What’s New this Summer! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities at Wild Dunes Resort
The 2013 Summer Vacation Planner has arrived and brought along “Brand New” 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!
The Junior FazioTees on the Links Course
The whole family can enjoy outings together with our Junior Fazio Course on the Harbor or Links Course, one of the best opportunities to get wee ones, tweens and teens swinging their clubs. Our set of junior tees ranges from a 45 yard, par 3 to the longest hole, a 300 yard, par 5. The course is geared towards kids, but still has a healthy dose of terrain with 2971 yards.
Destination Family Golf
Destination Family Golf Programming conveniently blends family time with golf outings overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway and is available seven days a week after noon on the award-winning Links Golf Course and Harbor Golf Course; including
- Junior golfer receives a Wild Dunes Resort pewter golf bag tag.
- Club rentals are available for half off peak pricing discount for junior and accompanying adult golfers.
- Junior golfers 16 years of age and younger will receive a complimentary golf round when accompanied by a paying adult after noon daily
New Resort pool – Palm Cove –featuring zero entry (perfect for tikes), a great bar to quench your thirst on those long, summer days and grab and go snack options. Featuring “Attitude Adjustment Hour” – our version of happy hour – Thursday night adult pool games and contests and live entertainment Friday’s during summer. Please call 843.886.7010 for details.
Sunday Night Family Firepit at Palm Cove
Bring the family out to Palm Cove next to the Village every Sunday night to enjoy dinner poolside. Grab a specialty cocktail from the bar and end the evening roasting smores over the open firepit. Dinner buffet includes menu items such as strawberry black pepper salad, kettle chips, grilled vegetable wraps, hot dogs, hamburgers, jerk chicken skewers, and blackened catfish with watermelon pico de gallo. A cash bar is available. Dinner buffet offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is $30 for adults and $13 for children inclusive of tax and gratuity. Call 843.886.2307 for reservations.
Summer Activities & Camps
Play, learn and explore with our Island Adventures recreation team this summer! Enjoy a variety of activities around the resort created for a variety of age levels and ranging in cost from complimentary to $20 per person. Activities include beach day crafts, BINGO, tie-dye, backyard/beach games, stepping stones and much more. See the full resort activities and crafts schedule here!
Duney, the loggerhead sea turtle, has lined up a fun filled day at the beach, pool, and yard right here on Wild Dunes Resort. We’ll play games and sports, build sand castles, hunt for sea shells, swim, paint, color or make a craft. Lunch is provided. Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for kids ages 5 – 11. $45 per person.
Sunset Family Movies
Join us for Sunset Family Movies at the Village Amphitheater on weekday evenings through the summer. See the full schedule of movies here!
Charleston Harbor History and Maritime Mystery
Departing from the Isle of Palms Marina, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway to historic Charleston Harbor. Along the way, your guide will entertain you with historic accounts and facts about everything from Native Americans to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to past and current land owners. Your time with your Historian/Naturalist will be spent observing dolphins and discovering other wildlife. Recommended for adults and children 8 and older. Trip is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. Cost is $37 per adult and $27 per child, ages 12 or under. A 24 hour reservation is required. Call 843.886.2292.
Tag along with our top Lowcountry guides as they take you to their cherished secret fishing holes in the nearby salt marsh creeks. Bait, tackle and license provided for you to fish for sea trout, red fish, flounder and more. Trips are offered Monday-Friday from 8-11:30 a.m., 1-4:30 p.m. or 5-8:30 p.m. Cost is $90 per adult, $80 per child, ages 12 or under. A 24 hour advanced reservation is required.
“Family Fun Fossil Hunt” Kayak Paddle
Spend a few hours with us paddling through the marshes and along the inland bay coastline shore to estuary sandbars to look for fossils. We’ll have a good chance of seeing dolphin and eastern shorebirds along the way as we pass by the Historic Village of “old” Mt. Pleasant. Join our Master Naturalist and find shark teeth, vertebrae, stingray crunchers and more! Trip includes lunch! Trip offered 7 days a week. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost is $80 per adult and $60 per child ages 12 and under. A 24 hour advanced reservation is required.
“Morgan Creek ” Discovery Kayak Paddle
Slip into the water on the back side of the Isle of Palms and paddle through the salt marshes with us alongside the Isle of Palms and other barrier islands. Discover “marsh life” in a dynamic ecosystem filled with surprises! We can expect to see eastern shore birds and possibly dolphin. Trips offered Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per adult and $45 per child. A 24 hour advanced reservation is required.
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.
Want to learn how to stand up paddle board or improve your "SUP" skills before you arrive? Watch this video SUP lesson in Isle of Palms, SC to learn the basics of paddle boarding from a local island professional, Stuart "Stu" Schuck!
Flat Duney Summer Photo Sweepstakes
We’re excited to welcome our own version of Flat Stanley – Flat Duney! He’s the star of this summer’s photo contest. Find Flat Duney in your check-in packet, at guest services in the Village or Boardwalk Inn or download him here. Color, cut, snap a photo & share him enjoying your Wild Dunes vacation and beyond for chances to win Go Wild Resort gift cards or even a weekend getaway for two. Submit photos to the Wild Dunes Resort Facebook page or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
End of the Summer Lowcountry BBQ
Saturday, August 30
Come out and celebrate the last week of summer with an in-house smoked BBQ feast served poolside at Palm Cove. A cash bar will be available. Dinner buffet is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is $35 for adults and $13 for children inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Tea Plantation Facial
This facial uses the calming properties of specific organic teas to gently soothe, cleanse, and moisturize the skin. Very popular with those that have sensitive skin but can be enjoyed by any skin type. Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $115 Thur-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $130
Shrimp and Grits Facial
A facial tailor made for the little shrimp in your life. This treatment for little girls utilizes the gentle exfoliating properties of corn, which is the building block of our beloved grits. Perfect for shrimps that are new to facials or for those that are already well versed. Girls age 9 and under. Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $45 Thur-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $60
Keep your body guessing with a blend of all your favorite classes, including yoga, plyometrics, aerobics, pilates and more accompanied by an energizing soundtrack. Class is held Tuesday 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.
Push Your Tush
If you hate to leave the beach but you still want to get your blood pumping, this class is for you. Enjoy an energetic bootcamp style class at a prime beachfront location. Class is held Monday and Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Call 843.886.2555 for location. Cost per person, per class is $15 in advance, $20 the day of.
Tidewater Tone & Tighten
This class incorporates upbeat music and a full body jiggle and wiggle busting workout designed to give you a bikini worthy body. Class is held Tuesday and Thursdays from 4:15 - 5 p.m. Call 843.886.2555 for location. Cost per person, per class is $15 in advance, $20 on the day of.
New for 2013! Every month we will be offering a unique and intimate coursed dinner at a surprise location on property. Each dinner will have a fun theme and an exclusive pairing of signature wines or beers. Menus, locations, and dates are announced 2 weeks prior to the event. Speak to your pre-arrival concierge for details!
The Sand Bar – A Southern Kitchen – Thursday Night Southern Burger Bar
From 5 - 8 p.m., have our Chef help you create your own Burger, Chicken, Salmon, or Veggie sandwich hot off the grill, with an array of bread, cheeses, and toppings offered. Family style house salad, French fries, and ice cream bar included. Sunday Night Family Firepit at Palm Cove Bring the family out to Palm Cove next to the Village every Sunday night to enjoy dinner poolside.
Grab a specialty cocktail from the bar and end the evening roasting smores over the open firepit. Dinner buffet includes menu items such as strawberry black pepper salad, kettle chips, grilled vegetable wraps, hot dogs, hamburgers, jerk chicken skewers, and blackened catfish with watermelon pico de gallo. A cash bar is available. Dinner buffet offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is $30 for adults and $13 for children inclusive of tax and gratuity. Call extension 2107 for reservations.
New Sea Island Grill Cocktails for Summer
Old Plow Mule
1.5oz Basil Hayden Bourbon
2 oz Goslings Ginger Beer
.5 oz lime juice
.25 oz dark corner moonshine
1.5 oz Hendricks
1 oz St Germaine
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.25 oz lime juice
Breakfast of Champions
2 oz Bacon Infused Knob Creek
1 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Maple Syrup
.5 oz Angry Orchard Cider
Slice of Bacon
La Isla De Manhattan
2 oz Milagro Anejo Tequila
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 oz Beefeaters Gin
1 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz Lemon Juice
3 oz Segura Viudas Cava Brut
State Line G&T
1.5 oz Cardinal Gin
.5 oz Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup
3 oz Soda Water
1.5oz Ketel One Vodka
2 oz Goslings Ginger Beer
.5 oz Lime Juice
Click here to see the 2013 Summer Vacation Planner and a full list of resort activities and our Resort Magazine 5757 Palm for more vacation inspiration. Contact the Resort Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 877.845.8897 (select option "3"), email@example.com or visit our online concierge to book your activities today!