Wild Dunes Resort – Isle of Palms, SC

There’s no wilding in these dunes.

Looking to avoid spring breakers at popular beach destinations? Then Wild Dunes Resort – Isle of Palm, SC is the place.

At Wild Dunes, guests can look forward to having a great stay. Whether you’re looking to make new fun family memories, have a romantic getaway with that special someone or just catching up with old friends for a good time, Wild Dunes has something for every traveler.

Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort is located 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic downtown Charleston. Isle of Palms is a quaint beach community saturated with gorgeous vacation rentals, condos, and cottages. The resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations.

An ideal retreat for golfers and  tennis lovers, Wild Dunes offers a little something for everyone with 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed championship golf year-round, nationally ranked tennis, bike rentals, spa services, an on-site art gallery, resort pools and plenty of restaurant options.

Guests have the option of full-service or undisturbed independence. The Resort knows that no two travelers are exactly alike. Guests can select from rooms and suites in the AAA Four Diamond Boardwalk Inn (including ADA accessible rooms) the new Sweetgrass Inn, Residences at Sweetgrass, private condos or even beach house rentals.

Sweetgrass Inn

For an elevated experience, Millennium Magazine had its stay at The Sweet Grass Inn. This clean, contemporary hotel balances beachy aesthetics with historic Charleston charm.

Sweetgrass anchors the dunes – providing stability, preserving history, and fostering life. As the new gateway to Wild Dunes Resort, Sweetgrass Inn connects the Resort – beloved by generations – with the next generation of Wild Dunes. Rooted in local culture & tied to the island’s natural setting, the Sweetgrass Inn binds the future and past, representing growth & beckoning connection, with natural simplicity.

Concierge service here was  friendly, attentive and met every request to top off a very satisfactory stay. Guests can expect 24 hour customer service, and access to resort pools, fitness centers, and golf and tennis facilities.

Additional perks that really set Resort rentals apart from the rest include discounted golf rounds, bike and beach rentals, complimentary in-resort transportation, preferred advanced golf tee times, and preferred spa and dining reservations.

Food & Beverages

Explore the Resort’s upscale and casual dining options, whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or sips.

At Oyster Catcher Bar & Restaurant, Sweet Grass Inn lobby, enjoy an array of locally inspired small plates and shareable dishes, with a sustainable seafood-focused menu, accompanied by a selection of chef-crafted salads, sandwiches, and small plates.

Drinks enjoyed and recommended are Passionista with Smirnoff vanilla vodka, Chinola, lemon, passion fruit puree and sparkling wine, and Purple Haze with New Amsterdam Gin, fresh blueberry and lavender syrup. And of course try the oysters; suggest having the grilled oysters with corn butter, fresnos and  tarragon.

Rooftop of The Sweetgrass Inn, The Nest Rooftop Bar is where Isle of Palms’ laid-back lifestyle meets stunning views and the richness of Lowcountry flavors, fruits, spices, and locally cultivated herbs sweetly enhance a curated collection of artisanal cocktails. Indulge in decadent spirits and crisp chilled wines, set to spectacular sunset views.

Charleston’s Island Resort’s signature restaurant and bar, Coastal Provisions is tucked inside the Boardwalk Inn lobby. Overlooking the pool, the Isle of Palms restaurant design was inspired by Charleston’s rich sailing history and features a crave-worthy dinner menu based around seafood, meat and seasonal vegetables sourced from local and regional

Barrier Island Eco Tours

The Dolphin Discovery Sunset Cruise is a great way to wind down after a long hot day poolside or on the beach. With Barrier Island Eco Tours let someone else take control as the tour guide and boat pilot zips through the backwaters, there’s a calming breeze as night descends on Lowcountry.

The boat tour is over 2 hours so be prepared for a long trip. Much of it is spent chasing dolphins and marine sea turtles that frequently make brief close up appearances.

At low tide the tour stops at Capers Island Historic Preserve where tourists get to disembark and briefly walk the island before heading back to shore.

Tours meet at the Marina Market store just a few minutes drive from the resort. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and snacks.

Other excursions include Capers Island Wildlife Exploration,  Blue Crabbing Excursion and Low Country Boil Beachside Cookout.

For information and to book a nature tour call 843.886.5000 or visit www.nature-tours.com.


One can’t experience Charleston without visiting the Old City Market where shoppers can buy a sweetgrass basket from local merchants or local organic produce.

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a carriage ride along cobblestone streets. Indulge in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival or participate in the Cooper River Bridge Run, one of this country’s largest 10Ks.

During the Lowcountry summer, you’ll want to do nothing more than to relax in the shade of striking oaks in White Point Gardens or splash in the pineapple fountain at Waterfront Park.

As the weather cools off in the fall, take an evening ghost tour downtown or tall ship ride out on the harbor. Tour Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum or enjoy Taste of Charleston at Boone Hall Plantation.

Then in winter,  you can dine at renowned restaurants or get the trendiest new fashion at one of dozens of King Street boutiques and visit the Lowcountry Oyster Festival or Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

There is sunshine most year round, with an average daily temperature of 80˚ in the summer and 60˚ in the winter.

Wild Dunes Resort is part of the Destination by Hyatt brand. To learn more & book your stay at Will Dunes call 844.615.7197.