What’s New for Winter and Spring 2014! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities in our Seasonal Vacation Planner
The 2014 Winter-Spring Vacation Planner has arrived with a thrilling new collection of Resort activities, happenings and offerings for the New Year! Read on to see all that's new and awaits you on your next Wild Dunes beach vacation…
See below for our list of what's new this season! Or view our 2014 Winter-Spring Vacation Planner for a complete list of Resort activities and amenities.
Contact the Resort Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 843.886.6000 (select option “3”), by email or visit our online concierge to book your activities today!
New Golf & Tennis Offerings
Wine, Dine and Nine
What more could you want? The Wine, Dine and Nine package includes 9 holes of golf after 2 p.m. on the Links or Harbor Course, rental clubs, dinner for two at the Sea Island Grill inside the Boardwalk Inn and a bottle of wine to enjoy. Cost is $280 per couple. Call 843.886.6000 to book! *Make it even sweeter with a Couples Massage from Sand & Salon and Spa. Call 843.886.2555.
Get Golf Ready
Have everything you need to learn the game of golf. Enjoy a 60-minute one-on-one private lesson, three holes on the Links Course with a Pro, a golf manual, a voucher for a personalized shopper and 15% off retail in the Pro Shop. Cost is $100 per person. Call 843.886.2002 for more information.
High-Performance Tennis Academy at Wild Dunes
Full-time high-performance junior tennis academy designed for nationally and section ranked junior players, directed by Martin Zumpft. Participation must be approved by the Director of Tennis or Academy Director. Classes run Monday - Saturday. Please call 843.886.2113 for times or more information.
New Kayak Excursions
Three-Hour Morgan Creek Paddle
Explore some of the most beautiful salt marsh in the lowcountry! This beautiful three hour paddle behind Wild Dunes Resort explores the intricate salt marsh and tidal flats that is home to a variety of creatures from herons, pelicans, and gulls to dolphins, turtles and otters. Paddle times are scheduled throughout the day based on your schedule. Cost is $60 for adults and $40 for children. Call 843.886.2292.
Two-Hour Family Paddle
Two hours of fun for the whole family! On this two-hour paddle, enjoy the beauty and playful wildlife of the Isle of Palms, noting the main components of the estuary as well as their vital role within it. This paddle takes you through Morgan Creek to a small hammock island with a scenic swimming hole where time can be spent with your naturalist guide exploring the island or simply cooling off in the refreshing waters of Morgan Creek before the paddle back! Paddle times are scheduled throughout the day based on your schedule. Cost is $50 for adults and $30 for children. Call 843.886.2292.
Dewee’s Island Paddle
Though close in proximity to civilization, in this six hour paddle we will head north to see 50 miles of undeveloped shoreline – the longest stretched of uninhabited beach on the eastern seaboard. While paddling through this winding saltwater creek, we may encounter dolphins, otters, sea turtle and some of the 270+ species of birds that can be seen here. Pack a lunch as we will break on Dewee’s Island beach to relax, enjoy beautiful views of the Atlantic, throw the cast net, crab and comb the beach for interesting specimen and artifacts that may have washed up before we start our journey back home. Cost is $90 for adults. Minimum age of 12 years old to participate. Call 843.886.2292.
*Kayak paddles and excursions are contingent on temperatures. Times and availability may vary by season.
New Charleston Tours and Activities
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 $50 for individual tickets. A 24-hour advance 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 $50 for individual tickets. A 24-hour advance reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292.
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, Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. On Mondays and Saturdays, tours meet at the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse, located at 161 East Bay Street. On Thursdays and Fridays, tours meet on the rooftop patio at Stars Restaurant, located at 495 King Street. Cost is $40 per person. A 24-hour advance reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292.
Chef’s Showcase at the Farmer’s Market - Starting mid-April
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 + 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 advance reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292.
Sound of Charleston
Come experience the unique sounds that define Charleston’s rich musical heritage; gospel, Gershwin, music of the Civil War, light classics, and jazz, all presented by professional artists in a live, unforgettable 75-minute concert at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street, in the heart of the Historic District. Cost is $28 per adult and free for children under 12. Concerts starts at 7 p.m. Days vary, please call for schedule. Call 843.886.2292.
New Spa Offerings & Pairings
Red Velvet Massage
Treat your sweetie to one of the South’s most sought after confections - spa style. This Swedish massage features whipped butter cream scented Shea butter. Yummy! Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $105; Thur-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $120
Vital Infusion Facial
Using a highly engineered formula of vitamins developed by Somme Institute, this facial helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, repairs sun damage, treats acne and dramatically improves skin tone. Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $120; Thur-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $135
Sweet Retreat Pedicure
A scrumptious sweet cream treatment that will leave you warm, cozy and ready to melt. $65
It Takes Two
Like they say, it takes two to make a thing go right so grab your special someone, mother, daughter, best friend - whoever your favorite partner may be - and try out our Perfect Pairing Spa Package and either the Partner Powerhouse or Valentine’s Vinyasa below. Call 843.886.2555 to book.
Sunday-Wednesday, $310; Thursday-Saturday $325.
Perfect Pairing 120 minutes, Sunday-Wednesday: $270, Thursday-Saturday: $285. Includes a 50-minute Therapeutic Couples Massage and two Signature Pedicures.
Partner Powerhouse- Share a full body conditioning workout using each other for resistance and moral support. Cost is $40 per couple.
Vinyasa Yoga- Get energized and toned alongside in this Vinyasa Yoga inspired class. Cost is $40 per couple.
New Fitness Classes & Events
Strengthen and lengthen your muscles with this yoga and Pilates inspired conditioning class accompanied by an energizing sound track. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Cost per person, per class is $15 in advance or $20 the day of. Call 843.886.7008.
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.
Whittle your middle and strengthen your surrounding muscles with this 30-minute ab blasting workout. 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.
No weights necessary! This 30-minute strength and flexibility class uses a combination of your body weight and gravity principles to bring your sculpt session to new heights. Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 - 9:30 a.m. Cost per person per class is $15 in advance or $20 the day of.
Call 843.886.7008 for location.
Please Note: All events are open to Wild Dunes Resort guests renting from Wild Dunes Resort Property Management, guests staying at The Boardwalk Inn or The Village at Wild Dunes® and Club Members only. Unless otherwise noted, prices do not include tax, Resort service fees or gratuities. All prices are for Resort guests. Fees for guests with Sports Cards are slightly higher. If you have any questions, please call 888.845.8915.