Green Turtle Lodge is ideally situated for
both relaxation and for exploration of the surrounding area. There is
plenty to do and see in the local area and we offer some organised tours
to make this more accessible to visitors.
Our most popular tour. Take a dugout canoe to ride through the mangroves
of the Ezile river and marvel at the fascinating eco-system, prolific
with bird life and butterflies and with the chance of seeing monkeys.
Turtle ConservtionTurtle Conservation
During turtle nesting season (September to March) it is possible to see marine turtles nesting on Akwidaa beach. At Green Turtle Lodge we have initiated a turtle conservation project to try to protect these endangered species. We employ 6 members of the community to patrol the beach every night in nesting season, as a deterrent to poachers and to collect research for conservation in Ghana. There is also a guide on duty every night to take guests from the lodge on a Turtle Night Hike to search for nesting sea turtles. 100% of the cost of the Turtle Night Hike goes directly to turtle conservation.
A Leatherback turtle returns to the sea after laying her eggs on the beach at Green Turtle Lodge
We organise locally-guided hiking trips along scenic coastal paths or
into the Cape Three Points Forest Reserve to explore the rich biodiversity
of the rainforest. Or choose a route through the rubber plantation and
see rubber being collected before you venture into the bamboo forest
and negotiate the locally constructed bamboo bridges, ending the walk
at the fishing village of Dixcove where you can visit Fort Metal Cross
and see the picturesque harbour dotted with colourful fishing boats.
Immerse yourself in the local culture and learn a little more about
the history and traditions
of Ghana. With a local guide you
can take a tour of Akwidaa fishing village, visit the village schools
and meet the chief, or walk to the ruins of Fort Dorothea. You can test
your strength and stamina by pounding fu-fu in the village.
While staying at Green Turtle Lodge you can have fun on the beach by
borrowing our sports and beach games equipment, such as football, table
tennis, table football, beach ball, body-boards, kites and more. Or
why not challenge the Green Turtle staff to a game of volleyball?
We also have a book swap
and a selection of board games to use in the comfort and shade
of the bar.
The bar at Green Turtle has
a relaxed feel but we also know how to throw a party. We often host
nights of traditional drumming and dancing and we love to end a party
with a bonfire on the beach.
and dancing night at Green Turtle & Watching Ghana score a goal
during the Africa Cup of Nations
At Green Turtle there is something to suit everyone. If you are not
exhausted after going on hike or playing beach games, why not play frisbee
with tireless Maya the dog! Surfers can try the breaks at Cape Three
Points or LP. If you simply feel like resting then why not relax in
a hammock with a book, or top up your tan on the deserted, hassle-free
This stunning, paradisical
setting is a perfect place to propose to your partner! We've had three
people propose on our beach so far. Of course, a tropical, palm-fringed
beach is also the ideal location for a wedding! We have had
five couples get married at Green Turtle. So if you fancy breaking
from tradition and want to have a relaxed, tropical, beach wedding then
why not choose Green Turtle as the venue when you get married?