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The Bougie Girls Guide to Accra

   

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Lifestyle
Mar 25, 2019
Accra
Even if you don’t consider yourself a “Bougie Girl” our bonafide picks are likely your best bets for visiting Accra when you travel to Ghana. If you’re looking for a more immersive experience be sure to head over to Tastemakers to book a tour with one of our insiders, you won’t find these experiences anywhere else.

We know — in the age of sustainability, equity, and experiences over things, the word “Bougie” is probably seen as a faux pas in some circles. The good news is, this isn’t that circle and while we like to eat street meat with the best of them, we are also fans of a more luxurious way to explore West Africa’s capital of cool.

Here’s our guide to travel in Accra with your best bougie friend in mind.

Where to Stay

If you see yourself as living your best life in your best light, the first question you ask yourself after you’ve booked that business class ticket to Kotoka International is “where am I staying”.

Our must-haves for the femme jetset: outdoor space (for that Instagram “I woke up like this” post), exceptional service, easy access to our favourite places in the city, and the comfort of the Ritz with some African swag.

Olma Colonial Suites

Neighbourhood: Osu

Good For: Girls Trip, Bachelorette HQ, Ballin on a Budget

La Villa Boutique

Neighbourhood: Osu

Good For: Baecation, Tranquility

Kempinski Gold Coast City

Neighbourhood: Accra Central

Good For: Big Hotel Perks with Boutique Vibes, Business Trips

Right image courtesy of Instagram.com/culturedvice

Where to Eat

There are only a few places in town where you can get proper local food in some luxe surroundings BUT they do exist. When you’re ready to go beyond that we encourage you to try out some restaurants and dining experiences that rival what you’ll find in New York or Paris.

We’ve listed only our absolute faves below and evaluated them based on service, intimacy, taste, and overall dining experience.

Midunu Nomadic Dining

Neighbourhood: Tesano

Good for: Something Special, Modern African Cuisine, Intimacy

Urban Grille

Neighbourhood: Airport

Good For: Drinks + Dining, Contemporary Dishes, Dope Environment

Santoku

Neighbourhood: Airport

Good For: Special Occasions, World Class Sushi, Partying Nearby in Airport

Labadi Beach Hotel

Neighbourhood: La

Good for: Brunch, Groups

Where to Grab A Drink

There are a few places with the right ratio of delicious cocktails to people watching that fit our idea of a classy girls night out. We’re looking for inventiveness in the drink menu, number of like-minded people destined to be in the room, and of course an overall vibe.

Here are our picks guaranteed to make you glad you put your best heels on:

Front/Back

Neighbourhood: Osu

Good For: Local Ingredients, Networking, People Watching

Nuage at Sun City

Neighbourhood: La

Good for: Weekend wind down’s,

SkyBar 25

Neighbourhood: Airport

Good For: Views, People Watching

Craft Cocktails with Eli

Neighbourhood: Everywhere

Good for: Interactive, Groups

Esuro the Rooftop at Roots Hotel

Neighbourhood: Osu

Good For: Chill Vibes, Intimacy

Image courtesy of Instagram

Where to Shop

Elle Lokko

Neighbourhood: Osu

Good For: Designer Ghanaian and Nigerian Brands that don’t break the bank

Christie Brown

Neighbourhood: Osu

Good For: That panel talk that you want to show out for

Images courtesy of Instagram.com/christiebrowngh

Brown Sugar

Neighbourhood: Osu

Good For: Lost luggage, cute but funky staples

Untamed Empire

Neighbourhood: North Ridge

Good For: Contemporary, Cutting-Edge Styles, Art

Images courtesy of Instagram

Where to Party

Twist

Neighbourhood: Labone

Good For: Turning All The Way Up, Sweating Your Hair Out

Carbon

Neighbourhood: Airport

Good For: People Watching, Keeping It Cute

Where to Get Some Work Done

We know that our bougie gals are about that boss life and will likely need to dip into some good wifi, even on a “vacation”.

Here are our favourite places to plug in and make money moves.

Basecamp Ghana

Neighbourhood: East Legon

Good For: Getting it done amongst creative entrepreneurs

Images courtesy of Instagram

Cafe Kwae

Neighbourhood: Airport

Good For: Working and Eating, Networking

Images courtesy of Instagram

Kukun

Neighbourhood: Osu

Good For: Being in the thick of things

Images courtesy of Instagram

Even if you don’t consider yourself a “Bougie Girl” our bonafide picks are likely your best bets for visiting Accra when you travel to Ghana. If you’re looking for a more immersive experience be sure to head over to Tastemakers book a tour with one of our insiders, you won’t find these experiences anywhere else.

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