So you have finally taken the huge leap and  put a ring on it. Awesome .
Congratulations on getting married, Really, good job. Now for perhaps the first
step in the series of a very memorable journey for you both, your honeymoon
My perfect honeymoon destination. An island resort

I
have always wondered about the origin and real meaning of the word Honeymoon,
but rather than bore you with my findings after a bit of research I’d just say
it refers to ‘the first month’ after a wedding. First month. An entire month
guys, not one brief weekend spent hurriedly gulping food, skimming beaches,
taking couplies – that’s selfies for couple-, checking in and out of hotels and back at work on the
Monday after your wedding.  So if you
have to do your honeymoon, its best you do it right and trust me, there’s no
better way than taking the entire month off doing nothing but feeding your
better half grapes and making babies all the time enjoying the luxury of choice
hotel destinations and tourist attractions in your favorite cities. And more
making of babies.
So because we know the options are inexhaustible, and if you
could you would spend your entire life on one long never ending honeymoon, we
put together a quick list of top Honeymoon Destinations. This recommended by
our happily married friends who have explored some of these places, others by
awesome event and vacation planners and others still by starry eyed, dreamy
romantics like myself.
1. Yankari National Park
The Yankari Mational Park is one of the nations jeweled
tourist and vacation destinations and an ideal getaway for Honeymoon
destinations in 2016. The entire park measures about 860 sq miles, and aside
from the host of flora and fauna it plays host to, it also has the Wikki Warm
Springs that runs through it. The Wikki Camp is the accommodation wing of the
park and has a variety of suites ranging from luxury and exotic Presidential
Suites to the Youth Hostel. Wikki Camp also has a range of restaurants and bars
as well as a museum that displays stuffed game from hunts in the park. What
makes the Yankari National Park an ideal honeymoon destination in Nigeria? You
know when Bruno Mars said ‘you and me baby, making love like gorillas…’, yes,
that.
Yankari National Park
Yankari National Park
2. Obudu Mountain Resort
Used to be known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch, and sometimes
still called that is nestled at the top of the Sankwala Mountain 1576 meters
above sea level offering a very temperate climate that is suitable for hiking,
camping, vacationing and leisure. The resort provides luxury rooms such as the
Presidential suite to affordable accommodations built in circular African hut
patterns and chalets for an entire family. Restaurants offer, international and
continental cuisines. The resort also boats of a 9 hole golf course where
golfers can take a swing on at their leisure. The high point for many is the
cable cars that lift guests from the base of the mountain to its top offering a
breathtaking and serenading view on the way up. Packed your bags? Confirmed
your reservations? Don’t forget your camera, you’ll be freezing lots of memories
while you are up there.
Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu Mountain Resort
3. The Whispering Palms Resort
Tucked away in the outskirts of Lagos in Badagry, The
Whispering Palms Resort and embodies the definition of serenity. Situated in
over 8 acres of land just beside the Atlantic, The Whispering
Palms is awash with breeze, sand and sun dotted beautifully
with palm trees. Accommodation at the resort cover both ends of the spectrum
with luxury and high end rooms and suites available as well as cheap and
affordable rooms. If you think looking at the sea and playing in the sand are
all there is to the Whispering Palms aside from chasing your partner round a
palm tree recreating Nollywood movie scenes, think again. A zoo and an art
gallery are also within the premises offering guests and honeymooners a break
from fawning over themselves.
The Whispering Palms Resort
The Whispering Palms Resort
4. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
Built in the serene community of Ikogosi, named after the
warm and cool springs that simultaneously flow side by side, the Ikogosi Warm
Spring Resort is a tourist haven and an amazing honeymoon destination in
Nigeria. The natural beauty of the landscape is a sight for sore eyes,
enchanting and at the same time breathtaking. The waters of the swimming pools
are directly channeled from the spring source. Accommodations are luxurious and
classy, such as the Deluxe Standard room that has its own private balcony and
the Executive lodge that features a dining area and a portable terrace. The
resort has two revolving cocktail bars and 4 restaurants. Airport pick up service
is also available on request.
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
5. Kajuru Castle
Built in 1989 by German architect, Kajuru Castle in Kaduna
is a medieval styled luxury villa. A mix of architectural grandeur and
magnificent display of nature the Kajuru castle is built on ground encamped by
mountains and hills, as the castle offers an amazing view of the idyllic
village of Kajuru naturally fortified by the mountains. Rooms are designed like
dungeons and the swimming pool is made of stainless steel. Because it is
essentially a private property, residence in the Castle is self catering. It
makes an ideal honeymoon destination, if having a castle to yourself and your
knight in shining armor is your dream honeymoon.
Kajuru Castle
Kajuru Castle

6. Kamp Ikare
Only accessible by boat 25 minutes from  Victoria Island, Kamp Ikare offers amazing
twin views of the Atlantic Ocean in front and the Lagos Lagoon behind. A self
catering resort, Kamp Ikare ofers aquatic sports and various camp activities
that allows its guests to engage and socialize with each other, and if you are
on your honeymoon, what better way to enjoy it other than in the presence of
other newlyweds.   Scouts and guides are
available to take guests on tours to the neighboring islands of Ibeshe and
Ilashe. Rooms are exquisitely designed, beautifully adorned and furnished, the
perfect getaway for a honeymoon in Lagos.
Kamp Ikare
Kamp Ikare
7. La Champagne Tropicana Beach Resort
Located on the coast of the Atlantic on one side and sharing
boundary with the fresh water of Ikegun lake, La Champagne Tropicana Beach
Resort is the getaway destination for honeymoons that dreams are made of.
Luxury rooms encased in beautiful African designs, the beach resort offers an
experience that is better lived than described. With 29 exotic chalets and
specially designed suites built on trees and suites built on water, La
Champagne is wonderful honeymoon destination. Activities on the beach resort
include quad biking, swimming, water volleyball, table tennis, basketball,
snooker and board games.  The restaurant
offers a mouth watering cuisine of international and continental dishes. Room
services also comes with a great massage offering that would leave you relaxed
and feeling brand new.

La Champagne Tropicana Beach Resort
La Champagne Tropicana Beach Resort
8. Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort
Beautifully adorning the city of Uyo, capital of Akwa  Ibom state is the Le Meridien Ibom Golf
resort a playground for businessmen and executives taking time off work, and
vacationers basking in the warmth of the Ibom sun and taking in the lovely
sights and sounds of the city as well as love drunk newly weds on their
honeymoon. The golf resort is built atop of a ridge that offers an astonishing
view of the rain forest that extends to the mountains in Cameroon. Rooms speak
luxury and opulence, treating guests to comfort and a lifestyle they could get
used to. E resort boasts of a Rotunda bar, a night club, a piano bar that plays
live music and jazz. With 24 hours room service, you are sure to be adequately
catered to in an experience that would make you never want your honeymoon to
end.

Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort
Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort
I am definitely looking forward to spending  some time at these great  destinations, Have only been to Ikogosi and La Campagne Tropicana, that’s two out  of my list , I believe others will be disvirgined by me soon , especially the Obudu mountain resort, as am planning to visit this year during the annual Calabar  Carnival. 

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