Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: I’ve just finished reading travel giant Kuoni’s January –March 2013 issue’s must visit resorts in the world and as always the few feted hotels/resorts in Africa -don’t include any in Ghana but the usual suspects, -those delectable venues in Cape Town & Johannesburg –South Africa, Nairobi –Kenya and even Arusha –Tanzania!!!
I then visited Conde Nast to see if any of Ghana’s lovely hotels had made this years ‘Best New Hotels of 2013’ –but it came back void!!!
And of course high end travel agencies like Abercrombie & Kent and Virtuoso –two of the leading tailor-made, luxury holiday specialists are only really interested in safaris and long established resorts in East & South Africa etc.
What we really need is an elegant –well travelled luxury hotel connoisseur at Ghana Tourist Board or Authority or whatever -to up their game, and start to sell the yumminess of Ghana.
They need to sort out Kotoka, –it needs a welcoming VIP lounge and concierge service for first time visitors to Ghana. It also needs a list of reputable high-end tour guides who can show the only people traveling now –the sybarites and the thrill seekers –the hot or adventurous spots in Ghana –or should I say Accra!!!
Ghana also need a chic and elegant, well put together publication –that’s full to bursting with all the latest must-visit hotspots in and around Accra, Ghana with a directory consisting of paid for advertising by some of the big players in Ghana’s buzzing business and tourist industry etc…..
But in the meantime, I thought I’d do my bit and share the most beautiful resort in Ghana, Lou Moon Lodge, -Ghana’s biggest insider secret -situated in the nation’s easy breezy western region in Agyan via Axim –with you…..
Tranquil and beautiful, with lush green vegetation to one side and pristine sandy beaches on the other, -Lou Moon Lodge is “Located on a 24 acres land covered by jungle and forest, lies amid a beautiful bay surrounded by sandy beaches.
On the shore of this natural swimming pool, protected from the ocean waves by an enchanting peninsula, the Lodge provides with twelve rooms ranging from the peaceful "traveller" rooms to the exquisite "executive" bungalows located on a private island. Nearby the beaches our guests will enjoy the open bar and the restaurant serving world cooking .
The house philosophy adds quality to a user-friendly service, for the well-being of our guests, in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Lou Moon Lodge adheres and adopts the rules of fair trade and responsible tourism.”