The beach has always been my happy place. It’s therapeutic for me, in the sense that I automatically forget about the woes of adulting and my mind becomes like that of a child with absolutely no care in the world. I am currently in Lagos, Nigeria and I recently visited La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort with my two sisters and a few friends.
The beach resort, located in Ikegun village is remote from the central part of the city. The journey to the resort takes approximately 3 hours from Surulere, 2.5 hours from Victoria Island/Lekki and 1.5 hours from Ajah. I recommend a group travel for safety and to reduce the cost of travel. For a round-trip to the resort, it costs 21,000 Naira from Surulere, 19,000 Naira from Lekki and 15,000 Naira from Ajah, so it works out cheaper as a group travel. I’d also advice making arrangements for traveling back into Lagos with the resort taxis, on arrival to avoid disappointments. We couldn’t easily find a taxi back into Lagos because we had not made any bookings ahead of time.
As we approached the resort, I was captivated by the vista of clear turquoise water that lined the beach. It’s definitely one of the best beaches in Nigeria. We were welcomed by a friendly staff, Deborah, who showed us to our chalet where we were going to be spending the night. The resort is eco-friendly and beautifully exhibits the African culture, with its chalet’s built from wood splints. Even the staff were dressed in pretty African fabric and greeted us in the local Yoruba language.
With little mobile network, we were forced to spend some time away from our phones. Wandering the resort, we discovered several outdoor activities, from horse riding to kayaking on the Oso River. I really enjoyed swimming in the resort’s 120m-long pool, which had up to six bars along the pool. For me, this was the most unique thing about the resort. The resort also has really good spa/massage services available.
We later had dinner at the resort’s “Eebi O” restaurant. Although the service from the staff was quite slow, they were very welcoming and friendly.
The best way to enjoy the resort is to travel there in a group. The larger the group, the better the experience. The highlight of my stay was actually just being in the good company of family and friends at this spectacular resort. I had not seen some of them for quite a while and it was great bonding by the beach.