It’s hard to believe that we are about to clear the first quarter of 2019 already, yet it feels like just yesterday that we were counting down to the new year. And as much as that may be, the first two months of the year can sometimes feel like such a drag, it may well be time for your first vacation. Our destination of choice is Ghana, and here’s 5 reasons why.


In support of the amazing new movement of cross-border travelling that more and more Africans are opting for, exploring locations and cultures that were previously eclipsed by the excitement of going overseas, we are here to co-sign being a ‘Proudly African’ traveller and suggest you head to the beautiful country of Ghana for your next vaycay.


Where should you start? Well, the majestic capital city of Accra of course, where you can experience everything from the rich histories captured in the famous landmarks like the Osu Castle and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, to the tropical beaches like the Labadi Beach along the city’s coast.


A hotel to look into for your stay is Villa Monticello, a luxury boutique hotel situated in one of the most exclusive areas in Accra, conveniently located close to Kotoka International Airport and within easy walking distance to one of Accra’s most exclusive shopping areas. Awarded with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2013, the hotel offers 16 uniquely designed suites, each with a luxurious personal touch and stylish elegance, plus a fitness centre with state-of-the-art facilities overlooking the courtyard. They also go the extra mile by providing guests with a complimentary shuttle service within a 5km radius, as well as free airport meet-and-greet on arrival.


If you are just as enthusiastic about food as you are travelling, their in-house restaurant Chapter One will not disappoint!

With its welcoming ambience and award-winning Executive Chef Ruby Paintsil, Chapter One is the exclusive dining destination for business, pleasure, or the perfect combination of both. Featuring a robust selection of wines, both à la carte and table d’hôte menus for lunch and dinner your taste buds will be immensely satisfied during your stay.


A favourite package of ours, Villa Monticello’s Luxury Weekend Package provides a discounted 2-night stay where you can indulge in an in-suite spa treatment of choice, a champagne breakfast for each morning of your stay and a two-course dinner on arrival day.

If this is the cross-border vacation you’ve been dreaming of, treat yourself and make a booking today. Find out more about Ghana’s much talked about boutique hotel at


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