It was daunting. We had so much to see and do in Omu Resort, and so little time.
When we started planning a valentine tour in January 2021, we didn’t know where to start. We wanted it all… a road trip, adventure, sightseeing, games, sports, food, romance, and culture. But with over 17 fun destinations to choose from within Lagos, everything seemed just too big to fit into 1 trip.
We finally settled for Omu Resort and, I’ve put together a shortlist of why it remains the best choice destination we could take our patrons to for Valentines.
In considering Omu, we had to make our preference based on parameters including attraction highlights, food, facility, cost and proximity to both the mainland and island of Lagos.
I have to point out, this list isn’t exhaustive, it’s just a starting point.
The staff was very friendly, informative and welcoming at this vast resort. One thing that’s often overlooked but very impressive to see was how clean and well maintained their rest rooms were. Water was running and it was so clean for a public facility!
They also had electricity on throughout our stay. Danceable music blasted from super bass speakers, resounding through the large expanse of land.
The scenery at every turn was simply breath-taking, presenting the couples amongst us the opportunity to get snuggly and all romantic. And for the singles, it was a photo and selfie-grabbing galore.
First and major thing you get impressed with are the environment and attractions – the wide range of activities one can participate in – the various amusement rides, the zoo, SeaWorld, bird sanctuary, wax museum, archery, mini golf, waterpark, pools, horses, kayaking at the lake, go-karting, quad bikes and many other attractions. There was no dull moment passing through the sea world to the zoo and then the different fun activities. The resort has a thing for everyone both young and old. There’s also a nice playground for little ones.
Although the facility boasts of a decent eatery which served all sorts of fruits/drinks, finger foods, continental food, snacks and drinks, there was absolutely no prohibitions in bringing our own food along. That way, we were able to control cost and eat what we really wanted.
This place is about 84km (3 hours, 20 minutes) from National Stadium, Surulere, and 37km (2 hours) from Civic Centre, Victoria Island. For us, this meant we had to leave our departure point in Surulere at 7AM to get there a few minutes past 11AM and have enough time to enjoy all that the resort had to offer.
With all the fun activities mentioned so far, it’s tempting to think that you would have to break the bank to visit Omu Resort, but contrary to that belief, visiting this fun destination is well priced, pocket friendly and worth every penny spent.
In conclusion and indeed, no two holiday destinations are the same, so it might seem like we missed out on another great destination to visit Omu Resort – there are hundreds of beautiful and memorable places to visit out there, and that is why we have already begun planning our next super tour for this coming Easter.
Hopefully, once you’ve had a taste of hospitality with GCTOURS, you’ll come to the same realization I did… there’s no such thing as too much enjoyment in Lagos.
See some pictures from the Valentine Hangout held on the 13th of Feburary, 2021.