5 Pocket friendly places to go and things to do on the Island if you're on a low budget

Do you want to have fun,  go out with friends and do exciting things on the Island without putting a big hole in your pocket?

People have this misconception that only the wealthy live on the Islands of Lagos and so there is this assumption that you can’t have fun without spending big. While residents of the Lekki-Ikoyi, VI and Ajah axis are reputed for their luxurious lifestyle and flamboyant flaunting of wealth, it doesn’t mean you can’t  have fun on the Island with a budget.

Here are a list of things to do and places to visit on the Island that are pocket friendly plus you’re guaranteed to have a good time.


A park


This is for those that are just looking to chill, relax and enjoy nature. This is a great idea for a date; there are fewer ways to get to know someone better than one on one time at a park. You get to take pictures, eat, enjoy nature and the best part, the whole day won’t cost you up to 5 Thousand naira. The following are the parks you can visit on the island; Freedom Park, Lekki Conservation centre and Muri Okunla Park. You’d be amazed by the amount of fun you can have at a park.

See also: Best parks to have a pre-wedding shoot on the Island

Lekki Conservation centre: A visitor’s review

A Beach


Another great way to spend your day is at the beach, all you need is the right company and you’re good to go. Get a couple of drinks, ride a horse maybe, play in the sand, get your feet wet, and the hopeless romantics can finally take that long walk on the beach we always hear them talk about. Here’sa couple of beaches you can visit beaches like; Elegushi, Atican, Alpha, Lekki Resort, Tarkwa bay, Eleko, Ilashe, La Campagne Tropicana and Lekki Leisure lake amongst others.

Art Gallery


This is for Art lovers like me, there’s just something about Art that gets to me and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way about it so why not visit an art gallery? You should definitely check these galleries out; Nike Art Gallery, Omenka Gallery and Terra Kulture.

A bar


Especially when you’re out with your guys, grab a couple drinks, smoke a stick or two, and play pool, watch soccer and just vibe with your “Isiewu” in hand. I would love to mention a few but there’s literally a bar on every street, maybe that’s the reason we Nigerians have maintained our sanity for so long.

Checkout a list of great bars and night clubs on the Island.

Mama put

I don’t know about the rest of you but I’ll gladly take pounded yam over pizza any given day and for those looking to take their girls out; it’s not every day Marco Polo and Golden gate, “burst her head” one day and take her to a joint. Back of Zenith bank off Admiralty way is a good local joint. You may want to try Mama Ebor on 70 Taiye Olowu Street, Off Victoria Aorbieke street, Lekki Phase 1,eventhough that is more like a restaurant than a bukka.


See you don’t always have to pop bottles or go on fancy boat rides to have a good time.

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