It feels like God heard my prayers of exploring new things which out of those things he chose “Places” as my point of exploration, I guess he understands that I had explored a lot of people and behaviors in the past years, thus he introduced “places” to my book of life this year.
After Valentine’s day week, work duties was directed to the Western Region of Ghana, I was super excited because I had never been there, so I packed up my travel box and of course knowing we were going to be living on the coastline or beach front I also packed up skin essentials for the journey which I will share in my next post.
It was a road trip, from Accra to Takoradi took 4 hrs which transitioned from hearing people speak Twi and Ga to hearing only people speaking Fanti. Arriving Takoradi, we stopped by a local chop bar to eat some fufu and light soup (I loved it), then took a cab to Anochie, which was another 2hrs7 mins. By the time we arrived the resort I was fagged out just by the thought of traveling from morning to sun down.
7:15 pm, we were posted up at the gate of Maaha Beach Resort, the driveway was already dark from nightfall, so it looked regular from outside. As our Taxi honked to the wooden gate, a security guard came to meet us; “Taxis are not allowed in please, so hold on I will help you with your goods”. Seeing that just meant, the safety of guests was important to them which was impressive. In less than 3 mins; Prince (concierge guy) drove in one of those golf carts to pick us up with our baggages , as we drove in, it didn’t look so regular again, in fact it was a work of beauty with woods. The architecture was infused with wood working around coconut trees, right there and then I knew I was going to enjoy the trip. In less than 30 minutes, our rooms were ready and off we went to freshen up, come out for dinner and probably retire for the night.
My room 219, reminded me of something from a movie, wood work, underground bathroom and a mosquito net flowing over from the ceiling to the bed, not to forget the single chair on my verander. The next day, the true beauty of the resort revealed itself, so many coconut trees in one place, beautiful environment with good service all set on the seafront. The beach was was just right there, you can take a walk from your room to the beach, play tennis or even go for a swim. The rooms were all grouped according to the names of neighboring villages or towns of the resort; Elembele, Mina, Atuabo, etc… I knew that from reading the wooden sign boards that directed you to your rooms just incase you get lost, yes you read right; I got lost a couple of times because everything looked alike till I figured it out.
The food was great and as you guessed all seafood was fresh because it was pulled out fresh from the ocean. Apart from the usual buffet , I had some special dishes made for me by the wonderful executive chef, Chef Vincent , who also featured on the our TV Show. I had a sea food duo , Philadelphian fry rice and some chicken and you guessed right, I didn’t eat all that . It was delicious.
My only regret on the trip was not visiting the Maaha village, basically an annex of the resort where all the water sports happened and more entertaining activities happened . But apart from that I had a great time and will encourage everyone to visit.
Shout out to all the staffs there, especially Prince who took us round on our first night .By the way this resort is not far from the Ivorian border and the people around spoke Nzema. My two days at Maaha Beach Resort was a blast.
Dress: Diva Delicous
Shoes : AFA Sports