Travel Spot: Experiencing Greece at Thunderbird Resort Poro Point

04 May 2012


Travel Spot: Experiencing Greece at Thunderbird Resort Poro Point


Experience Greece in the Philippines! As compared  to my Greece-related vacation in Bellaroca (read my Bellarocca post here) which just took an hour of travel time, this time, my family got to experience Greece in a Santorini-inspired resort after a 6-hour-drive from Manila.


Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point is the only five-star hotel in the Northern Philippines, inspired by the architecture and infamous white-walls-and-blue-dome structures of Santorini, Greece.
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Each luxury suite comes complete with basic 5-star amenities. I got two rooms for my family. One for my brother and I (and little boy Sean too), and another for my mom and dad. The room comes complete with the basic necessities such as:

  • HD LCD TV with Home Theatre surround sound system
  • Ipod docking station with speakers
  • Pantry with coffee & tea-making facilities
  • In-room electronic safety box
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Bath
  • Free VMV toiletries for guests with sensitive skin

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Each luxury site has its own stunning view of the West Philippine Sea too.
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Welcome drinks of Lemon Grass Tea are served to guests as soon as they check in.
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Thunderbird Poro Point offers a wide variety of activities to choose from – – swimming by the beach, golfing, swimming by the pool, dining, drinking at the bar, watching DVDs, biking, casino.


The Beach Club and Golf Club are the guests’ faves.
Beach Club Operating Hours: 7:00 AM until sunset
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Golf Club Operating Hours: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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The Pool Bar serves cold drinks and snacks right beside the Santorini-inspired infinity pool.
Location: Pool area
Operating Hours: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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Near the pool bar are some zorb balls which kids can rent for PHP 50 for 10 minutes.
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A playground is also available for the smaller kids too.
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Bikes are also available for guests to use, free of charge. I borrowed one bike to go around the hotel and Poro Point residences one early Thursday morning.
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Biking clears my mind and frees my spirit. As I biked around Thunderbird Poro Point, I got to see the Point Residences up close and some new facilities (e.g. spa center) being constructed.
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The Point Residences by Thunderbird Resorts
A sprawling 65-hectare development where dream life of modern comforts wrapped in classic Mediterranean style can be fulfilled by owning a private villa.
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The Olives Restaurant is the one and only fine dining restaurant in the hotel. It is also the only one that offers Mediterranean fare, and boasts of having the sole wood-burning pizza oven the region.
Operating Hours: 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Cuisine: Mediterranean fine-dining
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The Patio Santorini is the hotel’s lobby lounge and bar where guests can sample a wide array of wines, cocktails, and, spirits and enjoy a stunning view of the gorgeous Poro Point sunset and seascape.
Operating Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Seating Capacity: 75-150 pax
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Located along the coast of La Union and only an hour away from Baguio, Fiesta Casinos – Poro Point houses the most exciting tables and high-paying slots in the Northern Philippines. Fiesta Casinos – Poro Point offers more than 20 table games and 260+ slot machines that all high rollers, amateur and professional players, and slot players would surely enjoy. Buses and vans also shuttles guests to and from Baguio free of charge.
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I love Thunderbird Poro Point! Good customer experience. Excellent facilities. Several activities to choose from. Elegant ambiance. My two thumbs up.



Travel Spot: Thunderbird Resorts – Poro Point, Philippines
Address: VOA Compound, Pennsylvania Avenue, San Fernando City, La Union Philippines 2500
Telephone Number: +63.72.888.7777
Budget: PHP 12000 per room for 3d/2n inclusive of breakfast brunch and free use of amenities.



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