Baraza, Zanzibar opened in December 2008. Baraza lies on the south eastern coast of the island of Zanzibar, along the award winning Bwejuu beach, recently voted by Conde Nast as one of the top 30 island beaches in the world. Approximately a 50 minute drive from the airport or Stone Town and ten minutes drive from the village of Bwejuu.
The Resort is situated on a 400 meter stretch of fine sand beach, with a coral reef facing the beach that runs down the eastern shore of Zanzibar. This beautiful resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with beautiful arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns, Baraza will offer unparalleled standards of luxury on the island of Zanzibar.
This is a fantastic hotel if you are looking to relax in luxurious surroundings.
Fantastic gourmet food and plenty of variety
Immaculately clean and spacious villas
Stunning gardens / beaches and surroundings
Staff are extremely helpful and friendly offering a fantastic personalised service
Stunning views across the ocean.
Villas are very private ensuring privacy for all guests and are the perfect choice for those desiring a sophisticated but relaxed beach holiday.
The hotel is situated on a quiet beach, offering a sophisticated hideaway to travellers Staying at this hotel will really leave you refreshed and relaxed! This hotel has absolutely everything to offer. We can not recommend this hotel enough!
Beach front location
Fully equipped state of the art gym
Fantastic fine dining in a variety of restaurants
5* PADI diving centre
There are 14 one bedroom villas and 15 two bedroom villas, as well as one Presidential two bedrooms suite. 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. There are four different villa categories at Baraza and one Presidential Villa.
BAHARI ONE BEDROOM VILLA - OCEAN FRONT - 148 sq meters
7 Villas Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room, living room, TV, CD Player, Sultan's Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers, and plunge pool.
BAHARI ONE BEDROOM VILLA - OCEAN VIEW - 148 sq meters
7 Villas Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room, living room, TV, CD Player, Sultan's Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and plunge pool.
SULTANS TWO BEDROOM VILLA - SULTAN VIEW -193 sq meters
5 Villas Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room, second bedroom with en suite bathroom (with shower) , living room, TV, CD Player, Sultan's Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and plunge pool.
SULTANS TWO BEDROOM VILLA - GARDEN VIEW 193 sq meters
10 Villas Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room, second bedroom with en suite bathroom (with shower), living room, TV, CD Player, Sultan's Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and plunge pool.
PRESIDENTIAL TWO BEDROOM VILLA - OCEAN FRONT 254 sq meters
Two master bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room and terrace. A central living room with spectacular sea front view, large plunge pool, outdoor daybed lounging area and terrace with sun loungers. The Presidential Suite also features a small kitchenette and a small separate guest washroom. There is also a separate, self contained accommodation for maid or butler adjacent to the presidential suite
FRANGIPANI SPA is an oasis featuring its own lap pool with underwater music, indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms, the Sultans bath is Baraza's signature treatment for two as well as a yoga center, fitness center and tennis court. You can also enjoy a variety of treatments and therapies, all aimed at relieving the negative impacts of a modern lifestyle such as stress & exhaustion. Baraza's 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 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.
DIVING - Rising Sun Dive Centre is the only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. Located on the untouched South East coast of the island, the dive centre was the first to discover this unexplored region. With over 12 year's experience on offer is the highest levels of customer care and attention, encouraging you to conserve and explore the marine environment. Divers from complete beginners up to professional level are welcome as there is a massive variety of diving guaranteeing something for everyone.
A carefully designed menu has been created by Baraza's chef, featuring the very best produce the island has to offer. The food at Baraza is inspired by Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavours using the local spices for which the island is famous for. Every evening is themed to showcase the island's varied produce and spices. Livingstone Terrace is an open air restaurant where breakfast is served daily from 7:30am - 10:00am. Dinner is also served in this venue on certain nights of the week. Ocean Lounge Bar & Restaurant is the lunch restaurant open between 12:30 - 14:00. It is a buffet restaurant offering 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 - 6pm. Afternoon tea is served daily from 4pm - 5:30pm The Sultans Dining Room alternates between buffet and table d'hote the chef's creations for the evening can be enjoyed in this stunning setting. Dhahabu Bar & Lounge is open in the evenings, it is the perfect setting for an evening cocktail before and after dinner.
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