From Lagos to Uyo, resorts are taking over tourism in Nigeria. There was a time the country could only boast of a few resorts with state of the art facilities, now she has them in abundance. If you are looking for a quick getaway, a holiday get-away, or spending your honeymoon in a beautiful and spectacular environment, then Nigerian resorts have a thing for you. These resorts offer not just beautiful attractions but also beautiful architecture with high-class accommodation facilities that are cosy and sure to transform your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
In no particular order, these are 10 of the best resorts Nigeria has to offer.
1. Whispering Palms Resort, Badagry, Lagos
Whispering palm resort is located on the outskirts of Lagos, in Badagry local government. It is a modern resort centre that offers a combination of a beautiful scenery, unique cuisine, tall palm trees, chirping birds, interesting activities and a zoo, yes a zoo. Whispering palms offer tourists the opportunity to view some exotic animals and birds in its mini zoo.
It seats on 8 acres of land with an exotic beach. The beach huts and colourful beachside umbrellas with the stunning views will make you not want to leave. It also hosts various Nigerian carvings and artworks, including bronze heads of various Yoruba deities. The on-site hotel accommodations range from luxury to simple, but be well assured the rooms are very clean and nice. It also boasts of a terraced lagoon front fitted with concrete tables and seats for guests to relax and unwind, as well as a standard swimming pool. This is the perfect getaway for fun lovers and seekers.
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2. La Campagne Tropicana, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos
La Campagne Tropicana is a tranquil paradise that is located just an hour’s drive from Victoria Island Lagos, along the Lekki/Epe expressway. This paradise is beyond every tourist’s imagination. The name of this resort was once used as a tongue twister and it is as tasteful as the tongue twister on your lips. The resort presents a unique mix of a natural environment consisting of a savannah, fresh water lake, accessible mangrove forest, warm Atlantic sea and extensively sandy beach. The tourist centre offers world-class accommodation and a variety of activities to ensure you have an experience like no other. Activities like hiking, hunting, horse riding, canoeing, ocean water fishing, aqua aerobics, beach volleyball & football are among the many activities awaiting you there. The resort also provides world class accommodation, spa treatments, massage therapy, fully equipped cardiovascular gym with personal trainers and also a 27-hole golf course. You are sure to enjoy cultural dance displays for residents/guests, fresh palm wine bar with an excellent ocean view and fine dining in elegant restaurants.
The staff are professional and friendly and the security is 24/7. La Campagne Tropicana is the perfect blend of nature and fun activities for everyone.
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3. La Manga Luxury Beach Villa, Ilashe, Lagos
La Manga Luxury Beach Villa is for you if you are one who loves exclusivity and something unique. This classy relaxation spot is located on the island of Ilashe in Lagos state. It is a paradisiacal accommodation near the Atlantic ocean. The beautiful island of Ilashe is going to appeal to you because of its tranquil environment and it’s also secluded. La Manga beach villas are Spanish architectural designed villas with four tastefully furnished bedrooms with large sliding doors that opens to private balconies. Each villa has lavished suite with rooftop jacuzzi and private lounge, sizeable swimming pool, massage room, beachfront living room with open lounge, furnished kitchen, bar and poolside barbeque grill area. If you are on a romantic trip, then this resort is for you.
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4. Obudu Mountain Resort, Calabar, Cross River
The Obudu Mountain Resort is one of the finest resorts Nigeria has to offer. It is popularly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch. Obudu Mountain Resort is located in the highlands of Cross River State, 45 miles from the border with Cameroon and it possesses a temperate climate due to its high altitude. The resort is notable for having Africa’s longest cable ride which is about 4km in length. The cable line extends from the bottom of the mountain through an extremely winding road to the top of the resort, thus providing an unparalleled view of the mountain to guests. The resort also features mountain villas, unique cuisine, natural swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, a squash court, fully equipped gym and other beautiful amenities. Beautiful countryside, relaxing atmosphere, scenic mountain and fantastic cuisine, the resort has it all. If you are one to mix adventure and relaxing together, you’ll sure have a nice time here.
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5. Tinapa Resort, Calabar, Cross River
The Tinapa Resort is the first integrated business and leisure resort in Nigeria and it is situated by the Calabar River. It was aimed to integrate business with pleasure and it has managed to do that flawlessly. It has facilities that enable guests to engage in retail and wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment. It has everything from entertainment venues, relaxation spots, business facilities and good restaurants. If you want to mix business with pleasure then visit this beautiful resort.
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6. Le Meridien Ibom Hotels & Golf Resorts, Uyo, Akwa Ibom
Le Meridien Ibom Hotels and Golf Resorts is a five-star golf resort which sits on 174 hectares of land and it is 17km from Uyo, the main capital and 23km from Godswill Akpabio Stadium. The resort is situated atop rich palm vegetations and is well known for its outstanding 18 hole golf course. The on-site restaurant serves one of the most delicious local and intercontinental dishes. The modern haven of countless activities, delicious cuisine and a myriad of interests to suit all romantic couples wanting quality time together in a unique environment. No wonder it is called the Pride of Uyo.
7. Kamp Ikare Beach Resort, Ikare, Lagos
Kamp Ikare Beach Resort is situated on a stretch of Lagos state and is not far from Ikare village. It can only be accessed by boat. This is a beach resort that offers a home away from home facilities and services that combine the rustic environment around it with a Miami-style lounge area creating the most simple, no fuss environment for your relaxation. The resort has a main communal beach house with 6 duplex cabins positioned around a swimming pool just meters from the sea. This is a haven for pleasure seekers in search of solitude. You are sure to get home cooked meals if you spend time there. The resort is sure to make you have the best time of your lives.
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8. Epe Resort and Spa, Epe, Lagos.
Epe Resort and Spa is located on Itoikin road, Epe Lagos. This is a holiday getaway that is nestled in the scenically rich Epe region of Lagos state. Epe Resort and Spa is known for its outstanding services and all-inclusive cuisine. The resort offers couples real romantic experience, relaxing environment and real food. The rooms are spacious and really comfortable. Be prepared for a tantalising journey in culinary excellence when you visit Epe Resort and Spa.
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9. Zenababs Half Moon Resort, Ilesha, Osun
Zenababs Half Moon Resort is a beautifully designed resort located on Prince Oladele Olashore Way, Ilo Aiyegunle, Ilesha, Osun State. It seats on 25 acres of lush grounds. It is surrounded by natural beauty such as hills. It is a home away from home Zenababs Half Moon Resort accommodation is in form of chalets offering 20 luxuriously furnished executive rooms and 20 tastefully furnished standard rooms, all equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities that will make your stay as memorable as possible. If you want to wake up to spectacular views and enjoy breakfast served with true ‘Naija’ hospitality visit Zenababs Half Moon Resort.
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10. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort, Ikogosi, Ekiti
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort is located in Ikogosi in Ekiti state. The resort, which is situated within the vicinity of the popular Ikogosi Warm Spring in Ekiti state – where natural warm spring meets and flows side by side with cold spring, is surrounded by natural beauty such as hills and lush grounds, it is a home away from home. The resort offers luxury accommodation and lifetime experiences that will make your honeymoon memorable. Explore amazing landscape views of the resort, natural wonders of rock formation and the meeting point of warm and cold springs. Adventure seekers will definitely love it here.
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