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*<sleep name="Elmina Bay " alt="" address="Mbofra Akyinim" directions="Along from Coconut Grove Hotel" phone="0541614812" url="www.elminabayresort.com" checkin="26/06/09" checkout="28/06/09" price="US$90" lat="" long="">A brand new quality hotel.  All rooms have sea view and own balcony and are comfortably furnished. Good food, efficient staff. Lovely pool.  Good for walking along the beach and just chilling out. Highly recommended.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Elmina Bay " alt="" address="Mbofra Akyinim" directions="Along from Coconut Grove Hotel" phone="0541614812" url="www.elminabayresort.com" checkin="26/06/09" checkout="28/06/09" price="US$90" lat="" long="">A brand new quality hotel.  All rooms have sea view and own balcony and are comfortably furnished. Good food, efficient staff. Lovely pool.  Good for walking along the beach and just chilling out. Highly recommended.</sleep>
*<see name="Brenu Beach Resort" alt="" address="Brenu Akyinim" directions="Take a tro-tro from GOIL/Pedu Junction along the Accra-Takoradi road towards Takoradi.  Get off at Ayensudo junction, then hire a taxi from the main road to Brenu Beach." phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A well-tended private beach, better for swimming than the beaches in Cape Coast, only a 15-20 minute Tro-Tro ride away.
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*<see name="Brenu Beach Resort" alt="" address="Brenu Akyinim" directions="Take a tro-tro from GOIL/Pedu Junction along the Accra-Takoradi road towards Takoradi.  Get off at Ayensudo junction, then hire a taxi from the main road to Brenu Beach." phone="" url="http://brenubeachresort.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A well-tended private beach, better for swimming than the beaches in Cape Coast, only a 15-20 minute Tro-Tro ride away.
 
There is a restaurant/bar on premises which offers a great variety of Ghanian and International dishes for 5-10 Gh¢. Camping/rooms are available.
 
There is a restaurant/bar on premises which offers a great variety of Ghanian and International dishes for 5-10 Gh¢. Camping/rooms are available.
1 Gh¢ entry fee for the day. [http://brenubeachresort.com Website]</see>
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1 Gh¢ entry fee for the day.]</see>
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*<see name="KO-SA Beach Resort" alt="" address="Ampenyi" directions="Take a tro-tro from Cape Coast or Elmina towards Takoradi. Get off at Ayensudo junction, then hire a taxi to Ko-Sa for 2-3 Gh¢." phone="+233-244-375432 " url="http://www.ko-sa.com/" hours="" price="10-30 €" lat="" long="">Well tended beach resort run by a dutch couple. Rocks on the sea ground make it difficult to swim, but there are several great places for swimming or bodyboarding around Ampenyi Bay. Great restaurant with international and Ghanaian dishes for 6-12 Gh¢.</see>
  
 
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Revision as of 12:16, 28 October 2009

Elmina is a city in Central Ghana.

It's name comes from the Portuguese word for "Mine". The gold found in these mines are also the origin of the name "Gold Coast", which was the name of what is now Ghana, when it was a British Colony.

Contents

Get in

Take a Tro-Tro or Bus to Cape Coast. From there, a shared taxi costs less than 1 Gh¢ to Elmina.

Get around

Within Elmina, shared taxis are very common. The Beach Resorts in Ampenyi or Brenu Akinyim can be reached only by dropping cars and cost 10-12 Gh¢.

See

  • Elmina Castle (UNESCO World Heritage Monument), (10 km west of Cape Coast), [1]. The oldest European building below the Sahara, Elmina was a notorious slave fort used for moving slaves onto ships bound for other parts of the world. It is a tourist attraction, but once was a prison used by the Ghanaian government. It is similar in tone to a Holocaust museum, so prepare to be moved. The people in the town outside are generally friendly. However, be careful where you step if you walk on the beach. Apparently, the toilet facilities in the area are lacking.


Do

Buy

Eat

  • Elmina Bay Hotel, Elmina (Along from the Coconut Grove Hotel), 0205660670, [2]. Great restaurant and bar - right by the beach. The menu is wide with pizzas, pasta, steaks, fish all cooked up fresh by Chef. Some very naughty puddings - chocolate fudge cake, lemon tart, cheesecake, almond and apricot tart, apple pie - yum yum. Extensive wine list with nice glasses to drink from as well. Well worth stopping at for just food if nothing else.


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Sleep

  • Elmina Bay, Mbofra Akyinim (Along from Coconut Grove Hotel), 0541614812, [3]. checkin: 26/06/09; checkout: 28/06/09. A brand new quality hotel. All rooms have sea view and own balcony and are comfortably furnished. Good food, efficient staff. Lovely pool. Good for walking along the beach and just chilling out. Highly recommended. US$90.
  • Brenu Beach Resort, Brenu Akyinim (Take a tro-tro from GOIL/Pedu Junction along the Accra-Takoradi road towards Takoradi. Get off at Ayensudo junction, then hire a taxi from the main road to Brenu Beach.), [4]. A well-tended private beach, better for swimming than the beaches in Cape Coast, only a 15-20 minute Tro-Tro ride away. There is a restaurant/bar on premises which offers a great variety of Ghanian and International dishes for 5-10 Gh¢. Camping/rooms are available. 1 Gh¢ entry fee for the day.]
  • KO-SA Beach Resort, Ampenyi (Take a tro-tro from Cape Coast or Elmina towards Takoradi. Get off at Ayensudo junction, then hire a taxi to Ko-Sa for 2-3 Gh¢.), +233-244-375432, [5]. Well tended beach resort run by a dutch couple. Rocks on the sea ground make it difficult to swim, but there are several great places for swimming or bodyboarding around Ampenyi Bay. Great restaurant with international and Ghanaian dishes for 6-12 Gh¢. 10-30 €.

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