• Swimming pool

Baraza Resort & Spa

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. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,199  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1169 Reviews
Beach

Hotel highlights

  • 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

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    02:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 30 rooms

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

Hotel Location

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
1169 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1061
  • Very Good 75
  • Average 19
  • Poor 10
  • Terrible 4

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 17, 2019

November 2019

Radstock, United Kingdom

We spent the 2nd half of our honeymoon here. There is lots to like about this resort, from the moment we arrived and were welcomed by the manager and given a tour. All the staff without exception were fabulous, friendly, engaging, helpful and courteous. For a relaxing break, this is lovely. The accommodation was spacious, luxurious and comfortable. The food was really good. We had a dedicated beach spot and were continually kept hydrated. Very easy to put weight on. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all good and plentiful. Downsides: spa lacked atmosphere without music. A minor thing, I know. Secondly, without entertainment after dinner it was difficult to meet others over a drink and socialise. Consequently, everyone retired to their accommodation straight after dinner, apart from our final night when a beach bonfire, drinks and music was laid on. Finally, the bar could have benefited from aircon, because the humidity was very high here. We had to leave early due to bereavement, but we enjoyed our time here and recommend it to anyone seeking a chilled beach break. Thank you Baraza.
Nov 16, 2019

Excellent hotel

London, United Kingdom

Seven nights of sheer indulgence at this wonderful hotel, where the staff are amazing. The food is brilliant, we ate far too much during our stay. With beautiful 5 course dinners served on most evenings. Breakfast and lunch were also just as good. Baraza is one of four hotels which form the Zanzibar Collection. All of them are along the same piece of the coast. Our room, was a wonderful two bedroom villa. With a small quiet garden and a plunge pool. Whilst there were mosquitoes, they were not a major problem once the rooms had been sprayed. Each of the beds have mosquito nets. We canoed out to the edge of the reef, where we spoke to a local fisherman who showed us the wonderful fish that he had caught that day. One being a fair sized bat fish. All of the staff that we met were fantastic, always willing to help us with anything. Our special thanks go out to: Margaret for looking after us during our stay Gharib the lesson in swahili and Bao Adam furthering our knowledge of Bao and looking after us at the bar Yolanda arranging the swahili, cooking and palm weaving classes for us Water sports team for our snorkelling trip to the lagoon
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Baraza Resort & Spa

Facilities

a bedroom with a bed and a chair in a room

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.

a group of people in a pool

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

a bedroom with a bed and a mirror

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

Book 5 months or more in advance and receive up to 10% discount on accommodation. Not valid for stays in July and August.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Saturday, December 19, 2020
Offer ends in 396 days

Free night offer

Stay 5 Pay 4 OR Say 10 Pay 8

Not valid for stays in July and August. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Saturday, December 19, 2020
Offer ends in 396 days

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Long Stay Offer

Stay 7 nights, pay for 5 nights. Not valid for stays in  July and August. Proof of honeymoon (marriage certificate) required at check-in.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Saturday, December 19, 2020
Offer ends in 396 days

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

Not valid for stays in July and August. Not combinable with any other offers. 

Travelling
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Saturday, December 19, 2020
Offer ends in 396 days

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