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Best beach resort in Ghana

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Best beach resort in Ghana

Hi all,

I'm planning to visit Ghana in July, need to do at least 2 days in Accra but am then free. Would like to do a week at a beach resort and about 5 days safari, which are the best regions to go to?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Best beach resort in Ghana

Ben,

I would travel to the western beaches for relaxation and try to visit Elmina and/or Cape Coast Castles en route and Mole National Park for safari. This should fit in with your available time.

Best,

Jon

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2. Re: Best beach resort in Ghana

I think 5 days in Mole would be a bit much. This is not East/Southern Africa, and the concept of safari (luxury tents, the big 5) in Ghana doesn't exist. If you are lucky you might see an elephant and during the rainy season the grass will be so high it will hard to find anything.

While a visit to the north is a good idea, you might want to combine it with a trip to the Volta Region (monkey sanctuary, waterfalls, decent sized mountains/hills for hiking). Amedzofe or Ho would be a place to base yourself.

Overall, Ghana is a destination to absorb amazing culture, festivals, beaches, history. Not so much animals (except in your stew).

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Agree, 5 days would be way too much time but 2 nights there should give enough time and it is a day there and back and if you whack in a stopover in Kumasi or Lake Bosomtwe you end up with the five days pretty much accounted for.

Volta Region I only know a little about always found the dam a little less than overwhelming but it is a different aspect of a great country.

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4. Re: Best beach resort in Ghana

As for a beach resort, I am a big fan of the Green Turtle Lodge. I have heard its for sale or has been sold so I am not sure if anything has changed.

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I just returned from Ghana and althougth I stayed at a private residence I visited the Royal La Palm Hotel for dinner and found the atmosphere and the food excellent. The Hotel - which is also a resort is situated in La Badie which is just east of Accra.

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But seriously, La Palm is not on a beach that you can swim in safely. Not only is Labadi filthy with sewage, the currents are extremely dangerous and petty theft is prevalent.

The only safe and clean beaches are located at least 1-2 hours drive outside of Accra. Anomabo Beach Resort is a personal favorite of mine. Safe for swimming, clean and lovely laid back atmosphere. Close enough to Elmina, Cape Coast and Kakum.

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Good point and yes you are right about the dangerous currents but La Palm is great fun as is La Beach at weekends, usual rules apply including don't parade your Wealth. Not even sure the guy who has opened the thread still looks at it lol but it brings back happy memories for me

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La Palm is great for its pool - I know as I would go there every Sunday for years. I did shift over to Labadi Beach Hotel at some point, though, as I felt that La Palm had declined - the pool would be dirtier, food not so great, etc. (I also always felt like the pool area was a bit dangerous and slippery.) Happy memories for me too.

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I remember labadi from 15 years or so age it was best in country and lost its crown over the years. Last there 6 years ago or so and still good. I tend not to worry about practical matters such as safety lol perhaps I ought to start to act my age

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