Welcome – Akwaaba
GHANA IS A LAND OF SUNSHINE AND SMILES. COME TO THE FRIENDLIEST AND SAFEST COUNTRY IN WEST AFRICA!
WE TAKE VISA AND MASTERCARD
Prices never remain constant in GHANA because of the fluctuating currency which always goes up and never down. But unless we have huge increases in Electricity, VAT, and other taxes which none of us know what they are used for?! … then they remain comparable with the dollar.
We are less expensive than other beach resorts of our calibre and we have free WIFI.
On a stretch of golden sand in Ghana, with 36 coconut trees and a lot of wildlife twenty five years ago Big Milly’s was born. Now there are twenty rooms, one hundred and fifty trees, a large menagerie of pets, over thirty different bird species, many butterflies and a colony of friendly bats in the coconut trees who start up a lively chirruping at dusk and eliminate most of the mosquitoes.
Kokrobite is a small, lively fishing village about 25 km west of Accra and one hours drive from Kotoka International Airport. A trip to Accra for visas or shopping takes about 45 minutes.
The garden gate opens onto a long, sandy beach with a rocky promotory to one end, suitable for scrambling over or fishing from. The beach is clean and safe for swimming or surfing, or for just relaxing under a shady thatched umbrella.
The village has recently acquired a tarmac road but it stops 1/2 km short of the garden, so we are not disturbed by traffic. Kokrobite village is a clutter of thatched clay huts where cooking and sleeping take place outside. The fishermen work from large dugout canoes which are manually hauled up the beach accompanied by singing. A plentiful supply of fresh fish is always available in our restaurant.
Ghanaians are extraordinarily friendly people with a great joy for living. You are never far from someone singing or dancing. It’s not unusual in the village to find groups of pre-school children producing amazing rhythms on a set of saucepans and lids. Music is everywhere!
The sun shines for 10-11 months every year and the temperature is 23-33C depending on the season; March and April are hotter months while June to September are the rainy season and cooler. In Kokrobite, a whole rainy day is very unusual as a heavy downpour normally lasts a short time and is always followed by sunshine.