Whispering Palms Resort | Fun Facts

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Whispering Palms located in Iworo, Badagry is often referred to as a conference resort center. It has recreational facilities, a mini museum, a zoo (that has seen better days) and  rooms ranging in different types.

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Inside the Museum


While there have been complaints of power fluctuating (there was no light in the museum when we visited), it is generally seen as a great destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of Lagos as it’s just you and the beach line.

With quite a bit of activities such as paddle boats, a swimming pool, a pool bar and more, it usually makes for a fun experience. If nothing catches your fancy, just lay back, order some coconuts and relax as this resort is as serene as it gets.

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While there is definitely room for improvement, it continues to strive to be a retreat destination for everyone.

At N500 ($1.58) per adult and N300 ($0.95) for kids , it’s also quite affordable however, you have to buy meals in the resort as you can’t take any in.

Having been there once (for an active tourism event), I quite enjoyed it and here are a couple of fun facts I learnt about it.

  1. It was established in the 70s.

  2. It was built by Professor Deji Femi-Pearse, who used to be Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos; Provost, College of Medicine, UNILAG and Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

  3. It was originally meant to be a retreat destination for Professor Pearse’s family only but they decided that everyone should enjoy the beautiful space.

  1. The roads within the resort are lined with palm kernel residue.

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  1. While all the coconut trees on the resort look similar there are actually 3 different types – Dwarf, Tall and  Hybrids.

  2. It is said that when you sleep there, you can hear the trees whispering hence the name Whispering Palms.

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Source – Bella Naija


  1. Whispering Palms sits on 12 acres of land with an annex. The annex sits on 8 acres of land.

  2. It was a popular honey moon destination back in the day.

  3. There’s a mango trunk on the grounds that is said to be over a 100 years old.

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*foreign conversion is based on the current rate of the Naira and is subject to change.

*prices written are based on the time the visit was made and is subject to change by the owners.

*Reviews are based on opinions and personal experiences, and may differ from person to person

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