The Valentine season is here again, meaning that the world is set for another round of “love-giving” and “love-sharing.” But that is not all there is to the story, because Valentine ideas and gifts abound for those willing to pay the price. Whether you prefer the Virgin Nigeria Airways’ Valentine offer that entitles customers to one-way economy class tickets on domestic routes at N25, 000, or regional destinations at US$200, the watchword is spending the season just right.

While there are many great places to visit in Accra, Abidjan, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Libreville, and Monrovia, one cannot exhaust the potentials of Nigeria’s breathtaking destinations, especially during this season. So if you intend to show and share the Valentine bliss here, don’t miss out on the alluring Lagos, Calabar and Port Harcourt beaches, the monumental edifice in Abuja parks, including the zoos, waterfalls, mountains and hills in other states.

Here’s a tip, though: for a packaged outing worth the time and money, La Campagne Tropicana along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, is a great choice. With just N8, 500 per person including transportation, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch and barbecue; lovers can have a swell time at the enticing resort. Though it excludes personal expenses, activities fees and accommodation, the resort will no doubt cut a huge chunk out of one’s pocket to really get a big treat. That is why it is meant for those who really want and are willing to spend it big time.
Thankfully, Val is just a week from now and there is still time to join the lovers’ cruise before it leaves its anchorage. The Coast 2 Coast Travels and Tours at 109 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, awaits your visit with open arms. Just in case you want to know what to spend your money on after getting there, be reminded it’s quality fun that will forever cement or rekindle your relationship. Not a few people long for such a great reunion opportunity.

However, if your lover is an arts buff, a trip to Quintessence at Falomo Shopping Centre, Ikoyi will make your day. There, you will see quality artworks that will catch his/her fancy. More than that, the shop parades rare collections comprising artifacts, local craft and adire, among other fabrics. Rest assured because while the prices may leave you reeling, your purchases will be well worth your energy, money and love for the recipient.

With about N5000 or less, you will as well feed your soul with refreshing tunes at MUSON, a melting pot for classical and contemporary music featuring international and indigenous artists. But if you want to eat out, a visit to Eko Hotel and Suites’ Sky Restaurant will thrill you. Mind you, you are not spending anything less than N6, 000 per meal, but the panoramic view of Lagos Island from the 12th floor restaurant will compensate for your expenses.