Epe, one of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Lagos State, is slowly becoming a popular choice residential destination for Lagosians, especially those who would like to share proximity with the Lekki Peninsula. It is indeed striking to see increase in the number of Nigerians moving to settle in Epe even though they are not natives of the town.
Information from some quarters reveal that Epe might be a land of strong Yoruba accents, bad food, and seriously questionable fashion choices. Contrarily, there is a wealth of legitimately cool things to do in the town. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal shares five (5) reasons Epe should be your next holiday destination, if you’re not considering settling. Explore and enjoy.
Have a chill moment at Epe Resorts and Spa
Epe Resorts and Spa offers truly unique experience and privacy that redefines the definition of modern resorts. From immersing in the tranquillity of its beautiful environs and unwinding at the luxurious Spa to indulging at the fabulous onsite restaurant and relaxing in the beautiful post-modern accommodations, Epe Resorts is not just a destination for your vacation, it is a getaway paradise and the perfect place to just visit and chill.
Enjoy some heavy window shopping at Novare Lekki Mall
Novare Lekki Mall shares a close proximity with Epe; it’s a spanking new mall slated for official opening on August 25th, 2016. The mall is expected to provide the perfect window shopping experience for most visitors in the town. You’ll find all sorts of lovely boutiques, home items, and also beauty products, as it houses shops such as Shoprite, Game etc. There is also a cinema multiplex.
Visit the local markets
If you savour the taste of fresh fish, there are two major markets in Epe where you can buy from. Oluwo market is located around ‘chief’ area, and they have, especially on weekends, a good spread of fresh fish. You will get good discounts on any item purchased from this market. Ayetoro market is also another area in Epe where you can buy fresh. It’s at the beginning of Lagos road.
Sample local culinary delights at Madam K. Adewale
Food makes everything beautiful, and what better way to enjoy the essence of a town than have a taste of its local cuisine? Madam L. Adewale is the perfect spot for local delights. Open from Monday through Saturday, the restaurant offers good food with everything from local Yoruba cuisines to popular Nigerian meals. You are bound to enjoy a luscious meal at a very affordable price.
Go for swimming with friends at 12:30
Swimming at a pool is one of the best ways to have fun and hang with friends too. One of the popular hotels in Epe town, 12:30 offers great opportunity for visitors and guests to enjoy swimming sessions in its outdoor pool. Meals can be ordered from the onsite restaurant or poolside restaurant, and an assortment of drinks at the bar or the pool bar. Guests have free access to the swimming pool, while short-term visitors have to pay a fee for access.
Have fun at the Eebi Festival
Eebi festival is a celebration of the town’s war victories in the nineteenth century. It’s one of the most popular festivals in Epe town. During the festival, the Kilajolu masquerade is usually paraded to the colourful delight of onlookers. The masquerade which comes out from Oju Alaro in marina Epe offers great fun opportunities for all who attend.
Nkem Ndem is a PR Associate at Jumia Travel