Dizzy Lizzie’s, Kokrobite


Lindsay Williams writes:

Dizzy Lizzie’s is small bar restaurant and hotel, owned and run by myself and my Ghanaian partner with a team of friendly staff, on the beach at Kokrobite.
We are still in the process of developing but we have 2 rooms available at present with more to come. (Eventually 15 plus) They are neat, bright and clean, one double and one can be a family room. There is plenty of room for extra beds in both.
We have an NGO volunteer-to-change attached to Dizzy Lizzie’s which work in the community and we also accommodate volunteers.
Our charges are minimal around ghc80 for a double room at the moment (because of development)!
We have a fully stocked bar, also specializing in locally brewed flavored house rum.
Our menu is vast, continental, local and special themed night menu’s available from around the world.
We run live band music every Friday, also cultural drumming and dancing usually on Sunday afternoons.
Birthday beach parties, bonfire parties, and weddings can also be catered for.
We have hosted Universities for their social club days and catered for over 100 people, arranging beach volleyball and drumming circles.
We are also a meeting place for the surfers that come to Kokrobite as they can view the ocean while eating or drinking. We provide a surfboard rack especially!
We will be sponsoring International Surf Day again this year as we did last year!
We are a friendly relaxed place, putting our customer’s needs first.

For more details, email us at dizzylizziesbeachside@gmail.com, or visit our website http://www.dizzylizzies.com.


2016 trip report

Edith writes:
First of all: your guide book is really very helpful. Thanks a lot!!
I have a few comments for you:
1. Some prices have increased a lot.. like Kokrobite Garden. The prices of food and drinks are incredibly high. For Ghana too high!!
2. The Akofa Guesthouse in Amedzofe was wonderful. Very kind host, still very low price for the night and the food and also it has a special view from the veranda down until the Volta lake.
3. The entrances to the nationalparks like to the Twi Waterfall has increased.
4. In Banko the Moon and Star Guesthouse has the same low prices , a wonderful host, nice children and a superb breakfast, lunch and diner. And always something else. Also they are very helpful in giving advices for your travel..
5. In Stumble Inn in Elmina we arrived durty and we couldnt take a bath because there was no water and they were not able to bring us buquets.:-(
6. Ko Sa Beach Resort was really a very nice place but for our budget it was a bit expensive. Specially the food. There was no food with meat or fish under 10 euro…

So the people in Ghana were very friendly and it was always very easy to go by public transport, because anytime you need help they help you to find the right car and your luggage is already on the way to this car..:-)

Kokrobite & Tema hotels

Philip writes:

I spent 8 weeks in Ghana. Below are a few observations.

Big Milly’s Backyard, Kokrobite

I can’t quite understand why you give this place such a good rating.We stayed their over Christmas & were very disappointed.The room had a piece of foam for a mattress the water pressure was very low & one morning there was no water at all for three hours.The food was very average & expensive for what it was.A surcharge for 24th & 25th December of 89 Ghana pp we only learned about upon arrival the meal was worth in our view around 45 Ghana.We were told not to walk to the left handside of the beach due to violent attacks in the past which meant we could only walk about 100 meters along the beach which was very dirty most of the time even though it was cleaned in the morning.In the past this may have been a cool place to be but now it is looking its age.At 155 Ghana a night it was very overpriced.We cut short our stay.


Friends Club Hotel, Tema

My Ghanaian partner went to see this hotel & was horrified even a friend of hers who is a taxi driver said “are you sure you want to go there its awful” & yes he was right. My partner thought it was terrible so cancelled our booking.I would be interested to know when you stayed their.

This was my first trip to Ghana & ge

Big Milly’s, Kokrobite

Spencer writes:

Just had another break at Big Milly’s (http://www.bigmilly.com). I love the place, it’s a great place to chill. The rooms are clean and comfortable and nicely decorated in keeping with its ethnic and cultural surroundings. The grounds are also kept tidy and the recent addition of fresh plants and large painted pots have brought an added  colour and freshness to the place. The staff are always friendly and helpful and the restaurant has a substantial menu  serving great food. I also like their freshly made fruit juices.
There is a constant battle keeping the beach clean with villagers leaving trash around as well as that brought in on the tide but the beach is cleaned early every morning by staff at Big Milly’s and the villagers having  stalls along the beach. Also, the local fishermen are helping to keep  watch on the beach and I understand the area has been trouble free for months. It really is a communal effort which is paying dividends.
The weekend has live entertainment which creates a great atmosphere. I aim to return to Big Milly’s later in the year.

Tigri’s Lodge, Kokrobite

Lane Hoffmann, owner if the new Tigri’s Lodge in Kokrobite, writes:

We are situated right on the beach front of Kokrobite Beach.
We have 4 fully serviced double rooms each with it’s own large ensuite bathroom.
Each room has a fan & two rooms are facing the sea.
Check in from 11 am check out 10.30 am each day.
Price is 70 cedis per room and this includes one breakfast from our breakfast menu per room.

We have a bar and Restaurant, were serve both Ghanaian and Western recipes (with or without chilli).  We have a breakfast menu, full lunch/dinner menu and children’s menu.  Meals are taken on our verandah or front yard overlooking the ocean and watching the traditional Ghanaian fishing boats go about their day to day lives.

We offer a quieter scene from Big Milly’s and the other bars up that end of the beach – we are in the middle –  but our guards will escort any visitors down to the larger night life areas for their safety.

I only took over the lease for Tigri’s lodge in December 2015 after returning to Ghana with my husband from Australia.  As time allows we’ll be renovating the complex to cater for budget orientated local and international visitors.  My aim is to present a small beach side Lodge with the attraction of the staff being family orientated and welcoming.

Phone +233 244 9611 85
Email tigrislodge@hotmail.com


Ahunu Bike Tours, Kokrobite

Susan writes:

I use Bradt all the time when traveling in Africa so am excited to give you an update for your Ghana guidebook.

I went on this really tour with Ahunu Bike Tours which took me to the Solo Monkey Forest, the hills of Kokrobite and nearby poultry feed as well as on a Densu River canoe ride where we did bird watching. This bike tour took me through Kokrobite and I got a different view of the area – one I had no idea about and didn’t read about in any guidebook.

I really enjoyed ABT (that’s what the owner Edwin calls it) and rode on a good quality mountain bike. I think he has several to choose from. He gave me the tour and is a well spoken with great manners and is very knowledgable about the area. He’s also fun to hang out with. It didn’t seem like it was a job for him but something he really enjoys doing.

I hope you consider adding this new exciting bike tour to your guidebook. It definitely made my stay in Kokrobite extra special.

Ahunu Bike Tours doesn’t have a website yet but below is Edwin’s info. He has also posted information at the reception of Big Milly’s Backyard and at the entrance of Big Milly’s.

+233 240025792
+233 542436650

Escape Lodges, Kokrobite

The owner of Escape Lodges Axel writes:

I recently finished building two lovely holiday houses, called Escape Lodges, near Kokrobite.
Each of the two sea-view villas has two bedrooms, living room, dining, kitchen, hall, terrace and roof terrace, AC, swimming pool
Rate USD 130 per night per unit – one villa can easily be shared by 4 people
It is based on Bortianor hill close to Kokrobite
The manager is the superfriendly Antony Frimpong who formerly worked for Weda Lodge in Anomabo.
phone: +233 264 25 11 42 (Antony)
There is a facebook page to give an impression, more pictures to follow this month.
Provisional webpage: www.escapelodges.net

Surf school in Kokrobite

Kira writes:

Mr Brights Surf School, which already operates in Busua, has just opened for business at Big Milly’s at Kokrobite (on the edge of Accra). It offers surf lessons, surf tours & board rental at similar rates to the operation in Busua. See http://www.mrbrights.com

Brett Davies, the UK owner, has years of surf experience & qualifications, and also heads up WASA (West African Surf Association), which helps young Ghanaian children into the sport & has taken them to overseas surf competitions

News from Kokrobite & Kosoa

Graham writes:

Going west from Accra on the way to Cape Coast, there is a place the locals call Barrier, where you get off to take a taxi to Kokrobite.
There is now an EcoBank at Barrier with an ATM, and several internet places, and none at all in Kokrobite.
A taxi to the airport from any of the hotels in Kokrobite will set you bak 40 or 45 GHC, but from Barrier you can get a dropping taxi for about GHc15. Or if you want to be really cheap, take a trotro from Barrier to La Paz on the (now re-named George Walker Bush Motorway) and then a taxi, though this is not recommended late at night.
La Paz also has a good night club, at weekends, whose name I can’t recall for the moment, but it’s on the main road by the shops.
A good value place to stay on the Cape Coast road about 25km west of Barrier/Kokrobite is De Crib Hotel (tel: 026 645 1355; GHc35 for a single room without AC). It would be strictly for those who want a stopover without any beach life etc. It’s very modern with good facilities right beside the main Road. It lies at a tro-tro stop called Prison Junction, about 5km past Kasoa, which is about 20km past Barrier.
Going west this section of road is best accessed by tro-tros coming from Kasoa, almost all of those passing Barrier finish in Kasoa, so you have to change and this is a bit of an inconvenience. Getting off in Kasoa you then have to walk ahead until you get past the traffic light in order to find the tro-tros going further west, but a shared taxi can also be got more easily. About 60 pessoas tro-tro or GHc1 by shared taxi. Coming from Cape Coast it isn’t a problem.