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Kiawah Island - 2 days only

miss piggy | | May 8, 2012 06:05 PM

On a whim I booked a villa for the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend - it says it is on the West Beach. I am excited but know nothing about Kiawah and am a little confused with the layout of the island.

I am not able to check in until 4pm on Saturday so I thought I'd park and hit the beach somewhere near my villa on the West Beach. For lunch I'd love recs for a takeout place with good sandwiches that I could bike to (I want to maximize my beach time so I'm thinking to-go would be best...and I don't know how tight parking is so I thought biking could be the way to go?), or I thought about maybe visiting the Sanctuary for lunch. It seems like there are a few restaurants there - any favorites? If I'm not staying there would I be able to order lunch by the pool?

I will be bringing my bike and thought biking to dinner to get a feel for the island would be a good thing to do after I check in. Is there a place you recommend considering I will be dining alone? A place with good bar food or a good takeout place? I think I read somewhere about a good wood-fired pizza place...would that be close enough for me to bike to and enjoy back at my villa if it on on the West Beach? I guess I could drive but again, didn't know how traffic would be during the holiday weekend. We saw horrible traffic leaving Folly Beach two weekend ago and I wouldn't wish that upon anyone.

I would also not be opposed to cooking in one night if there was a good place for me to stop and get fresh shrimp - I could do this on the way in from Charleston too I guess but wanted to know if there was a place on KI. Any suggestions?

Any other things to consider? Thanks in advance!