Where Will You Be This Valentine?

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Recession or not, love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is almost here again and being single is no excuse either. You can have a blast too as a single; just give yourself a good treat. As usual, THISDAY TRAVEL AND LEISURE is here to help you make good decisions

EPE Resort

The Resort is a stylish blend of contemporary and traditional design, with 40 rooms consisting of 10 chalets of four rooms each, nestled in the lush green hillside of a tropical forest and bordering the Lekki Lagoon. The resort shocks the wealth of Nigerian culture while delivering the ultimate in personalized services, excellent cuisine, social style and business reliability. the abundance of decorative stonewalls with a blend of rich dark wood interiors create a look of elegance and luxury in the spacious rooms with patios overlooking the sprawling gardens, ideal for all occasion a romantic break, family vacation or corporate getaway.

It is located in Epe, Lagos State in the gentle hills north of the lagoon and west of Epe town.  

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort

La Campagne is an hour away from the busy Lagos life and living. It’s a land of palm-fringed, white sand beaches where time slows down in sync with the rhythm of the waves that gently lap the shore. By day, it keeps you fully occupied with a wide range of activities: canoeing, hiking, hunting or ocean fishing. It provides options such as a bumpy ride on an ATV (quad bike) or a serene excursion around the lagoon. A Volleyball pitch, a mini-spa, fitness centre and cyber-café are also available. And if you must, wi-fi is available around the resort to keep you in touch with the outside world.

La Campagne Tropicana is the type of resort you dream about but never realised it is right on your doorstep. Yet, for those lucky enough to have discovered it, this is the tropical getaway for the two of you that allows you to escape the stress of city life and breathe again.

The resort is located at Ikegan, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lekki/Epe expressway in Lagos.

Inagbe Resort

Located just a few minutes from Victoria Island, Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure is within a friendly community rich in culture and history

of ancient Lagos Monarchy. With the options of being warmly welcomed at the VIP Jetty and Concierge or at the Executive Jetty, a 40,000 square meter well- landscaped garden and park awaits you. Richly adorned with waterfalls and natural artistic elements, a 150 meter long enthralling musical fountain combined with an array of rhythmic water display and colour lightening effect graces your evening at the Lagoon front. First of its kind in Lagos with a potential of being one of the most attractive romantic centres in the megacity, guests have a benefit to experience a refined and warm reception while enjoying intriguing views of the brilliant landscaped gardens complemented with fountains and the Lagos Lagoon as you are being conveyed to your suites. 

Coupled with its clean skies and adoring sandy beaches, it is referred to as one of the most tranquil locations on the Lagos Island for vacation and relaxation. Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure will offer a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat, ideal for enjoying a memorable vacation, with the scenic views and soft brazen sand. Whether you are planning a special vacation or simply need to unwind, make good use of your holiday and choose from a selection of fully furnished contemporary chalets, Inagbe Resort offers an exceptional stay where every detail is thought to perfection. Rejuvenate, awaken your senses, and revitalize your spirit at the resort spa with a full range of body treatments available to give you a sense of purity and tranquility. As well as enjoy the soothing feel of the sauna and steam rooms.

Stay fit in the exquisite healthcare club, offering quality fitness center and extensive health care services with the health- enhancing equipment made available to make your stay truly ideal. It is located just a few minutes from Victoria island via boat.

 The 5 Best Spots for Valentine’s Day in Lagos

Nok at Alara

The Garden at Nok is nothing short of perfect. It is situated in victoria Island . One thing I love about Nok by Alara is that you can go there several times and always find something new and exciting to try because they have 4 different menus – lunch, dinner, brunch and garden. I really do appreciate the diversity and the attention to detail, appreciating that people want to eat different things at times and in different environments. It might not always hit, but the amount of thought put into Nok is commendable. Try Hummus with Suya (beef), BBQ beef Ribs that weren’t a struggle to eat, Jerk Chicken Wings, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Goat Sliders. Same with the corn on the cob, they didn’t just grill it, they made it a bit sticky and added sesame seeds. Oh how could I forget the cocktails, as a true Lagos gal, I had theGidi Scent (rum, scent leaf, lime juice, ginger and lemonade) and the Lagosians (Cointreau, brandy, strawberry, lime).

Both were good, but the Lagosians was the bomb. Sweet and subtly strong (aka you shouldn’t feel like you’re drinking the liquor straight) as a cocktail should be, in my humble opinion. 

 

Izanagi

The food at Izanagi is quality. However, don’t expect to go here and get a bargain, it’s not “affordable” like that. With their little heart-shaped confetti type sprinkled all over the table, its the cutest thing for lovers. Also in victoria Island, it’s the perfect spot for those couples working on the island

Vellvett

Vellvett is going all out for Valentine’s Day this year. They’ll have three different Valentine’s Day menus over three days.

Uptown @ Avenue Suites

 If you start the evening a bit earlier, you’re likely to get a great view of the sun setting. Then later in the evening, if the street lights are lit on Adetokunbo Ademola and Ahmadu Bello, you’ll also have another great view as the evening progresses and throw in a stroll on the beach to make the evening great. And the food is sumptuous.  

Grillroom @ Wheatbaker

Great food and ambience situated in the serene part of Ikoyi. And with all that dim lightning, it’ll be the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner.