My obsession with finding great getaway spots around the country has led me to several amazing places.
One such place I discovered last year is the Maranatha Beach Camp at Ada Foah and with a very small budget, you can plan the perfect getaway!
The camp is conveniently located at the estuary where the Atlantic Ocean and the Volta River meets. This is a historical site.
At the camp, one can either play outdoor games like volleyball, hike through the surrounding villages, take long walks at the beach, visit the crocodile island, cruise on the volta river, watch sea turtles (when the season is right) or visit the rum island where you can get free freshly brewed booze! (Yup!!)
Accommodation at the camp is that of village huts, affordable and neat starting from just Ghc 60 per night ( Yesssssssss 💃), beds are OK in terms of comfort, the decor is simple.
Each Hut has a double bed, mosquito nets, a chair, and a charging port to charge your gadgets, and all rooms overlook the beautiful serene lake.
They also have dormitories available for large groups.
Washrooms are shared and quite decent too, a typical village setting.
The rooms are well ventilated and one can enjoy the natural breeze all night long. Waking up to a view of the lake makes the experience all together perfect!
The food at the resort is always freshly made and quite affordable, a plate of food ranges from Ghc 15-35.
The menu is decent, and it features both local and continental dishes plus a well-stocked bar.
The staff is friendly, the ambiance is great!
You can get the fresh coconut and other delicacies brought in daily by the locals from the surrounding villages.
The resort has a small library for book lovers like myself and one can enjoy a good read whilst relaxing in one of the hammocks scattered across the resort.
Getting to the resort is quite easy. When driving, there is a convenient car park at the Ada Foah station you can park for a few days. I cannot however speak of the security.
When traveling with public transportation, you will get on a bus to Ada Foah from the Ada station at the Tema roundabout.
On arrival at Ada Foah, you will have to take a 5mins walk to the riverside and then hire a boat to take you across the river to the resort at just Ghc 10 per head.
The resort has an African shop where you can find cool handcrafted artifacts, including Asabea Ayisi bags.
The Maranatha Beach Camp is available on Google maps, and on Trip Advisor with great reviews.
Log on to the website http://www.maranathabeachcampghana.com were for all info about their various packages including details about volunteering at the local community schools.
Reach the camp on phone/WhatsApp +233555223323
They are also active on all social media platforms.
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All prices quoted are from 2018