I know, I know, long time no post. I’m trying to stop giving excuses so I’m just going to say I’m sorry. I hope this post makes up for it.
Let me just warn that this will be a picture heavy post, and not a lot of talking.
Who says you can only get the beach experience in Miami, the Caribbean, Turkey etc. I’m proud to say you can also get a fantastic beach experience right here in Lagos, Nigeria.
I recently went to La Campagne Tropicana which is a beach resort that is African themed, and it was nothing short of amazing. It has everything you would require from a beach. It’s peaceful, but still has a lot of activities for those who don’t want to just be beach bums. And the best part? Chalets are available, so you can stay over if you want, depending on how far away you stay.
You literally have to remind yourself you’re still in Nigeria because everything else just seems very faraway and distant. Their slogan is ‘a blissful marriage of man and nature‘ and I totally agree.
So it was a bright and sunny day and we set off for La Campange Tropicana. It’s pretty far so if you’re planning on making it a day trip, I would advise you set off very early in the morning so you get the most of it, and you can take your time. But if you plan on staying over then you can leave when you want, but keep in mind Lagos traffic.
It is located in Ikegun, Ibeju-Lekki which is on the way to Epe, so it’s quite a distance.
They like to refer to themselves as a republic of their own, as they have their own way of dressing and greeting for both male and female.
When we got there, we were ushered into a hut which serves as the reception. Everything in La Campagne is African themed, from the furniture to their chalets. I’ll do a separate post on their accommodation.
When you get into the reception, you are asked to write down your name in a register. This is so they can keep track of everyone who comes in. After this you are offered sweets which are kept in a calabash.
The lady at the reception then told us about their way of greeting at the beach resort which is different for both men and women. It’s an old school Yoruba way of greeting.
I liked the little knick knacks they had around. Old school and African.
They also won an award last year.
Say hi to my new friend, he’s in front of the reception.
After we signed our names in the book and took our sweets, off we went to explore. The lady from the reception came with us and gave us a brief summary.