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Friday, 24 August 2018

What To Do In Pembrokeshire, Tenby + Saundersfoot + Win A Luxury Trip


When I think of Wales it brings back so many happy memories. As a child, I'd visit with my family every Summer and Mum and I would scope out the best Victoria sponge cake (always eating, even back then) whilst my brother and Dad would fly their power kites on the long, beautiful and pretty empty beaches. My favourite trip and one I remember so vividly is a trip we took to Abersoch, I remember sitting on the little sand dunes with my brother and feeling so happy, feeling as if we were in a totally different part of the world. I'm desperate to hire a house there and take my family back one day in the near future. We've always travelled far and wide as a family on planes and boats but what about hopping in the car or on a simple train journey to Wales? I always say just how beautiful Great Britain is and how much there is to explore here, right on our doorstep. Last week, I did just that. I hopped on a few trains and before I knew it, I was in a part of Wales I've never been to before, Pembrokeshire. Today I'm gonna show you a visual diary from my trip as well as talking about some of the top things to do when visiting Tenby and Saundersfoot. The epic news? One of you can win the exact luxurious, relaxing trip I had so keep reading to enter too. This is in collaboration with Visit Wales. 
St Brides Spa Hotel
We stayed at St Brides Spa Hotel, a beautiful spa hotel tucked away on the top of a cliff overlooking the whole of Saundersfoot (a gorgeous little town).

St Brides Spa Hotel rooms

St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel pembrokeshire
I basically slept on top of a cloud for 3 whole nights and woke up every morning to the sound of the waves and the fresh ocean air. You cannot beat the fresh air. I instantly felt revitalised. I am a massive workaholic so it was a dream to step out to this view. The breakfast views in the hotel are beautiful too, you really will feel revived after staying here and soaking up the view. 

saundersfoot beach

saundersfoot
infinity pool at St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel infinity pool
Did I mention the St Brides Spa Hotel has an infinity pool? Yup. I wish we got more time to enjoy it! Even on a misty day, Wales, you are beautiful. The pool is heated so it was like paradise swimming around whilst we watched below.

saundersfoot



We managed to prize ourselves away from the beautiful hotel and headed into Saundersfoot. Saundersfoot is full of cute little shops and even cuter houses (plus, some epic eateries: make sure you have dinner at The Mulberry - it was fantastic).




Stradivarius jumpsuit

stripe jumpsuitWearing my favourite striped jumpsuit (online here), we explored some more, trying to decide which house I'd choose to be my own... 


3 ice creams later... 


Yup of course I found the candy shop and treated my family to bags and bags of candy and then ended up eating most of it before it made its way to them! I absolutely love supporting independent stores so always ensure I buy little gifts when I go to small towns and this sweet shop was the perfect place to buy gifts. 


You haven't been to the seaside until you've had freshly baked, hot doughnuts. I think these were the best I've ever tasted and trust me, this girl knows a good doughnut. You cannot beat seaside doughnuts! 

The next day, we wandered to Tenby. I had absolutely no expectations and I was blown away. The beaches, the people and again, the incredible houses. 

I wish I had longer to sit here and just soak it all in. This reminds me of the kinda beach we'd take my brother kite surfing on. I must bring my family back here. 


Tenby beaches
Every time we drove to a new beach I was gobsmacked at how beautiful they are. Wales is just untouched beauty. 

st Catherines rock island tenby



tenby
Tenby is lined with coloured houses and you just have to smile as soon as you see them. 
Tenby harbour

asos backless jumpsuit


We climbed up to the top of St Catherine’s Rock for even better views.




That evening, it was time for a sunset stroll around Tenby, matching my dress to the houses of course, in true Em style.

coloured Tenby houses

coloured houses in tenby

Womens Striped Open Back Dress

It doesn't get more perfect than this. Tenby is a beautiful, hustling little town, larger than Saundersfoot with so many quirky shops and restaurants, it actually reminded me of a more colourful version of York.


the coast saundersfoodFor dinner, we ate at Coast. If you win my giveaway, you'll get to eat here too. This glass restaurant is tucked away on the beach and I'm already dreaming of heading back here. Coast was just heavenly, drinking cocktails and freshly cooked food as the waves crash.

the coast saundersfoot drinks

food at the coast restaurant
We couldn't visit Wales and not see some of the wonderful castles, you'll have to watch my vlog for the drone footage of this but Llansteffan Castle is surrounded by beaches and the ocean. It's truly stunning. On a bright day, you could have a lovely wander up to the top and a little picnic too if you fancied. 
 Llansteffan Castle

 Llansteffan Castle



topshop  Womens Rust Spot Jumpsuit

 Womens Rust Spot JumpsuitJumpsuit / at Wisemans Bridge Beach

yoga on beach




beach yogaWe wandered through forests (even in the rain they looked beautiful), walked along beautiful beaches, ate at some of the nicest restaurants and soaked up that sea breeze. Wales, you've always been a favourite of mine but even more so now. I'm determined to make that Abersoch reunion happen ASAP with my family and Tenby, I'll definitely be back. I'm sure you guys know I'm all about wellbeing and for me, that means good walks, fresh air, good food, laughs and sleep and Wales, you helped me achieve all of that.

Now it's your turn to win the epic trip I had above. Find out more about VisitWales here. I am so excited to be able to give you your own epic slice of paradise in a place that stole my heart. 

Win a relaxing break in Wales

Looking to escape, relax and unwind with a short getaway? The coast of Wales has all you need to switch off.
Perched on a clifftop looking out over an epic seascape, St Bride’s Spa Hotel is perfect for relaxing amongst natural beauty. You and a plus one can watch the sun set over the sea as you enjoy locally sourced cuisine – after being spoiled with spa treatments.
You’ll also both be treated to a luxurious 3-course meal at the award-winning Coast restaurant - and look out over Saundersfoot’s beautiful beach.
If you can’t wait until your relaxing break, there’s more good news – we’re also giving away a wellness goodie bag from Hip and Healthy, perfect for a pre-holiday pampering.
Want the full breakdown? The lucky winner of our Welsh relax and rejuvenate giveaway will get:
• A two-night stay for two in a sea view room at St Brides Spa Hotel with Champagne on arrival
• A 3-course dinner for two at the hotel’s Cliff Restaurant 
• A 90-minute session in the hydrotherapy pool – for each night of your stay
• A 25-minute treatment of your choice per person
• A 3 course dinner for two, including drinks at Coast Restaurant 
• A Hip and Healthy goodie bag worth £500
To be in with a chance of winning simply click here and enter your details. GOOD LUCK!
Thanks so much for reading!
Lots of love, Em x

*I collaborated with VisitWales for this blog post but as always, thoughts are 100% my own. 


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