In my last write up, I called for group tour with me to Ekiti state. The tour was made between 27th & 29th, July 2014; we packed our bags on Sunday, embarked on our trip and took advantage of Ramadan festival holidays to tour Ile-Ife, Arinta waterfall, Ikogosi warm and cold spring and Olumirin waterfall. We were lodged at the Ikogosi warm and cold spring resort, Ikogosi Ekiti, Ekiti state.
ABOUT IKOGOSI WARM SPRING RESORT EKITI
The beautiful Ikogosi warm spring resort is located at Ikogosi-Ekiti in Ekiti west of Ekiti state Nigeria. It comprises of a large expanse of land with splendid landscape, green vegetation, hotel accommodation, recreational facilities and the famous tourist attraction, Ikogosi warm and cold spring, where warm and cold spring flow side by side.
Driving from Lagos to Ikogosi was about 4 hours: Lagos-Ibadan, Ibadan-Ife- Ilesha. On Ilesha- Akure road, we turned-off at the end of the dualised road to Iwalaja, Erinmo Ijesha and Efon Alaye, turned left at the pyramid round-about and drove down to the police station, turned right to another tarred road that leads to Iwaji-Ekiti and Iponle-Ekiti (where we have the Arinta waterfall about 4.2km farther), finally to Ikogosi- Ekiti, the home of the endearing Ikogosi warm spring resort.
Locating this beautiful resort tucked away in the country side of Ekiti state was really worthwhile. The serenity, natural green vegetation, splendid landscape and the flowing warm and cold water from the spring were intriguing – The resort is truly nature’s gift to mankind. We met tourists strolling back from the swimming pool side towards their rooms. At the reception was a beautiful lady who gave us keys to our rooms and we were driven in shuttle cars to the VIP Villas on the hill which served as our accommodation. The spacious VIP chalets were absolutely clean and tastefully furnished with modern interior décor.
The resort comprises of 91 chalets of different architectural designs, average sized children and adult warm swimming pool, a fitness center, indoor restaurant and bar ,swimming pool side bar, 150-seater mini hall with training aids,320-seater amphi theater, 450-capacity space for outdoor game/car park ,canopy walk as well as golf cars presently serving as shuttle cars within the resort.
At the resort, I noticed standard and promptness in service delivery by the staff – It is world class. The resort staff members are eager to welcome you, enquire from you if you are enjoying their services and offer information and assistance; you can’t also fail to notice how clean the resort is – workers trimming the flowers and mowing the grasses, cleaners sweeping the environment. I also enjoyed my dinner, Amala and efo riro at the restaurant.
Corporate organizations can visit IKOGOSI WARM SPRING RESORT for team bonding activities, retreat and conferences. Honeymooners, adventure seekers, researchers, tourist will also get the experience of a life time there. Families may end up making the resort their second home because it is really a home away from home; If you are seriously thinking of running away and easing out stress, this is definitely the right getaway.
I played ayo olopon, chess and other games at the bar beside the pool while I watched my children play in the swimming pool. The visit to the resort has been unforgettable for me and my family; apart from the fun and the relief you get from such a relaxing getaway, we met other families and we made friends. Going back to the stress in the city was not fun at all – who wants to leave the only place where we have the warm and cold spring blowing its refreshing air on you.
Some people say you can’t have a beautiful vacation in Nigeria. To proof
them wrong, please visit Ikogosi warm spring resort.