The Sanctuary, 45 minutes from Charleston, is an opulent oceanfront refuge at the private Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The grounds feel like a seaside retreat for a wealthy landowner, with majestic oaks surrounding the driveway, grand foyers with soaring ceilings, warm wood floors and antique furnishings. While many travelers stay to play golf on The Sanctuary’s 5 championship courses (the 94th PGA Championship will be held Aug. 6-12 on the Ocean Course) or enjoy one of the country’s top tennis centers, The Sanctuary also has private access to a pristine beach, 3 magnificent swimming pools and an award-winning spa. The property maintains a tremendous nature and recreation program with dolphin tours and backwater kayaking, gator walks and bird watching. Guests also will love the impressive dining experiences at the Ocean Room, its signature steakhouse, and Jasmine’s Porch, which features a Sunday jazz brunch with an extravagant buffet.