Day three of the Ghana road trip ends with a cherry on top: the Axim Beach Hotel.
Leaving Don’t Mind Your Wife and a new set of fans behind, we continued westward. I was assuming we would still be spending the night at the Beyin Beach Resort, but Stanley didn’t know the place and apparently doesn’t like surprises. He took us to Axim Beach Hotel instead.
The hotel is at the edge of the town of Axim (pronounced Ag-zeem locally), but still a little far to walk. They offer a shuttle service from the hotel to downtown.
Akwaaba means “welcome.”
As we pulled up to the reception, Stanley said he had stayed here many times and was sure I’d like it. By now, he knows me. He also said that sometimes during the summer months, the place is full.
The hotel was a cluster of bungalows on a hill, some round, some not, all with spectacular views.
My room was at the far right of this building. Those are my shirts hanging up, still not dry from washing them at Ko-Sa. Stanley’s room was upstairs. The upstairs rooms are less expensive, but they have shared bathroom facilities which are downstairs and the staircase is very steep and narrow.
My room on the right, with more bungalows under construction just down the hill.
This was the view from the chairs on the porch in front of my room. I could have stayed here forever! However, since it was nearly two o’clock and I hadn’t eaten anything yet that day, I decided to admire the view later. I dropped off my bags and headed for the hotel restaurant.