|A view of the resort from the boardwalk|
Later on, I went back to the villa where our suite was located and discovered that our villa had a rooftop which also gave a perfect vantage point of the coastline and the sunset.
|We got one of the two suites on the first level of this villa.|
To explore the beach and the rest of the grounds, one can walk or avail of the free shuttle services or bikes which are available for the use of resort guests.
Near the beach was a pavilion with a grassy area that’s popular for beach weddings being held in the resort. In fact, workers were setting up when we were there.
Next we walked back to the nearby pool area and took a quick dip. From the top view of the pool, it looked like the pool is near the main road where cars were passing by. However, the pool is actually higher than the road and this makes the pool area quite private.
Thunderbird Resorts-Poro Point is actually open for day tours, subject to the number of hotel guests. When we were there, there were day trippers by the pool, but the resort didn’t have too many people that day for this to become a nuisance.
The rest of the morning was spent basking in the blue and white contrasts of the resort’s colors.
Thunderbird Resorts-Poro Point truly aspires for the colors and lines of Santorini. For a moment, one can be convinced that it has achieved this. Almost, but not quite. And just as well.
And I guess I like it better that way—that here in the Philippines, we have our own dream of Santorini that is Thunderbird Resorts-Poro Point, and while it is inspired by that spectacular Greek island across the world, Thunderbird Resorts-Poro Point remains at heart truly Filipino, and is ultimately a showcase of the beauty of nothing else but the Philippines.