14 romantic places to spend your holiday
Thinking of spending a family or romantic holiday in a serene environment without having to flash your passport?
You need not rack your brain further. In spite of the insecurity challenges rocking Nigeria, there are still some exquisite destinations in the country that scream romance and offer privacy for both couples and families.
They are the kind of 'wow' destinations suitable for celebration or rekindling of amorous feelings with loved ones.
In no particular order, WuzupNigeria presents you with 14 of such romantic getaways;
- Obudu Mountain Resort
Located in the heart of Cross River State, Obudu Mountain Resort popularly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, is ranked among the country's finest resorts.
It features mountain villas, beautiful countryside, relaxing atmosphere, scenic mountain, natural swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, a squash court, full equipped gym and other beautiful amenities.
- La Campagne Tropicana
A romantic scenery with an exclusive beach resort, La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is sited along Lekki/Epe Expressway in Lagos. Here families and lovebirds can engage in hiking, hunting, swimming, ocean fishing and canoe ride.
It is one of the most sought-after serene resorts in the country.
- Zenababs Half Moon Resort
If you are thinking of making it to Osun State, Zenababs Half Moon Resort may definitely be your ideal place. It is a groovy site many couples who want a quiet moment would adore.
It is one of the few tourist attractions with a large expanse of Osun colossal water bodies and dense forest. It also offers low-cost meals and budget rooms.
- Yankari Games Reserve
Ageless and endowed with lush green, 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 the country.
The park houses various natural and warm springs which makes it a choice destination for tourists and holidaymakers who are hoping to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Yankari has been touted to have the biggest collection of 50 different species of animals including endangered ones like antelopes and elephants.
- Eko Tourist Resort
An ideal perfect destination for a romantic getaway, Eko Tourist Resort is located along the Lagos-Epe Expressway. It features deluxe villas, swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, cloudless water and relaxing environment.
- The Whispering Palms
Good old Whispering Palms is every family's dream getaway. Located in Badagry, it offers a combination of beautiful scenery, unique cuisine, interesting activities, sun and the sea. No doubt, it remains one of the longest serving beach resort with an ambiance for romance and relaxation.
- Lekki Conservation Centre
In the last one decade, Lekki Conservation Centre has grown in nature and popularity. The secluded jungle and relaxation centre offers a good breathing space away from the hustle and bustle of Lagos.
There are lots of interesting sites to see such as the dense vegetation and boardwalk that offers couples an outdoor bonding moment.
The presence of some species such as monkeys, beautiful peacocks, tilapia ponds, tree house and, of course, a crocodile lake make the LCC a choice centre for many pupils on excursion.
- Oguta Lake Motel and Golf Resort
Oguta Lake Motel and Golf Resort is an eye-catching tourist site for travellers or visitors in the South East. It is especially noted for its standard 18-hole golf course and Lake.
It offers options like cruise boat services, golf club bat house and tastefully furnished rooms. The resort is a great location for having an intimate time with your partner after a very tedious week.
- Ikogosi Warm Spring
Need we say more about the famous Ikogosi Warm Spring in Ekiti State? Arguably one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country and an ideal place for a romantic weekend getaway, it is reputed its confluence of hot and cold spring meeting point which flows down as a single stream. The dense green forest which extends over the hilly landscape, with tall trees providing a covering is sure to also hold couples spellbound and create a cosy atmosphere for family bonding.
- MicCom Golf Resort
Sited in a sprawling environment on Ibokun Road in Osun, MicCom Golf Resort is one of the few tourist attraction centres. If lovebirds looking forward to having a romantic and charming retreat with breathtaking sights and serenity in an environment wrapped up in the hollow of nature, it has to be at this resort centre.
- Epe Resort
Epe Resort is located on the fringes of Lekki Epe Expressway. It is one getaway destination that visitors are greeted with a relaxed and dazzling beauty of nature. Families and adventurous couples are sure to love the posh environment, traditional drumming and sporting activities within.
- Atican Beach
Owned by a Lagos socialite, Atican private beach offers its visitors a quiet moment away from the rowdy nature of Lagos metropolis. Located at Abraham Adesanya Estate in Okun Ajah, the beauty of Atican stems from its all-inclusive view, glowing seaside, crystalline sea, rousing scenery, and ceaseless white sands. This beach offers a variety of mouth-watering local and intercontinental dishes and it has a bar which is stocked with the finest wines and spirits.
It is a cosy place for people seeking a perfect blend of privacy and luxury.
- Rojenny Tourist Village
Modelled after Disney Island, Rojenny Tourist Village is Anambra gift to fun lovers. Located in Oba area of the State, it is a choice destination for romantic weekend. The tourist village treats visitors to green vegetation and great hospitality. It also has a zoo that houses different animals such as include lions, baboons, reptiles, primates, turtles, and crocodiles. It also has a mini museum, amusement park, tennis court and an Olympic-sized pool.
- Kajuru Castle
When talking about romantic getaways, not many would have considered Kaduna as a choice destination. But the Northern State has some of its own amazing tourist attractions. One of such is Kajuru Village, which iconic castles were built over three decades ago. This weekend getaway destination tends to evoke memories of medieval times with its ancient buildings with a lot of stories to tell. Most of the bedrooms are equally designed to look like dungeons and towers with crenelated walls while the main building was modeled like a knights' hall.