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Akwidaa & Cape Three Points/Ghana

Introducing Akwidaa & Cape Three Points

Akwidaa's unique selling point is its long, pristine white sandy beach, by far one of the best in Ghana. The village itself isn't as interesting as other settlements on the coast but you can explore cocoa plantations and forests, organise canoe trips or visit the windswept Cape Three Points, Ghana's most southern point. The walk to the Cape follows the local track for a while, which is monotonous landscape-wise but fascinating for local encounters (charcoal makers, akpeteshie – palm wine – distilleries etc).

By far and away the best place to stay in the area is Green Turtle Lodge. Built entirely from locally sourced, natural materials, the lodge has cute bungalows dotted all over a private stretch of beach. The bar plays laid-back tunes, the restaurant churns out chocolate-covered bananas and there's a stack of board games. The beach is a turtle nesting site and the staff organise nightly tours, as well as guided tours to all local attractions (C8 to C15). Magical.