Y’all know how much we love Charleston, SC. However, I was so excited to visit Isle of Palms. It is right outside of Charleston, but with a totally different vibe and I have never been!
We all deserve a peaceful and relaxing weekend every now and then, Wild Dunes Resort is the perfect place for this. Believe me, I already feel lucky enough to live at Myrtle Beach, where you can easily live like your on vacation. But, it’s also nice to get a way from your normal routine every once in a while.
Escaping to Wild Dunes seriously made us feel like we were taken to a far away remote island. Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort, is located just 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic downtown Charleston.
There are two different hotel properties at the resort. The first is The Village at Wild Dunes, which offers traditional king or two-queen guest rooms in addition to studios and one, two and three-bedroom suites with full kitchens.
The second property at the resort is The Boardwalk Inn, where we stayed. We had a deluxe room with two queen beds and a private balcony overlooking the pool. I couldn’t complain about sitting out on the balcony drinking my coffee listening to the ocean in the background.
Sweetgrass Basket Workshop
The girls both learned about sweet grass baskets when they came to Charleston for a field trip a few years ago. I booked the class through the resort before we arrived and I’m so glad I did! They learned how to start a basket, coil the sweet grass, and use the nail bone to sew in the palmetto fronds.
They both made a small basket that they got to keep, but more than that, it was an opportunity to see what this pastime is all about. Local basket maker, Sarah Edwards-Hammond of Charleston Sweet Grass Baskets by Sarah was an amazing teacher and so patient with the girls! Such a fun learning experience for all of us!
There seemed to be so many other activities that we didn’t even get to begin to enjoy! However, we did get to hang out at one of the pools the evening we checked in. There are 4 to choose from! One is even an Adult Only Pool which is nice because sometimes we need a little break from the kiddies!
Saturday afternoon we had lunch at Coastal Provisions, which is located right inside The Boardwalk Inn. Lunch was delicious and I absolutely adored the beachy decor and ambiance at the restaurant.
Holiday Festival Of Lights
Saturday night we took advantage of the first weekend of the Holiday Festival of Lights. Located in James Island County Park. The drive thru light festival is the largest in South Carolina and it did not disappoint!
Here are some pictures of our favorite displays.
Sunday we slept in a little bit before unenthusiastically packing to leave. I mean, who ever really wants to leave vacation? Not this girl!
We had a wonderful time! We can’t wait to go back when we have more time to spend there! I highly recommend Wild Dunes Resort as the place to plan your weekend getaway or vacation.
And because I love sharing deals with y’all!
Wild Dunes Resort is offering 30% of all accommodations for 2019 stays booked Friday, November 23 through Monday, November 26.
Holiday Getaway‘s From Thanksgiving to New Years!
From festivals and incredible dining experiences to family fun on the beach. Wild Dunes Resort invites families to trade in snow boots for flip flops and share in beloved holiday traditions!
Turkey Day Getaway:
Available November 18-25, families can experience tradition and togetherness with the resort’s Turkey Day Getaway package, beginning at $291/night for four people, including:
- Nightly accommodations in a two-bedroom Village suite or two-bedroom Resort condominium *Upgrade to an ocean view condo for $50/night, based on availability
- Family four-pack tickets to the annual Harvest Hangout Thanksgiving Festival, featuring Lowcountry cuisine and bingo, games and a sunset movie at the Village Plaza fire pit
- Traditional Thanksgiving Day Buffet in the Sweetgrass Pavilion (seatings available from 1-4 p.m.)
Holly Jolly Holiday Family Vacation Package:
Available December 23-30, guests can experience the best in family bonding with the resort’s Holly Jolly Holiday Family Vacation Package, beginning at $165/night for two people (one king bed) and $175/night for four people (two beds) and including:
- Nightly accommodations in a two-bedroom Village suite or two-bedroom Resort condominium
- Holiday Feast Delivered: including whole roasted turkey with all the fixings like apple and walnut stuffing, sweet potato casserole, pecan pie and more (additional $350 per family*)
New Year’s Eve Escape:
Available December 29, 2018- January 1, 2019, couples looking to rekindle romance in the New Year can steal away for an intimate escape with the resort’s New Year’s Eve Escape package including:
- Nightly resort accommodations in the AAA Four-Diamond rated Boardwalk Inn or a Village Studio Suite
- Special New Year’s Eve dinner for two at Coastal Provisions
- Tickets for two adults to Wild Dunes Resort’s New Year’s Eve Celebration with DJ, dancing and champagne toast at midnight
- Bubbles and bliss- champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in-room amenity upon arrival
Now don’t just sit there! Go book that getaway you’ve been wanting to do with your family, your significant other, or your girls weekend.
A big thanks to the folks at Wild Dunes for having us.