Ilashe beach – The Most exotic Beach Houses In Nigeria
Ilashe Beach is one of the luxurious beach resorts in Nigeria. Ilashe private beach is the perfect weekend getaway, due to its location, exclusivity and privacy. It is one of those hidden treasures in Lagos specially made for the rich and wealthy. Ilashe beach is truly a paradise on earth and a hidden haven for the rich who own some of these beach houses where they silently come to have fun.
If you are looking for a beach destination in Lagos where luxury and nature meets its Ilashe. The beach houses are built to specification with state of the art facilities most of which are only inhabited when the owners come for a visit or tourist rent them for a party. It is one of the many beautiful attractions in Lagos
Location of Ilashe Private Resort
Ilashe Private Beach Resort is located on Snake Island off the Lagos coast along the Badagry Creek. Along its coasts lies beautifully arranged coconut trees, crystal white sand ushering you from the lagoon front down to the Atlantic ocean.
Ilashe Beach resort is a truly a beauty to behold, offering you breathtaking views that will leave you asking for more. This beautiful island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the ever peaceful Lagos lagoon on the other side. That is, it is an Island dividing the Atlantic and the lagoon. This is one of the many wonders of Ilashe beach.
As you step into this Island, the tranquillity will leave you wanting more. You are ushered by the peaceful gentle breeze of this quiet island devoid of the regular Lagos noise. You would almost think you are not in Lagos. Life at Ilashe private beach is on another level. The air is clean and the environment is blessed with lush of greenery as you walk on the crystal white sand.
Things to do At the Beach
Ilashe Beach is the perfect getaway destination for all kinds of events such as birthday parties, end of the year event, beach wedding, family getaways, picnics, corporate events, private beach party and company retreats. There are lots of fun things to do at the beach such as games, sports activities etc.
Its serenity will make you almost forget the Lagos hustle and bustle. The air is also clean and fresh.
How to Get to Ilashe Beach
This post will give you explicit information and direction to Ilashe Beach. Since Ilashe is an island, therefore, it can not be accessed by land. That means you can only get to Ilashe by boat. It is a 20 to 30 minutes boat ride from Lekki or Victoria Island. Firstly, you need to book a boat either from the jetty at Lekki or the one on Victoria Island. Make sure you book the boat some days before the event.
Beach Houses at Ilashe Private Beach Resort
Ilashe beach has one of the highest concentration of luxurious beach houses in Nigeria which are mostly owned by some prestigious business moguls, politicians and the who is who of Lagos. Let’s just say it’s a secret getaway destination for the rich. One thing that will surely catch your attention is the luxurious beach houses scattered around the length and breadth of the beach. You would almost think it’s a beach house design competition, where everyone is competing for the best beach house design.
The beach houses have one thing in common, they are tastefully furnished with swimming pools, private bars, sport or games facility, barbecue spot and other facilities to give you a memorable stay.
If you care to know where the Lagos big boys and girls hang out during the weekend, here you have it. You may just be lucky to catch some of your favourite celebrity or top personality at the beach.
Ilashe beach has a very strong current compared to most of the other beaches in Lagos. The waves can be heard from a far distance and it is one of the cleanest beaches you would ever come across. This is partly due to its exclusivity and the calibre of people who come there. If you are a lover of tranquillity, serenity and some form of privacy, this beach is for you. It is usually pretty quiet during the week, except on weekends where some of the houses come alive with guests who came for a party. The beaches have some form of privacy where you can rock your bikini without the fear of being harassed or judged LOL. This is the perfect beach destination for fun-seekers.
Ilashe Beach Gate Fee
Ilashe beach doesn’t have entrance fees, this is because most of the activities happen within the beach houses, which is usually booked ahead and paid for.
How much Does it Cost to Visit The beach
The cost of visiting Ilashe beach will vary and depends on whether you are visiting individually or as a group.
Hire a luxury Boat which starts from 50,000.
Rent a beach house / Hotel (From 45,000).
As a Group
Hire a Boat (depend on the number of people)
Hire a Full Beach House (sometimes they charge per number of people coming)
Facilities at Ilashe Beach
These are some of the facilities available at some of the beach houses.
- Swimming Pools
- Quad bike Ride
- Beach Soccer
- Football court
- Mini golf course
- Lawn tennis court
- Table tennis
- Horse Riding
Note: These facilities may vary from one beach house to another.
Some Popular Beach Resorts at Ilashe beach
La Manga Luxury Resort
Ilashe luxury beach resort
Things to Note When Visiting
Bring your Food and drinks
Please ensure you go with your foods and drinks. There are no restaurants or fast foods on the beach. Ensure you take everything you’d need along with you.
Transportation – Charter a boat to Ilashe Beach
Since Ilashe is a luxurious private beach, you might be planning to arrive grand style. You will need to book for a speed boat to take you there. It is often not as crowded as other beaches in Lagos, therefore boat operators do not go there unless you charter a boat. Unlike Tarkwa bay, where you could pay and share a ride with others. The cost of boats varies from one operator to the other and the kind of boats you settle for. A local boat which is also known as the banana boat may be a very cheaper option while the luxury speed boats are a bit more expensive. The cost of chartering a luxury speed boat range from between 70,000 to 500,000 (this depends on the capacity of the boat and the type of boat. If you are using a speed boat, a cruise boat or a yacht. Another factor that may affect the cost is whether you will be staying overnight.
Getting a Boat
There are several boat operators on the island, please liaise with the operators several days before the trip. It is better to deal with structured organizations than individuals.
The environment is clean, with beautiful scenery that will blow your mind. It has a lagoon, an Atlantic beach and a mangrove.
Tips for Visiting Ilashe
- Book for the boat and the beach house in time.
- Ensure you get to the jetty at least 30 minutes before the departure time.
- Make sure you arrange all foods and drinks from home.
- If you can, avoid going during the rainy season. You don’t want to be caught up in the middle of the lagoon while its raining or stuck at the beach house during a heavy storm.
- When booking boats deal with organisations and not individuals.
- Ensure you leave the beach on time latest by 6 pm before it gets dark.
- If you are not a professional swimmer, avoid swimming at the beach, the current is so strong compared to that of other beaches.
- Lastly, stay safe and have fun.
Tourist Centres Close to Ilashe
Inagbe Grand Resort
Tarkwa Bay Beach
Badagry Tourist centres
What are your thoughts on this luxurious beach, perhaps if you had visited the beach lets have your opinion?