There’s a long list of resorts and destinations to visit in Ghana on a reasonable budget, and these are my current favourites in no particular order.
Meet Me There Lodge
Meet Me There African Home located in Dzita in the Volta Region of Ghana offers a calm, relaxing, and eco-friendly experience. High standard of service, lots of activities to do, great food, and a serene environment.
This resort falls into my top 3 budget-friendly resorts in the country. Room Rates Start At Ghc 180 for a decent private room. Book online via http://www.ghanameetmethere.com
Afrikiko Riverfront Resort
Afrikiko Resort is a top resort in Akosombo, located about an hour and a half drive from the capital city Accra, on the banks of the River Volta.
The Resort has a 3-wing setup. This includes chalets with individual balconies facing the river, courtyard rooms, and pool-side rooms built in an exotic tropical garden.
Room rates start At Ghc 450, and all rates include buffet breakfast.
Book via http://www.afrikikoresort.com
Maranatha Beach Camp
This camp is quietly situated at the Ada estuary, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Volta River meets. It is a fun and calming resort.
Accommodation starts at just Ghc 60 per night, and your accommodation is a simple but decent beach hut.
Aylos Bay Resort
Aylo Bay is located in Atimpoku, near Akosombo. They have budget-friendly riverside rooms with a bar overlooking the Adomi Bridge. The sunsets here are stunning!
Room rates start at Ghc 180 for a decent air-conditioned garden view room, and their riverside rooms go for Ghc 240.
The food is excellent, friendly staff and the pizza is so good! Activities include boat rides and nature hiking.
You can also book kayaking and abseiling adventures nearby with Trident Island. Book via http://www.thetridentisland.com
Contact Aylos Bay Resort via 0243374443. Watch the vlog here
Tenack Beach Resort
I love Tenack for the food, facilities, and proximity to some Western regions’ tourist attractions.
The food is delicious and freshly made and the staff is super helpful. They have 20+ rooms, a beautiful pool, sea view rooms, conferencing facilities, and a restaurant. It is highly recommended for large groups.
Tenack is located in Beyin; they are just a short drive from Nzulezu and Fort Apollonia.
Room Rates Start At Ghc 310. Call/WhatsApp 0577686230 or Visit http://www.tenackbeachresort.com to book.
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Stone Lodge is set in a green and serene environment and is uniquely situated to offer a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.
It is also ideal for the tourist who wants to experience traditional life in Ghana while having access to all of the conveniences and comforts of modern life.
Located in Asutsuare and is easy to find via Google maps. Lodging starts from Ghc 350 for a standard air-conditioned room with breakfast and access to the pool.
It’s a short drive from the Shai Hills Camp, so you can include hiking and birdwatching in your itinerary.
Book via http://www.stonelodgeghana.com
Kokrobite Garden originally started as a restaurant and has grown into a cosy garden home.
Accommodation is basic but perfectly comfortable. Outside the rooms are colorful textured walls, elegant paintings, and small triangles of a mirror.
Room rates start from Ghc 140 for a budget room, and an en-suite pool view room goes for Ghc 350.
They are specialized in Italian food but also have a wide variety of meals on their menu.
Kokrobite Garden is easy to find on Google maps, and it’s just an hour’s drive from Kaneshie, Accra.
Book Online via http://www.kokrobitegarden.com
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Ankobra Bridge Resort
The resort has 30+ en-suite rooms ideal for large tour groups and families. Accommodation rates start at Ghc 200 for a standard en-suite room to Ghc 350 for an executive room.
My favourite thing about this resort is the spacious, clean rooms, super-fast wifi, and cosy garden area with a view of the estuary.
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Kosa Beach Resort
Ko-Sa Beach Resort is an environmentally mindful and calm resort built in natural surroundings. The unique ambience of eco lodging in colourful rooms with modern comfort.
Budget double rooms start at Ghc 140 and have a garden view. Facilities include a double bed, a fan, and a built-in mosquito net.
Meals here start from Ghc 40. They make wonderful cocktails.
Getting to Kosa is easy, from Accra, drive to Cape Coast, and then to Ampenyin.
Visit http://www.ko-sa.com for more information
This hidden gem is a two-bedroom private beach house in Gomoa Fetteh.
The 1st bedroom has a queen-size bed and the 2nd bedroom has two single beds. Each room goes for Ghc 300 per night. This house is perfect for a group of four.
Emily’s Place is easy to find. Drive from Accra to Gomoa Fetteh Township and be directed to Emily’s Place. Easy to find on Google maps.
Contact them on +223 257 3420 for further information.
Hideout Lodge is one of my favourite budget-friendly resorts in the country.
Located approximately two hours from Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana, this little beach destination is a beautiful paradise.
Butre beach, where the lodge is located is one of the cleanest beaches in Ghana from my experience.
The lodge and its quirky, decent but straightforward accommodation isn’t even the best part; the view from the top Fort Batenstein, which is located 10 minutes away from the beach, is the most beautiful scenery I’ve seen.
Room Rates Start At Ghc 270. Contact them via +233206222562
Mountain Paradise Lodge
The Volta Region of Ghana is amongst my favourite regions in the country, and the Mountain Paradise Lodge is one of my favourite destinations in the region.
Nature, serenity, good food, and everything in between.
Room rates at the Mountain Paradise Lodge start from Ghc 150 to Ghc 300. Options include air-conditioned rooms, dorm rooms, and decent double rooms.
There’s a beautiful waterfall in the valley overlooking the lodge to discover during your stay, and the bar has the best view of Mount Gemi!
Contact the manager Tony via +233 24 416 6226
Lemon Beach Resort
Lemon beach resort in Elmina is truly stunning! The perfect romantic getaway. More info via http://www.lemonbeachresort.com
Axim Beach Resort
Axim Beach Resort has single-budget rooms at Ghc 130 and sea view chalets starting from Ghc 350. Facilities include two restaurants, a large pool, air-conditioned rooms, TVs and conference facilities.
Axim is approximately a 3hrs drive from Takoradi. The resort is a few minutes drive from Fort Saint Antonio.
Visit http://www.aximbeach.com to book
Aborigines Beach Resort
Aborigines Beach Resort located in Keta has a beautiful clean beach.
Facilities include WIFI, Bar, swimming pool, Gym, Horse riding, Boat riding, Beach soccer, Safe swimming beach, Jet Ski, and live band music.
Contact them via 0540272600 and http://www.aboriginesbeachresort.net
Disclaimer: Experiences vary, and although my experiences at these various resorts were mostly great, Your dissimilar experiences are equally valid.
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Happy travels!! 🥂