What makes Romantic getaways worth the while? Is it the serene, lush, green environment? A temporal change of environment? The weather? The bliss under the sheets or the many amazing places to visit within the preferred getaway destination? Regardless of whatever it is that tickles your fancy about romantic getaways, they are moments in time to look forward to in one’s life, particularly in Nigeria where the hustle and bustle of daily living can be so overwhelming that one’s love life could be ‘worknapped’ without knowing it.
Romantic getaways abound in Nigeria, quite contrary to the mindset of many. The same has been one of the main reasons why many lovers and couples prefer to travel out of the country for their romantic getaways. However, those who are interested in going somewhere romantic in Nigeria without having to pull out their passports will find this post useful. Those who are looking for a change will no doubt also find this useful.
Nigeria has exquisite destinations that scream romance and offer privacy with exceptional amenities, activities and fine dining. These destinations are suitable for celebrating, sharing and rekindling amorous feelings with your loved one.
We have rounded up a list of top romantic hideaways in Nigeria, which will definitely appeal to couples looking for a luxurious getaway that will make them swoon.
In no particular order, we present to you our top 10 romantic getaways in Nigeria;
Top 10 Romantic Getaways in Nigeria
1. Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu Mountain Resort, formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, is one of the most beautiful and pleasant tourist centers in Nigeria. It is located on the Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border, in the Northeastern part of Cross Rivers State. This resort has grown to become a major destination choice for tourists and lovers seeking romantic getaways in Nigeria. It has an attractive landscape and calming ambience, with clouds smiling down on its peaks and valleys. It offers visitors a good blend of warm and cold temperature, as it has very temperate weather.
The rooms in Obudu Mountain Resort are made up of chalets, standard room, executive room, huts to presidential suites. Although this resort is open to visitors throughout the year, the period between October and February is the best time to visit, as it is the time when the sky is very bright and the air is frosty. The resort features mountain villas, unique cuisine, natural swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, a squash court, a fully equipped gym, and other beautiful amenities. Beautiful countryside, relaxing atmosphere, scenic mountain, and fantastic cuisine, the resort has it all.
2. La Manga Luxury Villas
If your idea of a quick getaway includes stunning beach and luxury accommodation in a quiet and private environment, then La Manga Luxury Beach Villas in Ilashe Island, Lagos, Nigeria with its spectacular and invigorating view of the ocean is the place for you.
La Manga Luxury Beach Villas 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 architectural designed villas with four tastefully furnished beachfront bedrooms with large sliding doors that opens to private balconies. Each villa has lavished 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.
The resort is surrounded by coconut palm trees and features fantastic scenery, irresistible coastlines and an environment to envy. The beach resort is known for its luxurious villas which are tastefully furnished. Visit: La Manga Luxury Villas
3. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a paradise beyond every imagination. Situated in a serene environment amongst virgin trees and the gentle reflection of the setting sun. The resort is entwined in the core freshness of nature amongst virgin trees and the lovely view of the ocean.
La Campagne Tropicana is a tropical getaway situated on a piece of isolated nature along the Lekki Expressway. The resort lies on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, bordered by Ikegun Lake. La Campagne Tropicana offers comfortable accommodation with 29 well-equipped chalets, luxury tents, a private swimming pool and the perfect beach for picnics.
Lustful pleasure awaits you at the romantic and exclusive beach resort known as La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort. The beach resort, set like a jewel along Lekki/Epe Expressway, is one of the best romantic getaways in Lagos. Enjoy activities such as hiking, hunting, swimming, ocean fishing and canoeing. Besides the beautiful scenery and miles of beaches, you will experience the ‘Naija’ charm as you treat your special someone to the resort’s mini-spa services.
4. Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort
One amazing romantic getaway resort in the South-South part of Nigeria is the Le Méridien Ibom Golf Resort, located in Akwa Ibom State and situated atop rich palm forest vegetation. The resort is known for its outstanding golf courses with fantastic lodging, dining, and service. 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.
The lush greens of the world-class 18-hole golf course, creates the right atmosphere, for the most challenging, memorable golfing experience.
5. Kamp Ikare
Kamp Ikare Beach Resort is the perfect holiday spot for anyone seeking to enjoying solitude while basking in the spirit of getaway. Not only for getaways but also for retreats, vacations with friends and family, this location, with its rustic beauty with modern touches is perfect for you. The resort is situated in a coastal village called Ikaare, which is accessible only by boat. The resort has a main communal beach house with 6 duplex cabins positioned around a swimming pool and just meters from the sea.
Kamp Ikare, located in an alluring section of unspoiled Nigeria coastline, a perfect panorama for endless white sand and crystalline sea which mesmerize everyone who visits the resort. The resort is aimed at those who want to take in the impressive beauty and excitement of one of the natural wonders of Nigeria.
6. Eko Tourist Resort
Eko Tourist Beach Resort is a well-known resort in Lagos located in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, along the Lagos-Epe Expressway and it is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway. The resort lies close to the Lekki Free Trade Zone and the West African shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach resort features deluxe villas, swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches, cloudless water, and relaxing environment.
Eko Tourist Beach Resort is guarded by security personnel and on-site parking with parking surveillance is available.
The resort is a 2-minute drive to the Lekki Free Trade Zone, a 3-minute drive to the nearby fuel station and a 10-minute drive to the museum.
7. The Whispering Palms
Whispering Palms sounds cool for a romantic getaway, yeah? When you think of this glorious name, think of a village resort with four-star services. The thoughts of having palms whisper while spending moments with that special someone is incredibly romantic! The resort which is located in Badagry offers a combination of beautiful scenery, unique cuisine, interesting activities, sun, and the sea. The beach resort offers is perfect for romance and relaxation.
Whispering Palms Hotel and Resort Badagry, Lagos is one of the oldest resorts in Nigeria, Its has undergone several upgrades to maintain its lead as the best resort in Nigeria. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the most sought after destinations for vacations, getaways, and honeymoons in Nigeria. You can visit the Whispering Palms website to learn more.
It is situated in an environment that provides stunning views and surrounded by beautiful green scenery that enhances the aesthetic feel of the resort. It offers top-class hospitality, spacious rooms with modern amenities, a courteous and friendly staff, peaceful environment and surroundings, and a very competitive room rate for a resort of its quality.
8. Epe Resort & Spa
A getaway sanctuary nestled between Lagos-Epe Lagoon and the local fishing port of Epe Town. Epe Resort is a luxury resort in Lagos located in the lush green hillside of a tropical forest, bordering the Lekki Lagoon. Located Opposite Lagos State Driving Institute Epe-Itokin Road, this resort is popular among tourist who love nature. Epe Resort and Spa, Lagos is a world-class resort which boasts of 40 rooms designed with stonewalls and has a rich dark wood interior.
Epe Resort & Spa’s on-site restaurant serves local and continental dishes made from the freshest ingredients bought from Epe’s famous fish market. Guests can also enjoy cocktails by the pool deck, all accommodation at the Epe Resort come at surprisingly competitive room rates.
The rooms are spaciously built with patios overlooking the sprawling gardens. Epe Resort rooms have en-suite bathrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, mahogany worktables, upholstered armchairs and ornate lamps. Its on-site restaurant serves local and continental dishes made from the freshest ingredients bought from Epe’s famous fish market. Guests can also enjoy cocktails by the pool deck. Click here to learn more.
9. MicCom Golf Resort
Located in the arcadian town of Ada Osun State, MicCom Golf Hotels And Resort is Nigeria’s only privately owned golf course with hotel facilities attached to it. The hotel is known for its Pro-Am classic Golf tournament which brings together golf lovers both professionals and amateurs. MicCom Golf Resort hosted the 2009 crew of Gulder Ultimate search during filming of the reality show in the Osun State.
MicCom Golf Resort is just as stunning as the remarkable natural wonders that are in its environment. If you are dreaming of a romantic haven with spectacular views, peace, and tranquillity, glittering night and nature at its best, MicCom Resort will make your dreams come true.
10. 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 in which to celebrate specials occasions, making it one of the most peaceful romantic getaway spots in Nigeria.
WIFI Internet Access is available in the whole resort. Facilities currently available include:
Extensive grounds with tents available for hire with capacity for over 5000 guests2 large halls with capacity for over 1000 guests30 fully furnished chalets (2 rooms per chalet) with satellite TV in each roomGames lounge; Table tennis, billiards and an array of board gamesDarts hall and barHealth and fitness club; a well-equipped gymnasium and 2 glass-back squash courts with viewing galleriesWildlife park with exotic birds and other speciesA boating lakeA large conference hall with a stage and full audiovisual facilities, breakout rooms and conference supportA large swimming poolTennis courtsBasketball and volleyball courtsChildren’s playing ground
So, that’s all about the top 10 romantic getaways in Nigeria. If you think we missed out on a spot you consider worthy, kindly leave a comment below. We would also love that you share you experience if you have been to any of the mentioned destinations.