The New Way of Having Fun in Lagos

What activities come to mind when you think about having fun in Lagos?

Most likely, it will be chilling out by a pool or at the beach, going to see a movie, or spending a weekend at a nice hotel, away from the pressures of the city.

The first obstacle to conquer in Lagos is the traffic, followed by annoying surges in cab fares.  At the end of the day, you’re unable to do all the things you planned to do because of all the locations you needed to visit.

This is why resort life is the best way to have fun in Lagos.

Instead, imagine staying at a boutique hotel, within a leisure resort, for a relaxing weekend. You are welcomed with a refreshing drink in a cosy lobby, filled with original works of contemporary African art, before going up to your room with a gorgeous view of the city.

Vinyl record player and Fela Album | Photo: White Orchid Hotel Lagos


The next morning, you wake up to a sumptuous breakfast tray while listening to a classic Fela album on a vinyl record player. The sun is out, so you head to the poolside terrace for a swim.

After your swim, you go up to the cinema to catch the latest blockbuster, lounging in a reclining leather armchair, snuggled under a freshly laundered blanket. Hot, spicy pastries are delivered to your seat, along with warm popcorn and an ice-cold soft drink.

A great weekend is incomplete without a delicious meal, so you head over to the gourmet restaurant by the poolside terrace to savour three courses of international cuisine.

To wrap up your evening, you head to the rooftop for signature cocktails and platters of tasty local delicacies, as you take in the glittering lights of the Victoria Island skyline and the coast beyond.

We all daydream about relaxing weekends after long hours of work. There is a lot of fun to be had, and everybody wants to ‘chop life’.

If you’d like that great weekend without the extra hassle, now you know where to go.