After long work weeks in busy, dusty Accra, I always retreat to "Franco and Caye's place" or "the Italian place" as known around Kokrobite. Franco crossed West Africa on bike and settled in Kokrobite, and with his wife and two kids he's built this peaceful garden oasis.
My troupe and I stay in the family house, which is a bargain at 80 cedis a night- the equivalent of $50 give or take depending on the fluctuating exchange rate. Waking up in the upstairs loft to the view of the garden, birds chirping, and Franco and Caye's cute kids running around is my version of heaven. Their pizza is as they claim: "best in town, possibly the world."
The grounds are idyllic: bamboo treefort, swimming pool, vintage turquoise camper, and A-frame bungalows.
Access to the beach is through Big Milly's down the road, which has a more Spring-Break-in-Cabo feel. Enjoy a pina colada on the beach, stay for the live band, and then retreat back to your oasis for your beauty rest.
Don't forget to take your malarone though...the mosquitos love this place too. With the abundance of obruni guests at Big Milly's, petty theft is high so keep an eye on your valuables.
Though it's very close in mileage to Accra proper, the trip takes up to 3 hours because of traffic, so plan for that.