Duration : overnight (check-in time: 2 PM, check-out time: 12 PM)
Bummers : there are some instances where quality of service is less than expected
Ever since I started searching for awesome places to visit in and out of the country, the Cyclades in Greece has been one of my dream destinations. I have not made this dream come true yet but that won’t keep me from searching and going nearer places that look like Santorini or Mykonos. Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point is a Santorini-inspired beach resort found in the surfing capital of the Philippines – La Union. It offers a modern Mediterranean setting with its cubical and spherical structures, whitewashed-like finish, and sky blue highlights here and there.
Even at first sight, it’s easy to fall in love with Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point. The matrimony of white and blue walls is perfect sight to see for a summer getaway. Its enticing appeal draws people into it because it perfectly complements the roaring waves in the sea and the clarity of the summer sky.
One weekend, me, my family, and a couple of friends visited Thunderbird Poro Point. We arrived a couple of minutes before the check-in time of 2 PM. We immediately went to the reception desk to check-in. We got 2 rooms located side by side. We were informed that one of the rooms is not ready yet but we can already go to the other room if we want to and they will just inform us when the other room is ready. They led us to the available room and they carried our bags to our room.
I think all rooms in the resort are connecting rooms. Doors can be opened to go easily from one room to the other. So when the other room became available, we asked them to open the connection between the 2 rooms.
Each room has 2 queen-sized beds. There were 8 of us so we maximized the number of people allowed per room, 2 people sharing a bed. The beds were cozy. The dim lighting made sleeping a lot easier. The beds are pointed towards a large LCD TV that has more that 20 channels. There is an office-like area in case you want to set up your laptop or other mobile devices. The Wi-Fi is really fast. The sockets are universal.
Complimentary coffee, tea, and water is located on the cabinet top. A complimentary plate of fruits is located on the bedside table – red apple, green apple, and orange.
The bathroom was really huge. There is a huge space in it where a bath tub could have fit. Yeah, I wished there was tub. The shower area had wood-like floors and it is embellished with stones. The shower area is in a glass enclosure.
I really liked the bath essentials in Thunderbird especially the hair/body shampoo. It left my head filling really cool, literally. The feeling was like using mint or menthol on your hair and body. It was really relaxing and it seems like all the stress just melted away.
All rooms have their own balcony, which is a perfect area to stay early in the morning while having a cup of coffee. The balcony offers a copious view of the sea.