Weekend at Thunderbird Poro Point, La Union

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A week after our Crowne Plaza staycation, our family went for a long drive going to San Fernando, La Union. There, we spent our weekend in Thunderbird Resort Poro Point. I have been wanting to visit this place for the longest time to experience the taste of Santorini life they offer. And finally, it came true. Time to tick off my bucket list!

Thunderbird Resorts and Casino is a 65-hectare Mediterranean-inspired dream destination in North Luzon. It is a long 6-hour drive from Manila via North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPlex). If you have kids in tow, make sure you are loaded with toys and snacks to keep them entertained. Otherwise, they'll end up grumpy the entire trip. 

We left the house at 8 in the morning and arrived around 2 pm, timely to check-in. We were welcomed with a cold glass of lemonade which tastes really good! While at the reception, others were enjoying the amazing view, overlooking the West Philippine sea and it was breathtaking! God is truly amazing with his works. After few minutes, we were assisted to our villa.



Welcome to our neighborhood! Oh, how I wish to live here forever! Accommodations are in white washed buildings with cobalt blue accents inspired by the Santorini Islands in Greece. All have HD LED TV, a DVD player, pantry, electronic safety box, and Wi-Fi Internet access. Selected rooms have separate living and dining areas, and a furnished kitchenette. You can also choose one with a veranda facing the West Philippine Sea and view one of the most picturesque sunsets. 




Our home for the weekend. We got 2 units of a fully furnished 2-bedroom villa for 12 adults and 4 kids. The place looks very neat and well-maintained. 


The first floor consists of a living area, dining area, and the kitchen. Glad to know cooking is allowed but make sure to bring your own utensils such as induction cooker, pans and etc.




The villa has two rooms (one is the master bedroom) and each has its own bathroom and veranda. The place is really nice except for the broken air conditioning unit at the dining area while the other one was leaking at the master bedroom. Tried to call the hotel service but to no avail. The WiFi connection was pretty good, though.

At 4 pm, we went out to explore the place, while some went swimming.

Thunderbird Poro Point - Pool Area

Thunderbird Poro Point - Pool Area (view from another angle)

Thunderbird Poro Point - Pool Area
What a breathtaking view!

Thunderbird Poro Point - Jogging Path


Thunderbird Poro Point - Beach Club

Aside from the pool area, it was the beach club that I was super excited about. I wanted my little one to enjoy the beach like catching small waves and play with the fine sand. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed as I find it too small for a resort like Thunderbird. Nonetheless, my little one enjoyed his stay at the beach. It was such a priceless moment.





In addition to the pool area, beach club, and jogging path, Thunderbird Poro Point also has spa and massage services, a golf course, a Fiesta Casino, basketball court, indoor playground for kids and kids-at-heart.



That night, we opted to try Olives Restaurant that serves Mediterranean cuisine. The food is tasty and delicious but I do hope they have more choices to try out. I find their menu so limited. 



It was also where we had out buffet breakfast with many varieties of bread, salads and all-time Filipino breakfast faves. I super love the danggit, tapa, and the fresh fruits served. 




My family and I did have a great weekend albeit the few issues I mentioned above. While I find the rates costly, the Santorini life it provides makes it worth every cent. Definitely a must visit!



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18 comments

  1. Beautiful photos! I'd love to visit this. Hopefully this year! Thank you for sharing. I'm sure you had a great time.

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  2. Wow looks like you are enjoying your holiday. I love their infinity pool.

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  3. This is such a lovely resort and it really does resemble Santorini! No need to go to Greece for it.

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  4. I admire the pool and the Beach. The rooms are also charming.Nice place

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  5. such beautiful pictures at a magnificent place... want to check it out one fine day...

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  6. This is part of my bucket list, before pa yung movie ng No Other Woman, gusto ko na puntahan ito. I'm hesitant because it is expensive and it is too far so parang pagod kung overnight lang. I hope they will maintain the place, nakakadisappoint pag may sira sa room.

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  7. Wah.. the scenery looks so good. What a perfect place to just chill at the pool with such a scenic view.

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  8. such a nice place! would love to visit if i have chance!!

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  9. the place looks so peaceful. great for whole family getaway

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  10. I remember this place back in 2014 and some part of it are still under construction. I like the area where you can play golf near the creek. Quite dangerous but exciting, with exquisite beauty.

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  11. A newly wed friend is spending her honeymoon here and most of her photos are truly breathtaking. She mentioned she's enjoying every moment. Looks like a nice place indeed to celebrate speciL occasions and milestones.

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  12. Wow, i like the architecture of the building. and the inside interior is so stunning

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  13. Uy, ang ganda nga! Parang nasa ibang bansa lang ang peg! ♥ How much is costly kaya? haha. Baka hanggang pangarap nalang na makapunta kami dito. lol.

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  14. Nice place! I'll add this in my bucket list!

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  15. Nice. We are planning a trip to La Union and I am scouting resorts. This post is really helpful.

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  16. Did you pay extra for the extra persons? 6 lang allowed sa villa di ba?

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