Location: Baraza Resort & Spa is located along a pristine white beach on the south east coast of Zanzibar, close to sister hotel Breezes Beach Club, about 50 minutes drive from Zanzibar airport and the Stone Town.
Accommodation: With just 30 villas, 14 one bedroom villas (148sqm), 15 two bedroom villas (193sqm), and one Presidential two bedroom villa (254sqm), Baraza 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. With the exception of the Presidential villa all the villas feature in common, a 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. The two-bedroom villas have in addition a second bedroom with en suite bathroom (with shower). The Presidential villa has two master bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room and terrace, a central living room with spectacular sea front view, large plunge pool, out door daybed lounging area and terrace with sun loungers, and features a kitchenette and a separate guest washroom. There is also a separate, en suite accommodation for maid or butler adjacent to the presidential suite.
Facilities & Services: Baraza has 2 bars and 3 restaurants; the cuisine is inspired by Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavors using the local Spices for which the island is famous as well as favourite continental dishes. The Frangipani spa is an oasis featuring its own lap pool with underwater music, indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms, the Sultans bath – the Baraza signature treatment for two as well as a yoga center, fitness center and tennis court; therapists come from Thailand, Bali and India and offer a wide array of massage techniques and treatments, including the renowned Thai massage. Other facilities include a water sports centre, a professional dive centre, Baraza Kids Club, traditional Swahili dancers & singers, Taarab band, library, an in-house guest shop, a business centre, and a conference room of up to 20 people. Baraza is an ideal retreat for weddings and honeymooners.