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 metre stretch of fine sand beach, with a coral reef facing the beach that fringes 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 decor, beautiful antiques, hand made furniture and intricate brass lanterns, Baraza will offer unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island.
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 Arabian and Omani 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.
Environment and Local Community
Together, Baraza, Breezes and The Palms now form ‘The Zanzibar Collection’, as they are all owned and managed by the same family. This family have an excellent ethos and vision for their properties, and have done a good deal of work with the local community in Bwejuu. Every week they run a Swahili day where they promote local Swahili culture through the food and the excellent evening entertainment. They also include a Swahili phrasecard in the guest info pack in every room to encourage guests to learn a bit of the local language!
They have also helped build a mosque in Bwejuu, as well as contributing to local education and healthcare facilities. One of the best aspects of their work with the local community is their development of a skilled Zanzibari workforce. They actively seek out workers from Bwejuu, and provide them with training in hospitality and tourism which obviously opens further doors for them in the future and strengthens their relationship with the local community.
Our Opinion on Baraza Resort and Spa
Baraza is the first true European standard 5* hotel in Zanzibar and it is totally unique in its design and layout. It’s like nothing else on the island.The word “heavenly” is not an exaggeration. The private villas are spacious, lush and exquisitely decorated just like the rest of the hotel.
The Spa is one of the best we have seen the world over, with expert masseurs and therapists sourced from a variety of different countries and backgrounds.All the staff are extremely helpful and attentive, and they understand the delicate balance of personal service and privacy. The food at Baraza is absolutely superb – as is the tasteful evening entertainment, and the wine!
We have visited many times and don’t think anyone will be disappointed with Baraza.
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- Category5. Ultimate
- TagsBaraza Resort and Spa
- Guide PriceFrom: €323 pppn All Inclusive.
- ReservationsCall: 0044 (0)1227 753181 or Email: [email protected]