near the swim and tennis area. Huey’s Southern Eats on the Links golf course has burgers and nachos to fuel up before teeing off.
Tacos & Tequila is a seasonal Airstream trailer selling tacos, Mexican beer, and margaritas. Coastal Crust is an outpost of a local pizza chain with wood-fired pizzas and pasta.
Open seasonally, Beachside Burgers & Bar has burgers and frozen drinks while Laughing Gull Restaurant & Bar on the pool deck offers tropical drinks, sandwiches, salads, and tacos. Duney’s Ice Cream is another seasonal snack option.
The resort also has a handful of bars to relax in. Oystercatcher Restaurant & Bar has small plates like oysters on the half shell and craft cocktails. The Nest Rooftop Bar is seasonal but has ocean views and tiki-inspired cocktails with small plates.
Things to Do at Wild Dunes Resort
Wild Dunes has two award-winning golf courses, the Links Course and the Harbor Course, both designed by acclaimed course designer Tom Fazio. There are multiple pools in each area of the resort, including one adult-only.
The resort has a Tennis Center, the Spa at Sweetgrass, fitness center, daily events, bike rentals, and beach chair rentals. Guests can enjoy kayaking and eco-tours to Capers Island or browse in the onsite shops, including the Gallery at Sweetgrass, which showcases local artists.
Tips for Visiting Wild Dunes Resort
Wild Dunes Resort is located at 5757 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451. Gate passes are sent a few days before arriving and parking is included in your stay. Book your stay by visiting the website or by calling (866) 359-5593.