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About Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar

About Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar

Opened in 2009, this elegant resort, on the east coast of Zanzibar, is the perfect way to finish your African adventure. Set on a stunning stretch of beach, there are just 30 villas, each featuring exquisitely hand-carved furnishings, as well as their very own plunge pool. If you want to relax and unwind, there is the sumptuous spa for guests, as well as a lap pool with under-water music, and, of course, the beach.

Lodge Details


Luxurious, spacious accommodations with an elegant feel, right on the beach.


Baraza Resort is set on a stunning stretch of white sand, considered one of the best beaches on Zanzibar, the resort is easily accessible via the Zanzibar International Airport, from which you will need to travel about 6 kilometres to Stone Town, then 50 minutes on a good road.

Accommodation & Facilities

The villas are all spread out around the wonderful gardens, bright with flowers and perfectly manicured. There are 14 one bedroom villas and 15 two bedroom villas, as well as a Presidential two bedroom villa for something even more special with its own private garden, bigger plunge pool and extra room – often used for a nanny or carer. Each of the villas is very spacious, designed to reflect traditional Swahili architecture with hand-crafted furnishing by local artisans, dramatic arches and brass lanterns. They are comprised of a large living area with a day bed, bathroom, plunge pool and private terrace

Facilities include a large outdoor pool, a gym and two tennis courts, as well as a spa with a lap pool (with underwater music) and a yoga room. There is also a library with games and books and a gift shop brimming with local crafts.


Cuisine is excellent here with a strong emphasis on fresh seafood, plucked straight from the ocean.


The perfect spot for some relaxation, you might find it hard to tear yourself away from your beautiful villa; however there are many activities to be enjoyed here. The Water Club, just 300 metres from Baraza, offers lessons in wind-surfing, sailing and kite-surfing, or you can head to the PADI dive centre – great for anyone, from beginner to professional. The underwater life here is spectacular, but you don’t need to dive to see it, snorkelling is a great option if you don’t fancy going to deep.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Baraza. We recommend you stay in the two bedroom villa so there is enough space for you all to stay comfortably together. There is a children’s club, excellent for keeping your little ones entertained. An excellent choice for a few days to relax at the end of your family safari.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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