#Recreation: Top spots for Valentine in Lagos and other places around Naija.
MEMORIES are for ever, so they say. Many would next week try to create magical moments with loved ones that would last for a long time, if not a life time. It is the St.Valentine’s Day and there no better places to create memories and intimate moments than to set out to very special places to savour the moment.
In Nigeria, there are alluring places where lovers can go to share magical moments and literarily touch the stars at top tourist sites.
Oniru, Elegushi beaches
The loss of the once popular Bar beach to ocean surge and the shut down of the near-by Kuramo beach has turned out to be the gain of private beaches like Oniru and Elegushi beaches in Lagos. The privately-owned beaches are little more organized than the public ones like Alfa and Eleko. Added to the fact that they are located within the town, they have become quite attractive to fun seekers. For those who appreciate the more lively atmosphere to celebrate the lovers’ day, these beaches would not be a bad idea. They have good parking spaces and security is quite commendable.
However, public beaches like the Eleko and Suntan in the Badagry area would also be bubbling with activities for lovers who want to bubble and enjoy life in full.
Special Valentine at Southern Sun
For its numerous customers, the valentine season would not be an ordinary one, as Southern Sun, Ikoyi, Lagos, has come up with a package to make the celebrations memorable. The valentine season package would be enjoyed by guests who stay at the hotel between the 13th and 17th of February 2014. Special room rates and complimentary breakfast for two is also on offer
According to the hotel’s General Manager, Mark Loxley, the hotel would have a special ‘Couples Dinner’ at N13,000 for two, as well as a ‘Sea Food Lovers Buffet’ for N7, 500 on Friday the 14th. In his words, “the seafood and couples dinner is the hotel’s way of encouraging couples to celebrate the valentine season with a mouth-watering spread of local and continental dishes.
“Our customers are our primary responsibility, the relationship and friendship we cultivate, especially during this season, as well as the added values we have, gives us an edge,” Mark Loxley concludes
Candle light dinner by the beach front
One of Lagos State’s foremost resort, the Lagos Tourist Beach Resort, Akodo in Lekki council area of the state, along the Lagos-Epe Expressway, will be holding a romantic beach-side dinner for couples. It is a total package that involves accommodation, dinner and other in-house entertainment to be provided by the resort. The Akodo Tourist Beach Resort, with its long stretch of beach front with coconut trees, is clean with lush sand that is perfect for a romantic evening.
The Silverbird Galleria, along the Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, would have its own share of the valentine’s day traffic. The attraction is that the place is almost an all-in-one complex for fun in days such as this. The eateries, the gift shops and cinema are all there for those who enjoy being in bustling and high-octane areas .
Nature, sea and sand at La Campagne Tropicana
The resort, Nigeria’s foremost and one of the oldest, go out of its way to make this season unforgettable. It combines rich African content in terms of culinary, arts and general aesthetics, with the finest modernity has to offer to make visitors have a good time. The resort has, in its tradition, put together a package for this lovers’ day.
It has two Valentine Day packages, tagged “Nature, Sea, Sand and Love”, starting from Friday to the next Sunday at the resort in Ikegun, Lagos, and the club, located on Adeniyi Jones Street, Ikeja.
The club will also host a ‘Thank God Its Valentine’ (TGIV) on Valentine’s Day. The club resort has packaged Nature, Sea, Sand and Love, which it says will provide lovers a platform to connect, cherish and celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is well-known that music paves the path to unwind and resonate with our loved ones. This has led us to believe that it is integral for us to facilitate an avenue that fosters this sentiment.
The events offer lovers the opportunity to celebrate their love at a romantic, outdoor concert under the stars, along with an eternal musical sojourn. According to the management, the vision for the packages was to convey a high impact message by way of delivering an exciting and interesting night, featuring artistes from diverse spectrum and to make this enterprise an annually celebrated carnival.
The Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort, Ekiti
If this were to be written last year or year before, it may not have been wise to wise recommend the place to lovers. The environment is serene with tree and quiet ambience to savour. But the accommodation facilities were nothing to write home about. But all these have changed, as the current administration of Governor Fayemi has totally turned around the fortune of the site. The Ikogosi Warm Spring resort could pass for a destination now. For lovers who want to explore the forest and hills setting of the Ikogosi area, Ikogosi would always be an option.
Obudu Ranch Resort
Love goes with beauty, either physically or inside. And what better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to float on the Obudu cloud and get to love’s cloud seven. Obudu is the most beautiful place in Nigeria and could compete with any place in the world for allure and grandeur. Getting to Obudu is very easy. The Remlords Group, through destination Cross River, has an all-inclusive package to the place. For lovers wishing to go to Obudu, it is just a click away.
Other places include the Millennium Park in Abuja , Jabi dam and many other places.