Baraza Resort and Spa is a 5 star all inclusive hotel voted as one of the 60 best new hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, a prestigious worldwide travel magazine.
The resort is located on a beautiful stretch of white sand beach, Bwejuu, on the east coast of the island. Considered to be one of the best beaches on Zanzibar, you can walk for miles along the shore.
With just 30 villas, this stunning fully inclusive resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns; Baraza offers unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.
There are 14 one-bedroom villas and 15 two-bedroom villas, as well as one Presidential two-bedroom villa. All the accommodation villas are designed to characterize classic Swahili architecture featuring dramatic arches, cement Baraza benches and intricate hand carved cement decorations. The spacious villas feature luxury interiors, beautiful fabrics, hand carved furniture and brass lanterns, large bathrooms with luxury fittings as well as a spacious terrace and private plunge pool.
The 30 villas are all spread around a beautifully manicured garden filled with bright bougainvillea flowers. Each has a lounge area, terrace, sun loungers and private plunge pool. With only 30 villas, no one villa is very far from the beach or the main areas. There is also a Presidential Villa which comprises two bedrooms with a private garden and larger plunge pool.
Baraza has many facilities to keep everyone happy including a beautiful spa with lap pool, tennis court, fitness centre, main swimming pool, kids club as well as several bars and restaurants. The water sports centre offers a range of activities to enjoy the warm Indian Ocean here. There is a well stocked library featuring a selection of books, reading materials, games and card table. An in-house guest shop is well stocked with a selection of African arts and crafts and the Business Center offers photocopying, internet, telephone and fax services.
Our chef has designed a menu which features the very best produce that the island has to offer. We are inspired by Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavors using the local Spices for which the island is famous as well as our favorite continental offerings. Every evening features a different influence showcasing the islands produce and spices.
This is an open air restaurant where breakfast is served daily from 7:30 am to 10:00am. Dinner is also served in this venue on certain nights of the week.
Sebule Lounge Bar & Restaurant
Sebule is the lunch restaurant open between 12:30 2:00 pm. It is a buffet restaurant which offers a wide selection of light fare, a tandoori oven, Salad Bar, Pizza oven as well as a daily menu featuring the Chefs specials. The Bar and Lounge are open from 10am to 6pm. Afternoon tea is served daily from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
The Sultans Dining Room
Alternating between buffet and table d’hote the chef’s creations for the evening can be enjoyed in this stunning setting.
Dhahabu Bar & Lounge
Open in the evenings, it is the perfect venue for an evening cocktail before and after dinner.
The Frangipani spa in Baraza is an oasis featuring its own lap pool with underwater music, indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms, the Sultans bath-our signature treatment for two as well as a fitness center and tennis court.
In this beautiful setting, reflecting a sophisticated Swahili style enhanced with candlelight and spice scented aromas, you can enjoy a variety of treatments and therapies, all aimed at relieving the negative impacts of a modern lifestyle such as stress & exhaustion.
Our professional therapists come from Thailand, Bali and India and offer a wide array of specialized massage techniques and treatments, including the renowned Thai massage. The highest quality natural skin care products are utilized in all our treatments, as well as a selection of local spiced essential oils.
The beautiful Frangipani Spa is a tranquil sanctuary, designed to stimulate your senses and allow you to experience a complete relaxation of body & mind.
Activities are endless at Baraza.
The Water Club offers instruction in:
Baraza has a fitness center with fully equipped gym with instructors on hand to guide you. The tennis court is available for use all day and evening - all equipment provided.
We know that time spent with your family is precious. Baraza is dedicated to ensuring that all our younger guests have a wonderful experience in Zanzibar and that the entire family makes the most of the beautiful natural surroundings, activities and cultural experiences that we have to offer.
Baraza is a peaceful location, blessed with stunning gardens, a spectacular beach and hundreds of Palm trees. Most of the time, children have their feet in the sand and are relishing the beautiful natural environment and the ocean air. Zanzibar is very welcoming to children as they are a beloved as part of the Swahili culture.
Baraza Kids Club:
What could be more enduringly romantic than to celebrate your union on a pristine sandy beach on the mystical spice Island of Zanzibar with a mesmerizing view of the Indian Ocean under celestial blue skies? With rose-colored sunsets and a palm fringed untouched beach, Baraza is the perfect romantic getaway in Zanzibar to celebrate your special occasion.
Baraza Resort & Spa can arrange the private “Island ceremony” of your dreams and assist you in planning your special occasion. If this sounds like the way you would like to say, “I do,” Baraza can arrange your perfect wedding.
Baraza is an ideal retreat for honeymooners, with special surprises during your stay. This beautiful hotel has a romantic charm and offers a number of memorable venues just perfect for two.
The Hotel offers a range of professional conference packages or Events. Book your next Baraza Resort and Spa Conference Package, meeting or Events with us.
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