Thursday, February 9, 2017

10 Romantic Getaways in Nigeria for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse for a romantic getaway to connect, bond and shows your partner how special they are. Escape the drudgery of daily life and enjoy romantic
moments together, possibly without the kids, in a lush, serene and cosy hideout.

If you are planning to surprise your partner on Valentine’s Day, go beyond flowers and chocolate this year and visit one of these 10 getaways in Nigeria offering incredibly romantic packages that are worth every ounce of love.

Tucked away in the rustic and serene town of Ikogosi-Ekiti, Ikogosi Warm Springs is a nature lover’s dream getaway. Ikogosi Warm Spring is one of the nation’s finest tourist attractions with stunning natural beauty, a perfect ambience for lovers that need a romantic getaway in Nigeria. Enjoy a walk on the nature trail while listening to the enchanting chorus of birds and exploring the enthralling environment. Due to the popularity of the resort, it is advised to make a reservation for a room ahead of your visit.

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Ikogosi warm spring(source:finchglow travel)

2. Gurara Waterfalls

Be captivated by the true natural beauty of Gurara Waterfalls. Located at Bonu village in Gurara local government area of Niger State, less than one hour drive from Abuja.The waterfall presents a spectacular sight of the awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur of nature. Between the months of January and February, you and your partner can frolic all day in the enthralling transparent pool at the bottom of the waterfall.
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Gurara Waterfall (source: adventure rider)

3. Whispering Palms

The romance of Whispering Palms will seduce you from the moment you drive down the road lined with magnificent palm trees towards the impressive and beautifully landscaped entrance. If you are looking to surprise that special someone this Valentine’s Day then plan a trip to this beautiful resort, situated at Badagry in Lagos state. Whispering Palms is the most visited resort for lovers, honeymooners and families, boasting lovely palm trees, a mini zoo, classic restaurants and comfortable hotel rooms that will definitely enhance the mood.
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Whispering palm (source:Jumia travel)

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Whispering Palm (source: Tripadvisor)

4. Obudu Ranch

Situated in Calabar, one of the most beautiful states in Nigeria, the Obudu Ranch has proven to be the perfect getaway destination. If you are hoping to reignite the romantic flames between you and your spouse without much distraction, then the Obudu Ranch is perfect for youThe alluring atmosphere coupled with a perfect blend of both nature and modernity is certainly the perfect choice for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The popular travel destination offers fantastic activities such as swimming and cable cars riding.  Walk on air with the Canopy Walkway and don’t forget to visit the Agbokim Waterfalls,  only 3-hours drive. Obudu Ranch has been recognised over years as the perfect spot to establish a lasting memorable moment with your loved ones.
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Obudu Mountain Resort (source: Trip advisor)
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Obudu Ranch (source: diplomat travel)

5. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort

Visit the ultra luxury La Campagne Tropicana, located at Ijegun, Lagos. It is a quiet and serene place for love birds who wish to stay away from the bustling of the city of Lagos. A perfect place for nature and beach lovers looking for a real romantic getaway. The views are simply iconic with the gentle romantic reflection of the setting of the sun upon the calm Atlantic Ocean. What else could one ask for!  You can take a dive in the beautiful Ocean or play peek-a-boo with your partner, there are so many activities you can indulge in. The resort package for a couple is something that truly makes your special someone feel extra special. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort combines an African themed hospitality with modern luxury.
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Lacampagne Tropicana (source:
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La Campagne Tropicana(source:jumia travel)

6. Epe Resort and Spa

Located at Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos, the romantic scenery will definitely sweep you both off your feet. The resort is a combination of both contemporary and traditional style. If you are planning to indulge in a more relaxing atmosphere then this should be on your go-to list. The resort offers exciting sporting activities, spas, including mouth-watering local dishes.  
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Epe resort and Spa(source:naija travel deals)
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Epe resorts and Spa (source:naija travel deals)

7. La Manga Luxury Beach Villas

La Manga Luxury Beach Villas seems to be one of the favourite resorts in Lagos. A little piece of paradise nested along the unspoilt Atlantic Ocean on the beautiful and alluring Island of Ilashe in Lagos. The place is simply stunning! With just a 15-minutes boat ride from Ikoyi and Victoria Island, La Manga Luxury Villas is surrounded by luscious and towering coconut palm trees and boast beautiful views that are sure to elevate the mood of you and your partner. It is an ideal destination to spend Valentine’s Day, with the quiet setting making it a perfect place for lovers nest. The resort’s beautiful grounds are vast as well as the number of facilities and activities it has to offer such as jet ski, boat cruise and other water sports.
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La manga makes the perfect setting for a romantic getaway (source:

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8. Omu Resort

Impress your partner by visiting the Omu Resort, situated at Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Way.The resort offers an unrivalled Africa safari experience where warm atmosphere, friendly staff and fine cuisine compliment the excellent game viewing. This is one of the most thrilling getaways for valentine’s day. Be ready to see the famous Africa “Big Five” in the zoo, and partake in various activities such as karting, archery, golfing and much more. We recommend at least 3 days for a memorable experience that you will treasure forever.
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9. Lekki Leisure Lake

If you are hoping for an exciting Valentine’s, then visit Lekki Leisure Lake. One of the most spectacular lakeside resorts in Nigeria. The resort boasts stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean in the Lekki peninsula area. This is a perfect place for thrilling leisure experiences in Nigeria. Nothing feels more relaxing than cruising along the serene and tranquil water in a pontoon boat. Make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable by taking part in these exciting activities offered at Lekki Leisure Lake.
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Lekki Leisure Lake(source:lekki leisure lake)

10. Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure

This is one of the most romantic places to spend a memorable Valentine’s Day. Set on the tranquil banks of the magnificent Lagos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, it offers a perfect blend of nature which includes beach and a warm Atlantic sea. There’s always fun water sports you can explore and plenty of amenities to get you hooked such as golfing, beach clubs and spa. It also boasts of world class accommodation to round off a perfect day in paradise.
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Inagbe Grand Resorts(source:Dealdey)

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Inagbe Grand Resorts(source: studio 24)
Do you think this place are worth visiting for a Romantic getaway or you can also share with us romantic getaways in Nigeria for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day that is not included on the list.
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