My first to La Campagne Tropicana was quite terrible. It was so bad that, even after driving for 2 hours to get there, I chose to head back home rather than subject myself to the poor service I received from one of the establishment’s managers. Luckily though, I found myself in Eleko Beach while heading back home, and as I mentioned in this post, I ended up having a better time there.
After boycotting the resort for a while, I decided to visit again. My choice was mainly influenced by both Unravelling Nigeria and Enefa’s visits. I was also looking forward to a nice, relaxing beach getaway with Mark. There are only so many beach resort options in Lagos, so naturally, La Campagne Tropicana fell on my radar again. We decided to test the waters by opting for a day trip and luckily, this visit was so much better than the first.
We arrived at the resort on a Saturday morning after a 2-hour drive from Lagos Mainland. Our onward journey was traffic-free, however, we spent an extra hour in traffic on the way back.
When we arrived at about 9 am, the beach and resort were already bubbling with activities and people. We managed to find a fairly quiet spot to set up after paying the entrance fees required for day trippers. It cost us ₦5,000 plus an extra ₦1,000 since we brought our own food.
We spent the rest of our time lounging on the beach, taking plunges in the pool and challenging each other to a game of football and basketball. It’s safe to say that you already know who won. Me. I won. No, seriously, I did.
At some point, the owner of the resort invited us to try out the beach chairs they had dug out in the sand. I challenged him about the no-camera rule and he gave a few reasons why the rule was put in place. I didn’t exactly agree with the reasons but I thought it best not to argue further.
Overall, we had a pretty good time at La Campagne Tropicana. I loved that the beach was clean and kinda quiet. At first, there was fairly loud music playing but I guess they turned it down at some point. I also loved the little showers they hung to some of the trees.
The traffic on the way back was a huge downer to the whole experience but Mark and I both agree that we would visit again if we had the chance to. Only, the next time, we would probably go on a weekday and stay the night.
Where | Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos
How to get there | A pretty straight route along the Lekki Epe Expressway, before you veer off the main road. Google Maps is great for directions
Cost for Day Trippers | ₦5,000 plus an extra ₦1,000 if you BYOB; ₦2,500 plus an extra ₦500 for Teens; ₦1,500 for kids
Extras | To Kayak: ₦500 pp, per ride; Jet ski: ₦5,000 pp, per ride
Good to Know | Only phone cameras allowed.