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75 things to do in Accra and Ghana • Beaches, day trips and national parks

With tips on everything from Accra's best restaurants and shops to museums and sightseeing – read our ultimate guide to things to do in Accra

Spectacular Elmina

Elmina must be one of the most colourful places in the world. Most of the town comes out twice a day, to wish its fishermen a safe trip and greet them again as they return. Brightly painted boats, everyone wearing football shirts, the flip-flopping catch being sold on the dockside: it’s an overwhelming site...

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Surf's up at Bojo Beach

Thatched umbrellas stud the shoreline, looking out over the area’s characteristically crashing waves. Rustic to say the least, Bojo is a delightfully simplistic set up of sand, water and seating. Bojo is well-maintained, clean, and the urban hubbub seems eons away.

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Escape to Aqua Safari Resort

Critics' choice

We were rather taken aback by Aqua Safari. It faces out to the estuary of the River Volta, a mile or so upstream from the ocean. From an open-sided restaurant and bar you can see Ghana’s island-dwelling folk crab-fishing and clam-diving in the water. The forward-thinking owners offer guided tours to the islands for boat-building and basket-weaving workshops – there’s also a lot of water to play around in on a jet-ski or one of the pontoons. 

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Out of town

Explore Ghana's past at Cape Coast

Cape Coast might be the former capital city, but when held up against Accra, it's the very picture of serenity. The centre is an appealing place in which to watch and wander - particularly down by the crescent-shaped harbour - it also has a sharply sobering history. You'll most likely be aware that Cape Coast Castle was where some of the worst atrocities of the slave trade era were committed.

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Chill for cheap at Big Milly’s Backyard

Critics' choice

hose unwinding in Kokrobite can enjoy fresh and tasty meals at Big Milly’s onsite restaurant. The menu includes fresh seafood such as lobster and barracuda, as well as a wide selection of vegetarian options.

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Ghana

Live it up at White Sands Beach Resort & Spa

Critics' choice

Those willing to splash some cash for the millionaire treatment can stay at this deluxe private members’ club near Fetteh. Slide into the infinity pool, sample the top-notch cuisine and enjoy some of the best service in Ghana. 

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Out of town
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