My Wild Dunes Blog

SHARE YOUR WILD DUNE EXPERIENCES!

Share memories of your visit by posting photos, and comments, or discover the fun our guests have enjoyed!

Post a comment, photo or video now!

What’s New for Fall-Holiday 2013! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities at Wild Dunes Resort

The 2013 Fall-Holiday Vacation Planner has arrived with a new set of Resort activities, happenings and offerings! Make sure you keep an eye out for the “Brand New” stamp throughout the Vacation Planner so you don’t miss out on the fun!

 

See below for our list of what's new! Or click here to view the 2013 Fall-Holiday Vacation Planner with a full list of Resort activities. Plus, check out our Resort magazine 5757 Palm for more vacation inspiration.

Contact the Resort Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 877.845.8897 (select option “3”), fun@wilddunes.com or visit our online concierge to book your activities today!
 

New Golf & Tennis Offerings

  • We’ve Got Spirit, How ‘Bout You?
    It’s time for football season again, and we want to see your team spirit on the golf course! On game days, wear your team’s logo and tell a staff member your favorite team to receive $10 off your regularly-priced round for that day of play. 
     
  • Tee to Green Course Videos
    We’re excited to share with you that we’ve launched the brand new tee-to-green aerial videos on the Resort website of all 36 holes of the Harbor and Links Courses! Visit the Interactive Golf Map pages to see the Courses like never before! Links Course: bit.ly/explorethelinks Harbor Course: bit.ly/exploretheharbor 
     
  • 2013 Professional Tennis Tournaments
    Wild Dunes Resort is proud to host the USTA Super Seniors Tournament, October 28-November 3, 2013 and the USTA Singles League State Championships, November 15-18, 2013
     

New Resort Culinary Offerings

  • 3 for $30 at The Sea Island Grill
    This fall, enjoy a special 3 for $30 menu available at the Sea Island Grill inside the Boardwalk Inn. Call 843.886.2200 for details and reservations. 
     
  • High Fallutin’ Happy Hour
    Starting October 1, 2013, join us Sunday - Thursday at the Sea Island Grill inside the Boardwalk Inn for a happy hour that will leave you nothing but happy! Enjoy small plates from the lounge menu, cocktail specials and extensive beer and wine offerings. Call 843.886.2200 for more information.
     
  • Tailgate Party
    Plan your party with ease! A colorful arrangement of ham and turkey pinwheels with herbed cheese spread. Traditional buffalo wings served with ranch, blue cheese, celery and carrots. Crispy oriental spring rolls with sesame dipping sauce and macaroni & cheese bites. Fresh vegetable crudite with vidalia onion dip, assorted domestic cheeses with crackers and cookies and brownies for dessert. Family style, multi-course meal ideal for eight to ten people, complete with disposable dinnerware and condiments. Call extension 2307 on the Resort for more details. Minimum 48-hour notice needed for all family dinners. $180
     

Charleston Culinary Tours

  • Historic Downtown Culinary Tour
    This 2 1/2 hour tour explores the heart of historic Charleston, focusing on the area around the Old City Market. Each Historic Downtown Culinary Tour visits four different restaurants to sample a variety of Charleston dishes and meet the chefs, managers and owners behind these restaurants that helped establish Charleston as a culinary destination. In between stops, your guide will provide insight into Charleston’s culinary landscape and discuss historical landmarks and events that shaped Charleston’s development. As there is a good deal of food on the tour, we recommend a light lunch beforehand! Tour is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. and meets at the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse, located at 161 East Bay Street. Cost is $55 for individual tickets, $100 for two tickets. A 24-hour advanced reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292. 
     
  • Upper King Street Culinary Tour
    This 2 1/2 hour tour offers insight into Charleston’s trendy Upper King Street district (King Street north of Calhoun Street, in the historic district) and surrounding neighborhoods, showcasing many of Charleston’s culinary innovators and up-and-coming chefs! Each Upper King Street Culinary Tour stops at four different restaurants. The Upper King Street area has emerged as an area with tremendous energy, showcasing culinary innovation, experimental design and boutique shopping. The restaurants featured on the Upper King Street Culinary Tour are trailblazers in Charleston’s culinary scene, edgy and innovative, with tremendous passion for their craft. The Upper King Street Culinary Tour is designed to show off some of the best that Charleston has to offer and provide insight into Charleston’s ever changing culinary scene. As there is a good deal of food on the tour, we recommend a light lunch beforehand! Tour is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. and meets at HoM Restaurant, located at 563 King Street. Cost is $55 for individual tickets, $100 for 2 tickets. A 24-hour advanced reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292. 
     
  • Mixology Tour
    This 1 1/2 hour tour will introduce you to some of Charleston’s best Mixologists! Each Mixology Tour stops at three watering holes where guests will meet the magicians behind the bars that are mixing Charleston’s most exciting, innovative and delicious drinks. After discussing the art and craft of mixing cocktails, and gaining insight into how Charleston’s mixologists are embracing traditional techniques and are taking ingredients from farm to tumbler, tour participants will have an opportunity to sample a specialty craft cocktail at each of the three stops! While walking between establishments, your guide will provide insight into Charleston’s cocktail culture, both past and present. Mixology Tours are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, tours meet at the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse, located at 161 East Bay Street. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, tours meet on the rooftop patio at Stars Restaurant, located at 495 King Street. Cost is $40 per person. A 24-hour advanced reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292. 
     
  • Chef’s Showcase at the Farmer’s Market
    This two-hour tour showcases Charleston’s wonderful Farmer’s Market, which was ranked as one of the top 10 in the nation by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Starting outside the Charleston Visitors Center, at the corner of Meeting and John Streets, this tour proceeds to the Farmer’s Market where the group will meet some of the local farmers at the market and purchase several ingredients. Those ingredients are sent to one of our partner restaurants while the group proceeds on a walking tour of the surrounding area. At the conclusion of the walking tour, the group will proceed to one of our restaurant partners to see how the chef has incorporated the ingredients into a variety of dishes and to enjoy a true farm-to-table meal! Tour is offered on Saturdays while the Charleston Farmer’s Market is open, from mid-April through mid-December at 9:30 a.m. and meets at the corner of Meeting and John Streets, just south of the Charleston Visitor’s Center (375 Meeting Street). Cost is $50 per person. A 24-hour advanced reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292.
     

Charleston House Tours

  • Nathaniel Russell House Museum
    For two centuries, visitors have admired the grand Federal-style townhouse of prominent Charleston merchant, Nathaniel Russell. Completed in 1808, the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting Street, features an elegant free-flying staircase, unique geometric plan, and refined architectural elements. This National Historic Landmark has long been considered among Charleston’s finest buildings and one of America’s most significant neoclassical residences. Historic Charleston Foundation has meticulously restored the Russell House to its 1808 appearance, and the house serves as an ideal exhibition space for the Foundation’s outstanding collec tion of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century decorative and fine arts. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Call 843.886.2292. 
     
  • Aiken-Rhett House Museum
    The Aiken-Rhett House Museum, 48 Elizabeth Street, allows modern-day visitors to experience life in antebellum Charleston. The property is a remarkable record of the activities of Charleston’s elite as well as the enslaved African Americans who lived and worked at this site. Much of the original nineteenth century material, including wallpapers, painted surfaces, and furnishings, still survive in this dwelling. Although Aiken family members continued to reside in the house until the 1970’s, there were minimal twentieth-century alterations. The Historic Charleston Foundation has elected to conserve, rather than restore, the rich interior finishes, and so the Aiken-Rhett House remains much as it was during the nineteenth-century. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Call 843.886.2292. 
     

Seasonal Events

  • Columbus Day
    -Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival
    Saturday, October 12 from 3-7 p.m. at Palm Cove Pool
    We invite you to join us over Columbus Day weekend for prolonged summer fun in the Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival. Sip on a variety of local, regional and national beers and savor the flavors of Charleston with a variety of regional food stations. Enjoy recreational lawn games - including all your outdoor favorites like cornhole, bocce ball, table tennis and more - all in a day of fun fellowship to the tunes of live local entertainment. Cost is $30/person with purchase of advanced vacation package (includes unlimited beverages and food); $40/person at the door (includes unlimited beverages and food); and a la carte tickets will be available to purchase beverage and food at $1 per ticket. Must be 21+ to participate.

  • Halloween
    -Frightful Fun at the Boardwalk Inn
    Friday, October 25 and Saturday October 26
    Bring the whole family to the Boardwalk Inn lobby at 6 p.m. to paint pumpkins, take part in assorted fall crafts and enjoy Halloween goodies! Fees may apply for some activities. 
     
  • Thanksgiving
    -Little Gobblers Golf Clinic
    Saturday, November 30
    Give thanks for the great game of golf by gathering the kids (ages 7-15) for a fall afternoon of golf instruction at the Links Driving Range from 2-3:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per child. Call 843.886.2002. 

    -Tiny Turkey Tennis 
    Give thanks for the game of tennis! These clinics on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013 are designed for children of all ages of all skill levels. Clinics are $50 per session. Book the appropriate clinic below by calling 843.886.2113.
    -Tiny Tots (ages 4-6) from 8-8:45 a.m.
    -Junior Masters (ages 7-11) from 9-11 a.m.
    -Future Stars (ages 12-16) from 9-11 a.m.

    -Harvest Hangout
    Wednesday, November 27
    Enjoy Thanksgiving theme crafts and activities at the Village Amphitheater at 3 p.m. before playing some BINGO. As it gets dark, hang out by the firepit, roast s’mores, and enjoy an outdoor screening of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Fees may apply for some activities.
     
  • Christmas
    -Wild Elf Chase
    Friday, December 20 – Tuesday, December 24
    Each day Elliott the Elf will be hiding out somewhere on the resort making sure all the kids are behaving before Santa’s arrival this week. If you see Elliott, snap a photo with him and come by the Swim Center with your photo to redeem a prize. Elliott will be out and about from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.

    -Christmas Stories and Cookies
    Monday, December 23
    Come to the Boardwalk Inn at 5 p.m. and gather round our storyteller for some holiday stories, cider and cookies.

    -Little Elves Golf Clinic
    Thursday, December 26
    Treat Santa’s helpers to a round of golf this holiday season! Gather the kids (ages 7-15) for an afternoon of golf instruction at the Links Driving Range from 2-3:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per child. Call 843.886.2002.

    -Little Elves Tennis
    These clinics on December 26, 2013 are designed for children of all ages of all skill levels. Clinics are $50 per session. Book the appropriate clinic below by calling 843.886.2113.
    -Tiny Tots (ages 4-6) from 8-8:45 a.m.
    -Junior Masters (ages 7-11) from 9-11 a.m.
    -Future Stars (ages 12-16) from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • New Year’s
    -December 31st: Countdown to Noon and BINGO Polar Plunge
    Celebrate the upcoming new year from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a fabulous party for our younger guests. There will be some wacky games and the balloon drop in Palmetto Hall and then test your luck with our new Bingo Polar Plunge next door at the Swim Center! Fees may apply for some activities.

    -Resolution Golf 2014
    Wednesday, January 1 from 10-11 a.m.
    Make a resolution this year to start playing golf or to improve your game! Join us for Resolution Golf on New Year’s Day from 10-11 a.m. for a one-hour golf lesson on the Links Course Driving Range. Your golf lesson will be accompanied by a Bloody Mary Bar and 14% savings in the Links Course Pro Shop to get outfitted for the New Year. Cost is $130 for adults 21 and older. Must make reservations 24 hours in advance. Non-refundable. Call 843.886.2002.

    -Resolution Tennis 2014
    Wednesday, January 1 from 9-11 a.m.
    Make a resolution this year to start playing tennis or to improve your game! Join us for Resolution Tennis on New Years Day from 9-11 a.m. for a two-hour Stroke of the Day or Peak Performance Clinic at The Tennis Center. Your lesson will include a voucher for a complimentary bloody mary next door at Dunes Deli and 14% savings in the Tennis Pro Shop to get outfitted for your new love of tennis. Cost is $59 for adults 21 and older. Must make reservations 24 hours in advance. Non-refundable. Call 843.886.2113. 
     

New Fitness Classes

  • Paddleboarding Fitness
    Looking for a new, fun way to stay in shape? Take your workouts to the pristine waters of Isle of Palms! Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) fitness will get you out of the gym and on the water while burning more calories than running on a treadmill! Each SUP fit class at Ocean Fitness begins with a 15 minute on land instruction to ensure you know how to properly use the equipment and maneuver on the water. Beginners and seasoned paddlers are welcome! You can expect to develop great paddle skills while strengthening your core and improving your overall balance and flexibility. Once the basic paddle skills are accomplished, the instructor will lead the class in core-strengthening exercises on the board similar to Pilates and Yoga (includes push-ups, plank, various core exercises, stretching, squats and other movements / poses that will increase overall balance). And don’t worry…with our seasoned instructors; most students do not fall in the water! Each class is one hour and fifteen minutes. Trip is offered Monday – Friday 8 - 9:15 a.m. Cost is $38 per person. A 24 hour reservation is required. Can’t make the class – no problem – enjoy paddleboad rentals directly from Wild Dunes Resort’s Beach Services. 
     
  • BeFIT Boot Camp
    Challenge yourself with this fast- paced, calorie-blasting, circuit style workout. BeFIT Boot Camp is geared toward all fitness levels and modifications are always offered for the beginner to the advanced. Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:15 - 11 a.m. Cost per person, per class is $15 in advance or $20 the day of. Call 843.886.7008 for location.
     
  • Lunch Crunch
    Look great on your lunch break! Lunch Crunch is a muscle conditioning class that tones and shapes your hips, thighs, butt and abdomen all in 30 minutes. Mondays and Wednesday from 12 - 12:30 p.m. Cost per person, per class is $15 in advance or $20 the day of. Call 843.886.7008 for location.
     
  • Get Moving
    Ditch the coffee and energize your morning with this 30 minute workout. You know what they say…. A body at rest stays at rest. A body in motion stays in motion. So let’s wake up and Get Moving! Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 - 9 a.m. Cost per person, per class is $15 in advance or $20 the day of. Call 843.886.7008 for location. 
     

New Spa Services

  • Quench Massage 
    This massage uses a Zents signature “shea butter quench” product… this deep healing moisture balm features an organic, intensive shea butter and massage oil combination. Ideal for parched skin, highly effective for even the driest skin. 50 minute Sun-Wed/ Thur-Sat $99/$114 80 minute Sun-Wed/Thur-Sat $158/$173

 

  • Tea Plantation Massage
    Relax, unwind and soothe yourself with a chamomile oil blend and therapeutic technique. A fantastic way to ease into the Lowcountry pace of life. Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $90 Thur-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $105
     
  • Pumpkin Enzyme Peel & Latte
    This facial is formulated with extract and yam and pumpkin pulp purées to help rejuvenate your complexion, to minimize hyperpigmentation, fine lines and sun damage for a rejuvenated appearance. Its anti aging formula also works to increase collagen production and promote elasticity. All that’s left is a firm, radiant complexion. Pair with a yummy pumpkin latte for a fantastic fall treat.Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $125 Thur-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $140

 

  • Gingerbread Pedicure
    The yummiest way to treat your feet this season. Accompany seasonally spiced scented products with ginger cookies to take home. $65

 

  • Quench Pedicure
    Includes hydrating scrub and an organic, intensive shea butter and massage oil combination. Ideal for parched and tired feet. $70



     

 

 

 

 

 

Post a comment Back to Blog

Comments (0)

Post Your Comment

To post a comment, type your comment and select Post Comment at the bottom of the form; after being approved your comment will appear directly underneath the post you replied to. Your email address will not be posted.



Reservations

Help me decide

Find Lodging that's Right for You.

explore our accommodations below

Boardwalk Inn

An intimate island hotel with a relaxed, private feel. Downstairs, enjoy The Sea Island Grill and Lounge and sparkling pool. Choose from guestrooms, suites, junior and presidential suite. Views vary.

Learn More

The Village

A collection of guestrooms, studios, one to three bedroom suites and penthouses, The Village is at the center of all Resort activity and a short walk from the beach. Views vary.

Learn More

Condo Rentals

Condo rentals at Wild Dunes Resort allow you to get exactly what you want from your vacation. Our condominiums are conveniently located throughout the Resort with easy access to the beach and all Resort amenities. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

Learn More

Vacation Home Rentals

With three to seven bedrooms, all vacation homes offer convenient access to Resort amenities including restaurants, salon with spa services, shops, pools, award-winning activities and, of course, the beach. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

Learn More
Groups/Promo Code
[x]
Submit

It appears you are using an older web browser! While using our site, you may encounter some trouble along the way. For PC users, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox. For Mac users, we recommend the latest version of Safari or Firefox.