Romantic weekends are not all about going for shopping at the Dubai Mall or taking pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Nigeria has a lot of captivating and romantic destinations that could have you on cloud 9. So if you’re looking forward to escaping from the topsy-turvy of the City, in search of a romantic weekend with a difference, and you are not really sure of how you and your spouse can live that dream, then sit back and relax because we’re about to go on a trip.
In no particular order, here is a list of 5 great places for romantic getaways in Nigeria, which will definitely leave dazzled.
1. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
Imagine your legs being intertwined with that of your spouse on the endless white sands, your names etched inside a shape of love on the sands of time, and the sound of the gentle tidal movement of the ocean. Now can we stop imagining already and make this a reality? Visiting the La Campagne Tropicana would make this dream a reality. This elegant and choice beach offers couples a perfect platform for an unending string of fun and pleasure. Stylishly located along Lekki/Epe Expressway, Lagos, this resort centre has asserted itself as one of the best erotic getaways in Nigeria. Foster greater bonds at this resort centre with activities like hiking, fishing, hunting, swimming, and canoeing. Aside from the elegant and exotic spectacle, couples can visit the resort’s mini-spa for an exclusive and relaxing time.
2. Abraka Turf and Country Club
Abraka, Delta State
Ever heard the statement ‘the grass is greener on the other side’? The Abraka Turf and Country Club aptly reflects this statement. Located in the oil-rich region of Delta State, along with the Virgin bank of the mystical Ethiope River, revered for its unnaturally pure waters and rich aquatic community, this relaxation centre has asserted itself as a force to be reckoned with in Nigeria, when it comes to providing quintessential comfort and delicate cuisine. This well-manicured and eco-friendly environment allows visitors breathe in fresh and untainted air. From the cool blue pool to the natural greens and crystal clear river, this resort centre is sure to create unforgettable memories for couples. The Abraka Turf and country club engulf its visitors with its calm and serene ambience. In addition to the lush vegetation holding up the feet of its visitors, it has facilities like golf court, polo field, and swimming pool as well as very affordable accommodation. This turf screams an elegant lifestyle and nature at its best, as this resort is defined by the factors that embody nature. This is a choice destination for hosting weddings, birthday parties, private parties, and anniversaries as well as vacations and romantic getaways. This resort is duly equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like a standard golf course, tennis court and couples can engage in activities like canoeing, deep river diving, and fishing. Take your love a notch higher by using the resort’s equestrian facilities for polo and horse riding, at one of the best stables in Nigeria. Its rooms come in different types which include unit, detached unit, chalet, bungalow, and duplex. Finally, you don’t need to travel abroad in search of greener pastures, just visit the Abraka Turf and Country Club.
3. Suntan Beach and Resorts
When people think of having a romantic getaway in Badagry, the Whispering Palms Resort easily comes to mind. But do you know that’s not all there is to experience a splendid time at Badagry? The Suntan Beach Resorts sits like a hidden jewel in the heart of Badagry. Couples can sit under the wings of the Palm Tree while watching the ocean dance to the music of the wind. This place is significant for its quietude and serene environment.
There also huts where people can sit and have some romantic time together. Couples can also take the romantic adventure a notch higher by going horse riding and taking a fishing expedition. Just for the record, if you are in the group of ‘about to wed’ and you have imagined what it would be like to have a wedding on the beach, then luck has just shone on you because Santa Beach and Resorts has a marriage registry very close to it. So, you can have a quick short ceremony.
4. Yankari Games Reserve
Yankari, Bauch State
Yankari National Park is a broad wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State. This is the most developed animal reserve and park in Nigeria. It houses various natural and warm springs. The fact that it is located in the West African savanna makes it a choice destination for tourists and holidaymakers to see wildlife in its natural habitat.This park has largely been touted to have the largest collection of animals, especially elephants, in Nigeria.
It presently has 50 different species of animals, about 550 elephants, and 59 caves. Couples can take a swim in the crystal clear water. The Yankari Games Reserve offers mainly Nigerian dishes, has a museum, a bar and souvenir shops.
5. Zenababs Half Moon Resort
Some many couples would surely jump at the opportunity of having a romantic adventure on the moon but that’s really far-fetched for most of us. Alright, even if you can’t afford a trip to the moon, at least you can visit the half moon. Didn’t they say half bread is better than none? This resort which is one-of-a-kind is spread over a large expanse of Osun State’s colossal water bodies and dense forest. It has a serene and calm environment. It also offers low-cost meals and budget rooms. This grandiose resort located in a central part of Ilesha exhibits a beautiful architectural piece, is a great hideout from the redneck and neighbourhood. Couples can enjoy the various activities at Zenababs Half Moon Resort and enjoy a perfect view of the resort from their rooms.