Honeymoon is an old-fashioned vacation taken by a newlywed to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and privacy.
A honeymoon vacation for most Nigerian brides happens only once in a lifetime; therefore, the dream of every bride is to have a luxurious honeymoon and ignite the spark in her love life with her spouse.
Couples prefer to spend this period in destinations that are romantic and exotic to have a memorable experience and also have bragging rights to their storytelling on their return home.
There are affordable honeymoon destinations in Nigeria that you can confidently and conveniently visit due to their beautiful scenery, tourist attractions and the near five star feeling you get as a bride from their services.
So right here in Nigeria, here are some exotic honeymoon locations that will still leave your pockets smiling.
All the fun and romance; but only some of your money (inserts smiley)
Zenababs Half Moon Resort
Located in Ijesha, Osun State, Zenababs Half Moon Resort is an exotic resort for a luxurious honeymoon. Its serene and fully equipped villas make the resort the best place for a romantic honeymoon. Wedding stress starts to fizzle out as you step into Zenababs.
After a beautiful night, you can wake up to brilliant views of the beautiful surrounding while enjoying breakfast in bed. Zenababs can also pass as a lovely place to host weddings. It has 2 large halls for over 1000 guests. You will stay in their luxurious fully equipped 2-room villas and the price will totally blow your mind! Amazing isn’t it? This elegantly designed and beautifully decorated holiday resort starts at N38,000 per night.
Obudu Mountain Resort:
Obudu Mountain Resort, also known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is a perfect delight for a honeymoon. Everyone needs to visit Obudu at least once in their lives. Why not make it there with the person you love?
This little cabin themed resort is a well-maintained location for golfing, swimming at the large pool, taking a cable ride with the spouse and mainly unwinding after months of wedding jitters and planning. You also get modernized traditional African-style huts with all the amenities and some of the most delicious meals in the state. The starting price is N150, 000 per night.
Epe Resort and Spa:
The resort is a relaxing escape with exciting adventures and facilities. Spice things up by indulging in their spa treatments, relaxing by the pool with a glass of wine and having a romantic dinner with your spouse at the in-house restaurant.
Tropical gardens, simple bungalows and garden views, the rooms are a stylish blend of traditional design and contemporary art; you will love every bit of it. You will equally gain access to a fitness centre and tennis courts at Epe resort, all at a pocket-friendly price from N39,500 per night.
La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort:
As the name implies, La Campagne Tropicana’s beach resort is a true reflection of African beauty and class which is located at Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos state far away from the hustle and bustle of Lagos.
Merged between green tropical forest, beside the freshwater lagoon and amazing sandy beach along the Atlantic Ocean, the setting is a perfect location for newlyweds with their cute little chalet and an open heaven bedroom for lovers to relax by the beachfront. As a new bride, you also get to explore the wonders of the outdoors in each other’s arms. How romantic and exquisite!
Ikogosi Resort, Ekiti:
Adventure lovers will feel at home at Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort. Located in Ikogosi in Ekiti State, the resort offers luxury accommodation and life experiences that will make your honeymoon memorable.
You get to explore amazing landscape views, natural wonders of rock formation and the meeting point of warm and cold springs.
Honeymooners can choose this affordable honeymoon destination in Nigeria due to its beautiful, untouched landscape, undisturbed sights and sounds of nature. You can book a room for as low as N12, 500 and voila! Your honeymoon begins.
Eko Tourist Resort:
The resort is located on Lagos- Epe Expressway. It is a picture-perfect honeymoon retreat that offers activities you can enjoy with your new spouse. You won’t believe you are in Lagos when you are at this resort, you’ll feel like you are on a private island, somewhere in Hawaii. (*winks)
The restaurant at the resort offers local and continental dishes. While guests can refresh with non-alcoholic or alcoholic drinks at the on-site bar and lounge, a free game zone and a beach hangout are available. All these mouth-watering packages at a whooping price of N90, 000.
Kamp Ikare is said to be one of Lagos most hidden gems with it situated in the coastal town of Ikare which is a forty-five-minute boat ride from Lagos mainland. The resort is close to the infamous Badagry town known for its rich history during the slave trade and gaining other African experiences.
It allows for a cozy, romantic experience for newlyweds with its central beach house and six other duplex units and a 24 hours stand-by room service.
The museums, point of no return, first storey building, fish market, mangrove, and other attractions can be explored throughout to ensure the bonding process is solidified. How sweet! It only costs ₦40,000 for – boat cruise, meals, accommodation, barbecue, drink, games, and branded T-Shirts!
Oguta Lake Holiday Complex, Imo:
Honeymoon vacation is about getting away from it all and one of the best places to escape the wedding stress is Oguta lake Holiday Complex.
The complex houses the mini bunker used by the Biafran navy during the Nigerian Civil war which is now on display as a museum to preserve the happenings around the time.
The serene environment is guaranteed to refresh you from the whole wedding stress and help you rejuvenate in no time. With N65, 000 you are good to go.
If you are looking for a serene and romantic place to go for your honeymoon, you should consider one of these destinations.
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