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When I am in Ghana, I like to treat myself to short trips to the coast and Abandze resort  has been my favorite resort in Ghana as it has a wide open space for children to run around freely. The resort is just tucked about 5 minutes walking distance away from the main road that travels between Accra the capital and Cape Coast which is popular with holiday makers. Cape Coast is in the central region of Ghana and it has several privately run resorts.

My favorite dish is the grilled-baby-lobsters which is served with any of the local dishes. I got so addicted to the perfectly grilled baby lobsters so much that I just had to find baby lobsters back in London to replicate my favorite seafood grill.

Some resorts are members only whilst the majority open to visiting guest. The resort at Abandze has beautiful views from upstairs in the thatched roof top restaurant which overlooks a serene lagoon with mangroves. The resort is comparatively clean and the staff are very friendly.



It also has nicely decorated chalets which has en suite bathrooms and one family chalet with a kitchenette. The  resort sits at the bottom of Fort Amsterdam which is little known but is still functional. Abandze beach resort is in Saltpond. It is just about 20 minutes away from Cape Coast between the  Kormantse

and Abanze villages. The lagoon attracts the villagers on Sundays who come to swim and fish during the dry season. The villagers are very respectful and do not enter the resort to bother visitors. Abandze has open wide spaces for kids to run around freely safely away from the sea.

It is only 3 or 5 minutes walk away from the main road where you can easily catch a trotro to Cape Coast or Accra. Louis Armstrong the famous jazz trumpeter is said to have traced his ancestry back to the near by Kormantze village. Abandze resort is close to Elmina, Kakum National park, Mosomagor Eco-village, Domana Rock Shrine and Anomabu an old and well known village with posuban shrines which are concrete life size statuettes which portray war ornaments and war emblems to represent a history of  war victories and military experiences of the Fantes.