With the value of the Naira diminishing every day, it is the case that many Nigerians are re-thinking their annual Dubai and US holidays. The truth is that many Nigerians do not feel they have gone on holiday until they have checked-in their luggage at Murtala Muhammed airport and jumped on an international flight.
There are many gems in this country of ours as alternatives and it takes just a little research to unearth them. One of these gems for me was at the La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort based in the Ibeju Lekki. I went to this resort for a day and below is my visual diary and review of my trip at the end. Here also is a video I made of my trip. Enjoy!
The cute corner in the reception room at the resort
The bus that drove my cousin (pictured) and I from the reception area to the beach and back (about a 10min walk so certainly walkable).
The gorgeous beach beds that can be rented for the day or night
Activities were vast at the resort (above was pool volleyball)
A snippet of the really long CLEAN pool with pool bars
An island in the pool
“Yoru’bar” – One of the many bars at the resort (The name playing on the yoruba tribe name)
One of the accommodation areas. LabaLaba village hosts huts like the ones below which were gorgeous but if you are looking for luxury, I would say to upgrade to the other accomodations.
In front of “Laba 5” (one of the cheaper yet decent accommodation options)
Review of the resort:
Accommodation: I didn’t sleep overnight as I went on a day trip but I did request a tour of the “Laba” and “Obieze” rooms. They were certainly impressive and I was tempted to stay the night.
Activities: So many options from kayaking to basketball to volleyball to many other games.
Cleaniness: I was impressed by how clean the beach and common areas were. There were an abundant of staff on ground everywhere I turned which created the impression that there was always someone around to help.
Food: I had no experience of the food served as our group came prepared with our own bbq spread.
Security: I felt quite secure just because there were “serious” security guards on entrance into the resort.
What I didn’t like: Nothing much to say to be honest as I had not set my expectations high but I was blown away.
Would I go back: Yes! Yes! Yes!
Perfect for: Honeymoon, girls retreat, company retreats. I would also recommend people to stay overnight as I felt that was the best way to get the most of the resort.
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