As though it was taken right out of a movie, this resort is an Arabian splendour. It has elegant dramatic arches that grace its passages in addition to the delicate handmade Swahili furniture and luxurious fabrics that feature in all the rooms and common areas. With services that include, baby sitting, a gym, business centre and tennis court, they make a grand attempt to cater to all their guests’ needs. The hospitality is just as impressive. So, if you want to walk in the shoes of a Sultan for a little bit, the Baraza experience is definitely the one you should try.
30 (14 are one bedroom and 15 two bedroom) villas with private plunge pools
Activities like reef walks, spa treatments (the spa is the biggest on the island) R and R
Close from 29th March to 13th April
3 to 4 nights all-inclusive – activities changing daily to keep client busy
White sands, bright blue water, it’s not hard to see why this was named one of the top 30 beaches in not just Africa, but the world. This place has to be one of the reasons why Zanzibar is so famous for its beauty and judging by their Travellers Choice award, why this Island is considered to be such a great holiday destination.
The minute I arrived, Baraza had me feeling like I had stepped into the Aladdin movie. There is a gorgeous fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian designs which display Zanzibar’s heritage dating back to the Sultans. With pieces that include hand carved white stone and beautiful antiques, they offer unparalleled standards of luxury. From what I saw, everything is designed to resemble a modern interpretation of a Sultan’s palace. With private cabanas by the pool and beach, an abundance of food and an array of choices at meal times, top class service with servers tending to your every need, not one too big or too small to assist with, it’s hard not to feel like royalty here (Surely this must be how the Sultans lived!).
It has the biggest spa in Zanzibar, with a large lap pool and, get this, underwater music! There are also a wide range of treatment rooms. This spa is an oasis, a true haven for relaxation. If there are children in the main pool, this is a great place to get away from it (and them) all. This amazing spa experience continues even when you’re leaving. You can have a shower here after having checked out of the room, and relax while waiting to leave.
*Office hours: Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM (GMT+1)
FOR SATURDAY ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL OUR SALES AND RESERVATIONS TEAM ON ONE OF THE BELOW NUMBERS;