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Friday, March 30, 2012

ThunderBird Resorts Rizal

Last Thursday, March 29, 2012, me and my wife took a day-off to ThunderBird Resorts in Binangonan Rizal. Although those days were rainy, we didn’t expected that day to be the rainiest day of all. It rained the whole day! The water was so cold and we haven’t took a summer looking pictures. But the experience is different from the rest and I’ll consider this one of the unforgettable. I enjoyed the adventure, anyway.

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This is the way to the Thunderbird entrance. The location is in the middle of “nowhere”. I mean, it is far from public transportation. It is a long drive from urban area.


My wife made a reservation prior to this day. The package is ₱1,200 per head for a whole day stay (for resort consume only). The package fee has a consumable ₱1,000 for meal. Not bad.


Thunderbird Resorts is a hotel and resort. There is also another one on La Union which is more grandeur, bigger, and in front of the beach.



The hotel has lots of nice decorations like this.


There are nice views too, since it is located at the high ground.

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My wife, Cherry, taking the (every) opportunity.


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At the lobby.



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I can’t pass a restaurant without a sip of their coffee.


I’ll grade their food 3 stars.

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The resort have three pools: One for kids (2ft), one for adults (5ft) and one for relaxation (photo above).

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Rainy season. Need umbrella.



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The resort’s golf course.

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The burger is 4 stars, and the pizza is 3 stars.

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At the restaurant (pool side)

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You’ll see this tunnel on the way to the resort. But you will not pass through it. The resort is on the left turn of the road.

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Thunderbird Resorts is great for vacation. It has clean and great facilities, fresh air, country-side feeling and view and the most important is the warm services of the staff. I’ll give 5 stars for their service. The staff are always on smile and friendly. I gave stress on this because I believe this is important. There are only a few numbers of establishments out there that have nice employees or guest staff.

To get to the location, if you're coming from Manila, take the Ortigas Extension road until you get to Antipolo. When you reached a crossing (you can see Shopwise, SSS, Red Ribbon), just shortly after passing the Province Hall, turn right. Drive through the main road until you reached the end. It's still a long drive. You'll know when you get there. 

For more information, here's their website:


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Saturday, March 24, 2012