6 Idyllic Staycation Destinations In Nigeria
Everyone deserves a holiday from time to time and what better time to take that break than now! If you’re in Nigeria, then the days leading up to the elections and the elections itself must have taken its toll on your well being. So, having a quick getaway won’t be a bad idea. The best part is that you can do this without having to leave the country.
However, if you’re coming into Nigeria and you’re looking to spend a bit of quality time with your family, friends or even your boo, these places are also perfect for you.
A staycation is simply defined as a “stay-at-home vacation” which provides you with the opportunity to rest and enjoy yourself. Now, this does not necessarily mean you have to stay in your own house. You can decide to change the scenery and get yourself a place to chill and relax.
In no particular order, these are the staycation destinations to consider in Nigeria.
1. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort – Lagos
If you have ever been to this resort located at Ibeju – Lekki, Epe, Lagos, even for a short visit, you will realise that this is a serene paradise away from all the hustle and bustle of Lagos. According to Wikipedia, “this is a private 60-acre beach resort in Lekki, Lagos that combines African themed hospitality with modern luxury”. At the resort, you can engage in activities like kayaking, horse riding, swimming, aqua aerobics, beach volleyball, beach football, and they also offer a range of spa services.
2. Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort – Ekiti
Located at Kilometer 1, Ipole Iloro Efon Alaaye Road, Ikogosi, the resort which is not usually crowded will definitely give you space and quiet you need. The resort boasts of being one of the nation’s finest tourist destinations with enchanting natural beauty. The resort offers a warm and cold spring which flows side by side out of the same rock foundation with each spring retaining its thermal identity.
3. Obudu Mountain Resort – Cross River
Formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, the resort is located 30 minutes away from the Obudu town in Cross River State. The resort which has very temperate weather also has an attractive landscape and calming ambience, with clouds smiling down on its peaks and valleys. During the cold season, the resort can get very chilly and temperatures have been known to drop to 10 °C and less.
4. Casa Ilashe – Lagos
At Casa Ilashe, they have just 3 R’s rule… Relax, Rejuvenate and leave Re-born! Isn’t this just what you need on your staycation? This is a private beach club that is located in Ilashe, a sleepy village and tranquil oasis, along Badagry Creek, where the pace of life is set by the rising and setting of the sun. The locals of Ilashe, are a peaceful and hardworking mixture of tribes found along the West African coastline, whose livelihood depends on fishing and farming.
5. Epe Resort and Spa – Lagos
Located in the heart of Epe precisely at Itokin Road, the resort is well away from the noise of the metropolitan city that is Lagos. If you are looking to rest your weary mind and rejuvenate your spirit, then this resort is the perfect place for you to be. According to the resort, “Let warm days and twinkling nights form the backdrop to your holiday of lively activities, culinary excellence, luxurious pampering and endless entertainment”.
6. Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa – Bayelsa
The resort which is said to be owned by the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan is located along Isaac Boro Expressway, Okaka Estate, Yenagoa. The resort offers an indoor pool, a spa and a wellness centre. The resort has everything you need even a nightclub should you decide to let your hair down and boogie down.
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