Thunderbird Resort: A Taste of Santorini in La Union

October 15, 2015 / By / 2 Comments

Have you been dreaming of that iconic Santorini getaway? Well, La Union has its own Santorini if you want a taste of it without having to go in Greece. No kidding!

Know Inside Out

A company-sponsored summer outing can’t get any better if the destination is as beautiful as Thunderbird Resort (Yes, I’m a lucky girl here.).

Thunderbird is a luxurious 65-hectare resort-hotel, a paradise siting prettily over a 100-ft cliff, at the highest point of the Poro peninsula. The entire place replicates Santorini’s domes and white-blue themed architecture.

It’s a Shore Thing

Thunderbird has a lovely shoreline with white sand. I appreciate the markers they put indicating the approximate sea depth.

The resort has one huge pool from where you can actually witness a fabulous La Union sunset. Pool water is warm and shallow at 5ft.

They also have a smaller pool for kids.

Hit the Hay

We stayed in one of their deluxe rooms and I must say, it was one of the finest ones I had seen. The room speaks luxury for itself – from the huge beds to the clean bathroom equipped with complete toiletries. There is a free wi-fi access and signal was good.

Square Meal

Food is also great in generous serving. They have complete set of meal with gourmet dishes.


  • Santorini inspired architecture.
  • Luxurious amenities.
  • They have provision for team building activities.

Insider Tips

  • The resort is strict with swimming attire so bring a proper one.
  • Recommended venue to celebrate special occasions like wedding.

Money to Burn

  • Deluxe Room – PHP8,900/night
  • Superior Deluxe Room – PHP8,900/night
  • Deluxe Ocean Wing – PHP9,900/night
  • Deluxe Suite – PHP16,000/night

Click here ( for a full and detailed listing of their room rates.

Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos
Address: Poro Point Freeport Zone, San Fernando City, La Union
Contact Nos. : (+63 72) 888 7777, (+63 72) 607 9800, (+63 917) 675 9094

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  1. Oh my! I really wanna stay here but the overnight rate is really expensive! I’m planning a 3d2n La Union getaway and this resort is way out of the budget 🙁

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