Designed by
two sisters

to protect their kids

Early 90s

Where it all began


Solving a problem


Perfect portable shade

Creative ideas were flowing & the ORIGINAL sun shelter was born! We took the first prototype to Mexico and drank coconuts while staying cool in the shade.

Upgraded Beach Life

A small handful of cabanas were made for family & friends, and we all enjoyed the elevated beach lifestyle for the next years.


After years of strangers asking about our shade cabanas, Suniela Beach was born.  And what started as three of us frantically sewing in the living room, has grown into an International production line; and a small business that's growing around the globe.


Learning to sew

Shop cabanas

International Production


Our fabrics are sourced directly from Artisan makers in Indonesia and India.  Each Suniela canopy is dyed and sewn by hand, using quality materials.  We're proud to pay fair prices, and support small family businesses. 

Made With The Planet In Mind

It's important that our products don't end up in landfills; so we use natural and reusable materials as much as possible.  Our aluminum poles are infinitely recyclable & canopies are machine washable for longevity. Our cottons protect naturally against 93% UVA and 98% UVB rays.  No chemical coatings here!

  When you shop from Suniela Beach, not only do you benefit from personal attention to detail; you help support many small businesses, artisans, and entrepreneurs. ♡   

Daniela, Founder & CEO

Sharing Mom's great invention with the world!

Early Office Space

Entrepreneurship from the sand

Throwback to 2004

Shade Sisters!

Summer 2022

18 years later - still loving that cabana life

Suniela Studio, Montreal

Proudly Canadian. Women Owned