20 Great Honeymoon Destinations in Nigeria
Marriage happens every now and then and should be celebrated. Immediately after the wedding what usually follows is the honeymoon. The challenge for most couples is picking a perfect location for the honeymoon. If you have resolved to spend your honeymoon somewhere in West Africa then Nigeria presents some great honeymoon destinations for you.
Are you a newly wedded Nigerian couple? Do you want to some great places to honeymoon within the country? Then worry no more. Whether you are looking towards a peaceful romantic get away to escape the noise of busy cities or searching for place to enjoy the beauty of nature and wildlife, we have you covered.
That is why we have compiled these 20 great honeymoon destinations you can choose from for your honeymoon in Nigeria.
#1 Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu Mountain Resort is a popular destination in Cross River State. It is also known as Obudu Cattle Range. Both names capture the beauty of the place which makes it attract a great number of people yearly from within and outside the country. The Obudu Mountain Resort sits on beautiful high mountains in a wide expanse of virgin forest that house different animal and plant species.
The weather here is beautiful, with fresh unpolluted air and temperature around 18 to 28 degrees. There are lots of outdoor activities newlyweds can engage in. These include horseback riding, hiking, golfing and bird watching. There is also a breathtaking water park with facilities for swimming and water slides. The Resort features traditional African-styled huts or chalets of styles for your accommodation needs. You can’t regret spending your honeymoon in Obudu Cattle Range.
#2 Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Gashaka-Gumti National Park is Nigeria’s largest national park located in the eastern provinces of Taraba and Adamawa to the border with Cameron. It covers a 6,402 km2 of land with much of the northern part being savannah grassland while the southern sector of the park is scenic, characterised by very mountainous steep slopes and valleys and gorges.
This is a perfect destination for couples on honeymoon who enjoy seeing wildlife and different plant species including varieties of fauna and flora. Couples will get to watch primates, bird and animals such as wild dogs, lions, golden cats, elephants and the rare Adamawa Mountain Reedbuck. The Gashaka-Gumti National Park is one of the great honeymoon destinations in Nigeria for newlyweds who love nature.
#3 Le Meridien Ogeyi Place
So you want a blend of luxury and beauty? Then the Le Meridien Ogeyi Place is one place for you. It is located in serene environment in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. This romantic honeymoon destination features an outdoor pool, spa services, and tastefully furnished rooms with a touch of African style and fine dining spots. The warm hospitality of the staff contributes to the luxury. Le Meridien Ogeyi Place is a great destination for newlyweds who want a quiet honeymoon in a serene environment.
#4 Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort
AkwaIbom State is one place in southern Nigeria to be if you want a serene environment with friendly weather. The Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort is there to welcome you. Located in the midst of a flourishing palm forest vegetation, and full of romantic settings and sceneries, it is a lovely get away place for couples planning for a honeymoon of adventure and fun. More so, the meals here are delicious, one of the best you can get in the country. And if you love golf or are looking to give it a romantic try, then go Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort.
#5 Kamp Ikare Beach Resort
Kamp Ikare Beach Resort is notable as one of the great beach resorts in Nigeria. It is a perfect holiday spot for everyone, not just for couples on honeymoon. If you are looking for solitude, then this is a place for your honeymoon. Kamp Ikare is situated in a charming part of well-preserved Nigerian coastline in Lagos. It features an attractive panorama of white sand and glittering sea. The resort has main communal beach house with 6 duplex cabins positioned around a swimming pool and is just metres from the sea. Surely, this place will leave you with beautiful memories during your honeymoon.
#6 Okomu National Park
Situated in Ovia, a city in the north western part of the ancient city of Benin in Edo State, the Okomu National Park is a fascinating rainforest to visit. The park is a blissful place where visitors experience the beauty of a one of Nigerian popular rainforests. The park features varieties of forest trees, and several species of plants and animals. Although the forest reserve continues to shrink due to encroachment, it still holds some endangered wildlife such as the rare white-throated monkey. A visit to Okomu National Park will surely leave you a memorable honeymoon experience.
#7 Kajuru Castle
Kajuru Castle is one of Nigeria’s hidden tourist destinations. It is located about 45 kilometers from Kaduna on the Southern Kachia road. Built in 1978 by a German expatriate, the Castle is a perfect honeymoon destination for history loving couples. The castle’s unique aesthetic design and historical significance makes it a very attractive honeymoon spot. The Kajuru Castle is circled by beautiful mountains, dungeons and wears lush green ambiance. There are lodges and a swimming pool available for your habitation need throughout the time of stay.
#8 La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
Tagged the blissful marriage between man and nature, la Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a paradise beyond imagination. It is located in Lagos along the Atlantic Ocean, between green mangrove forest and amazing sandy beach. The resort is truly an exotic spot for a romantic honeymoon. It features a superb spa, exotic suits, amazing scenery and unique ambience. La Campagne Tropicana is a place where you will have romantic relaxation with your spouse away from noise. You can spend your day fishing, hiking, engaging in water sports, listening to the sound of birds, or simply taking casual walk along the beach to behold the beautiful horizon.
#9 Zenababs Half Moon Resort
The Zenababs Half Moon Resort is a wonderful resort located in Ijesha, Osun State. If you are looking for a good mix of luxury and nature, this is a place for you. Nestled in beautiful natural surroundings with fully equipped and tranquil villas, makes the resort an undeniable romantic honeymoon destination. The views are magnificent. The resort features a games lounge, health and fitness club, wildlife park, a boating lake, swimming pool and internet access. Rooms are fully furnished with modern bathroom facilities, king size beds, satellite TV, air conditioning and a mini fridge which is stocked upon request.
#10 La Manga Luxury Villas
La Manga Luxury Villas is a small paradise nested along the Atlantic Ocean on the beautiful and alluring Island of Ilashe in Lagos State. Spending a honeymoon in this resort is like returning to the garden Eden. A picnic under the palm trees will be exciting and refreshing to new couples. Newlyweds can also spend time strolling along the beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Spending your honeymoon in this wonderful resort will undoubtedly leave couples beautiful and lasting memories.
#11 MicCom Golf Resort
MicCom Golf Resort is located in a serene environment in Osun State. It is a perfect place to be for newlywed couples spend time away from the distractions of busy cities. MicCom Golf Resort is surrounded by lush green vegetation in a peaceful atmosphere. Golf loving couples can enjoy playing golf or watch others play from the inviting greeneries. The beautiful scenery of the MicCom Golf Resort makes it a perfect get away location for honeymooners.
#12 Old Oyo National Park
Located in Oyo town in south western Nigeria, the historic Old Oyo National Park covers a land mass of 2,528 km2. The Oyo-Ile and Upper Ogun forest reserves were combined to form a game reserve which has now become this national park. Visitors can enjoy game viewing while riding through the park during the day. They can equally take a ride on the Ogun River, watching animals drinking by the river bank while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the flora and fauna plants in the green forest. The park is a site of the old Oyo Empire, and so features some cultural and historical artefacts such as earthen pots, grinding stones and snail shells which convey ancient history. This site will be a beautiful experience for nature and history loving couples.
#13 The Whispering Palms Resort
The Whispering Palms Resort is a fascinating tourist attraction located in Badagry area of Lagos state. The palms present all around graces visitors with a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. It is a place for couples who are looking for a balance between fun and rest. The resort features an art gallery, mini zoo, heritage room, indoor and outdoor gyms, swimming pool, paddle boats, miniature golf field and tennis courts.
Once you are at the Whispering Palms Resort, you can easily visit the Badagry heritage museum, the Baraccoon cells where slaves captured for sale were kept, the historical point of no return where slave selling took place, and the first storey building ever built in Nigeria. If you want time away from history and play, you can settle in the peaceful arms of your spouse under the sun while receiving the fresh breeze coming from across the sea and listening to the whispers of birds roaming about the palm trees. Whichever way, a honeymoon at the Whispering Palms resort promises to be exciting.
#14 Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
Are you looking for a good mix of adventure and quit? If yes, then the Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort is a place for you. The resort is located in the peaceful Ikogosi area of Ekiti State in the western part of Nigeria. It offers luxury accommodations and promises an experience that will make your honeymoon very memorable. Couples get to explore amazing views of the resort, natural wonders of rock formation and the meeting point of warm and cold springs. A trial will convince.
#15 Rojenny Tourist Village
Rojenny Village is a secluded and romantic retreat for honeymooners. It is one of the major tourisms and honeymoon destinations in Anambra State. Rojenny offers a lot of exciting attractions including sporting and relaxation facilities, joy rides and amusement park. You and your spouse will get to enjoy romantic walks around while beholding the beautiful environment. Rojenny Tourist Village is located on the peaceful suburb of Onitsha town.
#16 Oguta Wideplains Lake
The Oguta Lake is one of the prominent honeymoon destinations in Eastern Nigeria for nature lovers. It is located in the peaceful city of Oguta in Imo State. The Oguta lake is the second largest natural lake in Nigeria and promises wonderful sight of surrounding wide plains, making it an attractive destination for couples who want a peaceful honeymoon experience shared with nature. Activities that couples can engage in include swimming, boat cruising and taking a stroll with beautiful nature.
#17 Eko Tourist Resort
Yes, as may have observed Lagos state is great place to be in Nigeria. It offers so many exciting places to visit and stay. Eko Tourist Resort is one of such places. It is a perfect hub for couples looking to spend time closer to nature, away from noisy environments. Envisage strolling on white sand beach in bikinis/panties or spending the day with your bride in your arms watching swaying palm trees while sweet gentle breeze strikes your skin. Yes, simply put, the Eko Tourist Resort is a perfect honeymoon destination.
#18 Epe Resort & Spa
The Epe Resort and Spa is located in Epe, Lagos State. The resort is known for the ultimate pleasure and real romantic experience it offers visiting couples. It features exotic rooms furnished to the best modern standards, restaurants, swimming pool and spa services. A romantic dinner with your spouse at the in-house restaurant is a must do if you decide to spend your honeymoon in this resort. The food served here is beyond great and there are varieties of wine to choose from. You definitely won’t regret it if you chose Epe Resort & spa as your honeymoon destination.
#19 Abraka River Resort
Abraka River Resort is a great destination for newlyweds who want to spend their honeymoon closer to nature and away from the busy cities. This resort is located in the quiet and peaceful city of Abraka in Delta State. Couples can enjoy lots of outdoor activities such as boat riding, fishing, swimming, and golfing among others. Taking a walk on the sandy beach and watching Ethiope River flowing calmly, is such a romantic and soul refreshing experience. Like many of the destinations listed here, the Abraka River Resort will leave you a pleasant memory if you chose it as your honeymoon destination.
#20 Cross River National Park
Usually, at the mention of Cross River, the Obudu Cattle Ranch is what comes to mind as a place to spend holiday. But there is more to explore in this beautiful, peaceful and culturally rich state. Right at the foot of Obudu plateau is the age long Cross River National Park. The park was created from Oban and Bash-Okwango forest reserves. It is located within a forest that serves as sanctuary for many endangered species.
This is one of the richest tropical rainforest in West Africa. There is a mini zoological garden and Kwa Falls in the park which couples on honeymoon can visit. Couples will also enjoy the site of Agbokim Falls, an amazing seven channel stream cascade that forms what has been described as the seven faced wonder of nature. If you are a nature lover, then Cross River state is the place to go for your honeymoon.
There are many more fascinating places in Nigeria that can serve as honeymoon destinations. If you know of one that is not mentioned in this compilation, kindly share with us in the comment box below.
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