Emily & Sabrina's Winter Sun Getaway Guide
Craving some much needed sun and just have to get away? As avid travellers, our co-founders Emily and Sabrina have some great insider tips on where to go and what to do.
Why is Tel Aviv a must visit for you?
Tel Aviv is one of my all time favourite cities, and a real home from home! My husband and I regularly visit as we have a lots of friends and family there. It is hot and sunny for about 9 months of the year so even in the wetter winter months you can be lucky and get some cool sunny days. The city is mostly flat and great to explore on foot or bicycle. Cycle paths stretch across the beach and through downtown, full of bikes, electric scooters, Segways, and skateboards – there are all sorts of weird and wonderful ways to get around!
When in Tel Aviv, one must try…?
Tel Aviv beach is fantastic and runs the entire length of the city. There are surf clubs dotted all the way along the coast, whether you are into swimming, paddle boarding, windsurfing or kayaking, there is something for everyone. Another favourite beach of mine Mezitzim, it is right in the north of the city and very family friendly. The water is shallow and there are plenty of places to sit, eat, drink and watch the world go by.
What would you pack for a short trip to Tel Aviv?
I always pack my trainers for my morning speed walk along the beach jogging path, my Coola Eco-Lux SPF30 Sunscreen, a pair of Chinti and Parker sunglasses and of course, my Sunuva beach bag!
Why is Guatemala a must visit for you?
I would 100% recommend Belize and Guatemala for any of you that like adventure holidays with your family. It’s such a great combination of jungle, wildlife, beautiful beaches, authentic villages and volcanoes. There are so many great family friendly activities to do!
When in Guatemala, one must try…?
Pacaya Volcano in Antigua is an absolute must see. It stands at 8,300 feet tall and takes approximately 2 hours to climb. We camped overnight and watched the volcano come alive at night, smoking and sputtering out red lava. It’s a truly incredible sight to see! Another great family activity to do is a chocolate making lesson, literally making chocolate bars straight from cacao bean!
What would you pack for a trip to Guatemala?
It’s very hard for me to pick one or two pieces. For my daughter our off shoulder playsuit has been an absolute favourite during our Guatemala trip. It’s a very lightweight material with beautiful embroidery, all handmade in India. A favourite for my son, who is nearly 15, is our Pineapple Swim Shorts. They are cool and suit kids of all ages - a definite favourite from this season!
Why is Sotogrande a must visit for you?
When in Sotogrande, I like to visit nearby Tarifa Beach. There are so many family friendly activities, including horse riding on the beach, kitesurfing and scuba diving - not to mention, the sand is beautifully white as it’s on the Atlantic Ocean!
When in Sotogrande, one must try…?
An afternoon out at Santa Maria Polo Club is a must for me; it’s where the Gold Cup is played. You can watch a match, stroll lazily through the market stalls, and enjoy the local cuisine. It’s great fun for the whole family!
What would you pack for a short trip to Sotogrande?
I would pack one of our amazing Sunuva beach bags. They are nice and large, so are perfect for packing all the family essentials needed for a day at the beach! I would also pack some of our lightweight cotton beachwear; a nice Sunuva beach dress, towelling sets for the pool, shirts and shorts for a day at the polo.
Why is South Africa a must visit for you?
South Africa is such a wonderful place to have fun-filled family adventures. It is so educational and relaxing, and perfect for kids of all ages.
When in South Africa, one must try…?
When in South Africa one has to go on a safari! I would recommend the Madikwe Game Reserve – it is in a malaria free zone and great for kids. It was an experience we will never forget as we watched giraffe stride past; elephants cross the tracks and hyena howling at night. If you’re lucky, you’ll even spot some cheetahs lounging!
What would you pack for a trip to South Africa?
For my children I would definitely pack a pair of Sunuva’s cotton pyjamas – lightweight and long-sleeved, they’re perfect for the warmer weather and provide extra protection from mosquitoes on hot nights. I would also pack one of our long sleeve rash vests. Not just for swimming, they are made from a breathable fabric, perfect for additional protection during a mid-day safari.