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Wild Dunes Resort Weekly Specials

Slip into your vacation state of mind with these weekly specials available across the Resort valid July 14 – 31, 2014. 

For questions or to set up reservations, please dial 843.886.6000 or press “0” from a Resort phone. To see all Resort activities and offerings, pick up a Vacation Planner and weekly Guest Newsletter at Guest Services on the Village Plaza or Boardwalk Inn. 

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#SeasTheSummer Photo Submission: Kids at Wild Dunes

The Berry kids May 2014 at Wild Dunes

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Island Brews & Chews 2014: 5 Reasons You Won’t Want To Miss This Charleston Craft Beer Festival

Go ahead, mark your calendar now (and score early bird discounted tickets) for Island Brews & Chews 2014 at Charleston’s Island Resort – Saturday, November 1, 2014.

When the fall season hits Charleston, it brings an exciting line-up of events and festivals across the city. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply looking to have some fun over Halloween Weekend 2014 – here are five reasons Island Brews & Chews Craft Beer Festival is where you’ll want to be!

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Save the Date: Second Annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival in Charleston, SC

It’s back and better than ever! You’re invited to join us for the Second Annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival at Palm Cove – November 1, 2014. This year’s beer festival at Wild Dunes Resort will bring the best of last year’s event and even more brews, chews and island fun to your Halloween Weekend.

Read on for event details and how to score early bird pricing on advance tickets purchased by October 3.

Brews and Chews Craft beer festival

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#SeasTheSummer Photo Submission: Milky Way over Wild Dunes

Beautiful night over Wild Dunes! Notice the deer in the lower left seemingly transfixed during this 15 second exposure

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You're Invited to a Summer Oyster Roast & BBQ in Charleston, SC

Vacationers and locals alike, please join us for a sumptuous summer celebration at our Palm Cove Summer Oyster Roast & Southern BBQ series. Taste summer in the south with freshly roasted oysters, finger-licking barbecue and Southern fare Saturday, July 26 or August 9 and 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to the Southern-style feast, enjoy live entertainment, free soft drinks, a cash bar, and family-friendly activities at Wild Dunes Resort's newest pool, Palm Cove. Admission to the Oyster Roast and Southern BBQ is complimentary with purchase of food. Buy tickets online by clicking below or call our Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 843.886.2218 or by email for more details or to reserve your spot.

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Guest Post: Cloudy day on the Beach

Even our only cloudy day was beautiful. Even hurricane Arthur could not spoil our beach outings.

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#SeasTheSummer Photo Submission: Evening gymnastics on the beach at Wild Dunes!

My daughter is happiest when she's upside down-- and a post-dinner walk on the beach at Wild Dunes is the perfect gymnasium. We love Wild Dunes! This is our 10th year in a row, and i was there as a kid, shortly after Wild Dunes opened (1981ish)

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Two for Two! Charleston ranked #1 City in the USA and Canada by Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for Second Consecutive Year

Oh, happy day! Hot off the press, Charleston is awarded best in travel recognition, named the Top City in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure magazine for the second consecutive year—following second to Kyoto, Japan in the world rankings, a climb of five spots from its #7 world ranking in 2013.

The survey ranks cities on sights/landmarks, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people, and value. Read about Charleston’s “Top City” ranking and get the full list of cities, cruise lines, airlines and more.

Read on for some of the highlights from today's announcements!

Charleston SC Top City by Travel and Leisure Magazine

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Resort Event Spotlight: Annual Fourth of July Cook-Out at Charleston's Island Resort

We're fired up for an all-American celebration! Join us for our annual Independence Day Cook-Out this Friday, July 4. 

Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m. or 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Village Plaza
Reservations Required: Call 843.886.2307.

Menu: 
Hamburgers
Hot Dogs
Condiments: Assorted Cheese, Tomato, Onion, Lettuce, Pickles,
Caramelized Onions, Sweet Pickle & All Appropriate Condiments
Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onions, & Feta Salad
Homemade Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
BBQ Chicken
Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauces & Rolls
Baked Beans
Mac & Cheese
Corn on the Cob
Carolina Breads with Whipped Butter
Sliced Watermelon
4th of July Themed Dessert
Lemonade, Iced Tea, Water Stations

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#SeastheSummer Photo Submission: Superman!

Of all the wonderful things to do at Wild Dunes, our kids were happiest (as you can see) at any of the several pools.

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#SeasTheSummer Photo Submission: Happy kids, happy parents!

Feeling the love at the beach! Getting along with your little sister.......Priceless!

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Guest Post: Beach Babe

We love Wild Dunes. Can't wait until our next visit!

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Announcing #SeasTheSummer 2014 Social Media Photo Contest: Your Chance to Win a Charleston Beach Vacation & More

At last, summer vacation is here! To celebrate and make the most of this special summer, we're happy to announce our #SeasTheSummer Online Photo Contest - your chance to win big all summer long. Capture what you love most about summer vacation in a photo and share it with us through August 31, 2014 for your chance to win monthly prizes and the grand prize - a three-night Charleston, SC beach getaway at Wild Dunes Resort, complete with dining, golf and bike rentals!

Read on for details on how easy it is to enter. Good luck! We can't wait to see what you snap & share!

Wild Dunes Resort Summer 2014 Photo Contest

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Pack, Plan, Play! Wild Dunes Facebook Chat: 4th of July Events and New Summer Activities

Who’s excited to celebrate the Fourth of July at the beach? Want expert advice on special Independence Day Events, new summer 2014 activities and Charleston must-see attractions? Join us for a special Pre-Fourth of July Facebook Q&A Live Chat - Tuesday, June 24 from 1 – 1:30 p.m. EST - with Wild Dunes Resort’s Guest Experience Manager, Katie Edwards. During the chat, you’ll have the chance to ask Katie questions about your upcoming vacation, Fourth of July activities, dining and more. Read on for details!

Facebook Live Chat Wild Dunes Resort

 

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Fourth of July Events in Charleston, SC – 2014 Festivals, Fireworks and Celebrations at the Beach

America’s Birthday at the Beach means BBQ, Watermelon Eating Contests, Water Sports, Family Crafts, Fireworks and more. Get fired up to salute the red, white and blue at Charleston’s Island Resort! 

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Meet in the Top Destination in the U.S.

There are multiple options for your next off-site meeting, conference or special event. From city to city, choose from identical spaces, cookie-cutter ballrooms, boardrooms, any hotel, and any room. Dare to be different?

Break down the four walls and meet at Charleston’s Island Resort to impress your attendees with a locale they won’t soon forget.

Charleston's Island Resort

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Set the Agenda to Unforgettable at Charleston’s Island Resort

If you can dream it, dare us to do it.  Unforgettable agendas made easy. That’s the name of the game here at Charleston’s Island Resort…

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So Long, Boring Buffet: Unconventional Catering and Culinary Experiences in Charleston, SC

It’s no secret that Charleston, SC is front and center in the culinary world with a trailblazing line-up of restaurants, chefs and must-try dishes. What does that mean for meeting planners? The chance to chow down on conference food that you and your attendees will actually want to eat. Dare: go beyond the boring buffet for your next event. 

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Charleston's New Summer Hotspot: The Village Fire Pit

Sitting around a fire, roasting s'mores and telling stories...that's what summer is all about! Make this summer favorite a reality at our brand new Village Fire Pit outdoor lounge located on the Village Plaza at Wild Dunes.

Meet up for a cold one at happy hour, settle in for one of our outdoor movies at the Village Ampitheater, savor the gooey, chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker delight of roasting s'mores, sit back and relax, summer style in the big adirondack chairs - all while spending quality time with family and friends and soaking up summer vacation the fullest.

We invite you to do all this and more at our new Village Fire Pit. Read on to see more pictures of how guests are enjoying this new Resort hotspot! 

Village Fire Pit Wild Dunes Resort

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Give Dad the Ultimate Father's Day Gift: Last-Minute Getaway, Golf and Dining Specials at Charleston's Island Resort

Father's Day is June 15! Treat your dad to an unforgettable Father's Day at Charleston's Island Resort. Whether you're already on property, arriving this weekend or still searching for a way to surprise him, we've got you covered. Read on for Father's Day getaway, drink, golf and retail specials.

fathers day charleston

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Meet in the Wild: Book a Private Dining Event in Charleston, SC Hosted by The Lee Bros.

For meetings and groups visiting Charleston, South Carolina, a taste of the city’s cutting-edge food culture reaches new heights in 2014 with an exciting new partnership between Wild Dunes Resort and The Lee Bros. - James Beard award-winning cookbook authors and masters behind Charleston’s thriving culinary scene.  

The Lee Brothers Charleston Culinary Experience at Wild Dunes Resort

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Wedding Wednesday: Hot Off the Press! Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Summer 2014 Fashion Feature Story Shot on Location at Wild Dunes Resort

Summer has arrived with an exciting new summer issue of Charleston Weddings magazine hitting newsstands this week! Filled with page after page of gorgeous beach bridal fashion shot here on location at Charleston’s Island Resort, this issue is hands down our favorite one yet.

The Charleston Weddings team and photographer Corbin Gurkin remarkably captured the essence and beauty of a Wild Dunes destination wedding. Beach brides-to-be, we recommend you stop what you’re doing and immediately indulge in a sneak peek of this gorgeous fashion editorial feature!  

Charleston Weddings Magazine Summer Issue

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Meet in the Wild: Experience Charleston in Good Taste with a Private Dining Event Hosted by The Lee Bros.

Cook up a recipe for success at your next off-site group meeting, conference or event in Charleston, SC with an unforgettable Southern culinary experience with Charleston natives and James Beard award-winning cookbook authors, Matt and Ted Lee, the Lee Bros.

The Lee Bros. Charleston, SC

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Family fun!

My daughter and I had a fabulous retreat with her two wonderful grandchildren. We all loved the awesome beach, pools, dining out 'fancy' and casual breakfast or a delicious snack at the pool. Evening live entertainment was such a treat and a highlight to every evening. We have fabulous memories and even the grandchildren are anxious to come again.

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Absolutely beautiful resort

I took my parents to the resort for Mother's Day weekend and we all absolutely loved it! The condo was clean and beautifully decorated and the staff was extremely hospitable

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LOVE THE DUNES

My husband and I were married here 16 yrs ago..Have been back many times before and many times after...

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wonderful family vacation

We met our two daughters and their families here and had a wonderful time in a beautiful setting. We walked the beaches, grilled fresh sea food on the back patio and enjoyed trips into beautiful Charleston.

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Girlfriends getaway to the Wild Dunes Resort

My SIL and I spent a few days in a condo at the Wild Dunes Resort and enjoyed every single minute. With the beautiful beach, fabulous pools, great restaurants, and being close to Charleston, it's the perfect place for a girlfriends getaway!

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Fun at Wild Dunes

Love the beautiful beach, excellent golf and great food.

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Summer Entertainment Schedule: Live Music by the Beach Isle of Palms, SC

It's summertime! One of our favorite things about the season is welcoming back live music and entertainment to our outdoor venues at the Resort. Read on to see the schedule for summer 2014. Then grab your family, friends and your favorite island beverage and join us for live music at the Grand Pavilion, Village Plaza or Palm Cove! 

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It's a Beautiful Morning

A lovely sunrise seen from Condo 4109

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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