Tourism and by extension, leisure, has gradually become more fun than it used to be. There were times when people had little or no places for weekend getaways, picnics, hiking, golfing etc. but that has become a thing of the past with the springing forth of resorts across major cities in Nigeria.
The day-to-day activities can get really tedious and exhausting most times and you’ll need a place to relax, relearn, restrategize, and exercise your muscles and brain, whilst feeding your eyes with nature’s beauty and allowing yourself to experience calm and decorum.
In this article, we have painstakingly listed some getaway resorts you can visit with family and friends for weekend getaway, honeymoons, camping etc.
1. Ibom Icon and Golf resort, Uyo:
Ibom Icon Hotel & Golf Resort, the pride of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, is always open to locals and tourists alike for whatever leisure experience you hope to have. The resort is situated amidst a rich palm forest vegetation. This magnificent hotel on 174 hectares of land connotes peace and serenity, complemented by its original atmosphere. The lush greens of the world-class 18-hole golf course, creates the right atmosphere for the most challenging, memorable golfing experience. There’s a lot to discover when you visit this resort. It is a beautiful place.
2. Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort:
Ikogosi warm springs resort Ltd. is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Ekiti. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, and daily housekeeping are on the list of things guests can enjoy.
Entertain yourself with the hotel’s recreational facilities, including theme park, water park, private beach, fitness center, indoor pool. Great facilities and close proximity to all that Ekiti has to offer are the reasons you should stay at Ikogosi warm springs resort.
3. La Campagne Tropicana Resort:
La Campagne tropicana resort is an African themed forest, river and beach resort located in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos, Nigeria. With over 65 acres of palm-fringed white sand beach, river and mangrove forest, the resort provides opportunities for tourists to observe at close quarters different species of plants and animals amongst which are palms, mangroves, epiphytes, monkeys, squirrels, mudskippers and birds such as bats, kingfishers, Seahawks, egrets and ducks.
The natural ambience, warm African hospitality and the luxurious comfort of the chalets are some of the unique features of the resort. The spacious chalets offer a mix of traditional architecture and furnishings with all modern amenities you would expect in a 5-star resort. Guests can enjoy nature from the comfort of their bed or take a cool dip in their private indoor or outdoor swimming pool . If you prefer the great outdoors, they provide a range of camping options, from camping by the beach or forest to camping by the riverbank.
4. La Manga Beach Villa:
La Manga Luxury Beach Villa is a little piece of paradise nested along the unspoiled Atlantic Ocean on the beautiful and alluring Island of Ilashe in Lagos, bordering the Badagry creek and surrounded by luscious and towering coconut palm trees with just 15 minutes boat ride from Ikoyi and Victoria Island.
La Manga beach villas are Spanish architecturally designed villas with four tastefully furnished beachfront bedrooms and large sliding doors that open to private balconies. Each villa has a lavish suite with rooftop jacuzzi and private lounge, sizable swimming pool, massage room, beachfront living room with open lounge, furnished kitchen, bar and poolside barbeque grill area.
La Manga beach villas have all the amenities you would expect from an exquisitely luxurious home away from home where you can relax, listen to the uninterrupted sounds of the breeze and the gentle waves on the beach. The tasteful fittings and furnishing surrounds you with the comfort and convenience that will enable you to fully savor the relaxing atmosphere of the beach setting.
5. Kamp Ikare Beach Resort:
Kamp Ikare is a spectacular retreat facility providing the best that Lagos beach life can offer.
The resort is situated in a coastal village called Ikare, approximately 45 minutes, by speed boat, from Lagos mainland. It gives the ultimate beach experience. This spot is a perfect getaway for couples, friends and even corporate executives.
It’s private, accessible only by boat, and is definitely a fun place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The resort has a main communal beach house with 6 duplex cabins positioned around a swimming pool and just metres from the sea.
6. Tinapa Resort:
Tinapa is a resort district, 10 km outside of Calabar, in Cross River State, Nigeria. The hotel comprises 243 rooms and delivers top class comfort and service to every guest.
A visit to Tinapa exposes its breath-taking architectural design, and includes a wholesale emporium, retail outlets, food court with take-away outlets, administrative centres, parking space for 3000 cars and coaches, wave pool, standing wave surfing, lazy river slide, water slides, picnic area, children’s pool and play area. The fisherman’s village comprises the mud bar, a branded nightclub, arts and crafts village and a man-made lake.
These and more make Tinapa, a world-class edifice. All these facilities are supported by a robust 24/7 independent power supply system, first-class ICT infrastructure as well as top security.
7. Epe Resort and Spa:
The Epe Resort is a stylish blend of contemporary and traditional design. It has 40 rooms, consisting of 10 chalets of four rooms each, nestled in the lush green hillside of a tropical forest & border of the Lekki Lagoon. The resort showcases the cream of Nigerian culture while delivering the ultimate in personalized service, excellent cuisine, social style & business reliability.
8. Obudu Mountain Resort:
Obudu Mountain Resort also known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is one of Africa’s finest and most interesting and spectacular tourist destinations. Obudu Mountain Resort is located in the highlands and deep tropical forests of Cross River State with a temperate climate at about 45 miles from the border with Cameroon.
9. Zenababs Half Moon Resort:
Zenababs Half Moon Resort is located in the heart of Ijesa land; the resort is situated in a peaceful and beautiful part of Osun State, surrounded by natural beauty, nearby hills, with over 25 acres of lush grounds, providing a luxurious and tranquil environment for celebrating special occasions. Free internet access is available in the whole resort.
10. Whispering Palm Resort:
Whispering Palms Resort is a unique 3 star hotel that provides for family getaways, romantic holidays, and group trips.
It provides an adventurous & affordable venue for company and family retreats, just one hour from central Lagos by boat, and 2.5 to 3.5 hours from Lagos by road. It is situated along the Iworo/Whispering Palms Road, Iworo, off the Badagry Expressway.
Boat options include a ferry service (Texas Connections) during public holidays, chartered speed boats, open boat charters, and public boats from CMS Jetty. For groups or scheduled trips, pickups are possible in Lekki, VI, Ojo, and Ikoyi.
It has a unique green space opening onto a lagoon, access to its own beach, and historic tours to Badagry and the Point of No Return.