It is an exciting time of the year once again for romantic partners. Valentine is easily the most recognized cultural day for lovers in many parts of the world including Nigeria.
The day operates as a special day that is dominantly characterized by romantic hangouts, gifts giving, feasts, marriage proposals, and so on.
Daily Trust takes a look at some fun and romantic recreational spots across the country that are most likely to be among the hottest Valentine destinations in 2022.
Almat Farms, one of the hottest fun spots in Nigeria’s capital city, is a leisure and corporate getaway destination that allows visitors to have memorable moments away from all the bustling noise of the city, to relax and to refresh themselves.
The luxurious resort provides high-level hospitality services to its guests in addition to other commercial activities.
Almat Farms is lately the most sought-after resort area in Abuja with facilities to keep guests comfortable and unavoidably romantic – for lovers.
It also provides activities such as horse and Quad bike riding for those who wish to add a touch of adventure in their romance.
The aggressively beautiful Kajuru Castle is a medieval-style resort for those who know their onions.
Situated at a hilltop in Kajuru area of southern Kaduna State, it remains a place for lovers to surrender their fantasies.
The dazzling scenery is great for couples in search of a romantic hangout that can stick to the soul, that is often described as an African version of the “Bavarian Castle.”
It has a large hall with dungeons and towers lined with crenellated walls. The castle also has a big “Knight’s Hall” filled with Romanesque-style awe-inspiring views.
Obudu Mountain Resort
Originally called Obudu Cattle Ranch, the natural ranch and resort centre is on the Obudu Plateau in Cross River State, Nigeria.
For couples looking for a mix of adventure and romantic tranquility, Obudu Cattle Ranch is the place to be.
With rich natural vegetation and a picturesque view, Obudu is increasingly becoming popular among tourists from all around Nigeria and even Africa.
The ranch has numerous pleasant and beautiful mountain-area and country-side views, with a well preserved vegetative and calm, serene temperature to suit different types of visitors.
Lekki Conservation Centre
Lekki Conservation Centre is said to have the longest canopy walk in Africa. Ideal for couples who wish to take a physically adventurous exercise in their pursuit of something to fill the day with awe, the 22km-long canopy walk is enough.
Founded in 1990 by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, the Lekki Conservation Center is home to a plethora of wildlife, including monkeys, tortoises, and rare birds.
At the beautiful resort, visitors can see the famous giant tortoise, play the game of chess, and take a romantic walk around the nature park with monkeys roaming freely.
Yankari Game Reserve
Yankari Game Reserve is a large wildlife park located in Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria.
It covers an area of about 2,244 square kilometers and thus boasts of being the largest national park in Nigeria.
As a home to several natural warm water springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna, it can induce to lovers a spirit of wholeness and more.
The natural habitat is also described as home to some of the remaining elephants and lions in Nigeria.
Crystal Lake Holiday Resort
Crystal Lake Holiday Resort is in Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria. It was established in 2016 and has been a pacesetter within the hospitality industry, by giving both walking guests and lodgers a different experience each time they visit.
Whether visitors are planning a romantic getaway, a weekend alone, an action-packed adventure or a fun-filled family holiday, Crystal Lake Resort and Tours offers something for everyone.
With an exciting array of activities and entertainment to choose from, lovers do not have to wonder how to spend any second of their stay there.
Ado Bayero Mall
The ultra-modern shopping mall in Kano State was named after the city’s longest-serving Monarch Alhaji (Dr) Ado Bayero.
The mall, which has been a major hangout spot for not only the people of Kano, but many northern Nigerians is fast becoming a romantic destination for lovers.
In addition to two large shopping stores – Shoprite and Game – it houses two entertainment arcades, an event hall and a popular cinema known as the Film House, Kano.
For its array of fun spots, it remains a place romantic couples can have lots of exciting activities to choose from.
Whispering Palms Resort
Whispering Palms Resort is in Badagry in Lagos State. The resort has mind-blowing natural scenery with the promises of fulfilling the needs of lovers.
Dotted with tall dancing palm trees and chirping birds, there are few other things that can be more romantic. It also houses a fantastic zoo and a restaurant that offers unique cuisines.
There are as well comfortable lounges for visitors to loosen up and unwind, plus a sparkling swimming pool.
The Dome is a recreational hub with a plethora of facilities such as The Francis Hotel, a ringing night club, a bowling alley, a beautiful and tranquil garden, gym, spa, restaurants, bakery, and a whole lots others.
It is a place for lovers can not only to be adequately taken care of, but also to be amazed at the top-quality facilities available for both fun and leisure.
The Dome is described as “The Whole Package” because it contains so many things all alone.