Thunderbird Poro Point: A Taste of Santorini in the Philippines

Close your eyes an imagine being in the island of Santorini in Greece. Think about enjoying the sight of clear blue skies and azure waters, the feel of the sun’s warm rays and the cool ocean breeze on your skin, and the laid-back ambience that’s characteristic of the Mediterranean. At this point, you’d surely don’t want to stop dreaming. But Thunderbird Resort Poro Point tells you to wake up, because this dream vacation of yours can actually become a reality.

Thunderbird Resort Poro Point, La Union, Philippines
Thunderbird Poro Point offers a taste of Santorini without having to fly off to the Greek isles.

Nestled on a cliff in La Union, overlooking the West Philippine Sea, Thunderbird Poro Point is a 65-hectare holiday destination north of Luzon. At first glance, it instantly takes you to Greece’s famous resort town, with white-washed buildings and cobalt blue domes set amid the elements of air, water, and earth. It’s like you’ve been transported to Santorini, but without leaving local shores.

This resort in San Fernando, La Union is a perfect place for romance and relaxation. Within its grounds, you can experience a feast for the senses, starting with the gustatory pleasures found at Olives Restaurant and cool drinks at Patio Santorini.

Thunderbird Poro Point - Olives Restaurant
Olives Restaurant serves mouth-watering local and international fare
Thunderbird Poro Point - Patio Santorini
Chill out while savoring the view of the sea at Patio Santorini

For some pampering, head to Zaphira Spa where you can enjoy soothing body treatments. You can also opt to take a dip at the infinity pool and cool down while savoring the beautiful surroundings, or head to the private beach and watch the stunning sunset. For some sporty fun, invite your companions to tee off at the 9-hole golf course of The Cliffs Golf and Beach Club. Or if you want to try your luck, drop by the Fiesta Casino where myriad gaming tables offer endless excitement for high rollers and casual players.

Thunderbird Poro Point - Swimming Pool
A place to relax: Thunderbird’s infinity pool
Thunderbird Poro Point - Beach
The private beach facing the West Philippine Sea

As the day draws to a close, retreat into any of Thunderbird Poro Point’s elegant accommodations. Its rooms, suites, and villas will swathe you in serene comfort. Each features a design that reflects the resort’s beautiful surroundings, with white walls and sheets complemented by blue and orange highlights. All accommodations also come with a private bathroom with complete bath amenities, a pantry with coffee and tea facilities, HD LED TV, DVD player, in-room electronic safety box, and Wi-Fi Internet access.

The villas and suites are further furnished with a separate living room, dining area, and kitchenette.

Thunderbird Resort Poro Point - Room
Rooms at Thunderbird Poro Point can accommodate from couples to families and small groups.
Thunderbird Resort Poro Point - Living Room
Select accommodation types feature a living room, as well as separate dining and kitchen areas.
Thunderbird Resort Poro Point - Room Exterior
Some accommodation options are a short walking distance from the hotel proper, but still carry the blue-and-white motif of this Santorini-inspired resort.

Beyond the magnificent amenities and facilities of Thunderbird Poro Point, what makes this resort in La Union a place-to-be is the experience of utter comfort and relaxation. Because once you set foot here, you’ll be brought to a destination that not only takes your breath away but also creates magical moments that you’ll remember forever.

Now don’t you want to wake up to that?


Thunderbird Resort Poro Point is located at VOA Compound, Pennsylvania Avenue, San Fernando City, La Union, Philippines 2500. Online bookings can be done via For more information, log on to its website or visit its Facebook Page.