Santorini in the Philippines? Why not!
Santorini, the picturesque Greek island with its iconic whitewashed walls and blue doors, is a dream destination for many travelers. The hilly terrain and stunning sunsets over the Aegean Sea add to its beauty. If you’re captivated by the charm of Santorini but can’t make the journey to Greece, there’s good news – you can experience a similar vibe at Santorini-like resorts in the Philippines.
These resorts in the Philippines mimic the white and blue color scheme of Santorini, creating a romantic and relaxing atmosphere reminiscent of the Greek island. Some even replicate the hilly landscapes and uneven steps, transporting you to the Greek paradise without leaving the country.
Here’s a list of some of the best Santorini-inspired resorts in the Philippines to help you narrow down your choices:
Balesin Island Club – Mykonos Village (Quezon)
Named after another Greek island, Balesin Island Club’s Mykonos Village boasts buildings that closely resemble those in Santorini. With whitewashed walls, blue doors, and cobblestone streets, you might momentarily forget you’re in the Philippines. The village features 33 spacious villas with rooftop lounge areas and whirlpool tubs. The Poseidon clubhouse offers a pool with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, and you can enhance your Greek experience by dining at Thanassis Taverna, which serves authentic Greek dishes.
Sundowners Vacation Villas (Pangasinan)
Located in Bolinao, Sundowners Vacation Villas offers a Santorini-like experience with whitewashed villas, two infinity pools, and a hilly landscape along the coast. The resort provides three accommodation areas – Cliffside Villas offering bay or greenery views, Marina Villas with easy access to the infinity pool, and Pool Villas with private pools. All villas are air-conditioned and equipped with balconies.
Arabella Villas (Laguna)
Arabella Villas in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, offers a Santorini-inspired villa among its various themed accommodations. The Santorini Villa, accommodating up to 15 people, features whitewashed walls, blue doors, an outdoor pool area with curved walls, and Greek-inspired tiles. Each villa has its own swimming pool, air-conditioned bedrooms, and a kitchen. Guests can opt for staff-prepared meals or enjoy recreational activities like billiards and videoke.
The Oia (Laguna)
Named after Santorini’s most famous village, The Oia in Calamba, Laguna, can accommodate up to 45 people. The resort exhibits Santorini elements both outside and inside, with blue domes, whitewashed walls, Greek-inspired tiles, and mosaics. It features fully furnished rooms, an entertainment area, an activity area, a kitchen, a natural spring swimming pool, and a roof deck with a view of Mt. Makiling.
Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos Poro Point (La Union)
Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos Poro Point in La Union is often dubbed the Santorini of Asia. The 65-hectare resort boasts whitewashed walls, blue domes, Mediterranean-inspired architecture, and stunning coastal views reminiscent of Greece. As a 5-star resort, it offers over 120 accommodations, including 60 Santorini-inspired villas. Guests can indulge in various amenities, including a casino, spa, gym, sports facilities, and a private beach.
Asylo Private Resort (Laguna)
Asylo Private Resort in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, embraces the Santorini theme with its design, whitewashed walls, blue doors, windows, and loungers. Offering an unobstructed view of Laguna de Bay, the resort even features a faux windmill in the outdoor pool area, reminiscent of Santorini’s charm. The rooms, equipped with bunk beds for up to 25 guests, include a kitchen, barbecue area, refrigerator, water dispenser, billiard table, videoke machine, and various board games.
These Santorini-inspired resorts in the Philippines provide a taste of the Greek paradise, allowing you to enjoy the romantic ambiance and stunning aesthetics without leaving the country. Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway or a luxurious stay, these resorts cater to various preferences and offer a unique blend of Greek charm and Filipino hospitality. So, why not indulge in the magic of Santorini closer to home?
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