Baraza lies on the south eastern coast of the island of Zanzibar, along the award winning Bwejuu Beach, voted as one of the top 30 island beaches in the world. 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 240 meter stretch of fine sand beach, with a coral reef facing the beach that runs down the eastern shore of Zanzibar.
For centuries in Zanzibari culture, the Baraza or bench has been a focal point of community life. Today, Baraza are still a meeting point for all sections of Zanzibar society. Every urban Baraza is lined with people chatting, drinking thick, sweet Arabic coffee, playing games of bao or cards, or simply idling away the heat of a long afternoon with a nap on the smooth, warm stone. 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 Resort & Spa, Zanzibar will offer unparalleled standards of luxury on the island of Zanzibar.
Featuring 14 One-Bedroom Villas and 15 Two-Bedroom Villas, as well as one Presidential Two-Bedroom Suite; all the accommodation villas are designed to characterize classic Swahili 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.
Offering a few restaurants, and the Sheesha Bar in the evenings; the resort provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, in-house alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, afternoon tea, mineral water, beer, in-house wine and cocktails for no charge to all guests staying at the resort.
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 candlelight 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 & exhaustion.
In addition to the magnificent beach setting, you can indulge in all of the exclusive resort facilities like the spa with lap pool and jacuzzi, yoga classes, the business center or fitness center, the Watersports Center, library, meeting rooms, tennis court, and the Padi Scuba Diving Center.