We probably agree that vacations are a need. For someone who didn’t get into the vacation culture until a few years ago, I’ve come to love it and look forward to every next one – going to a new place, discovering new cultures. One of the things I learnt from my frolleague aka office BFF, was the need to search for holidays and so it’s one of the many things to do on a slow day at work. 

While recently back home in Nigeria and after our rock climbing at Olumo Rock, we decided to sneak away from the hustle and bustle of Lagos for a quick staycation at La Campagne Tropicana Resort Lagos, as we had heard some pretty good things about it.  

La Campagne Tropicana is a private 60-acre beach resort in Lekki, and is regarded as one of the best beach resorts in Nigeria. On arrival, it was not difficult to realise that the owners sought to infuse some sort of African theme. The attendees are dressed in traditional Nigerian attire  and we on arrival, we were greeted in local Yoruba language. One fun fact to note also, is that you can’t spend ‘Naira’ on while on the resort. You had to exchange your Naira for the resort’s currency called ‘Pere’. Such a shame I forgot to take a photo. 

We spent a night at the resort, and here’s some highlights: 

1. The Huts:

Generally, I loved the apartments and the way it was all set up – as huts. We stayed in Laba 1, and it could very well have fit 5-6 people, as it was a one storey building hut. There was a couch downstairs, a fridge, a sink and an air conditioner. Upstairs there were two beds and a TV. Asides from the LabaLaba Village, there were other villages within the resort, each with their own collection of huts, and of different sizes as well. Some of the huts had more rooms and their own pool!

One fun fact – every hut had a ‘butler’ attached to the hut, and at your beck and call. There were no door bells, so the butlers used the talking drums on the front of each door, to get your attention. 

  The Oso Village with its huts
The Oso Village with its huts
  Signboard showing the Obieze Village
Signboard showing the Obieze Village
  For the 'bigger' peeps - with their own pool
For the ‘bigger’ peeps – with their own pool

2. The Beach and the Palm Trees. 

What’s a resort without a beach? Plus we generally loved the entire atmosphere. It gave that calm feeling of being on holiday.  There were a few sea gulls, but nothing like the very aggressive ones we encountered in Cornwall. 

  Love Hammcoks!
Love Hammcoks!

3. The Activities

I’ll have to commend the owners on this one. There’s quite a lot to do on the resort, and I can imagine it’ll be so much fun with a large group. From a snooker bar, to table tennis, volley ball, basket ball and lawn tennis to horse riding, a pool and some water sports, you’re bound to find something that interests you. Oh, and for those who can’t go a day without exercise, there’s a gym as well! There’s also a bar with a TV, and I recall we spent a good bit of the evening, watching football there. I had a great time playing volleyball (which I must state that I won Tee! Whoop. He claims he let me win, but we both know that’s a lie). Also played PingPong, as I can’t pass a table without giving it a go. It one of the things that make me happy. He won me in that one though – but it was really a close call. We were both too scared to go Kayaking in the Oso River. How cool that there’s an actual river in the resort. We however totally unleashed our inner kids, and got on the seesaw and traditional swings!

In general, it was a pretty okay stay and I guess in Lagos where resorts are limited, it’s a good one to check out. Plus the service was quite good and the attendants very helpful. But, there’s still a lot more that could be done as we could definitely see some elements of nonchalance in the resort. The exterior and interior of the huts, as well as the general layout and structures could definitely look better. Such a huge potential right there and needs only to be properly tapped.  I’ll also have to say that the food wasn’t so great – but maybe I’m just overly picky. If you’re very particular, you could always take your own food and drinks with you. 

Apologies for the not-so-clear photos. A good DSLR Camera is still right up there on my tech wishlist, and then maybe photography lessons! 

Have you been to La Campagne Resort? What do you think of it? What are your best places to Lagos to go on a Staycation?

Love, 

Kachee…Xx


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  1. Oyindamola Abbatty

    August 29, 2016 at 14:55

    It looks like you had so much fun. Did you try kayaking? It’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 29, 2016 at 15:01

      It was actually quite cool! Unfortunately we didn’t. I’ve always wanted to do it too, but was just too scared!

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  2. Atinuke

    August 29, 2016 at 15:29

    Looks really nice. Sure you had fun

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 31, 2016 at 12:39

      I did, thank you!

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  3. AB x MeeMee

    August 29, 2016 at 15:33

    I can’t swim but I really want to kayak! And run into the water ^_^Thanks for the review! I like the sound of talking drum butlers, and a different currency. I wonder what the Pere to Naira exchange rate is saying today, haha!Currently looking for options for our office retreat. We stayed at Epe Resort last time, which was nice and they nearly killed us with good food but activities? Not so much.What were the huts like inside? They don’t look so good on the outside.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 29, 2016 at 15:41

      Hahahaa!! I was s bit skeptical because I can’t swim as well. Pere to Naira is 1:1 thankfully! 😂Lots of offices actually use the resort for their retreats apparently! At the reception they have a list of all such organisations. The inside isn’t too bad oh. There’s DSTV. 😬😬. Plus you probably won’t spend so much time in the huts – maybe only to sleep. The structure isn’t great and well, decor isn’t fantastic. But I assume the larger huts will be better. At least from photos I saw, the larger huts looked better!

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  4. Okoro Yvonne

    August 30, 2016 at 06:48

    Hy Kachee.This post got me doing a flashback to last year December. I was @ la campagne last year with my family. The place really looked far and my mum got tired and decided we stopped to eat our meals and return home. It was so funny. We had fun anyways. The experience for me is not going to be so easy to forget. I’m laughing right now having to remember all the happened.www.yvonnyblog.wordpress.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 4, 2016 at 21:20

      Yvonne, it’s actually kinda far. We drove from Lekki and it was still a distance, but I guess if the road is free, it makes for a good road trip. Awww. Glad this post made you remember. Have a great week love. Xx

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  5. Demilade

    August 30, 2016 at 11:27

    Wow, these pictures are gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to go to La Campagne Tropicana. I love love the idea of the talking drums. Definitely adding this to my list of places to visit. Wow, I’ve heard a lot about the sea gulls in Cornwall , it’s a place I want to visit but I’m scared of birds so. Thank you Kachee for your comment on my blog! I was reading your blog when I got the notification that you commented on mine haha. Great post!cocobellablog.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 4, 2016 at 21:19

      You should visit both! The gulls aren’t too terrible! No worries at all Demi!xx

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  6. Praise Abu

    August 30, 2016 at 12:58

    I can tell you had fun. The pictures look great and your skin is just glowing.P.s I love all your outfit especially the white romper.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 31, 2016 at 12:38

      Thank you! It’s actually same romper I wore to our Cornwall Staycation but I wore a Denim dress over it. Lol

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  7. Abby

    August 30, 2016 at 16:10

    Lovely pictures!I went on a ‘daycation’ here about a month ago and it was quite fun! Played basketball, Ping pong, Got on the swing and Kayak too!(kayaking is not easy though! I just stopped paddling and let my partner do all the work while I listened to colors of the wind -pocahontas soundtrack) lmao. I promise I’m not a drama queen. I really wanted to lie in the hammock but for some reason it was not functional at the time 🙁 Oh and I definitely agree with you on the food aspect. The food was a terrible let down.Anddd your white romper is pretty!Quite interesting how there are different variations of a vacation now? – Staycations, daycations, baecations. Lol.Pere picture attached for you 😀 😀

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 4, 2016 at 21:22

      We needed to invent all the different variations oh – proper vacations can be expensive and we still need to have fun! The hammock was not functional?? Looool!! I loved Pocahontas!!! Good times. Lol. Thanks for the Photo. You are Bae! Xx

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  8. Nadia

    August 30, 2016 at 22:52

    What a gorgeous round-up of a perfect holiday!! Awww, loved it!!Came across your blog at Bash’s page, lovely.You look absolutely gorgeous, and I couldn’t believe these were not DSLR photos, girl! They look amazing!xox Nadiawww.mielandmint.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 31, 2016 at 17:14

      Thank you Nadia! What a pleasant surprise to have you drop a comment!Most of the photos were actually taken with our phone. Haahaha. Thanks again!

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  9. Berry Dakara

    August 30, 2016 at 23:32

    This was my first choice for my wedding venue actually. But the way their fees changed within one week was so off-putting. I still would have liked to go and stay there for a bit, but someone’s husband said he didn’t like the way their beds looked so :-|Glad you enjoyed your little staycation though!Berry Dakara Blog

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 31, 2016 at 12:31

      Looool @ the way the beds looked. It wasn’t the prettiest, tbh.. but it was okay.

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  10. Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde

    August 31, 2016 at 04:24

    You are just enjoying sha… The beach looks so beautiful and that butter idea is cool. Lol are u sure you actually won?? *side eye*Toyinwithfashion.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 31, 2016 at 12:30

      Lol! It’s actually quite pretty. Girl, I won! I think I took it too seriously while he was just chilling. Lol

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  11. Precious

    August 31, 2016 at 04:41

    I love the “Africaness” of the place. Butlers wit talking drums and all sound interesting. I would have loved to seen that “pere” currency. If I’m in Lagos, I would love to visit.Your pics look awesome!PreciousCore.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 31, 2016 at 05:40

      Thank you Precious! Indeed, the Africaness was interesting. Abby thankfully attached a picture of the Pere. Just scroll down the comments, and you should see it.

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  12. favour moyse

    August 31, 2016 at 22:29

    Not so clear photos???? These pictures are awesome!!!! 11 things to expect in an average bus trip in naija  

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 3, 2016 at 12:20

      If you say so Favour! Thank you!

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  13. Teawine Penner

    September 1, 2016 at 15:20

    The pere n talking drum idea is so cool! Will really love to visit! So much uniqueness of ideas in this our Africa, and I bet more awesome ones yet to be unveiled!teawinepenner.wordpress.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 3, 2016 at 12:17

      So much uniqueness indeed. If you can, try to go! Thanks for leaving a comment. Hope we see you again! Xx

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  14. cassandra ikegbune

    September 1, 2016 at 22:24

    The pictures actually look great! I haven’t been there before but it’s definitely on my to go list. Cassie Daves Blog Life Lessons In August

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 2, 2016 at 21:53

      Ah thanks Cassie! We took them with a phone. You should actually go, you’ll love it!

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  15. Muna Muoneke

    September 2, 2016 at 23:55

    Hay you’re in lagos! we should hang out next time you’re around, no? yes? I’ll definitely add this to my to do list, it looks like a good getaway spot and it’s not far away. Btw like approx how much did it cost so mandem can start saving for it ? It’s Munastic

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 3, 2016 at 12:19

      I’m back in UK! It was such a bust trip. Next time I’ll make more time and we’ll hang! Loool. One night was N50k. But if you go really early and leave late the next day, you get to spend two whole days!

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  16. Arrey Echi

    September 6, 2016 at 12:55

    I love the pictures and the whole set up. The theme is unique too. I can imagine you had fun. Hope they pay you for this free PRO job :). Definitely a place worth visiting if I find myself in that part of the world.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 6, 2016 at 12:58

      They didn’t ohhh! 😅😅. Maybe next time. Thank you very much!

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  17. Tega Enai

    September 7, 2016 at 03:52

    Looks like a really beautiful place and I like the whole cultural theme. And the structures definitely needs retouching. Now on my Lagos wishlist.www.tegaenai.comBeing Antisocialxoxo

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 7, 2016 at 15:37

      As in. We can do better with he structures. You should go if you’re in Lagos!

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  18. Chatt Usaini

    September 7, 2016 at 14:23

    Looks like you had fun. Would love to visit there too.mylittlemessyplace.wordpres…

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 7, 2016 at 15:36

      It was a good stay. You should if you get the chance.

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  19. Tamie

    September 7, 2016 at 15:20

    Apologies? I’m looking at these pics and wonderin what the heck is she talking about?? LolPics are bright and amazing!Love the idea to infuse some AfricanessThe beach views are very lovely. Thanks for sharing

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 7, 2016 at 15:24

      We took them with a phone, so it sort of looked not clear. But I guess it wasn’t bad at all! You’re welcome darling!

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  20. Omowumi Oguntuase

    September 8, 2016 at 09:30

    My first and only visit there was during my high school grad week excursion, I cannot remember seeing a lot of these and that’s probably because I was too busy trying to get noticed by my crush LOL. But I remember it was a calm place and we students had fun running around and checking out the buildings. Maybe I would whine some of my friends to lets visit soon, I wish you shared prices though, I’d love to know.https://wumituase.wordpress

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 8, 2016 at 09:33

      Lol @ trying to get noticed by your crush! HahahaaI’m actually not sure what the general prices are – but ours was 50k for the night. I guess you don’t really have to spend the night. Just go for a whole day, and max it out and do everything!

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  21. Lara

    September 8, 2016 at 09:50

    You really had fun,would love to visit there too. I came across your blog yesterday, and loved it already. I hope to read more of your post. Super cool!!!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 8, 2016 at 09:55

      Yaaay! Thank you! We’ll love to have you join the crew! I did have fun. It was different from the hustle of Lagos. PS: Please subscribe for notifications and let’s hang on Social media!. And whenever you’ve got some, enjoy the older posts as well! Have a great day love. Xx

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      • Lara

        September 9, 2016 at 07:49

        I subscribed and followed you on all your social media handle already. I’m loving every bit of it! Thanks

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  22. Tessy Onyia

    September 9, 2016 at 13:48

    Lovely photos, amazing place, I’ve never been there before but will check them out soon .Nice one Kachee.www.tessyonyia.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 9, 2016 at 17:16

      Thanks Tessy! You Should!

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  23. kudoslivingblog

    September 10, 2016 at 04:16

    Just went thru some of your posts!! Loovvee!!www.kudoslivings.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 13, 2016 at 11:19

      Thank you SO much!!

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  24. Nneka Agbim

    October 6, 2016 at 11:00

    Nice write up KacheeTee!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      October 6, 2016 at 11:01

      Hahaha. Thanks!

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  25. Muna

    October 24, 2016 at 15:29

    I want to be like you when I grow up! Lol!A Trip to La Campagne || It’s Munastiic

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  26. Memkoh

    November 11, 2016 at 06:21

    I want to go here!!!!!! Such a nice resort in Lagos. When my friend told me she was in a resort in Lagos once, I didn’t believe her. What do you mean resort…in Lagos? The busy, crowded, crazy Lagos? But your post proved it exists and I’m happy to know that one day I can run away from the craziness to some calm. As you can tell, I’m in the clouds already, many years ahead of myself. lol! And your pictures were quite good. I’ll be offering photography lessons to bloggers soon. You should sign up for that 😉

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      November 11, 2016 at 06:26

      Hahaha! I can sense your excitement. You definitely should. There’s so much potential for many more such resorts in Lagos and I hope it materialises.

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  27. Tuke Morgan

    January 3, 2017 at 09:55

    I went there once while in secondary school for a family reunion, my grandma had 44 brothers and sisters.I want to visit there again soon, maybe with one of the travel blogger tours. Tuke’s Quest

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  28. Bids in Graceland

    March 22, 2017 at 13:39

    Love this! La Compagne Tropicana is most certainly on my list and after seeing those kayaks, it went up even higher. Heard mixed reviews, some people really love it, others are a bit meh, but I want to have my own experience and then decide haha! Lovely photos!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 22, 2017 at 14:10

      Thank you! I think it’s good (for Lagos standard) but there’s so so much room for improvement that can make it better.

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  29. Oghogho Omorotionmwan

    March 24, 2017 at 11:13

    Considering going there for a staycation, so I find this very very helpful. Thanks for the heads up on food!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 24, 2017 at 11:33

      You’re welcome! I hope you have a great time.

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