Ondo State is a prime tourism investment destination due to its wealth of natural and cultural resources offering an enticing opportunity for tourism investors.

The stunning scenery of some of the tourism sites, the intricate network of creeks, rivers, and lakes along the coast, positions Ondo State as an ideal location for film production. The critically acclaimed Nigerian historical movie “October 1st” filmed around 80% of its scenes in Akure and Ilara Mokin, both in Ondo State.

Some of the tourist attractions in the State available for investment partnerships :

  • Araromi White Sand Beach
  • Idanre Hills Tourist Centre
  • Ebomi Lake Tourist Centre
  • Igbo Olodumare
  • Smokin Hill Golf Resort
  • Oke Maria (Christian Pilgrimage center)
  • Isarun Cave of Ashes
  • Owo Palace & Museum
  • Akure Palace
  • Idanre Botanical Gardens & Park
  • The International Centre for Events and Culture, (The Dome)
  • Resort development along the state coastline
  • Hotel & hospitality development in the capital city
  • Recreational Parks and Gardens development


Araromi Seaside has immense potential for investment opportunities and to become a world-class destination for tourism. Some of those opportunities include:

  • Accommodation: With the increasing influx of tourists to Araromi Seaside, there is a growing demand for high-quality accommodation facilities such as hotels, resorts, and holiday homes. Investors can explore the construction of world-class hotels and resorts that cater to different budget ranges.
  • Water sports and activities: Araromi Seaside’s crystal-clear waters are ideal for water sports and activities like surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Entrepreneurs can invest in the provision of water sports equipment and the establishment of water sports centers and training schools.
  • Beachfront restaurants and cafes: Tourists enjoy the beach experience with good food and drinks. The establishment of beachfront restaurants and cafes that serve both local and international cuisines can attract tourists.
  • Cultural and historical sites: Araromi Seaside is located in an area with rich cultural heritage and history. Investors can take advantage of this to create attractions such as cultural centers, museums, and art galleries, showcasing the traditions and history of the people.
  • Transportation services: Tourists need transportation services to navigate the town and nearby areas. Investment in car rentals, taxis, and tour buses can help meet this need. See Chapter 10 on Transportation as a priority sector for Ondo State and the success stories.
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