Nigeria’s commercial city – Lagos state, is the most populated state in Nigeria – with a population of 14,368,000(According to macrotrends). The state is divided into two parts: Lagos mainland and Lagos Island. The Island is the area surrounded by water and the commercial part of the state, accommodating most of the industries in the state and a home to the elites in the state.
As a result of many companies and the serene environment, most young people in the state prefer to live and work on the Island. Hence making it the busiest part of the state.
But with the hustling and bustling of the state, Lagosians find time to relax and have fun during weekends or public holidays. After all “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. So Lagosians play hard when on weekends or public holidays and the amazing thing is, there are a lot of great places to have fun on the Island regardless of your taste.
So in this article, I will be sharing some of these places with you. So if you are nursing the idea of visiting Lagos, but if you live in Lagos state and you are looking for places to have fun and relax, then this is for you because in this article I will show you all the fun places along with their activities.
Without further ado, let’s dive in …
Fun Places To Visit In Lagos Island
If you are like me who like quiet and calm environment where I can reflect on so many things while receiving cool breeze, Then you would definitely love life on the Island. Lagos island is surrounded with water and as a result of this, There are many beach among which are Eleko Beach, Kuramo beach, Oniru private beach, Elegushi beach, Atican beach, the list is almost endless. In these beaches, A lot of fun activities take place which will definitely help calm your nerves and make you forget all the noise in the state.
Let’s take a look at some of these beach and the activities that take place there.
Eleko beach is a private beach located in Eleko community of Ibeju-Lekki local government area. It was opened in 1989.
FUN THINGS TO DO AT ELEKO BEACH
- For refreshment, you can enjoy coconut juice, grilled seafood or fresh fish for as low as N1,000. Horse rides are also available for children and adults alike(this cost like N2,000).
2. At the beach you can join other leisure seekers who are sunbathing or bring your own mini musical instrument to enjoy a fun time at the beach. It is advisable to wear casual dresses or short with slippers for comfort at the beach.
3. Enjoy games and fun activities like horse rides, hand ball, dancing competition with friends or colleagues at Eleko Beach.
4. Plan a picnic with friends at Eleko Beach or get your supplies right at the beach as various vendors prepare fresh seafood and barbecue.
5. Get a bargain for some of best freshly caught fishes from the ocean and watch as it is been prepared right in front of you.
6. To get a taste of the tropical life, enjoy juicy coconut drinks right from the husk by purchasing from the various coconut hawkers at Eleko Beach.
7. Enjoy a private getaway with your loved ones or by yourself when you rent a beach hut to stay for the whole day.
Oniru private beach:
Oniru beach is a privately owned beach in Lagos Nigeria. It’s owned by Oniru Royal family.
The entrance fee into the beach is usually N1000 but can get up to N4000 depending on the activity going on at the beach. The beach is opened 24/7 and it is popularly known for its night shows.
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Fun Things To Do At Oniru Private Beach:
- Water Sports
- Horse Riding
- Ferris Wheel
- Take Pictures
If you are looking for a clean beach where you can have a lot of fun in Lagos Island, Then you should definitely visit this beach because there is never a dull moment there.
Oniru Private Beach is located at the end of Ligali Ayorinde street, VI. Payment is required for entrance.
Bogobiri is located in the high brow area of Ikoyi. It is one of the many spots to visit in Lagos that come alive mainly at night. It’s a unique place where food meets arts. You would want to go to Bogobiri on Thursday nights for ‘freedom hall’ and Friday nights for ‘Taruwa’. If you’re a lover of spoken word and good music – from jazz to Highlife and AfroBeat. Bogobiri brings home the true meaning of Afroliciousness!
If you are a nature lover who love exploring nature at its best, Lagos got you covered. Lagos Island have lots of nature park for your viewing pleasure. They include Lufasi nature park, Omu Resort and Lekki Conservation Center
Lets take at what to expect in this nature parks
Lufasi Nature Park:
Lufasi Park is a unique Park located at Majek along the Lekki-Epe Expressway in Ibeju Lekki LGA. The park is home to species like the Ekki “Iron Wood” tree (Lophira Alata), the endangered Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes Monachus) and the African Pied Hornbill (Tockus fasciatus). The vegetation consists of pocket habitats of swamp forest and oil-palm plantation with large garden spaces and pond-side landscapes for recreation and celebrations.
Things To Do At The Park:
- Bird watching.
- Sight seeing.
- Taking a walk around the garden.
- Appreciating nature.
- Aerobic stretching.
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Omu resort is a theme park located in Bogije, Ibeju Lekki local government in Lagos state. If you are looking for a place in lagos where your kids can have maximum fun and get to see wild animals, then Omu resort is the right place to take your kids to. The resort comes with a package deal that includes – Zoo, Amusement park, Go kart, Quad biking, Archery, Wax Museum, Kayaking/Boating and lots more.
Lagos Island have several malls in different locations and most of these malls have cinemas like Filmhouse, Silverbird, Genesis Deluxe, and Ozone Cinemas.
Things You Can Do At The Mall:
- Watch movies
- Play games
- Snap pictures
- Ride mechanical horses with coins etc
Some of the Malls on the Island are the Palms, Lekki, Novare Lekki mall, Lekki, E center, and Sky Mall etc
With the hustling and bustling lifestyle of Lagosians, It is important to find some a good spot to relax, have fun and get away from all the Lagos noise. Trust me you and your health need it. And I am certain the above mentioned places will help you achieve this. The exciting thing is that with little amount of money, you can have a good time.
So find some time and visit this paces.
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