Lagos, the most crowded urban city in Africa and the New York of Nigeria is wealthy in both counterfeit and common magnificence. Regardless of whether you are a visitor or you are searching for the following enjoyable moment to have in Lagos, here is a rundown of 10 most wonderful spots to visit; they extend from shorelines to landmark parks and excellent sights on the territory and island.
1. Coconut Beach, Badagry
Located in the coastal town of Badagry, west of Lagos and 20 miles towards Nigeria and Republic of Benin border. The beach is surrounded by alluring coconut trees that provide a serenading atmosphere. Coconut Beach is reachable through the Lagos-Badagry expressway. It is a perfect place for tourists and fun seekers.
2. Banana Island
This beautiful Island is where the most expensive properties in Nigeria can be found. Banana Island is in Ikoyi, Lagos and it is about 8.6 kilometres east of Tafawa Balewa Square. Man-made and shaped like a banana, the island is the home of Nigerian celebrities and wealthiest businessmen. It is the Nigerian version of La Jolla in San Diego, Seventh Arrondissement in Paris and Tokyo’s Roppongi.
3. Lekki Conservation Center
Looking for some natural air in Lagos? Enjoy the natural atmosphere at Lekki Conservation Center. The centre is one of Africa’s best urban nature park with different species of vegetation. It is located at Lekki Conservation Centre Road in Lekki Peninsula, Lagos and covers a land area of about 78 hectares.
4. Elegushi Beach
Also, for a blend of nature, beauty, fun and adventure in Lagos, Elegushi Beach is another perfect place to go. Apart from the beautiful sceneries, this sandy beach offers great food, music horseback riding and a relaxation atmosphere. It is a 2km drive from the Lekki/Epe Expressway.
5. Club Quilox, Victoria Island
Known as the most luxurious nightclub in Nigeria, Quilox is one of the most beautiful places to be in Lagos at night. With its world-class design and stimulating vibes, the club has become the spot for late night extravagance. Club Quilox is owned by Shina Peller. The club is located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue in Victoria Island.
6. Eko Hotel and Suites
Also on Victoria Island is what has been dubbed the best hotel in West Africa, Eko Hotel and Suites. A three elegant building with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Kuramo Lagoon. The Hotel has an African setting with beautiful gardens and varieties of entertainment and recreation centres. The hotel is a 45 minutes’ drive from the Ikeja International Airport.
7. The Palms, Lekki
The Palms Shopping Mall is one of the largest malls in Nigeria, owned by Persianas Properties Limited and promoted by Nigerian Businessman Tayo Amusan. The mall has become a favourite place for Lagosians and tourists looking for a fun filled shopping experience.
8. Radisson Blu
Designed by the famous Swedish hospitality designer, Christian Lundwall. Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel is a glamorous sight and the perfect place if you are looking for a sophisticating stay in Lagos. It offers the best view of the Lagos Lagoon and houses one of the best lounges you can find in Lagos. The luxury hotel is located in Victoria Island, the business hub of Lagos.
9. Freedom Park
A former British colonial prison, the historic and artistic park is one of the best leisure spots in Lagos. Designed by Theo Lawson and built to commemorate the Nigeria’s 50th anniversary in October 2010. The park features an open-air stage, amphitheatre, museum complex, gallery and more. The magnificent monuments of the park reflect the Nigerian colonial heritage.
10. Nike Art Gallery and Cultural Center
If you are a lover of arts and you are in Lagos, Nike Arts Gallery and Cultural Center is the right place for you. With collections ranging from paintings to textile works, sculptures to drawings, the five-storey building gallery houses some of the best African arts. Owned by Chief Nike Davies Okundaye and located at Eti-Osa.