Saturday, June 9, 2012

One Santorini-sh Summer Getaway at Thunderbird Resort Poropoint La Union


Not like most of the people I’ve talked to who include Santorini in Greece as one of their dream destinations outside of the Philippines,  I’m already contented on dreaming about walking on the streets of Seoul in South Korea. It is the undisputed number 1 in my dream destinations (again, outside of the Philippines because I love PI more than any country in the world).
One remarkable summer getaway with my highschool friends, however, made me experience a piece of Santorini right in the heart of the surfing haven of the Philippines, La Union. And I seriously consider that a wonderful blessing:-)
Lying on top of a cliff near a white sand beach, Thunderbird Resort in La Union proved true to its claim that it would make you feel like you are really in Santorini. I’m a fan of clean, white paints that I instantly fell in love with the facade of the resort. I love the melodramatic combination of white and blue on this Greek-like architecture.
the hallway:-)
You can also enjoy a walk along the bay while gazing at the beautiful sunset:-)
The lobby at night:-)
The staff were all nice and accommodating which made me appreciate the resort more. And I love their turquoise uniform:-) I also love that their welcome drinks tasted a little minty and they use a stem of a plant as a straw.
The rooms were also nice and big enough to accommodate a group of 4-6 pax. We got a good deal from AsiaTravel which was a total of  P10,976 nett for the two rooms inclusive of breakfast for 4. We were 7 in the group so we decided to just pay additional P1ooo/head for the other three so we could all enjoy the buffet breakfast. It was a nice deal since the normal price per room is P6000-7000, good for 2 pax. If you want to book a room at Thunderbird, I suggest you book at asiatravel or agoda for bigger discounts:-)
veranda
The comfort room is nice and clean, too!
 The Food
Since the rooms were pricey enough, we decided to just have our lunch at Jollibee which is located 10 minutes away from the resort.  It’s a good technique especially since the prices of the food inside the resort were a bit pricey as well.
But for dinner, we decided to have a taste of the resort’s very own dishes. We dined at Vegas Cafe which is also approximately 5-10 minutes away from the main lobby. We needed to ride the resort’s van just to go to Vegas Cafe.
But it was worth it! We really had a full, sumptuous dinner:-) Char and Eric surprised us by paying the bill–another wonderful blessing!
The next day, we were also treated to a yummy buffet breakfast at Olive’s Restaurant.
I love that they have iced choco drink, strawberry spread, Hungarian sausage, and Nestle Fruit Selection Yogurt in the buffet.
Having breakfast with a really nice view on the side:-)
It was a happy and satisfying experience all in all. The place was amazing enough, but the experience was made even remarkable because I got to spend it with my “friends for keeps.”  It was indeed a happy summer once again:-)
Thunderbird Resorts: Poro Point
VOA Compound, Pennsylvania Avenue
San Fernando City, La Union
Philippines 2500
E: pororeservations@thunderbird-asia.com
T: (+63 72) 888 7777

2 comments:

Autumn May Dale said...

Oh' this resort is really nice. Perfect for finding a place for relaxation and enjoy the summer vacation. Thanks for sharing.

Disha said...

wow...Awesome view...The lobby at night and sunset was awesome..I love this..All Pictures are beautiful.I would love to visit this place.Thnaks for sharing.