Labadi Beach has always been one of the classiest hotels in Ghana – it’s arguably the most high-end of the lot, as the photos of visiting dignitaries attest. But in the light of new openings, it has had to up its game. The main changes are out the back, with a new and incredibly inviting pool and a full new conference and events centre. Also upgraded is the gym. The hotel has retained its classic cool – the lobby alone is all ceiling fans, dark leather sofas and gold-coloured standing lamps. The pristine rooms and suites, all fairly recently renovated, each come with a private balcony. There are also floodlit tennis courts, a volleyball court and table-tennis facilities. Sauna and massage services are available too. The resort has two bars and a restaurant.