With just 30 villas, this stunning fully inclusive boutique resort 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 décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns. The architecture showcases the skills of the local craftsmen and is reinforcement of iconic designs and traditions in a celebration of Swahili design. Architecturally, Baraza is a journey through the grand, beautiful designs of the Sultans Palaces of Zanzibar and offers unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.
Each villa features 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. The menu is designed to feature the very best produce that the island has to offer, inspired by Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavors using the local Spices for which the island is famous as well as our favorite continental offerings. Every evening features a different influence showcasing the islands produce and spices.
Baraza offers many opportunities to experience the magic of Zanzibar and celebrates its magnificent location. A visit to Baraza is a journey inspired by the rich heritage and culture of this exotic island and you are transported to a magical time. You can try your hand at cooking Swahili food with our celebrated chefs, learn Swahili under the palm tree, enjoy the wide selection of books and information on Zanzibar in the well stocked library. The Frangipani Spa in Baraza is an oasis featuring its own lap pool with underwater music, indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms, the Sultans bath-our signature treatment for two as well as a yoga center, fitness center and tennis court.
In this beautiful setting, reflecting a sophisticated Swahili style enhanced with candle light and spice scented aromas, you can enjoy a variety of treatments and therapies, all aimed at relieving the negative impacts of a modern lifestyle such as stress Br exhaustion. The 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 our treatments, as well as a selection of local spiced essential oils. The Frangipani Spa is a tranquil sanctuary, designed to stimulate your senses and allow you to experience a complete relaxation of body & mind.
For the adventurous traveler Baraza offers many opportunities to enjoy the best of the Indian Ocean. The Rising Sun Dive Centre is the only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar that was the first to discover this unexplored region and takes divers from complete beginners up to professional level and have a massive variety of diving guaranteeing something for everyone. The Water Club offers expert instruction in Kite surfing, windsurfing and sailing, as well as snorkeling safaris to the nearby lagoon. For those looking to experience the magical island of Zanzibar, there is a wide variety of excursions and day trips such as the exotic spice and historic Stone Town tours.