One of my goals this year is to do more of what makes me happy; simple as that. And one of the things that make me incredibly happy is being at the beach 🙂.

After several postponements,  my sisters; Dammy and Dolly and our friends Bolanle, Mosun and Jumy, and of course, moi, finally decided to visit Barracuda Beach Resort, the last Sunday before resuming for work this year.


The beach is located at Ajah (although it may appear as Eti-Osa Lekki), which is quite a stretch from the mainland, but since it was during the weekend, there was no traffic at all. We all pooled for taxis (taxify) to and fro (shout out to the kind drivers who allowed us to be more than 4 in the vehicle 🙂) and the bill came up to approximately N2,000 per person which is less than we were expecting, especially since we live on the mainland.



The gate fee was N1,000 per person (don’t know whether it was that price because of the holidays).


The day was all about chilling and relaxing; we just wanted to lounge by the beach and play in the water, so that’s basically what we did. We didn’t partake in any of the activities they offer and didn’t even explore the resort side – oops.

The Barracuda beach visit was a way for us to unwind and de-stress, and clear our minds in preparation for the hectic schedules we already anticipated we would get once work resumed. For instance, my family had just got back from Ibadan the day before and we still went for a barbeque that same day, so relaxation was a top priority.

Being at the beach, I was instantly reminded of my special connection with the sea. Something about looking at the endless skies and infinite sea ahead, sitting or taking a walk by the shore, or actually playing in the water gives me a sense of peace, happiness and serenity. I feel a sense of childlike freedom combined with a profound pensive attitude that I honestly can’t articulate properly, but I know for a fact, that I’ve only ever experienced this beautiful combination of emotions at the beach.


I wore this adorable light weight, black playsuit that I got from Mr. Price, which is perfect for the beach. I of course accessorized with my round straw bag and straw hat (which is way too large for me, btw) and threw on some chunky bangles and a long DIY necklace, to add a bohemian flavour to the outfit.

DIY tip: I simply added a piece of chain to the ends of a long chain, to use as a faux clasp, so I could turn it into a necklace 🙂.

The Barracuda beach visit was the perfect way to end the holiday, having a fun, yet simple day at the beach, just lounging, playing in the water and hanging out with friends.

I hope this inspires you in some way to chill, relax and do what makes you happy  this year 🙂.


Playsuit: Mr. Price

Wicker/Straw bag: Lekki Arts and Crafts Market

Straw hat: Lekki Arts and Crafts Market


Thanks for reading my post guys  🙂.

Love, Mignolly


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