A lot of us have quite similar dreams of traveling the world and basking in all the good things life has to offer. Unfortunately, most of our incomes cannot even finance quarter of that vision. Here at 21 we recognize this dilemma, so with today’s article I’m pushing you to live your best life, despite the daunting limitations that might sometimes stand in your way.
I bring to you five tourist hotspots that will have you putting your visa plans on hold and to crown it all, they are all within Nigeria.
You saw right, you can have your dream vacation without crossing the Nigerian boarder… okay maybe not your dream vacation, but a dreamy enough one.
If you cannot have that international adventure you have always dreamt of, you might as well opt for a national one, and with the picturesque settings these locations provide, The Caribbean and Nigeria might as well be tomato-tomato. Here are 5 holiday locations that would give the Bahamas a run for her money!
1. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
If you are based in Lagos and are not looking to go too far, well then this is the place for you. This holiday location is also accessible to you, if you are not based in Lagos. With the way the name rolls off your tongue, you know you are in for an exotic treat.
This beach resort screams, ‘leave your worries at the door and have a great time’. With the wide range of activities it’s facilities provide, every traveler that ventures into it’s serene enclosure is able to do just that.
From swimming, to kayaking, to jet skiing, there is never a dull moment at the La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, and let’s not forget it’s breathtaking view that makes every photo Instagram worthy.
La Campagne Tropicana is the place for you, if you are looking to unwind and enjoy the captivating scenery of Lagos’ shores. Your dream Hawaiian vacation might just be waiting for you in Ibeju Lekki!
2. Jara Beach Resort
Trailing right after La Campagne Tropicana, is Jara Beach resort. This white cottage like resort gives off this stunning mix of country and exotic tropics.
What is not to like in a place like this? The shady palm trees, the open bar, the relaxing cabanas, the top notch service, the gorgeous swimming pool and to top it all, the lovely view of the Atlantic Ocean. This is your place if you’re looking to let off some steam and indulge in the endless pleasures of life.
So if you are feeling up to this trip of a lifetime, go ahead and set the ball rolling by including this beauty to your travel plans or bucket list.
3. Obudu Mountain Resort
This might not be your woody Canadian alpines but it will definitely still take your breath away. The Obudu mountain resort and other Obudu settlements have been quite the tourist magnet for some years now. It was formerly known as the Obudu cattle ranch, which a lot of us are familiar with.
If you’re looking for a not-so-tropical vacation, then the cool and humid Obudu terrains are your best bet. With a resort like this located at a whooping 11,000 feat above sea level, it isn’t quite a surprise that every need imaginable is met. Travelers have extolled the place’s magical appeal as ‘living amongst the clouds’.
It’s endless landmarks such as the waterfalls, mountains, hills and valleys have made it most tourists’ one stop spot for a spectacular holiday. So, grab your hiking boots and visit Cross River state for an adventure of a lifetime.
4. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
Next on the list is the Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort, I can practically get a whiff of the sweet outdoorsy scent of nature from here, this resort is definitely a stunner.
If you are looking for an adventure with a sizzle of mystery then allow us to intrigue you with the enthralling myth of the Ikogosi Warm Spring.
One of the myths surrounding this resort is that the warm and cold springs were the two wives of a great hunter, one wife was said to be temperamental while the other was a meek woman. One very day, the two wives were said to have fought and were rebuked by their husband. The temperamental wife changed to the warm spring while the meek one turned to the cold spring.
Why don’t you make the trip to this rustic enclave to find out more on the rich history and myths of the Ikogosi Warm Spring. What better way to relax than to lodge into a place where everywhere you turn, you are reminded of the wonders of nature. Pack your woolen sweaters because this trip is not only going to leave you shivering in delight, if you catch the drift.
5. The Kajuru Castle
Last but not the least, The Kajuru Castle. When we see the word ‘castle’ what comes to mind are the medieval structures of England or even France.
But who would have thought this architectural beauty would be tucked away in the arid terrains of Kaduna… yes you saw right, Kaduna!
This unique and classic luxury villa is a must see for every national adventurer looking to see what the nation has to offer, this site has to be an undisputed jaw dropper, with its eccentric Romanesque style telling of times buried away in history.
This privately owned villa is open for tours and lounging, you may as well visit the Fifth Chukker Polo & Country Club for a more lasting travel experience. This is also located in Kaduna and provides an engaging range of activities that would have you returning year after year for a renewed experience.
These 5 holiday locations would definitely have people thinking you’ve janded. I hope I’ve set your holiday plans in motion. Which one of these tourist hotspots would you love to see, and why?