Major Destinations to Tick off Your 2020 Bucket List

Last updated on January 31st, 2020 at 08:43 am

With the start of the new decade, there comes the need for us to build new experiences. There is the demand to try something new, embark on new adventures and create fun memories. There are lots of breathtaking places waiting to be explored so pack your bags and set off on a new travel adventure

Kajuru Castle

Overview of Kajuru Castle

Located on a mountaintop at Kajuru village in Kaduna, Kajuru castle was built in the late twentieth century by a German immigrant who lived in Kaduna for years. Surrounded by mountains and hills, the castle is built with crenellated stones patterned in shades of grey, making it look almost like a crocodile’s skin. Modelled after the medieval times, the elegant masterpiece contains four dungeon rooms, a baronial styled hall, a master suite, swimming pools and kitchen. The castle is privately owned and can accommodate a total of 150 people. Although Kajuru castle has no history of being associated with any monarchy, it’s bound to give this feeling of royalty. An exotic destination guaranteed to tickle your fancy. Attractions include panoramic views of the countryside, a crocodile pond, exotic pet birds, and an eco-friendly swimming pool with its own water purifying system. Also, there’s a mystery attached. Apparently, there’s a secret door that only the Hungarian caretaker, Mr. Bela Becker knows about. That sounds intriguing, right? Well, go find out for yourself.

Whispering Palms Resort

Whispering Palms Pool

Tucked away in Iworo, Badagry on the outskirts of Lagos. Whispering palms is an exquisite resort that lies on the lagoon surrounded by palm trees covering about 8 acres of land. The resort features an Art Gallery, Heritage room, indoor/outdoor gym, a miniature Golf course, hire bikes, fish park, basketball court, spa, swimming pool, paddle boats, tennis court and a sports field. The cool Atlantic breeze, beautiful scenery and aesthetics makes the resort one of a kind. Whispering palms is perfect for that weekend getaway be it with family, friends or that special one. The resort has something to offer for all ages, its recreational and relaxation facilities are amazing. The beach huts and mini gardens that host various Nigerian carvings and artworks, including bronze heads of various Yoruba deities, makes it more charming. A vacation at whispering palms is something everyone should experience so make sure this doesn’t pass you by.

Abraka Turf and Country Club

Abraka Turf and country Club pool

Luxury takes another dimension at Abraka Turf and Country Club. This exotic resort located at Abraka in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is a private country club surrounded by a rich tropical rainforest and bordered by the River Ethiope. The resort prides itself on its ecofriendly setting with the purity of its waters and rich green forestry. Attractions include golf, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, polo, horseback riding, quad biking and deep river diving. Also, the resort has a conference centre that can contain 75 people and horse stables that are arguably the best in the country. The resort features perfect villas, chalets suitable for all classes including families, vacation seekers, campers, as well as corporate groups.

You can decide to a swim in its swish blue pool or go river diving in its clear emerald green river. The beauty regarding the river is because it is so pure and clear that you can see the bottom of the river from the bank of the river giving you a false sense of shallowness. There’s also provision for horse riding and fishing.

Abraka Turf and Country Club is regarded as the best equestrian leisure club in Nigeria. Every year, the country club hosts an international Polo Tournament which usually takes place during Easter celebration. The breathtaking atmosphere, luxurious environment and stunning scenery makes the resort feel like heaven on earth.

La Manga Luxury Villas

La Manga Luxury Villas

Located along the Badagry creek on the Ilashe Island, La Manga Luxury beach resort is home way from home. The lavish resort occupies over 15000 square metres of space along the Atlantic coastline. The spectacular ocean view with the gentle sea breeze and towering palm trees makes it a soothing environment. La Manga beach villas are lavish structures designed in Spanish architectural style with four elegant beachfront bedrooms and large sliding doors that opens to private balconies. Each villa has lavished suite with rooftop Jacuzzi and private lounge, sizable swimming pool, massage room, beachfront living room with open lounge, furnished kitchen, bar and poolside barbeque grill area. Attractions at La Manga Luxury Villas include open-air gazebo for dinning and lounging, beachfront bamboo canopies for picnic and relaxation, mini-golf course, beach volleyball court, and quad bikes. Water sport activities such as jet ski and boat cruise are available but arrangements have to be requested for. La Manga Luxury Villas is yet another vacation spot waiting to be explored.

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort

La Campagne Beach front

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a magnificent relaxation and recreation centre located at Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos. Spanning across 60 acres of land, the sophisticated resort is beautifully decorated with African paintings and furniture with a touch of modern architecture. The resort features a clean beach, lagoon and mangrove forest that  with a wide variety of tropical Flora and fauna that include snake trees, mangroves, various species of epiphytes, monkeys, squirrels, bats, and various species of birds such as kingfishers, sea hawks, egrets and ducks. Facilities at La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort include a swimming pool, a beauty spa and wellness centre for a soothing massage, an on-site business centre for corporate dealings, a fitness and health centre with professional gym instructors to help you work towards your fitness goals, a restaurant and bar serving various local and continental cuisines, and outdoor recreational facilities including a tennis court, volleyball court, boat riding and surfing equipments. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort gives you that ‘feel good’ feeling, an exotic destination that continues to provide the best of hospitality.

Now that you have discovered all of these exotic destinations, it’s time to do the needful so fill your pockets, pack your bags and go have the fun of a lifetime.

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