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Discover Barefoot Luxury

When it comes to the comfort of our guests, we go above and beyond in everything we do. That includes our amenities.

What’s “Barefoot Luxury”? It’s the best of both luxury and laid-back: while you’re immersed in beautiful surroundings and pampered by wonderful amenities, dress is casual and the atmosphere is relaxed. Browse our Island Vista amenities below to see what Barefoot Luxury looks like.

Amenity Highlights

• Complimentary WiFi
• Extensive Water Attractions
• Spa Services
• On-Site Dining Options
• On-Site Golf Director

Browse Our Resort Amenities


Extensive Water Amenities

How many ways are there to enjoy the water? As if 60 miles of pristine sandy beaches were not enough, our pool amenities include three indoor and outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a kids area styled in ancient ruins theme, including a lazy river, tunnel, waterfall, kids splash zone, tiki bar & café, poolside wireless internet, large grassy tanning lawn, oceanfront veranda, tiki deck, oceanfront massage cabana, and towel service.

Exterior pools are not heated from December 1st – March 1st. Due to DHEC regulations, the glass walls in the indoor pool area are not installed until Thanksgiving Week for the winter months.


Oceanfront Pool

Our pool complex offers something for everyone, from a lazy river to kids area, outdoor and indoor pools, hot tubs and more.


Island Vista Dining

Our award-winning Chef Mike McKinnon invites you to experience world-class cuisine created to satisfy the most discerning palate. From citrus-encrusted grouper to our own handmade dressings, sauces, and desserts, you’ll remember this dining experience. We also offer in-room pizza delivery and lunch at our poolside Tiki Bar. Be sure to experience our award-winning Cypress Room restaurant for an outstanding southern breakfast and family-friendly dinner. Island Vista is proud to offer several on-site dining options to appease any palate.


Children’s Activities

Available Seasonally – Call for Details

We believe children deserve the same customized courtesies we extend to their parents. Our world-class, supervised Kids Club offers unlimited entertainment and activities, from face painting and scavenger hunts to pool games and beach activities. It’s fun for the kids and worry-free relaxation for the parents!

Childrens’ Activities

Our activities directors are experienced Elementary Education professionals and student interns, and they know what’s FUN!  From tossing water-balloons to finding that elusive shark’s tooth treasure… our Children’s Activities provide a great way for kids to meet other kids and for parents to have little time for themselves.

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Massage & Spa Services

We offer private in-room spa services, or you can enjoy spa services in our oceanfront cabana to feel the ocean breeze and hear the sound of lapping waves while having your massage. Book your appointment today, and let us guide you toward a path of total wellness during your stay at Island Vista Resort.

Massage Services

All massage services include aromatherapy and are available in our Oceanfront Cabana

Swedish 50 mins – $100 | 80 mins – $150

Based on traditional Swedish techniques, using light to medium pressure, designed to promote circulation and relaxation. Add stretching $20

Combination 50 mins – $110 | 80 mins – $160

Our Signature Massage. A slightly firmer, customized massage utilizes a combination of Swedish and deep pressure techniques to ease away knots and tension. Add stretching $20

Deep Tissue 50 mins – $120 | 80 mins – $170

The firmest deep pressure technique is offered to those who need to focus on stubborn knots, aches and trigger points. Add stretching $20

Couples or a Pair 50 mins | 80 mins – Priced by choice of service

Service for two or couples. Enjoy any combination of massage or spa services from your own therapists. Prices are determined by the type of massage service each individual receives from the offered services.

Lomi Lomi 60 mins – $125 | 90 mins – $175

Traditional Hawaiian Massage. Works gently, yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes totally nurturing the body. Free sarong gift included! (Very minimal sarong draping – not for the modest)

Lava Shells 60 mins – $125 | 90 mins – $175

Receive all of the benefits of a hot stone massage using natural self heating polished Tiger Clam Shells from the South Pacific. Relax and unwind as trails of heat flow across the body and melt away every last bit of tension and stress. Ask about Glacial Shells!

The Cabana

Enjoy any massage in our beautiful and breezy oceanfront cabana on the south lawn. Seasonal availability and weather permitting.

Spa Services

A 10% service charge will be applied for in-room spa services

Body Glow 50 mins – $80

A luscious sea salt scrub infused with your choice of seasonal scents and essential oils. Warm towels are used to remove scrub followed by a rich body butter cream application. Add to any service $50

Foot Indulgence 50 mins – $75

Be sweet to your feet! Warm towel foot soak, aromatherapy salt scrub, Foot Mask with heated booties. Includes Hands & Foot Massage and Hand Mask with heated mitts.

Nate’s Package 60 mins – $100

Scalp, neck and shoulder massage with foot indulgence. Perfect for a quick pick-me-up!

Spa Facial 50 mins – $100

Indulge yourself in this decadent facial massage with 100% organic ingredients. Improves elasticity, increases oxygen flow and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Includes neck and shoulder massage and Hand & Foot Masks with heated mitts and boots.

Paige’s Perfect Package 2 hours –  $180

Swedish Massage with Spa Facial (massage may be upgraded)

Helena’s Perfect Package 2.5 hours –  $250

Swedish Massage with your choice of any two Spa Services with scalp massage or lip/eye mask (massage may be upgraded)

Additional indulgences

Available with a scheduled massage or spa service only

Back Neck & Shoulders 30 mins – $50

Extra minutes added to your service concentrating on these specific problem areas.

Hand & Foot Masks hands – $25 | feet – $25
both – $40

Soyaffin Serum self heating masks designed to soften, smooth, tighten, and firm.

Reflexology 10 mins – $25 | 20 mins – $50
full session – 50 mins – $75

Pressure point massage to the feet. Helps to relieve stress and restore the natural equilibrium and flow of energy throughout the entire body.

Healing Hands & Feet Massage 10 mins – Hands $20
10 mins – Feet $20 | 20 mins – Both $35

Give your hands and feet the attention they deserve- dedicated to the body parts that do the most work.

Scalp Massage 10 mins – $25
add Frangipani warm oil – $35

Extend your time by adding a relaxing massage to the scalp and neck.

Lip & Eye Collagen Masks Lips – $25 | Eyes – $25
both – $40

Hydrating collagen crystal masks reduce fine lines and wrinkles and firm the skin in the lip and eye areas. Lip masks plump the lips while eye masks reduce puffiness.

Collagen Face Mask  $40

Restores elasticity, firmness and luster to dull and dry skin. Not available with the body glow.

Please take note of our policies below:

Cancellations: Please contact the spa team at 843-808-1008 24 hours in advance to cancel your service. Credit card or room number on file will be charged 50% of requested service price if cancellation is not received 24 hours prior to service. If the appointment is rescheduled, no charges will be necessary.

No Shows: After 24 hours and in the event the guest is physically unable to have the service, unavailable for the requested service or is not present within 15 minutes for requested service, guest will be billed 100% of service amount.

Gratuity: The spa team therapists provide an amazing spa experience for Island Vista guests. Unless otherwise requested, an additional 20% gratuity will be added to all services.

Services are rendered to guests 16 years of age and older. Minors require parental consent. Massage therapists and spa team associates reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time for any reason at their discretion.


Water Attractions

You’ll find a playground perfectly suited for kids and adults inside and out. Outside, enjoy two pools and a hot tub, while inside, our waterpark includes a lazy river, waterfall, another hot tub, and a kids’ splash area. The secluded stretch of pristine and quiet beach is a rarity on the Grand Strand.

Oceanfront Pool and Tanning Lawn

Relax at Island Vista with our oceanfront pool and tanning lawn


Fitness Center

Remodeled in 2012, our fitness center offers a variety of cardio equipment and a stack weight station that overlooks the indoor pool area and provides a peek of the Atlantic Ocean.

Fitness Center

Our fully remodeled fitness center has views over the Atlantic

Dining at Island Vista

With cuisine that speaks to the surroundings, we offer our guests culinary experiences that can’t be replicated at our award-winning Cypress Room restaurant. We’ve got food covered from day to night, so if you want to stay outdoors, head to the poolside Tiki Hut or stay in and we’ll bring fresh pizza straight to your door!

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