The weekend is upon us again and one needs a getaway once in a while. Here are 5 reasons why you should spend your weekend at Epe.

Epe is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos, north of Lekki. It is quite a distance from the heart of the town but it holds some of the best-kept secrets of Lagos.

1. A variety of beautiful resorts

Epe is home to Epe Resorts and Spa which gives a wonderful experience of privacy, lush greenery, pools and relaxation. Also along the Ibeju-Lekki area is La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Omu Resort, Chakaville Beach resorts, etc. The spas present will also allow you get the rest and pampering you truly need.

2. Easy access to the beach

Along Ibeju-Lekki expressway, Eleko beach, Pop beach and Ilashe beach exist along the expressway. A short drive to any of the beaches can give you a day of sun, sand and relaxation.

3. Explore Novare mall close by

If you need a break from your break or need a more exciting take on your staycation, a drive to the Novare mall in Sangotedo mall can grant you choices. You can explore all the shops, lounges and restaurants. You can even watch a movie at Genesis cinema at Novare mall.

4. Take a relaxing ride through Epe Mangroves

All you need to know about visiting the Epe mangroves of Lagos

Located in Epe LGA of Lagos, you can spot the mangroves in the Epe creek that starts somewhere at Ajah and extends to the main town of Epe. Mangroves are shrubs or trees that grow in areas with low-oxygen soil, where slow-moving/brackish waters allow fine sediments to accumulate. Check out all you need to know about visiting the Epe Mangroves.

5. Visit the local markets

Local markets in Epe can allow you experience local markets and purchase things that are peculiar to the locals. You can visit the famous fish market of Epe and buy Adire materials.