Green Turtle Lodge is located near the fishing villages of Dixcove and Akwidaa on the Western coast of Ghana.
The palm-lined beach is largely deserted and you can walk for several miles only seeing one or two people. The hostel is affordable and extremely well-run.
Delicious food, including fresh local seafood, a great bar area, and bungalows that are steps from the ocean. The hostel always seems to attract a diverse group of guests - travelers, volunteers, and expats chief among them.
The hostel works closely with Akwidaa to promote sustainable tourism. You can take village tours, canoe trips through the mangroves, or hike to Cape Three Points. The hostel is also entirely sustainable from an environmental standpoint.
Solar panels offer what little electricity the hostel needs, the toilets are composting, and the bungalows are built from local materials that have been sustainably harvested.
The owners and staff, who come from nearby Akwidaa, are all incredibly friendly and welcoming. You will undoubtedly be greeted by a smiling face and it won't take long for you to understand why some people travel from as far as Niger to come here.
For more info and rates, go to: greenturtlelodge.com
Travel tip written and contributed by Phil