Alternative Hangout in Lagos: Go Paintballing

If I had a dollar for every complain of how Lagos hangout/date scene almost always involves restaurants and food, I would have a house in Banana Island right now. I decided to start the Alternative Hangout in Lagos series to highlight all the other fun things you can do in Lagos. However, I cannot promise that they won’t involve food at some point or the other.

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Weekend Getaway in Lagos: Epe Resort and Spa

Epe Resort and Spa is a hidden gem located on the outskirts of Lagos. My first visit to Epe was in 2018 to explore Epe Mangroves, we visited on a Sunday when the roads were free so the journey time was short. This time around, our road trip to Epe Resort & Spa from Surulere lasted over 8 hours because we had to pick members of our group at different locations along the way.

There are two pinned locations for Epe Resort and Spa on Google Maps, the pin situated on the Ikorodu-Epe road is the correct one. On arrival at the entrance of the resort, we were each offered a pump of hand sanitizer and our temperatures were checked. While driving up the pathway that led to the reception, I could immediately tell we were going to have a relaxing weekend, the environment just whispers serenity. At the front desk, the super helpful concierge, Emmanuel, confirmed our reservation and showed us to our rooms.

There are three categories of rooms at Epe Resort & Spa – Superior Garden Room, Deluxe Garden Room and Luxury Garden Suite. We stayed in the Luxury Garden Suite which costs 60,000 Naira per night. The Luxury Garden Suite is twice the size of the other rooms, has a dedicated vanity area and a tub. All rooms come with complimentary breakfast for two.

Weekend Getaway in Lagos at Epe Resort and Spa

Although there is a restaurant at Epe resort and spa, not everything listed on the menu was available and we would’ve done well to avoid certain dishes after trying the limited breakfast options. While ordering, it’s advisable to take the safe route with either rice or fries meals.

While making our reservation, I was notified that the pool and spa areas would be closed due to COVID-19. However, they were open throughout our stay. I wasn’t keen on getting into a pool with strangers so I didn’t feel like I was missing out. We spent our time playing games, painting, watching movies and screaming at midnight partaking in late night karaoke.

My favorite part of our stay was the time we spent on the rooftop. The rooftop overlooks part of the beautiful greenery and lake in Epe. Watching the sunset from up there was a very beautiful sight. If you make it to Epe resort and spa sometime next year or post COVID, be sure to request for the full Epe tour to the fish market on your day of departure and the mangroves if you’ve never visited.

You can reach Epe Resort and Spa by phone on +2348131838014 or by mail reservations@eperesort.com. Be sure to ask for available discounts before making payment.

Weekend Getaway in Lagos: Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate

The first time I came across Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate was early 2019 via Travel with a pen, it immediately went on my to-visit list.  After canceling my Cape Verde trip because of the pandemic and flight restrictions, I was itching to go anywhere near me to relax. A friend suggested IITA which in turn reminded me of my desire to visit Lakowe Lakes.

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Restaurant Review: Cafeteria Nigeria

The first time I came across Cafeteria restaurant on Instagram, the promise of hangover cures on their bio caught my attention. Immediately, I added them to my must-try list and convinced my friends to come along for a restaurant review.
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Restaurant Review: RSVP is Perfect For Date Night in Lagos

For a restaurant that has been in business for over five years in Lagos, RSVP is one of the few restaurants you can count on for good food and service every single time, they’ve definitely hacked this consistency thing.

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Weekend Getaway In Lagos – PopBeachClub

Last weekend I had the opportunity to get away from the usual hustle and bustle (my English Teacher would be proud) of central Lagos to relax with the good people of PopBeachClub.

Most beach houses/resorts in Lagos require long drives so I was relieved when I heard the locations would be Tarkwa and Ilashe as it would only require a short boat ride to both destinations. Of the two destinations, my favorite was the Tarkwa beach house and you’ll find out why shortly.

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Life Lately + Burgers ‘N’ Shakes Restaurant Review

I feel like I owe you guys and myself this Life Lately post. It’s an attempt to explain my absence from the blog and encourage myself to get back to writing. There’s a review of Burgers ‘N’ Shakes with a ton of food pictures all the way down, it’s part of my apology. At the beginning of the year, I really thought I would be able to put out at least one blog post weekly knowing fully well I had a very busy year ahead but a girl can dream, right? But life happens and sometimes sheer will just isn’t enough. Here’s what I’ve been up to; Continue reading “Life Lately + Burgers ‘N’ Shakes Restaurant Review”

Weekend Getaway In Lagos: Jaybee Beach Camp At Tarkwa Bay

As with most adventures that involve money leaving my pocket these days, Cassie brought up the idea of going to Jaybee Beach Camp to spend a night camping on the beach, having fun by a bonfire and just generally forgetting the daily struggle that comes with living in Lagos.

It didn’t fit into my budget at the time so we decided to shift the staycation to August. Come August, we started calculating the cost of the staycation and it didn’t fit into both our budgets so we decided to throw it open like we did The Lakehouse Vacation and after a few back and forths, increasing our original number of 5 because quite a number of people were interested, we had more women join us to share the cost and fun.

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