Places abound in Lekki where you can spend considerable time with friends and family but here are 10 places in Lekki to hangout.
Do you live in Lekki? Perhaps you plan to hang out there during your next fun time. Lekki, located in the east of Lagos, is a naturally formed peninsula and one of the most beautiful places in Nigeria.
There are a lot of fun places in Lekki ranging from exquisite hotels, resort centers, shopping malls, water bodies and parks for residents and tourists to relax and have fun and also spend time with family and friends.
After choosing from a pool of fun places in Lekki, we came up with some of the best 10 fun places in Lekki, where you can spend quality time in no particular order.
1 Lekki Conservation Center:
Established in 1990 by the Nigeria Conservation Foundation, it is one of the best and most visited natural reserves in Nigeria. You can’t miss the Place on the ever-busy Lekki –Epe Expressway.
The opening hours at the LCC is between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. The entry fee is a 1,000 Naira while you pay an additional 1,000 Naira to enjoy the canopy walk.
It is an amazing place where you can see various animals ranging from mammals to reptiles. It has facilities like beach volleyball courts, treehouses, jungle gym facilities like monkey bars. It also has Tilapia ponds, barbecue stand, nature station and a lot of floor games like chess and drafts.
The major attraction at the Lekki Conservation Center is the canopy walk, which is the longest canopy walk in Africa. Standing at over 22 feet in height, this breathtaking piece of adventure is bound to linger in your memory for a long time.
Lekki Conservation Center is a fun place to hangout in Lekki
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- The Palms Shopping Mall:
This is also referred to as The Palms Lekki. It is regarded as the second-largest shopping mall in Nigeria. This is one of the most amazing fun places in Lekki. It contains a modern cinema and over 60 stores. Its open between 9:00 am till 10:00 pm every day, and you can see a movie at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema for as low as 1,500 Naira.
Located at 1 Bisway Street Maroko Lekki, you can grab a quick bite from any of the top-notch restaurants like Double 4 Restaurant or shop for any kind of item in the different stores such as Shoprite, the Game etc.
- Peninsula Hotel:
Looking for an exquisite hotel for unlimited fun in Lekki, then you should pay a visit to the Peninsula hotel located at Plot 16, Lekki-Epe expressway. It has all the facilities to offer all the fun you can imagine—a ten-story building with a fantastic view of the surrounding sea and city layout.
It is equipped with a restaurant that serves some of the best meals, both local and intercontinental cuisine. The bar/lounge also comes with an assortment of choice beverages, and they have other facilities like an outdoor pool, spa, tennis table and a well-equipped gym for your sports needs.
Peninsula Hotel, Lekki
It provides free wifi to guests and has a huge event centre. You will be able to get a standard room for as low as 25,000 Naira, while the upscale diplomatic experience cost about 90,000 Naira.
- La Campagne Tropicana Resort:
Located at about 15 minutes drive from the Dangote refinery in Ibeju Lekki is a lively beach resort. The La Campagne Tropicana Resort is indeed a breathtaking beautiful modern beach resort on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean with accessible mangrove forests.
It offers a refreshing glimpse into nature’s beauty and aquatic scenery. It is noted for its unique mix of Nigerian culture and elegance.
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This resort offers world-class accommodation and a variety of activities to make sure you have unlimited fun and experience. It also provides a spa, massage treatment, gym with a personal trainer and a 27-hole golf course.
La Campagne Tropicana Resort is another fun site in Lekki
Whether you are visiting with your family or planning a romantic gateway, you are bound to be wowed by the scenery of the Place.
It is best to visit during the dry season between November and March to enjoy all the numerous outdoor activities on offers such as cultural dance, boat riding, surfing, volleyball, and tennis.
The gate fee for adult is 5,000 Naira without corkage and 6,000 Naira with corkage. Teenagers pay 2,500 Naira without corkage and 3,000 Naira with corkage, children, pay a flat fee of 1,500 Naira with or without corkage.
The room rates vary from 60,000 Naira to 250,000 Naira per night. This should be one of the most upscale fun places in Lekki. It is advisable to make a reservation on time. You can do that through firstname.lastname@example.org or call +2347085292796.
- Elegushi Beach:
The Elegushi beach is a private beach owned by the Elegushi royal family in Lekki. Situated around the Ikate area, it is always a beehive for fun seekers, especially on weekends and public holidays, receiving over 4,000 guests weekly.
Like many other beaches in this part of the world, the Elegushi beach is a white sand beach, and you will be required to pay an entrance fee of 1,000 Naira. It is host to the famous Copa-Lagos, a world-famous beach soccer tournament.
And it offers exquisite restaurants, night clubs and hangout spots that offer a lot of indigenous cuisines, life music and jamborees. It is one of the best fun places in Lekki for picnics, photo-shoots, horse-ride, outdoor parties and sports.
You should dress light and casual so you can feel the soft caress of the sea breeze and enjoy the strolling on the sand. The fun you will have at the beach is almost incomparable at a budget.
- Nike Art Gallery:
The Nike Center for Art and Culture is arguably the largest of its kind in entire West Africa. Housed in a five-story building houses an art gallery, textile museum, and a coffee shop, it boasts over 8,000 collections of artworks from various Nigerian artists.
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Located at No 2 Elegushi road, it is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. This gallery is free, yes, you pay no gate fee to view the artworks but be ready to spend some naira if you wish to go home with any of the pieces.
It can take up to a day to view all that the center has to offer. Fortunately, it is open seven days a week. The various art exhibitions and workshops held in the gallery make it a unique fun place in Lekki.
Dance troops do occasionally perform to thrill guests. Fun seekers can take a week-long art course with Nike and stay in the modest guest house provided in the center; you can even enjoy the various cuisines available within that will leave you wanting for more.
Nike Art Gallery, Lagos
You can call the Nike Art Gallery on +2348034096656 to book a tour ahead and remember to go with someone to help in taking some pictures in that beautiful scenery.
- Lufasi Nature Park:
The Lekki Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) sitting on 20 hectares of land at the Majek area along the Lekki-Epe expressway a little after the Lagos Business School is an urban forest created for people to interact with nature.
The gate fee is 1,000 Naira for adults and 500 Naira for children, and it’s open every day of the week. It is home to such endangered forest species like the “Iron Wood” tree (Lophira Alata), the Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes Monachus) and the African Pied Hornbill (Tockus fasciatus).
It is a great fun place in Lekki with a lot of facilities, including children’s playground, football and volleyball games. You also get to have a good view of the artificial lakes. You can decide to bird-watch, do some aerobics and appreciate nature. It’s a great spot for a picnic and get-together, and you are allowed to bring in your food and drinks.
- Domino’s Pizza:
For the Pizza lovers, the Dominos’ pizza located at 69 Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1, which is part of the Dominos’ chain got you covered. For 6,000 Naira, you can get a sizable pizza that can fill two adults. It is open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm every day except Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday when it closes by midnight.
You can sit in and enjoy your pizza in the cool interior of the outlet or call their hotline +23412954214 to order, and it is usually delivered within 40 minutes. Don’t forget to try the unique Nigerianised offerings like the Suya Pizza in your next hang out.
- Funtopia Water Park:
This is a children-friendly fun place in Lekki where you can enjoy some recreational activities, swim and play. Located at KM 35 Lekki-Epe Expressway, opposite the Pan African University, Ibeju Lekki, it offers both indoor and outdoor fun to the family. It is indeed the most family-friendly fun places in Lekki.
You can decide to go water sliding, swimming, gaming or offer your kids some new educational experience. You should try to take along a swimsuit and camera to keep your fun moments there. It opens between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, and you can access it with a gate fee of 1,000 Naira.
- Filmhouse Imax Cinema:
Imax should be one of the first fun places in Lekki you visit in Lagos, especially if you are a fan of good movies. There is nothing like a good movie with family and friends on a massive screen in very clear and high resolution that will blow your mind away.
Located at the Rock Drive in Lekki Phase 1, you can see movies in 2D and 3D. There is also the roof-top exclusive terrace bar and VVIP signature bar.
You can even make provisions for a private screening for that unique experience through 09070362349 or visit the website to purchase movie tickets for as low as 3,000 Naira.
Article culled from atlanticride