Daily we rant and vent about how draining Lagos can be. From the hassle of waking up early (to beat traffic) and get to work, to the stress of closing late (and getting stuck in traffic) to get home. We crave that relaxing getaway but our bank accounts tell us “don’t try it!” and the thought of long journeys make it all not worth it. But what if I told you there’s a friendly neighborhood solution to this?
So let’s say you are looking for a perfect spot for that trip with your girls? A baecation? Or just want to spend some time out of your house but still within Lagos? Ladies and gentlemen, think Lakowe Lakes!
During the month, I was invited by Filmorealty to spend the weekend at Lakowe Lakes and I must say, my expectations weren’t grand but by the time I had to leave, they were pretty much exceeded.
The resort is located at KM 35, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lakowe, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. (Just use Google maps and save yourself the stress). Don’t let the KM deceive you, It’s not on the way to Ibadan, but just slightly after Ajah – slightly. The first thing that caught my attention as we drove in was the beautiful buildings arranged systematically, with pedestrian pathway, this is perfect for you fitfam folk who like to jog and run.
We arrived at our apartment, a one-bedroom apartment with a view. Apartments come in different shapes and sizes – cabins, apartments of different sizes etc. and all fully furnished. There’s also cable tv (so you can keep up with your football games or series), kitchen utensils, towels, shower gel were also provided. All you basically need to do is bring yourself. Oh! I love the fact that you can cook if you so wish to. There is also a restaurant available if you are like me that wont be caught cooking on a getaway.
Beyond the living area, there’s other fun stuff to do around the grounds so if… just if you get bored, you have alternatives.
I will be detailing all the activities I got up to but list is not limited to this. Lets dive in shall we?
TAKE A STROLL AND EXPLORE LAKOWE LAKES
The entire resort was so calming and picturesque.
LEARN HOW TO FISH AND MAYBE CATCH A FISH
I have never done anything like this so I was definitely pumped to experience this. I was hoping to catch a fish and maybe roast the fish, sadly I didn’t catch any. It was fun all the same.
This was also a first-time experience, The instructors personalized the experience and made time for a one-on-one training with everyone. Immediately I got the hang out it, your girl couldn’t stop.
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
We ended the day by seeing a movie under the stars, popcorn and soda were provided.
I love the fact that right in front of my apartments, table tennis and bicycles were available for the sports love. Of course trust me to explore this. Learned very quick that I suck at both.
Please share your thoughts on Lakowe Lakes, will you be visiting?
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