Summer Fun -or- How I won a holiday #Jet2Sunchester

On Saturday I was invited to the Jet2Sunchester blogger event run by Jet2Holidays. It was a showcase of some of their hottest summer destinations including Majorca, Malta and Tenerife and an afternoon of food, cocktails, glitter, sunshine and palm trees and catching up with some friends. Oh and I won a holiday, but more of that later.

We were invited to dress for summer but the Manchester weather hadn’t got the memo so was treating us to a day of wind and rain. However the sun shone inside and the Jet2 team had decked the room out with palm trees, deckchairs and a mini golf course. Around the room four holiday resorts had set up stalls and in one (very popular) corner you could get your nails done and have a massage.

But first, in true tour-guide style, let us take a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean…

The Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Majorca. It’s a new 4* family hotel set in an aquatic theme park, this vibrant hotel is a 5-minute walk from the beach. The Sol Katmandu Park & Resort is full of fun family things to do, including 3 pools, water slides, a soft play area, a 4D cinema and access to the theme park. It looks and sounds like the most fun family holiday destination in the world.


BH Mallorca was launched 2015 and has taken the holiday clubbing world by storm. The hotel guarantees a superstar DJs, stunning accommodation and the world’s first over 18s waterpark full of high adrenaline thrills.  It’s the prefect party hotel.

Hotel Botanico and The Oriental Spa Garden in Tenerife looked and sounded like heaven. This 5 star luxury hotel combines luxurious accommodation, fine dining restaurants and leisure facilities, including the award-winning Oriental Spa Garden. It’s a beautiful looking hotel and I can’t think of a more stunning location for a spa. 

Lastly there was Malta & Gozo – Malta has a rich history and lots to recommend it. It has almost year-round sun, 9 UNESCO sites – ancient temples, Roman ruins and medieval cities as well as beautiful coastlines and lively resorts sporting a mixture of old town charm and modern day attractions with a range of accommodation to suit everyone.


Tour of the Mediterranean over, I decided it was time to hit the cocktail bar, grab myself a still smoking and bubbling cocktail (it’s alive I tell you!) and go and get my nails done. After that there was no stopping me, I had an amazing massage (seriously Jet2, can I have her number?) and then got my face glittered, because it’s nice to shimmer sometimes.

Jane Arschavir

The afternoon was drawing to a close, I was tired and ready to go home and wistfully flick through some holiday brochures. It was time for the prize draw and everyone gathered round waiting to hear who’d won the holiday. I never win anything so I hung back playing it cool (think Del Boy and Trigger at the bar) when my name was called out and I nearly fell off my deckchair in shock.

I had no words, I couldn’t speak and I was beyond delighted and excited and giddy, and, and, and completely lost for words. I’m so excited about being able to take my son on his first foreign holiday and on his first plane journey, there will be so many firsts for him and I can’t wait to share that all with him. Thank you to Jet2 and to The Sol Kathmandu Park & Resort for our prize, we are so looking forward to our visit to Majorca and I’m looking forward to sharing our experience with you on my blog.

You’ve got to be in it to win it or something like that.


6 responses to “Summer Fun -or- How I won a holiday #Jet2Sunchester

  1. Emma Hart | Paper Planes and Caramel Waffles

    So many congratulations for winning a holiday! You looked so shell shocked πŸ˜€ Sorry I didn’t get to meet you properly at the event but enjoy your holiday – you’ll have so much fun!

  2. Congratulations!! I was so gutted I couldn’t make it on Saturday but my boys were ill, looks like I missed out on a fab afternoon x

  3. Congratulations – I went on a family holiday to Majorca last year and visited Katmandu. We loved it. Enjoy!

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