Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How windproof is my Suniela cabana?


An arch is a curved, wind resistant form, and one of the strongest and most stable forms used in construction.

Our cabanas are open-sided - which allows for wind to flow freely over and through.  With minimal surface area for wind to catch, combined with the outward tension of the poles firmly embedded in either sand or turf, they can withstand very strong winds.


* *Always ensure your poles are in the ground a minimum 8”, for maximum wind resistance.


Q: How UV protective are the cabanas? 

   We use only very high thread count, and finely woven, cotton fabric.  This gives excellent shade and protection for the whole day under the sun. Our canopies are dyed with vibrant colours, which again improves the UV protection.  While it's true that darker colours of dye will give slightly more UV protection, all of our Suniela cabanas will give you a beautiful safe and natural shade.  

Unlike beach umbrellas, a Suniela gives minimum 4' x 7' shade, and with its totally unique sliding canopy, they are completely adjustable to give maximum shady space!


Q: How do I care for my cabana?

   We realize Suniela cabanas are a bit of an investment, so we wanted to ensure that it could be easily cleaned should it become soiled.

All of our canopies are machine washable, on the most gentle cycle in cold water, and hang to dry.  **If the canopy goes in the dryer it will shrink, and the pole system will no longer fit.


We also recommend that if your cabana is damp after a day at beach, hang to dry before packing away.


We take great care and pride in using only high quality materials.  Our custom Aluminum pole system is anodized to prevent rusting and corrosion, and will last years without any particular care.   The occasional wipe with a damp cloth should do it.

With proper care and attention, your cabana will last for years and years...and in all of its stunning glory!


Q: What if I want to set my cabana up on turf?

   We have included a tent stake for exactly this purpose!  All you need to do is use your handy tent stake to pre-punch holes in turf before inserting pole ends.

A handy tip for knowing exactly where to pre-punch holes is to lay a cross-pole down for exact distance of width, and for length, allow 6-7' feet for an ideal arch size.  Now you can enjoy any outdoor venture, be it an outdoor festival/sporting event, setting up over child's sandbox or wading pool in the backyard, or for that perfect picnic place you've been dreaming  of, that’s off the beaten path...


No matter where you go, Suniela will have you beautifully covered!