The main attractions at Miamia are its spectacular, safe and secluded beaches, and the crocodile pond at the neighbouring village of Egyambra.

Nestled in a deep bay with rocky coves, Miamia is bordered by a series of rounded hills covered with palm trees and cassava farms, and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Miamia’s unquestionable beauty has attracted the development of luxury private villas, second homes and countryside rest houses to the area, there is still ample space for visitors!

The settlement of Miamia is located 15 km off the Takoradi-Elubo main road, and it has a Town Tourism Development Committee and several trained local tour guides. The tour guides are well vested with information


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  • Relax on the idyllic beaches at Miamia. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, surfing, diving, snorkelling and/or kayaking. Towards the end of every year, you might see migrating whales (August-February) and dolphins (July-November). Special whale-watching tours are organised by Kedas Lodge. You can also gather shells at some of the remote bays.
  • How about a cultural tour? Feel the enticing tempo of village life among the Nzema and Evalue ethnic groups, as your trained tour guide brings you in touch with the daily lives of the Miamia community. Take a walking tour of Miamia and watch traditional funeral rites, a naming ceremony, a traditional wedding, a traditional festival, treasured dances or other sacred rituals, as you learn about the history and culture of the people.
  • Explore the rich biodiversity of the lush green-forested hills on the promontories providing the bay and coves at Miamia. Hike on the trails and discover the rich variety of tropical plants and shrubs. Enjoy the ecosystem! You may see some monkeys, birds and butterflies, particularly in the early mornings and late evenings.
  • If you are a fishing enthusiast, you can join experienced local fishermen on a fishing trip in a wooden dugout canoe. A deep sea fishing expedition can also be arranged. Bring home a catch of the likes of barracuda, cassava fish, tuna and swordfish. End your day by eating a meal on the beach, made from the catch of the day. You can also go on fishing safari with a modern boat from Kedas Lodge.
  • Visit the famous crocodile pond at nearby Egyambra. For a fee, you will watch as the fetish priest entices the crocodiles from the water with a bottle of coca-cola, and then feeds them with live fowls. The best time to go is early in the morning. If you cannot make it in the morning, you may need to make arrangements with the fetish priest. For a guided tour of the crocodile pond and Egyambra village, contact the trained tour guides at Miamia, or the Tourism Development Committee.

* To book a place on any tour, please register with the Town Tourism Development Committee.

At local eating joints (called ‘chop bars’), you can taste the traditional fufu (large dumplings made from pounded cassava and plantain), kenkey (steamed balls of fermented corn, wrapped in banana leaves), gari (roasted cassava grits), yaka yaka (flattened gari), atuku (a moist tapioca dish, also known as akyeke). These starchy and grainy foods are mostly eaten with bare hands, and are often served with delicious fish and vegetable stews and soups. Snacks such as locally-made biscuits and fried fish, are also available in Miamia. Food that is more ‘western’ in nature, is available at Kedas Lodge, the hotel situated right in Miamia bay.

Do enquire about home stays and other accommodation options from your guide.


Kedas Lodge and Watersport-Center
P.O.Box AX789, Takoradi
Western Region

+233 (0) 54 34 31 788   or
+233 (0) 54 89 31 073   or
+233 (0) 266 54 77 25   or
+233 (0)266 08 02 25

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Meals & Drinks Price Range (GH¢)*
Lunch/Dinner (Continental)        9.00 - 16.00
Lunch/Dinner (Ghanaian) 9.00 - 16.00
Drinks/Beverages 1.50 - 60.00
Remark(s) International and local dishes, excellent category
  Single and double rooms, family chalet
Room Rates
(GH¢ per night)*
Single Person starts at 50,50 US$
Double Room starts at  85,00 US$
Family Chalet (up to 9 person) starts at 260,00 US$
Honey Moon Suite 116,00 US$


In a place in Ghana, far from the brash, loud African city centres, nestling by the wild ocean in the peace and quiet of an almost forgotten corner of the earth, is Kedas Lodge, set on the Miemia Bay. There, you can rent a range of different rooms: standard double rooms, self-catering family chalets with kitchens, and our exclusive Honeymoon Suite.

On our wonderfully isolated beach you can simply lie in the shade of the palms, or you can swim and snorkel or kayaking.  At certain times of year you can watch whales from our hard boat. We offer excursions or coastal trips by boat (zodiac) to nearby bays or out onto the open sea, where you can practice your fishing.
We offer many different activities. For example a guided kayak tour on a beautiful river with mangroves to Princess Town, the German castle "Fredericksburg." Or a tour by jeep and by canoe to Nzulesu, the village on stilts.

Beginning of 2011 we opened the first and only PADI-certified dive center in Ghana. Our dive center and the resort itself is managed by two German diving instructors. Beginners can try out diving for the first time, but we also offer complete diving courses and even train people to become diving instructors. For more information about diving, please visit our website:

Our chefs look forward to pampering you with culinary delights, serving dishes from all over the world. One of the secrets of Kedas, however, is our freshly caught fish and lobster which come straight from the fishing village just up the beach. Evening barbecues and campfires on the beach provide exactly the right setting for romantic moments. As well as beer and exotic cocktails, our bar also offers a range of select wines from Europe, America and Africa.


*Prices as at September 2009


By private vehicle:
From Takoradi, follow the signs to Elubo. After Agona, continue driving towards Elubo. After 15 kilometres, turn left at the village of Nyame Bekyere, just at the customs barrier. Drive for another 14.5 kilometres (20 minutes) down the untarred road, and when you get to a fork in the road, turn left to Miamia.

By public transport:
At Takoradi, go to West End (near Tarkwa station, by the STC bus terminal), or go the Goil petrol station at Kwame Nkrumah Roundabout (also known as ‘Agip’ roundabout). Take a minibus (‘called tro-tro’) to Agona. At Agona, there are regular tro-tros to Miamia. Taxis are also available.


  1. ‘Miamia’, in the Nzema language, means ‘let us bath’. The story goes that a hunter and his son used to pass by a stream in the area, on their way to their farm. Whenever they got to the stream, they would say, ‘Miamia!’.
  2. The population of Miamia is 450 people.
  3. The people of Miamia have fishing as their main occupation; and the people of neighbouring Egyambra are farmers. Fishing provides both fresh and dry fish for the populace, and part of the farming and fishing produce are sold to intermediaries who retail them in the urban areas.







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