Isle of Palms
One of the more accessible and enjoyable resort-type stays in the Charleston area is on the Isle of Palms at Wild Dunes Resort (5757 Palm Blvd., 888/778-1876, www.wilddunes.com, $254–320). This is the place to go for relaxing, beach-oriented vacation fun, either in a traditional hotel room, a house, or a villa. Bustling Mount Pleasant is only a couple of minutes away and Charleston proper not much farther.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition