Got itchy feet? Craving the feeling of sand between your toes and the soothing sound of gently lapping waves? We prescribe a beach holiday…

We have teamed up with the fab folks over at I-Escape With Kids to bring you a guide to the best family beach holidays.

I-Escape.com is a UK-based website dedicated to helping discerning independent travellers find and book exciting and unusual places to stay in some of the world's most beautiful and fascinating locations. Head over to I-Escape with kids to browse their fabulous family holidays and check out their blog to be in with a chance of winning an exclusive goody bag of Sunuva products worth £500 – we’re talking cool kids’ swimwear, goggles, beach bags and more!

Here are their top 5 favourite beach-side breaks and the best Sunuva items to pack in your suitcases to get you in the holiday mood…

Idyllic Indonesia

Where to stay: Nikoi Island

What we love about it: Nikoi Island is so unspoilt you feel you've rented the whole thing for yourself. It’s refreshingly eco-friendly, teeming with wildlife (we’re talking sea turtles, komodo dragons, butterflies, monkeys and eagles) and the temperature almost always hovers between 26-30C. Bliss.

What to pack:

For little island explorer’s who love wildlife-spotting our girls Butterfly print or boys Seahorse prints are perfect. Whether they spend their days looking up at the sky or diving underwater, the fabulous bright colours – which are perfect for the beach - will always make a splash!

For the full Robinson Crusoe experience ultimate in desert island chic, don’t forget to add a fabulous bead and ‘sharks tooth’ necklace!

Sunny Cyprus

Where to stay: Anassa

What we love about it: Situated just a few paces from a long, private sandy beach, this 5* spa hotel is not only seriously luxurious but also truly family-friendly. There are facilities galore, from an all-ages kids' club, 2 fabulous pools and 4 great restaurants to an award-winning 'Thalassotherapy' spa.

What to pack:


Dress you little ones in effortlessly cool summer cottons for this utlra-luxe setting. Our linen shirts, shorts and slouch trousers for boys and gorgeous cotton dresses for girls look super-stylish whilst the 100% natural fabrics ensure they stay comfortable in the Cypriot sun. Pair with our batik swimwear, in a matching for boys and girls for a coordinated sibling look. In gorgeous shades of blue and white for the ultimate in Riviera chic.

Don’t forget a fabulous Sunuva wash bag set in blue and red ticking stripes. Perfect for keeping all you and your kids bits together whilst you lounge by the pool and the water-resistant lining means  they are perfect for storing damp swimwear in.

Breathtaking Mexico

Where to stay: Hotel Esencia

What we love about it: It’s got a fantastically relaxed vibe but offers wonderfully spoiling touches like pre-breakfast coffee and pastries delivered to your room and help-yourself minibars. Plus, its restaurant Sal y Fuego is one of Mexico’s best.

What to pack:

On the Caribbean Cost, surrounded lush green grass and turquoise waters, this little slice of paradise is all about fabulous colours. Go all out and dress you’re little ones in styles that are sure to stand out. The Sunuva reversible bikini for girls features bright purple with neon pink and yellow, whilst the jellyfish swim shorts for boys come in fabulous fluro orange!

Add a pair of cool Zoobug UV sunglasses in fab purple, navy or pink to complete a super-cool beach look!

Blissful Portugal

Where to stay: Villas Martinhal

What we love about it: There’s a range of villas to suit different requirements and budgets and all of them are sleek, modern and ultra-chic. There are activities galore for the kids and active types will be in their element with hiking, deep-sea fishing, riding and jeep safaris on the doorstep.

What to pack:

For this action-packed family getaway don’t forget to take Sunuva’s Scuba swim shorts for boys, perfect for a day spent snorkelling. They come with a matching t-shirt to throw after a dip, so he can continue with the on-land activities. Whilst girls will love the fun pink cupcake print swimsuit and Sunuva’s range of cute playsuits which are fab wear-anywhere outfits; everything she needs, whether she is relaxing on the beach or enjoying a hike or jeep safari!

Don’t forget to pack a Zoggs Phantom Mask, it ensures fill 180 degree underwater vision, so they won’t miss any of the sites whilst exploring underwater!

Unspoilt Isles of Scilly

Where to stay: Sea Garden Cottages

What we love about it: Deserted white sands, turquoise waters and exotic plants… in the UK! Need we say more? OK then, stylish cottages, beautiful views, a pampering spa, a superb deli, great rock-pooling, hidden tree-houses…

What to pack:

For boys who are keen to try out the famous sailing school (the un-crowded waters, just off the coast of Cornwall, are perfect for trying out dinghies and windsurfing) the Sunuva Nautical swim shorts and rash vest - adored with anchors and flags - are a must. Girls will adore the Sunuva floral bikini and matching dress, inspired by gorgeous garden flowers; it is the best of British summer style for your little English rose!

Accessories with a navy and white ticking stripe bucket hat to keep the sun out of his eyes and a pretty coordinating floral headscarf to complete her summer look.

Before you book a dreamy seaside getaway, make sure you enter the fab competition that we are running with i-escape, to win a Sunuva goody bag worth £500. For details on how to enter just head over to their blog. Good luck!