Sea turtle protection at fantas folly beach lodge

For several years we’ve been at the forefront of turtle conservation along the coast.  We are fortunate to have Olive Ridley, Leatherback and Green turtles all visit our beach to lay during nesting season (September to March), though numbers have declined in Ghanaian waters in recent years.

Some of the turtles lay directly in front of the resort while others choose sites further along the beach.  We employ people to gather the eggs that have been laid and rebury them in nesting boxes at the resort so they can be kept safely until they hatch.

During nesting season there’s the opportunity for night beach walks to observe turtles laying.  If you time it right it’s also possible to see the baby turtles make their way into the ocean soon after they’ve hatched, which is around 50 days after laying.