La Campagne Tropicana, is the resort that you have dreamt about but never quite believed it existed here in Nigeria. Situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean bordered by the freshwaters of Ikegun Lake, the resort is just an hour and a half away from the busy city of Lagos, making it the perfect getaway. The resort offers a unique blend of the natural environments such as freshwater lakes, a fantastic view of the Atlantic sea and extensive sandy beach.
Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye founded this magnificent resort. Following his move to America at the age of 16, he was determined to return home to the motherland, which he did to highlight the potential tourism in Nigeria.
This was the first resort of its kind in Nigeria. La Campagne is like no other and has hosted some tremendous events with attendees including the ex-president.
Despite the French sounding name, on arrival to the resort you are greeted by staff in Yoruba, who are also dressed in distinctive Yoruba clothing, as well as an offering of palm wine, adding, even more, culture to your experience.
With 29 fully furnished chalets that caters to varying individual style and taste. The Ilermini is a tree bedroom built on water, directly facing the sea.
It consists of three bedroom suites with a spacious sitting room, two bar stands, master bedroom, madam’s room and children’s room, which are both furnished with balconies facing the blue seas.
Furthermore, this chalet also comes with a private chef, free massaging and barbecue for guests. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and feature a range of custom-made bathroom amenities as well as an in room safe.
The view has been described as iconic, and La Campagne Tropicana has by passed many people’s thoughts and imagination and put simply is worth every dime.
This resorts blends Nigerian culture with a modern day twist and takes pride with the interior choices. It also has a number of activities to keep you entertained: quad biking and a range of water sports to name a few.
In addition to the on-site facilities, this beach resorts has a range of highly international experienced chefs and insists on using only the finest and freshest ingredients in Africa. There is no meal, that La Campagne cannot cook, which reflects the company’s passion and expertise.
Akinboboye’s resort and spa has been described as a beach resort that is entirely an African themed enclave but enjoys a blend of natural and sophisticated aesthetics.
In 2013, it was named the best beach resort in Nigeria and in 2014 it was named the best beach resort in West Africa in the annual Africa Travel Award organised by Akwaaba.
La Campagne Tropicana is in a class of its own and sets a high luxurious standard in relations to tourism in Nigeria. It is the perfect resort for relaxation and should be described as paradise on earth. It is Africa’s most visited beach resort.
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