The season of love is upon us! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and lovers all around the world have been counting down the days until they can go above and beyond to show their love for their partners. Wedding bells are also in the air as many men wait for Valentine’s Day to pop the question to their significant other. The decision to spend your life with someone else is not an easy one to make, but once that decision is made, the next step is to decide where to ask this special person to marry you.
So, if you’re a man who has decided to do right by your girlfriend by asking for her hand in marriage, this blog post is for you. If you’ve also been thinking about spending your life with your partner but haven’t made a decision, consider this a sign from the universe that you’re ready 😉
Lagos is blessed with so many proposal-worthy locations that we had a hard time deciding. So, in addition to our research, and to ensure that we’re bringing you the best of the best, we consulted hospitality and travel industry specialists Tai of Foodieinlagos and Chiamaka Obuekwe of Social Prefect Tours their expert recommendations.
In no particular order, here are our 11 Best Proposal Worthy Locations Across Lagos:
CAFE DE FLORE
Cafe De Flore, located on Glover Road in Ikoyi, Lagos, is a gourmet cafe and flower shop. “It is very much inspired by Café De Flore in Paris and Paris in general,” says Tai of FoodieInLagos. Cafe De Flore Ikoyi’s interior is a mixture of largely turquoise blue and light pastel colours, and the design and décor are very tastefully and beautifully done. If your lady is a fan of the series Emily in Paris, she will undoubtedly love this charming location.
ZaZa Lagos, located on Victoria Island, is an upscale restaurant and lounge that redefines luxury with world-class entertainment. ZaZa Lagos offers an exceptional wine collection and has a Caribbean vibe. It’s one of those places where you can’t believe you’re still in Lagos, and the service is excellent. If you and your partner enjoy elegance and extravagance, this is the place for you!
On the mainland, in the heart of Yaba, Lagos sits the Soulfood restaurant. “Despite its modest size, it’s a pleasant and cosy space, with gold and white furnishings and an organic atmosphere,” says Tai of FoodeInLagos. There are booths with artificial leaves intertwined around their tops. Thonia Bankz, a lifestyle blogger, writes of this adorable location, “The meal was extremely nice and the portions were enormous.” I don’t wish to diminish Yaba, but I never imagined there might be a cute restaurant here. The aesthetics are lovely, and there are numerous instagrammable areas. ” So, if you live on the mainland and don’t want to travel far, this adorable location is perfect for making memories.
Cilantro Lagos is a haven for those who enjoy Indian cuisine. It is located at 7 Musa Yar’Adua Street in Lagos’s Victoria Island. Cilantro Lagos offers a lovely, elegant, family-friendly atmosphere. Tooshay, a foodiehoodlum and lifestyle creator, comments about the amazing service she had at Cilantro Lagos. She also mentioned that the cuisine is delicious and that the chefs at Cilantro never disappoint! The restaurant also offers a large indoor and outdoor seating area and frequently hosts birthday parties, bridal showers, and marriage proposals. If you and your partner enjoy trying new foods and want family and friends to be present when you propose, this is the place for you.
THE GARDEN IKOYI
The Garden Ikoyi is an urban green space and a sanctuary for happiness and wellness. The Garden Ikoyi boasts an environmentally friendly setting where people can reconnect with nature and take in the wonderful blend of urban architecture and natural preservation, right in the middle of the bustling city. It’s a beautiful and serene setting for intimate gatherings. A great thing about the space is that you can turn it into whatever you want it to be. It’s no surprise that it’s been the scene of many marriage proposals and private parties. If you enjoy flowers, nature, and all things green, then this is indeed the location for you.
LIGHTHOUSE BEACH HOUSE
Lighthouse Beach House is an all-inclusive, sunset-facing boutique beach hotel situated in Tarkwa Bay, Lagos. Lighthouse Beach House offers a unique getaway experience where the waves wash your stress away and the sun rejuvenates your spirit. The beach house offers a relaxing environment by the water, with beautiful views all around. Surprise your partner with an intimate vacation that would lead to them saying “YES” to forever with you.
Stories Lagos features a restaurant in Lekki Phase One that serves delicious food and drinks, a boutique hotel with all the amenities of home and more, exceptional service, and a calm and unique ambience. At Stories Lagos, you can have a lovely dinner where you pop the question or a delightful stay at Stories Villa where you have an intimate dinner in the privacy of your room and have a great proposal moment.
Vendome Restaurant & Lounge is located on Adetokunbo Ademola Street in Lagos’s Victoria Island. According to Tai of FoodieInLagos, this newly opened spot has “a relaxing, artsy, and colourful ambience, with limited seating outside as well, and it’s naturally illuminated to give you beautiful images.” It’s a fantastic place to host family and friends for any special occasion. It’s fairly spacious, with a lot of lovely artwork.
This is a high-end restaurant and bar on Victoria Island. RSVP Lagos‘s ambience and vibe are ideal for a romantic meal and conversation with one’s significant other. RSVP is a place that people never get tired of visiting because of its fantastic drinks and finger food.
KOI RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
Koi Restaurant and Lounge is a new, exclusive Japanese restaurant in Lagos that only accepts reservations. The KOI is located on Victoria Island’s Alhaji Babatunde Jose Road. In a gorgeous, artsy atmosphere, KOI provides delicious Japanese food. There are both indoor and outdoor seating areas in the restaurant and lounge. You have an out-of-Lagos experience from the moment you walk in. Dining at KOI is quite pricey, but the experience is well worth it.
JARA BEACH RESORT
Jara Beach Resort is a lovely beach situated at Museyo, Lagos, open to pre-booked visitors only. You can make a reservation online for either a daytime visit or an overnight experience in the guest house. It’s a private beach with a luxurious touch. It features a relaxing pool with outdoor games. There is something to keep you bubbly, and there is also a lot to snack on and drink from time to time while soaking up the sun and having a pleasurable experience.
Each of these places was chosen because of the ambience. They’re pretty, with great lighting, where you can create great pictures and videos of your proposal. Some of them also have enough space for a party, in case you want to invite family and friends and share the big event with them.
If you do decide to propose at any of these places, kindly come back and share your story with us as we would like to know how it went. GOOD LUCK!
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