13 Feb 2019
For Valentine's Day 2019, why don’t you skip the flowers and give the gift of travel? Escape to Kiawah for a romantic or family trip!
The History of Valentine’s Day
When most people think of Valentine’s Day, they think of their loved ones, flowers, and chocolate. However, did you know that Valentine’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1700s and the day is named after St. Valentine?
It is believed that the holiday, celebrated on February 14, stemmed from St. Valentine sending his love a card while wrongfully placed in prison. He signed the card "From your Valentine," which is still a common phrase used today.
Whether that story is true or not, we can all agree that the holiday is to celebrate the love you have for others. This year, why don’t you skip the flowers and give the gift of travel? Escape to Kiawah for a romantic or family trip!
Why You Should Spend the Holiday on Kiawah
February 14 falls on a Thursday this year, so it will be hard for most to celebrate in the middle of the week. We think most people are going to wait until the weekend to celebrate the holiday. Some will even have the following Monday off due to the federal holiday, Presidents Day. A late celebration through the weekend would be great for couples and families alike.
A few fun ideas for how to spend Valentine's weekend on Kiawah Island include:
- Take a walk on the beach
- Shop at Freshfields Village
- Make romantic dinner reservations at one of our favorite local restaurants
- Book a spa day
- Ride bikes on the paths
- Explore the lookout towers on the island
Great Places to Stay on Kiawah
We offer an extensive variety of private home, cottage, and villa vacation rentals on Kiawah Island, and aim to provide our guests with vacation experiences to last a lifetime.
Romantic Rental Options for Two People
4674 Tennis Club Villa: This one-bedroom updated villa is only a 7-minute walk to the beach. The main living area boasts comfortable seating, a sleeper sofa, TV and a gorgeous view of nature. The fully-equipped kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a wine cooler, Keurig coffee maker, and has everything you will need for your stay.
2269 Shipwatch Villa: This second floor Kiawah Island oceanfront vacation rental has been completely renovated and is a relaxing retreat. The main living area is a comfortable open space and offers cozy seating and a large window that lets in the views and ocean breezes. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room.
Rental Options for a Family
4170 Night Heron Cottage: This cottage is ideal for families, featuring three bedrooms, a sunroom, and a 7-minute walk to the beach. The cottage is shaded by live oaks and palmetto trees, setting a relaxing tone for your stay, yet is close to the beach and Night Heron Park. The welcoming front porch encourages you to kick back and soak in the island beauty and breeze.
23 Greensward Road: This beautiful and secluded 4 bedroom Kiawah Island vacation rental in West Beach boasts a heated pool and is only a short walk to the beautiful Kiawah beach. Relax on the large back deck and enjoy the lagoon views and the abundant wildlife surrounding this home.