First of all, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts these past few days. This post has been long overdue. It has been more than a week now since my birthday and I haven’t shared yet where I really went two weekends ago. Ummm… Actually, it’s because I went back to this paradise again last weekend. Hehehe! πŸ™‚ Anyway, I won’t keep you waiting anymore. Here it is…

About a year ago, I’ve heard and read about a resort in the Philippines that would make you feel like you’re in Santorini, Greece. The architecture, the view- Oooh, it really is like Santorini in the pictures. The problem? It’s just too far from Manila. Plus, it would hurt your pocket, big time! It’s more for honeymooners, I guess, or a popular venue where guys pop the big question. Awww… Now, isn’t that sweet?! *ehem* LOL! So obviously, it’s not for me. Hahaha! πŸ™‚ I thought maybe the real Santorini, Greece is the one for me. LOL! πŸ™‚ Well, I don’t deny, it’s my dream to get married in Santorini or Italy or France, but that’s a long shot. Honeymoon maybe? *ehem, again* LOL! πŸ™‚

Anyway, a few months ago, I heard that there is another Santorini-like resort here in the Philippines, called Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point. The first time I heard it, the name sounded familiar since it’s actually a chain of luxury hotels in other countries. Their first branch here in the Philippines is in Rizal. When I researched about Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point, my first reaction was “Wow!!!”. πŸ™‚ I was so happy as I don’t need to fly! It is just about 5 hours drive from Metro Manila! What’s even better is it’s just 15 minutes away from Surf Camp. Yes, it’s in La Union (San Fernando, La Union to be exact)!!!! Β The first thing that entered my mind was it’s a perfect place to relax right after surfing in San Juan, La Union. πŸ™‚ The problem with it is you have to book weeks or months before in Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point since obviously, with such a beautiful place, it’s always fully booked. A real dilemma for me as nice and clean waves aren’t always there. You can be unfortunate like me one time when I went all the way to La Union and the water was just placid. We ended up going to Baguio. Well, at least, it turned out to be a fun trip still. πŸ™‚ But there, I’m just trying to say that wave forecast changes from time to time, hour by the hour so I thought, how can I ever book in Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point?! I don’t wanna waste my trip to La Union by staying in the resort and not being able to ride some waves. Because of this, I never thought about staying at Thunderbird La Union anymore. Again I thought, it ain’t for me ‘coz probably the real Greece is the one for me. LOL! πŸ™‚

A day after my birthday, I thought surfing over the weekend would just be perfect to celebrate my birthday. Well, as always, surfing trips should be flexible, depending on the wave forecast. Friday night, I had to cancel the trip as the forecast for Saturday wasn’t as nice as Sunday until Tuesday. I then remembered, why not stay at Thunderbird La Union over the weekend before surfing?! I tried my luck and called. Ooooh, probably it’s what you call birthday luck! πŸ™‚ There was a room available still, but only for Sunday. Well, I knew I had to grab the chance of being able to stay at Thunderbird Resorts and surf as well, even if it means relaxation would have to come first. Hehehe! πŸ™‚

And so for two straight Sundays now, there I was at Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point. πŸ™‚ I wasn’t really in Greece. Look’s like I am in my photos in this post, eh? πŸ™‚ Here are more pictures of Thunderbird ResortsΒ Poro Point. Experience Santorini in the Philippines, without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars. πŸ™‚

Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point entrance


the lobby…


I like the chairs… πŸ™‚



the ceiling… so Greecian, eh?! πŸ™‚



view from the top…



shot from the side…


North wing rooms…


swimming pool…


night shots…






Looking at these pictures alone relaxes me! πŸ™‚ Whew! Breath-taking indeed! πŸ™‚ More about the rooms, rates, facilities and dining experience at Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point, La Union in my next posts so stay tuned! πŸ™‚

Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point
Poro Point Freeport Zone, San Fernando City, La Union
For reservations call:
(63-72) 8887777 in La Union or
(63-2) 8865555 in Makati Office