Did we celebrate Christmas last year (2020)? Well, if yes then I didn’t feel the Christmas heat because of the Corona Virus outbreak. Last year (2020) wasn’t the best year for everyone. Even though it gave some of us the chance to learn something new. But this year is going to be great and merry Christmas in advance. Since we all looking to have fun this Christmas, I thought it will be great to list some of the best places to spend this Christmas in Ghana.
There is more to this festive season than buying gift cards, Christmas trees, cooking that family food, and giving wishes on social media, or even going to church. There are so many things to do and so many places to spend this Christman in Ghana. From some of the top events destinations to some of the “Christmascation” locations. Trust me you are not limited to any of them.
For those planning a trip to Ghana this Christmas and those here looking to spend Christmas in a different style, here are the 10 best places to spend Christmas in Ghana. Some of these places are hosting some of the top Christmas parties and others are cool relaxing X-mass locations.
Ghana Travel Restrictions 2021
Ghana is open to most travelers again. I mean travelers from all over the world. However, you do need proof of your COVID-19 vaccination(s) or a negative test result before being allowed entry.
Many hotels, attractions, and private tours are open with new health & safety protocols in place, and you still have to follow certain guidelines. They are all good for our safety.
Read the ultimate travel guide to Ghana to help you plan your trip.
Best Places To Spend Christmas In Ghana
One of the best Christmas destinations outside Accra is the Aqua Safari. Trust me, you are going to have all the fun you will get in Accra at the resort. Most top event organizers in Ghana host some of the top X-mass events at the resort. Get that vacation relaxation and also the Christmas fun all in one place.
Some tour agencies or tour guide plan their vacations there. So be ready to meet other travelers and locals looking to have the best Christmas experience like you. Enjoy a Jet-Ski ride and if you don’t know how to ride one, there is a course design to help you learn.
Aqua Safari is not far from the Capital city, Accra. You can have all the fun and return to your accommodation in Accra. But if you are looking to spend a night or two at the luxurious resort, room prices start from $130 USD to $350 USD on the resort’s website. Price can be cheaper on some Online Travel Agency websites.
2.Osu Oxford Street
Despite its being a busy street during day time, it is also one of the busiest night streets in Ghana. I bet you can’t spend a night exploring all the fun places on the Osu Oxford Street, morning will catch you up even before you explore half side of the street.
If you are looking to enjoy the nightlife in Ghana this Christmas, Osu Oxford street is the best street to host you. From roof-top parties to stripers clubs, the street has it all. The street has been the number 1 street for tourists in Ghana and also the safest street for tourists.
Things can get pretty expensive on the street so always be prepared and make sure you drink responsibly as a tourist.
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Arguable, Takoradi is the second-best place to spend Christmas in Ghana, Accra is first though. December is their festival and that is what makes the celebration unique. Sekondi-Takoradi is one of the best places to spend Christmas in Ghana because of their Masquerade Carnival which is celebrated during every X-mass.
You may love to wear their masquerade costume and follow the crowd with a live band jumping and dancing on the streets of Sekondi-Takoradi.
The city also hosts some of the best beaches in the Western Region of Ghana. Spend a day or two in Takoradi this Christmas will be one of your best X-mass experiences.
When I was talking about rooftop parties, well, Bloom Bar is first on my list. An open-air bar famous for its signature lights, cocktails, and unpretentious ambiance.
Bloom bar has not only filled the gap in Accra nightlife but it has become a “must-have” experience, delivering all the right vibes to the capital.
Enjoy this Christmas with wild nightlife from Bloom Bar. It is best to visit early because the place can get choked and also dress to impress.
Cape Coast has always been the best vacation destination in Ghana. Hosting some of the country’s top historical sites, fine beaches, and parks, it is another best destination in Ghana for this Christmas. There are so many places to explore this December in Cape Coast.
If you are considering self-driving through Ghana this Christmas, then that is the best way to enjoy your Cape Coast Christmas trip. Joining tour groups can be very cheap but you may not get much time to explore the town as they may be in a rush to visit all the amazing places in a day.
Take two days to visit all the historical places in Cape Coast. The Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park, Elmina Castle, and many other places near Cape Coast.
Camping at the beach can be another great accommodation option for a complete adventure.
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6.Lake Bosomtwe Village
The more time you spend in this village, the more you embrace nature and find peace within. Unfortunately, people don’t recognize the importance of Lake Bosomtwe village. The village is the only place in Ghana that hosts a natural lake. So if you hear the only inland lake and meteorite impact crater in Ghana, Lake Bosomtwe village is where we referring to.
There are hotels available in the village to host tourists looking for a super hideout destination in Ghana during Christmas, Bosomtwe village is one best options to consider. It is one of the few places in the world to embrace nature and learn about new cultures and one of the best places to spend Christmas in Ghana
Jump into a canoe and enjoy canoe-riding and fishing with a local fisherman.
7.Aburi Botanical Garden
This is not the first time I’m recommending the Aburi Garden as one of the best places in Ghana for Christmas. I also listed it among some of the amazing places in Ghana to explore. Don’t believe me? Ask any Ghanaian you know or just search in TripAdvisor ”amazing vacation destination in Ghana” and Aburi Garden will appear in your search.
Over the years, the Aburi Botanical Garden has hosted thousands of local and international tourists because of its natural ambiance. The serene atmosphere of the garden will let you fall in love with nature. If you are also looking to fill your social media feed with some amazing photos, the garden has a picturesque environment.
There are luxurious accommodations around to host you throughout your Christmas vacation.
It wouldn’t be a complete list without Keta. Arguably, Keta is also taking tourism in Ghana to the next level. When I first saw a picture of keta beach on social media, I didn’t notice it till I read the caption. Keta beach is one of the most beautiful places in Ghana now and everyone is visiting Keta now. One of the cool things about Keta is its neatness.
You may love to join the crowd as we match to keta this December to explore the beautiful place.
Well, Akosombo is still one of the best vacation locations in Ghana. I’ll never forget my first time visiting the small town, I ask locals to show me all the amazing places in Akosombo I can explore. Even though I knew I wasn’t going to stay for long. But I never regret visiting Akosombo
Fine beach, picturesque attractions, friendly locals, and good food, I’m pretty sure you would love to spend a day or two in Akosombo this Christmas and explore the beautiful town.
Whiles writing this article, I wanted to be sure all this destination in Ghana is worth spending Christmas. So I asked my Instagram followers to help me with the list. It seems Royal Senchi is on every list from my followers.
Sitting in front of my laptop I was curious to find why it’s on all the list. Ooh, there it was, a cruise at Royal Senchi to the Monkey Sanctuary and some other amazing places every new year.