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Wild Dunes Resort Debuts “Professional Aunts/Uncles, No Kids” Package

CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 26, 2014 – It’s no secret that aunts and uncles are cherished threads in children’s lives and the source of an unruly amount of fun, which is why Wild Dunes Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is excited to announce the creation of the PANKS and PUNKS Beach Vacation Package.

Aligning with the growing trend of family travel without parents, this package welcomes professional aunts and uncles with their nieces and nephews for a getaway filled with limitless smiles, seaside fun, outdoor adventure and downtown exploration. Meanwhile, mom and dad can reboot with one-one-one time.

The three-night PANKS and PUNKS Beach Vacation Package for one adult and two kids starts at $291 per night this spring (available now through May 23rd) and at $309 per night this fall (September 2nd – December 31st) and includes: 

  • Accommodations for three nights in a two-bedroom Resort Condo
  • Two-Hour Kayaking Excursion:  PANKS, PUNKS and kids adventure through Morgan Creek to a small hammock island with a scenic swimming hole where time is spent with a naturalist guide exploring the island.
  • Downtown Carriage Tour: PANKS, PUNKS and kids explore the sites, gardens, churches, mansions and streets of Charleston’s historic district by horse drawn carriage.

*This package can be customized to include more guests for an upcharge.

Befitting not only for aunts and uncles; PANKS and PUNKS can include godmothers, godfathers, cousins, neighbors or family friends who wish to spend quality time with the little ones in their lives.

-Best of Both Worlds-

Driving distance to downtown Charleston, Wild Dunes Resort offers the “best of both worlds” for PANKS, PUNKS and their favorite kids, pairing a beach getaway with the tremendous offerings of historic Charleston. While on property, they can enjoy the Resort’s amenities including 36 holes of championship golf, 17 tennis courts, watersports, resort-wide pools, and delicious dining options. Also available in the spring and summer and offering a 30 percent savings on resort activities is Duney’s VIP All-Inclusive Recreation pass for kids. To see a complete list of Duney’s VIP spring offerings, please see the Family Vacation Planner. While off property, guests can explore kid-friendly Charleston activities such as the South Carolina Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, the Historic Charleston market, plantation experiences and much more.

For more information on Wild Dunes Resort or to book the PANKS and PUNKS Beach Vacation Package, please call 888-778-1876 or visit

About Wild Dunes Resort

Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. It is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country.  Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on FacebookTwitter and Youtube.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.



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