It’s Nina from Beyin Beach Resort in Ghana. We have now been open for over a year and as you can imagine things have moved on quite a bit!
We are an English couple with a young family who after visiting Beyin and its deserted beaches decided this would be the perfect place for a beach resort.
We wanted to create a natural, tranquil and peaceful atmosphere for people to relax among the coconut groves but still feel that they are Ghana.
We have 4 luxury wooden/ thatched chalets set in a lush green lawned coconut grove with en suite bathrooms (with hot water), king size beds, balconies overlooking the ocean all built from traditional materials.
These are $43 a night for 2 including breakfast and can with an adjoining door become a family chalet for 4 at $74.
We have economy rooms 2 twin rooms and 1 four bed that have shared communal bathrooms and are priced at $16 and $32.
We offer a 25% discount to volunteers with official ID on the Luxury Chalets with 2 sharing.
On the natural and unspoilt beaches that are covered in soft white sand are sun beds and umbrellas leading down to the ocean which is refreshing to swim in. Under the shade of the coconut trees next to beach there are hammocks to lay and relax in.
In season from August to February the beaches are the home to nesting Green, Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles and we have a Turtle Conservation Programme offering Turtle Night Time Walks, holidays as well as Volunteer placements.
We have a hatchery on our beach and the releasing of the baby hatchings happens in the early hours of the morning and anyone wishing to be woken can enjoy this amazing experience.
There is a restaurant offering international dishes and traditional Ghanaian dishes that is open through the day for guests and non residents.
We have pizza, jacket potatoes, sandwiches and chocolate brownies and much more!
In addition we offer Tailor Made Tours with airport pick up, a laundry service, children’s play area, book swapping/lending, board games, DVD and movie hire and beach volley ball.
Experience sea fishing with the fishermen of Beyin…Your trip will take you out to sea with the fishermen on their traditional wooden fishing boats and watch as they use time old fishing methods. After rowing out you will be able to help lay the fishing net and pull in the catch!
The cost of the trip is GH¢4 paid directly to the fishermen.
There are 2 villages close by that have a Market Day – Aiyinasi and Tikobo 1 both are easily reached by public transport.
Aiyinasi Market is open on Tuesday and Friday and the tro- tro cost one way GH¢1.50- journey time 40 minutes.
Tikobo1 Market is open on Thursday and the tro- tro cost GH¢0.90 – journey time 40 minutes.
We are next to the Amansuri Wetland Conservation area the largest intact swamp forest in Ghana and only 20k from the Ankasa Protected Area a wet evergreen rainforest. Guided walks are available with a ranger and can be organised on arrival. Ankasa is easily reached from Tikobo1 where you can negotiate a taxi for a round trip.
The village of Beyin is the where the canoe ride to the isolated village of Nzulezo the stilt village starts. The trip takes you across a beautiful dark watered lake, through lush jungle and past traditional fishing traps to typical African village but with a difference…it’s completely surrounded by water. Many different species of birds can be spotted and spider monkeys heard if not seen.
Beyin’s 17th century Fort Appolonia is completely intact and will soon be converted to a historical and ethnographical museum dedicated to the Nzema people of the area.
Also directions to get to Beyin, there is a direct tro from Takoradi which is the fastest way, going every 2 hours (or there abouts) from 10am through to 4pm definitely and 6pm but not always. This goes from the Nzema tro station and the journey is around 2 hours now. The information about going to Half Assini and T1 share car to Elubo is totally wrong and needs to be taken out.
We now have a website – www.beyinbeachresort.com
Telephone – 00233 242188240, 00233 275139186 and 00233 245433790
Thanks, Nina Sarpong