Three years ago, when our family (my husband, our five kids and myself) had a wonderful vacation at Thunderbird Resort La Union, we vowed to return. We were able to fulfill that dream when we had another amazing and much-needed vacation at Thunderbird La Union a few days ago, from December 30, 2020 to January 2, 2021!
Since we are in the time of pandemic and there is a vital need to be very careful, we decided to go to Thunderbird La Union, as we are already familiar with the excellent way that the Thunderbird personnel manage their resort. And Thunderbird Resort lived up to their high standards!
We stayed in two Executive Suites (beside each other). Each of the suites has two queen-size beds, a living room area, and an enormous bathroom (with two sinks and separate shower stall and bathtub). The complementary bath amenities are generous and of good quality brands.
Each suite amazingly had its own private dipping pool. Oh, and did I mention that the suites are beachfront, so that we had million-dollar views of the beach while we were swimming in our own private pool or relaxing with a good book poolside! We only had to open the sliding doors of our suites to hear the calming rhythm of the waves hitting the shore or to view the spectacular sunset in the late afternoons.
We also went on relaxing walks around the resort, especially by the sea. These walks were a welcome change from feeling cooped up in our house during this pandemic time. Some of our kids also chose to swim at one of the three big resort pools. One afternoon, our sons played basketball at the resort’s basketball court (we came prepared and brought our own ball). For safety, we always brought our face masks and face shields while walking around, and would wear these anytime we were near other resort guest. But since Thunderbird Resort followed the government-mandated limit on the number of guests, we all had a lot of space to move around away from other guests.
The food (just like during our previous stay) was excellent! For New Year’s Eve, we decided to have steak, which was tasty and tender and was grilled well. I especially liked their grilled prawns. Thunderbird also has excellent cakes and cookies, which we ordered from their Pianono Café for our afternoon snacks. We even brought some cookies home with us to continue enjoying this treat.
We felt very safe (from the COVID virus) as all the Thunderbird personnel wore face masks and face shields at all times, especially when serving our food (which we chose to have delivered to our rooms). General Manager Marvin, F&B Head Juri, Rooms Manager Benjie, Front Desk Manager John and their staff truly went above and beyond in making sure that our family had a relaxing, stress-free and memorable vacation at Thunderbird Resort La Union.
We will repeat the promise we made when we first went to Thunderbird Resort three years ago : We will definitely return!