Ghana Coconut Grove Resort

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I’ve already shared a bunch of stories and pictures from our family travel to Ghana, but I still have so much to share! I’m kinda getting burned out from writing, but I have a goal to plow through, and have it all documented, so hang tight!  My mom took us on an excursion from Accra to the Cape Coast. I already wrote about the touring we did to the Cape Coast (slave) Castle, and the canopy walk at Kakum National Park.  Today, I’m sharing about our stay at the Coconut Grove Resort near the Cape Coast.

Coconut Grove Resort Ghana Africa

Sadly, my dad was not able to travel down with us to the Cape Coast as originally planned, because he was tending to a missionary in the hospital. My mom took us to Coconut Grove, a spot they had been to once before with other missionary couples like themselves. It felt odd, traveling through poverty stricken villages in Ghana, to get to the luxury resort, but we enjoyed our stay there, nonetheless.

We planned to stay in the more economical little huts that were separated from the resort a bit, but with a room mix up, we ended up staying closer to the beach and amenities, so that was nice. We barely got to the beach in time to see it with the light, we got a good 30 minutes of play time in. The sand was course, and so different than what we knew back home in Texas, and though we didn’t fully immerse in our swimsuits, we had fun wading and splashing. The beaches were gorgeously tended to, unlike other parts we’d seen along the Ghanaian coast.


coastal beach in Ghana

hut at coconut grove

resort in ghana

grain of sand in Ghana

It was amazing watching this local grab the coconut from the tree, and chop it up for me to drink.

chopping fresh coconut

fresh coconut drink

Ocean rocks in Ghana

Coconut Grove Beach in Ghana family beach fun

Footprints in the sand…

family feet in the sand

And then, why not our faces in the sky?

family selfie

ocean water fun

Coconut Grove Ghana



playing on the beach in Ghana

brothers at the beach
selfie at coconut grove

ocean fun

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  1. Ines says:

    Love the photos especially the ones of the beach with the palm trees is the background. It looks misty and mysterious. Was the water and weather warm?

    • Kristen Duke says:

      The water was not freezing, fairly warm, but the sun was going down, and not ideal to fully immerse! The weather was quite nice, yes. 85ish

  2. Jacqueline says:

    Good for you for plowing on through even though you’re getting burned out! I’ve been doing a similar project. Since I teach in Europe, I spend my 6 week summer vacation with family and friends in the States. A lot of what I end up doing is “just” ordinary kinds of things, and therefore I come back each summer with no photo album, and my co-workers have no concept of my summer. So this year, I decided to do things differently and document pretty much everything. It got me (and my family/friends!) over the awkwardness of taking pictures at people’s houses, and now I have a ton of photos to edit, sort, layout. It’s been a huge undertaking, but I’m almost done! It’s so worth it in the end, so keep up the good work on the sharing of your Ghana trip 😉

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thank you! I’m trying to stick to it! I’d love to see your US adventures, did you share anything online? It will be a great memory, keep it up!

  3. Great pictures! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. Crystal says:

    How fun! Great pics 🙂

    • Kristen Duke says:

      It was a fun adventure, stepping aside for a day to relax.

  5. Beautiful!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thanks, friend;) The beach is just beautiful anywhere, isn’t it?

  6. Nicole P. says:

    This looks like a fun time! The sand looks like quinoa grains. It’s so cool to step into the Atlantic from the other side.

    • Kristen Duke says:

      It does kinda look like quinoa, huh? Agreed, interesting to see how the sand is so different from the other side.