There are many beach resorts and swimming pools with great views in Ghana that must be visited at least once, (or twice or more, for that matter). But if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway out of Accra, where you can pamper yourself and enjoy a bit of luxurious self-care, bookmark these 10 spa and beach resorts in Ghana, where you’ll be able to relax, enjoy and cool off to reenergize yourself for life’s challenges.
Best beach resorts in Ghana
White Sands Beach Resort & Spa
White Sands is located less than hour’s drive from the city of Accra, in the heart of the central region at Gomoa Fetteh. This luxury and exclusive resort is comprised with 10 individually designed suites & chalets situated amidst an oasis of tranquility. Each chalet has an indoor and outdoor living space, a private deck and plunge pools, outside showers and baths overlooking the ocean.
Apart from its private beach, pool, restaurants, bars, tennis court, you can also enjoy the spa services. Put your robe on and initiate your journey from one relaxing experience to the next: from pool to sauna to steam room to massage and back to your private chalet in absolute seclusion/tranquility.
The culinary experience is exotic yet familiar – from Italian, to Asian, grilled Seafood/Steaks to high end French Mediterranean. They also have a decent wine list and a comprehensive cocktail menu.
Ironically White Sands is so exclusive that it is often empty. Its daring tagline, printed on the t-shirts of staff, is “If you know a better beach, go there”, and rightfully said – there isn’t a rival beach resort in the country.
- Location: Gomoa Fetteh, Central Region. Ghana
- Telephone number: +233-263050504 / +233-263050506 /+233-263050500
Sogakope Beach Resort
Sogakope Beach Resort is a luxury resort in Sogakope close to Keta Lagoon in Volta Region. You will be surrounded by tranquil gardens with the famous Volta River at your doorstep. One of their mottos is – “Where indulgence meets relaxation” – expect a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle in a well-designed grounds and facilities with a true African feel yet modern.
All rooms are spacious and equipped with air conditioners, television, telephones and modern African shower rooms and toilet facilities, with internet availability throughout the resort.
The spa are is purposely tucked closest to the river and pool area, making sure that during your treatment you have no disturbances from other activities by guest and resort operations. You have a range of spa experiences and treatments to choose from; from the signature massage to reflexology, deep tissue, sports or sabal stone massage.
- Location: Sogakofe, 7 km from Keta Lagoon Protected Area
- Telephone number: +233 559296823
Blue Diamond Beach Spa Resort
Blue Diamond Beach Spa Resort is located along the shoreline of Apam, a picturesque fishing village located 80km from the capital (a 2h drive away), also known for its colonial castle and church. The resort covers 8 hectares of land with a 500m beachfront, with its hammocks along the shoreline providing a magnificent view of the town.
Do you enjoy bird watching? The resort is the perfect place for you! Several species of birds make appearances from dawn to sunset. Apart from the already mentioned, Blue Diamond also offers 6 Oceanfront chalets, 1 suite and 2 family units, a professional camping ground with a BBQ, where all meals are prepared (they require a pre order with a minimum of 2h in advance). Feel free to check their website for more information.
You are also welcome to bring your own food (very important, you would also have to bring your own plates, cutlery and cooking utensils), a swimming pool, restaurant and bar, and of course its exclusive spa facilities with Thai and balinese massage.
- Location: Gomoa, Abrekum, Central Region
- Telephone number: +233 0206042265
Best Western Atlantic Hotel Takoradi
Located in the West Region of Ghana, Takoradi, the Best Western Atlantic Hotel in a luxury hotel overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. 200 rooms available in the main building (ask for one with ocean views), 12 chalets, with single and family rooms among the leafy grounds and eight suites, including two presidential suites.
The large bathrooms come with both a jacuzzi and shower. You can actually see the Atlantic Ocean from your bathroom by activating the window’s smart glass feature while relaxing in your jacuzzi.
The highlight is the pool area, very inviting on a hot day. The outdoor Canoe Bar offers delicious seafood platters you could enjoy by the pool. If you want something more local, the main Ocean View restaurant & bar offers a large buffet with Ghanaian cuisine options.
To add to the value of your stay, there is a well-equipped gym and a spa with sauna, massage parlour, beauty salon, and a tennis court to help you wind down.
Peduase Valley Resort
Peduase Valley Resort is a family friendly 4-star hotel in Aburi. Great option if you do not want to drive too far out from Accra but still want a taste of an exotic escape from the stress of daily life in Accra. Additionally, this offers an alternative spa getaway within a more mountainous environment rather than by a beach.
The hotel features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, spa facilities and free Wifi. Families will appreciate the playground, barbecue grills, and supervised childcare. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.
Yes, Labadi beach will always come top of the list. It is the most popular public beach in Ghana. Located in Accra and noted for its spacious and fascinating 3-kilometer beach front, it offers a wider space for visitors to engage in a lot of activities.
It is not the idle beach for those who want a calm and serene atmosphere to reflect on certain things in life. It is a beach for those who wish to party and enjoy loud music, and dance as well.
There is a volley ball court for those who love the game. Live guards are available to direct swimmers on safe and unsafe areas for swimming. Food, drinks, alcohol and barbecue joints are available there. There is also a change room, washroom, and shower areas, and other facilities which makes it user-friendly.
Security is also well-assured as on very busy days, such as holidays and weekends, the police are made available to ensure law and order. There are also horses available for those who want to experience horse rides or take photos while sitting on them.
Labadi beach offers a different kind of experience like no other in Ghana. All Green Views tenants are encouraged to experience the pleasure that there is at the most popular beach in Ghana.
Ada Foah Beach
One of the beautiful beaches in Ghana is the Ada beach. Located about 100km from the capital city, Accra, it has become the go to destination for many, especially, newly-weds, corporate bodies, students, and tourists in general to hang out during the weekend.
Ada Foah is famous for its water sports such as swimming, sailing, fishing, and boat cruising. There are ferries and boats harbor at the riverside where boats are rented out for a cruise on the Volta lake.
Because many like to spend the weekend there, investors have also set up guest houses and hotels to cater to the tourists that flock there on weekends. There are both budget and luxury accommodation, restaurants and spot bars at the beach.
But there is one more exciting thing that you don’t have to miss when you visit Ada Foah—the estuary—where the Volta River meets with the sea. For those who wish to spend some days outside Accra, Ada Foah offers another idle destination.
The Royal Senchi Resort
The Royal Senchi Resort is situated on the banks of the famous Volta River in the Eastern Region of Ghana and about 90 minutes drive from the capital city, Accra. It has 84 rooms with spectacular views and the unique architecture design blends typical traditional Ghanaian styles with modernity of the highest international standard and comfort.
The resort allows for easy access to a lush green 35-acre conservation nature park which is home to rare butterfly and bird populations. It has a tennis court, fitness centre, spa and wellness centre, massage centre, table tennis, a pool, among others. The environment is also serene and neat, making your stay there fully relaxing and luxurious.
The rooms are extra spacious and painted in earth-toned colours to create a cozy feel. The rooms at The Royal Senchi Resort are stylishly decorated, fully airconditioned, and fitted with a number of facilities including an en-suite bathroom, ornate lamps, a flat-screen TV, wardrobes, tea and coffee-making facilities, and many more. This resort offers another fine option for Green Views tenants to relax outside Accra.
Busua Beach Resort
Located at Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana, Busua Beach Resort has become more like a honeymoon destination for a lot of newlyweds. It is an idle relaxation destination for people who want to enjoy some time away from work and have their peace of mind.
It has a serene environment which makes it possible for one to de-stress and reflect on some important matters and decisions in life. This beach is rated among the cleanest and nicest in Ghana. Busua Beach Resort has 62 luxurious rooms and suites in chalet style, restaurants, and a conference facility which can host up to 250 people.
The resort offers guests the opportunity to enhance their stay and keep active by making use of variety of stay-fit facilities. Sporting activities that can be enjoyed there include tennis, volleyball and football. It was voted the Best Leisure Hotel in West Africa in 2007 at the Akwaaba Leisure Awards.
Elmina Beach Resort
For those who know Cape Coast, one of Ghana’s historic cities, Elmina Beach Resort is a place like no other. Located in the Central Region’s capital, Elmina Beach Resort boast of 100 rooms and suites, five conference and banqueting rooms, restaurants and cocktail lounge.
The Damba Bar offers guests a unique ocean view and natural breeze with soothing music. All executive suites feature spacious balconies with scenic ocean views. The resort has two outdoor swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, basketball courts, a gym, and a night club.
The resort has one of the largest and modern conference facilities outside the country’s capital, Accra. There are also 30 smoke-free guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking.
Feel free to check some of the many and beautiful camping sites in Ghana.
For Green Views tenants who wish to visit Cape Coast to see the famous Kakum National Park and enjoy the canopy walk, the Elmina Beach Resort, not only offers proximity but comfort for your stay in the city.