This Resort in La Union Will Make Your Santorini Holiday Dreams Come True

P.S. There’s no entrance fee if you just want to take photos.
by | July 17, 2020

Though Greece is open for tourists again, only visitors from 29 countries are allowed to enter its borders. Unfortunately, the Philippines isn’t part of the list, so that Greek holiday might have to be on hold for a while. But thanks to this Santorini-inspired resort in La Union, your dream Greek holiday can be achieved after just a few hours’ drive.


Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point

Also known as the Santorini of Asia, Thunderbird Resorts in Poro Point is a haven that fans of Cycladic architecture shouldn’t miss.  Just a few minutes away from La Union’s famous waves, the 65-hectare Mediterranean-inspired resort sits on the highest point of 100-feet cliff Poro Point. The cliff overlooks the West Philippine Sea and San Fernando Bay, where guests can enjoy picturesque views of the ocean and beautiful sunsets.

Mix the views with the resort’s marble white and blue marble buildings and it would feel like you’ve just been transported to the world-famous island of Santorini without leaving our shores.

Thunderbird mixes comfort and luxury to give their guests the staycation of a lifetime. In fact, it’s the only resort in the North that has 5-star hotel amenities.

They have 35 deluxe rooms, 29 Ocean Wing deluxe rooms, and 4 luxury suites. For big families, they have 60 Santorini-inspired 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas. They also have a premiere deluxe suite, which has its own balcony with ocean views and a presidential suite that has its own private pool.


Recreational and Wellness Facilities

Aside from spending a much-needed R&R in Thunderbird’s luxurious suites and villas, guests also have access to a wide range of recreational and wellness facilities to complete their stay.


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The resort has its own world-class casino, pool by the ocean, spas, courts, and event centers. They also have a 3-hectare driving range with an all-weather 9-hole golf course.


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You’ll never run out of posts for the ‘gram too, as they have picture-perfect spots like the Urban Lights and 11,00 LED roses.

Check out more of their facilities here.


How to get there

Location: Poro Point Freeport Zone San Fernando City, La Union

  1. Exit Balintawak to (NLEX). Exit NLEX and head to (SCTEX). Exit SCTEX and take (TPLEX)
  2. Change to take farthest TPLEX exit
  3. Turn left heading to La Union
  4. Go through La Union towns of Rosario, Sto. Tomas, Agoo, Aringay, Caba, Bauang.
  5. Enter San Fernando and turn left at soldier’s monument (about 150 – 200 meters after Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center).
  6. Go straight to main gate of Poro Point Management Corporation (PPMC) (about 2-3 km from soldier’s monument).
  7. Enter main gate of PPMC and turn right.


To book a stay or know more about Thunderbird, visit their website.


When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.

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