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“Our best beach for swimming in Ghana”
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Lou Moon Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Axim
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Our best beach for swimming in Ghana”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Restaurant had a limited but really good menu and excellent service. The choice for lunch and dinner was the same, which for us meant too much for lunch, so we just had a picnic of nuts and fruit near the lovely beach, since breakfast and dinner were more than sufficient. Our Hillside room bas very basic but clean and peacefull.We went walking around the "vegetable area" behind the hotel, through a jungle to the wild bay to the east and out of the gate to the locals fishing villages to the west. Here e were initaillly slightly ovrrun with children, but not offering sweets or cash they mostly dispersed. The beach at Lou Moon is superb, clean and calm.
We travelled from Accra by VVIP bus to Takoradi then used a taxi arranged by the hotel.

Room Tip: Hilltop was very quiet, rather basic but clean with A/C
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westport, Ireland
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108 reviews
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is one of the loveliest locations you can imagine. Secluded beaches, open air restaurant & bar, private & peaceful, good choice of lodgings, including "private" island, ideal for romantic occasions, perfect workshop location, A/C, friendly staff, home made coconut ice cream, kayaking, swimming, volleyball, sun-bathing, being lazy and no TV or radio. The things that could be improved would be some more staff training, especially in the restaurant and there are no fridges in the rooms. The drive from Accra can be tiresome, though it is possible to fly to Takoradi and the hotel has a pick up service. The standard of accommodation & food is far above what is normally available in Ghana.

Room Tip: The "hillside" are the least expensive, and are perfectly OK but without a sea view. The...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Lou Moon is perfect for romantic weekends. Beaches in Ghana are way underrated - the sea is lukewarm, waves are perfect and Lou Moon has one of the best 'private' beaches around. The owners utilized a lot of local stuff, together with imported European luxuries to create a very special atmosphere. The food is some of the best in Ghana, service is great, accommodation of a high standard with special little touches and the place is (for once in Africa) worth the price you pay. Do not miss out on an opportunity to stay here when you visit Ghana - you will not be disappointed. Yes, the village nearby is terrible, yes, the road is bad, yes it is 'Africa'...and that is what makes this place stand out.

Room Tip: Some of the suites are located on a little peninsula, attached to the main land with a little walk-w...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Axim, Ghana
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Beautiful nature, bay for swimming, hidden spots for romance :) architecture of the buildings is very special, open air restaurant and bar, excellent accommodation. Lou moon is very quite place, not crowded. Good service, excellent food - home made marmalade's, bread, cakes, sea food salads. We played volley, football, went kayaking, played petanque, able tennis...not one minute bored.

Room Tip: all rooms are awesome. Maybe the Island is the sweetest.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Murcia, Spain
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I stayed for the second time in Dec 12, and again it was fantastic. This is the best place to go and do nothing but lie in the sun and eat, a great place to just unwind. Rooms are very comfortable and well fitted in a simplistic way. Restaurant is excellent. The staff is very helpful and polite. Lou Moon is well situated to do day trips to the local attractions.

Room Tip: If you want a romantic room choose one of the island bungalows, fantastic
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

very beautiful, very relaxing, great view, fantastic scenery, service could be a bit faster and competent for the money and nearby village does not look so nice, still very much recommendable. i would never regret to have gone there, but the service could be a little better though it is far, far above Ghanain standard.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Although a traffic nightmare from Accra, this destination was definitely worth the trip. Of the many resorts we have stayed at in Accra, this one was definitely visually the best. The bay kept the usual rough surf off the Gulf of Guinea at almost a standstill so my wife and I were able to swim and kayak very easily. The surf is also much cleaner in this very west region of Ghana. No locals were around to hock their usual wears and beg for money and the place was kept secure and immaculately clean. The open air restaurant was kept well stocked, and although menu was limited they always had what was on the menu, it was fresh, and prepared very well. The English breakfast and the grilled lobster were my favorites. However, the best thing about the lodge is the staff...very friendly, always willing to help with whatever, and very attentive. Tony and Essie stand out in particular. We are going back to this place.

Room Tip: Get something upstairs, the view and the breeze are better.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lou Moon Lodge
Address: Village of Agyan | P.O. Box 140, Axim, Ghana
Location: Ghana > Western Region > Axim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Axim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located midway between Accra and Abidjan, on the shore of the gulf of Guinea, settled on a 24 acres property covered by forest, Lou Moon Lodge lies on a beautiful private bay surrounded by sandy beaches.On the shore of this natural swimming pool, protected from the ocean waves by an enchanting peninsula, the Lodge provides nine rooms ranging from the peaceful "hillside" rooms to the exquisite "executive" bungalows located on a private island. Overlooking the beaches our guests will enjoy an open-air bar and a restaurant serving world cuisine.Lou Moon Lodge's philosophy is high quality, a user-friendly service, in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, all for the enjoyment of our guests. ... more   less 
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Lou Moon Hotel Axim

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