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Baraza Resort & Spa

Baraza Resort & Spa

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1055 Reviews

Luxury in paradise

Set in an idyllic spot on the east coast of Zanzibar, the Baraza Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury retreat.

With just 30 one and two bedroom villas, the resort offers a feeling of intimacy and exclusivity. The spacious villas come with their own private plunge pool and outdoor terrace, while inside, dramatic archways and hand carved furniture create an elegant feel.

Days here can be as relaxed or active as you desire. The Frangipani Spa – complete with outdoor relaxation rooms, lap pool with underwater music, and yoga centre – is the perfect place to stimulate your senses, relax and unwind. Those seeking more activity have the choice of a 5-star PADI dive centre and the Water Club, offering a variety of activities from kite surfing to sailing. Alternatively relax in the swimming pool or sink your toes into the white sands of the beach and order up a chilled cocktail, and enjoy this paradise retreat at your own pace. 

  • A stunning fully inclusive boutique resort
  • Luxurious décor blending Arabic, Swahili and Indian design elements
  • Set in a perfect beachfront location
  • Fantastic diving and snorkelling
  • Relax and unwind with a treatment in the opulent Frangipani Spa

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Baraza Resort & Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. one hour from Zanzibar Airport
  • Kite surfing and windsurfing
  • Paddle boarding
  • Snorkelling trips
  • Learn to palm weave on the beach
  • Cooking classes

Stone Town

Scuba diving Mozambique

Snorkelling and diving

Tanzania safari

Dhow Zanzibar

Dhow cruise

1055 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 954
  • Very Good 71
  • Average 19
  • Poor 9
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 18, 2019

Beautiful Villas & Resort

We came to Baraza to unwind and end our honeymoon on the beach after 2 weeks of cities, safaris and lots of travel. While our ocean front vila with a private plunge pool and chairs on the beach was lovely as well as the incredible spa where we went daily to receive the best massages ever, I can't say the same for our entire experience there. Coming from a variety of different lodges and resorts where the customer service was 1000% outstanding and everyone went out of their way to make sure we were having the best honeymoon experience, we did not feel that vibe at Baraza at all. Aside from one waitress, Grace, who always had a smile on her face the staff seemed very cold and like they did not want to be there. There were also very few staff members that spoke English, which I understand we are in a different country and not everyone speaks English but it made communicating very difficult. For instance, one night there was vegetarian soup on the menu and it stated that it had cream in it. I asked if I could remove the cream as I am allergic to dairy, the waiter shook his head yes and then brought me a bowl of what appeared to be just cream and no veggies or soup. We also felt very judged and uncomfortable with the the manager of the restaurants (will not name any names) but it got to a point where any time we saw her we turned around and walked the other way because we didn't want to feel her negativity. Also, the food aside from lunch where you can make your own salad or a simple pasta, was pretty much inedible. We basically lived off bread, fries and guacamole. While the architecture of the hotel was stunning and the vegetation was packed with beautiful plants and palm trees everywhere, our main reason for coming there was to relax by the ocean. *****Unfortunately, something that no one told us was during the hours of 11am-6pm its impossible to swim in the ocean due to the high tide and extremely rocky/shallow service...I cut my foot on a rock the first day. ***** I think it is very important for people to know this because if we had we would have never spent that kind of money to come to an "all inclusive" (not 100% all inclusive) BEACH resort with zero beach during the prime hours. Overall, not the experience we were looking/hoping for and unfortunately it was the last stop of our honeymoon so we went home slightly disappointed with the ending.
Jan 16, 2019

Tropical Paradise on the Ocean

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Baraza is one of the best hotels I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. We had a Villa on the Beach that was spectacular. The resort is exquisite. The food buffets are ridiculously good. The beach is incredibly private. We left the resort to swim the with the dolphins in the ocean. We explored the spice markets and visited the slave museum. It was a life-changing experience that we'll never forget, and Baraza was at the heart of it all. The staff was more than accommodating, staying one step ahead of our every request. We hope to be back soon because this trip was one of a kind.
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Baraza Resort & Spa

Facilities

The Frangipani Spa

The Frangipani Spa features its own lap pool with underwater music, indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms, the Sultan's bath, yoga centre, fitness centre, and tennis court. Designed with a sophisticated Swahili-style, and with soft candlelight and spice scented aromas, enjoy a variety of treatments aimed at relieving negative energies such as stress and exhaustion. The highest quality skin care products are used alongside local spiced essential oils.

Swimming Pool

Cool down and enjoy a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool.

Classes

A range of classes are organised at the resort including Swahili classes and lessons on the history of Zanzibar. Guests can also learn palm weaving on the beach or opt for cooking classes held by the chefs who will teach you about local spices and their use and importance.

PADI Dive Centre

A PADI dive centre is available for those who want to explore the wonders of the ocean, while a number of other watersports can also be enjoyed.

Tennis

Enjoy a game of tennis at the resort's court.

Library

Library

The library features a great selection of books about animals, trees, spices and fish native to the island and East Africa. There is also a selection of educational and historical books on Zanzibar.

Baraza Resort & Spa

Room Types

Two Bedroom Sultan Villa

The two bedroom Sultan Villas are 193 square metres and feature a master bedroom with en suite bathroom (with freestanding bathtub) and walk-in dressing room, as well as a second bedroom (with en suite bathroom with a shower), living room, TV, CD player, lounge bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and a plunge pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV

Two Bedroom Garden Villa

Two Bedroom Garden Villas are 193 square metres in size and feature a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and freestanding bathtub. They also have a walk-in dressing room, second bedroom with two twin beds and en suite bathroom with a shower, living room, TV, DVD player, lounge bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and a plunge pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV

Ocean Front One Bedroom Villa

Ocean Front One Bedroom Villas are 148 square metres in size and feature a master bedroom with en suite bathroom with a freestanding bathtub. They also have a walk-in dressing room, living room, TV, DVD player, lounge bed, a mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and a plunge pool. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV

One Bedroom Villa

One Bedroom Villas are 148 square metres in size and feature a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bathtub. They also have a walk-in dressing room, living room, TV, DVD player, lounge bed, a mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and a plunge pool. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV
Baraza Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

Restaurant

The Sultans Dining Room

In the Sultans Dining Room, cuisine alternates between buffet and table d'hote, served in a stunning setting in the evening.

Livingstone Terrace

The Livingstone Terrace is an open air restaurant where breakfast is served daily. Dinner is also served at the Livingstone Terrace on certain nights of the week.

Lounge

Ocean Lounge Bar & Sebule Restaurant

Sebule is open daily for lunch between 12:30 – 2:00pm, offering a wide selection of light dishes, a tandoori oven, salad bar, pizza oven and daily chef's specials. The bar and lounge are open daily from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

Bar

Dhahabu Bar & Lounge

Open in the evenings, this is the perfect spot to indulge in a cocktail before or after dinner.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

All meals, soft drinks, bottled water, local beer, house wines and non-premium spirits, cocktails and afternoon tea are included.
* Please note the all inclusive package does not include laundry, room service, babysitting, telephone, internet, spa treatments or watersports.*

Baraza Resort & Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

Baraza Kids Club

A fully equipped kids club with a variety of games, toys and activities which are perfect for the kids. The kids club is not supervised and children are welcome to use the club as long as they are accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. Activities and facilities include air conditioned area with couches, tables, bean bags, toys, writing materials, Wii, ping pong, table football, pool table, children's swimming pool and a library of children's movies.

Baraza Resort & Spa

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on accommodation

Not valid over July and August.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Free nights

Stay 7, Pay 6

Not valid over July and August.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Long Stay Offer

Stay for seven nights, pay for five (in all room types).
Not valid over July and August.
Proof of honeymoon required at check-in.

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Amenities

• Bottle of wine upon arrival
• Flowers upon arrival
• Sundowners served in your room
• 10% discount on PADI diving courses
For guests who stay a minimum of five nights, the following will be provided in addition to the above
amenities:
Gift, complimentary 30 minute neck, back and shoulder massage
- The above amenities are available year round.

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