Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in Nigeria
When planning on having a honeymoon, most Nigerians think it is never possible to have one in the country because the only romantic places that can exist are located in abroad and always omit Nigeria in the list of possible places but would eventually drop the idea, because they are not interested in spending high for it.
Honeymoon is actually a kind of short holiday spent together by a newly wedded couple to celebrate their marriage. It is often an avenue for newlyweds to get closer to each other. It is believed that spending time alone would foster love, connection, agreement and togetherness in the marriage.
The name “Honeymoon” could be traced to an ancient history where the tradition was for couples to drink a honey-based alcohol called mead after the first moon of marriage. The moon then, signified month and it was believed that consuming the mead would help the woman in conception. The average honeymoon can last between 7 days to 14 days depending on the choice of the couples.
Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in Nigeria
There are lots of romantic places in Nigeria where you can have your honeymoon and will enjoy it as much as a resort in Abroad without having to worry about price or Visa problem:
10. Yankari Games Reserve
Located in Bauchi state in northeastern Nigeria, Yankari games reserve is a large wildlife park that covers an area of about 2,244 square kilometers. It is located in a Savanna region making it a perfect temperature for tourists, holidaymakers and newlyweds to watch wildlife in its natural form. Its attractions consist of warm springs that scream nature at its peak, museum, restaurant, caves and a wide range of animals and plants alike. They have rooms as cheap as 1,800 NGN per night and as expensive as 236,000. They have a luxury suite that cost as low as N14,000. So, you need not to worry about price.
9. Whispering Palms
Have you ever thought of a place, where the whispering sounds of palm trees and the beach will sing a lullaby to constantly lure you to sleep? Located in a city to escape the pressures of city life, whispering palms can offer you the best honeymoon spot if you prefer spending your honeymoon by the beach while spending very little. Whispering palms located in Badagry Lagos state, boasts of a garden with views of the beach, fitness center, outdoor pool, museum and a miniature golf resort. You can get rooms for as low as 20,000 NGN in whispering palms.
8. Obudu Mountain Resort
If you are thinking of planning a honeymoon that can offer you the best form of adventure, Obudu mountain resort is your best bet. Also known as Obudu cattle ranch, the resort is located in Cross river state and has one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Africa. It boasts of a mountainous area that is 1,576 metres above the sea level which can be assessable by cable car network, a breathtaking view of valleys forming a “V”, a grotto, luxury spa and a host of others. With rooms ranging between 25,000 NGN to 300,000 NGN, Obudu cattle ranch can help you experience the best honeymoon.
7. Zenababs Halfmoon Resort
Located in Ijesha, Osun state, Zenababs is surrounded by a natural beauty of lush grounds and hills giving tourists a peaceful environment to enjoy themselves. Zenababs boasts of facilities such as games lounge, fitness clubs, swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball court and even children playing grounds. Its design is focused sorely to encourage couples’ honeymooning in Nigeria. They also have a facility where couples can have their wedding ceremony. Their villa rooms cost around 38,000 NGN for a night.
6. Ikogosi Warm Spring
It is a hot spring resort in Ikogosi, a town in Ekiti state. It boasts of having a site that showcases one of the wonders of nature. Apart from the warm spring, there is a cold spring which meets the warm spring at a confluence with each spring maintaining its thermal properties. This attribute has made the spring a popular attraction site in Nigeria. If you have a partner who is interested in learning about the wonders of nature, then Ikogosi warm spring could be a good place to enjoy your honeymoon. Their resort hotel accommodation has prices starting from N34,000 and also have the intimate and warm feelings that can spice up your marriage.
5. Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort
Located in a rich palm vegetation in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Le Meridien Ibom resort boasts of an 18- hole golf course, restaurants, and night club. The resort connotes peace and serenity complemented by its natural atmosphere. With an emphasis on relaxation and leisure, Le Meridien Ibom Golf resort can make a good location for a honeymoon especially if you are looking for a place that describes nature. They have rooms with different packages with prices starting from 40,000 NGN per night.
4. Epe Resort and Spa
Epe resort and spa prides itself in being Lagos state most enviable resort destination. Characterized by a scenic beauty, their rooms showcase the Nigerian culture. They deliver perfect culinary meals, all thanks to their experienced chefs. Epe resort and spa boasts of a swimming pool, table tennis ground, lawn tennis court, Spa and bicycle rides all designed to give tourists the best experience during honeymoon and holiday seasons. Their cheapest room is valued at 50,000 NGN and their luxury suite is priced at 70,000 NGN.
3. La Campagne Tropicana
Located in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, La Campagne tropicana resort is an African themed forest, river and beach resort. It features include a river and mangrove forest with different species of plants and animals, white sand beach, traditional architecture, swimming pool, boat rides and camping options. If you are looking for a honeymoon. The prices of their rooms range between N95,000 to N471,000 per night.
2. La Manga Luxury Villa
If you need a honeymoon getaway with a stunning beach, luxurious accommodation and a private environment, then La Manga luxury villa is the best place for you. It is nestled along the unpolluted Atlantic Ocean on the Island of Ilashe in Lagos. It is surrounded by towering palm trees and has each villa lavished with a rooftop jacuzzi, swimming pool, massage room, furnished kitchen, bar and a living room that opens to the beach front all designed to give tourists the maximum privacy they desire. The luxury villas at La Manga cost about N350,000 per night.
Sencillo is a luxury beach resort, located in Ilashe Island in Lagos and has direct access to the Atlantic Ocean coastline. With its all-white design, tall palm trees and private lounges overlooking the crystal-clear pool,Sencillo is no doubt one of the foremost luxury beach houses in Lagos. Sencillo was created to enable romantic getaways such as honeymoon become possible in Nigeria. Its facilities include a jacuzzi, swimming pool, private lounge, volleyball court, dance pole and so much more. A room in Sencillo costs about 1 million to 1.2 million Naira.