24 Hours in Lekki By Eva Etese
Looking for things to do in Lekki? Eva, a city and lifestyle blogger from Festac shares how she spent 24 hours in Lekki.
Lekki is one of the most enjoyable parts of Lagos, Nigeria and is situated on the island. Amazing place, good food and all so let me share with you how I spent 24 hours in lekki.
I got to Lekki from the mainland where I reside in order to get away from the mainland fever and get a taste of the living experience in the higly acclaimed highbrow area of Lagos where money grows on trees. (haha)
Got into Lekki in the morning to set off my day. Took Public transport in order to experience the life of an average individual. As usual, there was traffic but it wasn’t as bad as I expected. The fare from CMS to Lekki was quite affordable, just N200.
In order not to be a wanderer, I decided to get a comfy , homely hotel to lodge for my in and out rest periods as I explore a few areas in lekki.
I sure made a good choice and picked Dixie Suites in Lekki Phase 1. There were other choices but this felt right from the good treatment from staff, to prompt response to calls and complaints.
Hmm, ok I’m officially a foodie and i must say, Lekki has loads and a great line up of food and drink outlets that serves various cuisines(both Nigerian Meal and International ).
Took a sneak peek into few of the Restaurants but still had my reservations. Went shopping for Snacks to keep me going for the day.
Our Food outlet choice was The Place Restaurant Lekki, their food was amazing. Affordable and of course tasty.
Moving about in lekki has become easier than before when we hardly see bikes or buses. But now it is now easier for the average individual.
I plied a bike (popularly called Okada) and took buses as they are very affordable. Also the taxis in the area aren’t that bad as well but can be pricy especially when you call from a hotel and you are a fine babe(Lol).
I decided to take a bus tour from the end of Lekki Phase one to the main entrance and I enjoyed it with a Lekki Republican who also has lots of love for the community.
Oh yes, The Beach! I’ve always loved going to the beach, but due to my very tight schedule I hardly had time to do so. The opportunity to hit the beach finally came calling and i took a trip to Elegushi Beach which wasn’t far from the Hotel I lodged.
The feeling of the fresh air, the movement of the sea waves as well as the feel of the water on my legs was a sure needed therapy.
Living in Lekki is great as there is close proximity to the beach. It’s great to know that Lekki is one area in Lagos State that has more than one beach to itself, some private beaches too. Elegushi is my preferred choice though.
The Popular Ebeano Market was a place I made sure to visit. After the fire incident which destroyed the former complex, it has bounced back and I was happy. I decided to window shop and check out what they have. I was impressed.
There was also Daytona, another supermarket in Lekki.
24 came and gone in a twinkle of an eye and I had to head back to the mainland Lagos to continue the bustle and hustle. My experience in Lekki was great. How’s yours?
Eva is a City and Lifestyle Blogger. She runs festaconline.com.ng