Lagos) is a city along the South-West coast of Nigeria. The city is statistically the most populous in Nigeria and the the African continent. As one of the fastest growing cities in the world and a major financial centre in Africa; Lagos is home to one of the largest and busiest ports in Africa. One interesting fact is that the state has 16 LGAs and an estimated population of about 16Million (as at 2012) – perhaps just a coincidence, a rare stroke of luck or what do you think?
Areas of Interest in Lasgidi
1. Lagos Island
Lagos Island hosts a central business district that is largely characterised by high-rise buildings as well as many of the city’s largest wholesale marketplaces (Idumota and Balogun Markets for example). There is also the National Museum, Lagos Central Mosque, Glover Memorial Hall, Christ’s Church Cathedral (CMS) and the Oba’s Palace (Iga Idunganran). Another interesting part of Lagos Island is Marina which is situated near the idumota and Balogun markets. There are also quite a large number of banks. If you’re planning on visiting Lagos on tour, Lagos Island’s Tinubu Square is definitely worth visiting; it serves as a historic site since the Amalgamation Ceremony of the Northern and Southern protectorate to form Nigeria took place there in 1914.
2. Victoria Island
Victoria Island has some of the most expensive real estate properties in Lagos with many new luxury condos and apartments under development every day. Just like Ikoyi, Victoria Island occupies a major area in Lagos that boasts of several sizeable shopping districts. One of the most notable sights within the area is Bar Beach – an ever-busy beach that accurately mirrors the bustle of life in Lagos.
· The Tarkwa Bay: Unlike most public beaches in Lagos, Tarkwa Bay Beach is rarely noisy or overcrowded, thus making it a great place for some personal, family, or romantic getaway or a day out with friends.
· Lounge Elegushi (Queen’s Park) Located within the premises of the Elegushi beach, this lounge is a place to have tremendous fun with friends, family or someone special. It also has an entertainment centre especially during children-themed holidays.
· Radisson Blu: An exquisite, luxury hotel in a dramatic environment along the coasts of the city. The Radisson Blu Hotel is a place to be if you’re looking for a place to unwind and rest with beautiful scenery. The hotel also spots a classy bar and restaurant that serves a variety of international dishes and drinks.
· Sheraton, Four Points: Rightfully donned one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, Sheraton promises fun-filled relaxation for everyone. The hotel’s restaurant, bar and recreation centre are sure to make your stay worth every penny.
In addition to all these, parks like: the Muri Okunola Park and Freedom Park, for example also add glamour to the locale. If you are a fan of movies, a visit to the Filmhouse or Silverbird Galleria will do you much good.
In itself, a trip to the Victoria Island is in itself a thrill to experience, especially if you are going with company. Take a boat ride in the surrounding waters, take a look at the city on the shore, and simply enjoy the surrounding world. It will be a delightful experience.