The month of December up until the birth of a new year is the most preferred holiday for most of us. While the kids are home throwing the tantrums, the parents are obligated to make it a memorable Christmas, but what to do and where to go can be puzzling.
Instead of preserving the status quo of staying indoors with family and friends this Christmas, you might consider riding on horses, screaming out your lungs while you have the longest walk on a suspension bridge or better still take a cue from Alice in wonderland.
These six destinations celebrate Christmas better than the rest in Nigeria;
Omu Resort: Here is world of conservation, education and entertainment. Located in a rainforest environment, Omu Resort is a place to feel first-hand love from mother nature. What manner of fun are you itching to have? Name it! The 22 hectares resort located in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos has multiple attractions like Zoo, Tide’s Wet and Wild, Amusement Park, Go-Karting, Kiddies Play, Antique Museum, Waterfront Sitting, Minigolf, Kiddies Play, Archery, to mention a few.
Obudu Mountain Resort: If you love nature and wildlife, then you should be here this Christmas. Formerly called Obudu Cattle Ranch, the resort is an exciting getaway destination in Calabar, Nigeria, that offers scenic high altitudes with the best views and crisp, clean mountain air.
Guests enjoy the luxury of short hikes through wilderness boasting caves, a nature reserve with rare animal species, and an on-site swimming pool with crystal-clear waters and a winding waterfall, surrounded by lush mountain ranges of the Cameroon. Obudu Mountain Resort is also a family-friendly location, offering spacious living facilities, childcare and babysitting, Internet access and laundry service.
Abraka Turf and Country Club: Located in Delta state, Nigeria, Abraka Turf and Country Club is a private country club that soothes perfectly business trips, romantic getaway or time out with family and friends. Bothered by the River Ethiope in Delta, Abraka Turf is also a good location for corporate video shoots, events like anniversaries, birthday parties, and corporate retreats. Visitors enjoy indoor games, massage showers, and free WiFi.
Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort: Looking to mix flexing with shopping, then this resort will do no wrong in your eyes. Commissioned in 2007, Tinapa resort was birthed out of the need to have an area that offers the trio; business, leisure and entertainment. It contains a casino, digital cinema, mini amphitheatre and a games arcade. The 265 hectares of land close to the Calabar Rive also harbours a free trade arena that consists of four large emporiums of about 10,000m² each, 54 line shops whose size ranges between 150m²-200m². Goods sold are devoid of import duties and tax, which makes them very affordable. items sold here include furniture, clothings, fashion jewellries and accessories, stationeries, pharmaceutical products, kids toys, vegetables to mention a few.
Lekki Leisure Lake: While it can pass for a semi-private beach, it is also the best destination for authentic outdoor fun in Lagos. It offers a variety of seaside activities for both adults and kids like Quad bike rides, Pedal boats, water bicycles, Boat rides, jet ski, pontoon boats etc. You can host a reunion, birthday party, couple date, picnics and even photoshoots.
Funtopia Water Park: This water park is filled with fun activities for all ages. Funtopia offers 3 giant water slides and 3 interconnecting pools which include an in-pool bar for adults. There are arcade and computer games in ‘Cusco City’, billiards and table tennis in ‘The Shed’ and a wide variety of other activities. Apart from water rides, indoor and outdoor play systems, carnival games and outdoor live entertainment, It also features a variety of souvenirs, snacks, fast food and a poolside bar. Other activities include educational programmes for school children of all ages, which usually include exhibitions and workshops.