We are Tom and Jo, a young English couple
with a passion for travel and a love of Africa. Over the years we have
spent much of our time travelling around the world dreaming about creating
our own guesthouse. What started as a travellers dream began to colour
our conversation more and more frequently when we were back home working.
Then one day one of us challenged the other: Why don't we actually do
it? Let's open 'our' guesthouse, let's stop talking about it and really
do it. A holiday to Ghana confirmed that this was the ideal country
for our planned enterprise and two years later we found ourselves back
in Ghana. When we arrived, we had no idea where we would base ourselves.
Finally, after combing the coastline, we found the ideal spot in the
Western Region: a beautiful beach, close to a friendly community with
the opportunity for many interesting tours and the potential for conservation
and community projects. We are very comfortable and very happy here.
We now have two kids who we are bringing up on the beach: Amali Afia and Ashton Kwasi. Amali
and Ashton are very happy to be growing up in this gorgeous beach environment.
We aim to create a comfortable atmosphere
where guests can learn about Ghanaian culture, whilst minimising the
negative impact on the environment. Our belief is that tourism can have
a positive influence on the local area. It is important to us to involve
the local community in the development and management of Green Turtle
Lodge and that the community benefits financially, socially and environmentally.
We have a fantastic team of staff at Green
Turtle Lodge, all of whom come from the local community. They will look
after you and help make your stay at the lodge more enjoyable and memorable. Job creation is very important to us and over the years as Green Turtle has grown, so has our team of staff; we currently employ 30 people. We have a great relationship with our staff which has helped us to form a sound relationship with the local community which has proved to be mutually beneficial.
Green Turtle Lodge