The spirit of Baraza Resort and Spa
The idyllic Baraza Resort and Spa is situated on the renowned Bwejuu- Paje Beach on the south-eastern shoreline of Zanzibar. Just 30 villas draw on Zanzibar’s fascinating heritage for their architecture, with elegant Swahili arches, intricate hand-carved décor, magnificent antiques and intricate brass fittings. Spacious terraces make the most of the balmy, tropical setting, while gracious interiors feature every modern convenience.
The resorts many dining venues are inspired by local spices, combining Arabic, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavours with continental fare. Guests can choose from a casual open-air Livingstone Terrace, light lunch fare in the Ocean Lounge or the decadent Sultan’s Dining Room, ending their day with a nightcap in the Dhahabu Bar. A variety of treatments and therapies are available in the Frangipani spa, complete with lap pool, fitness centre and tennis court. The Water Club offers a vast array of water and land activities, from beach games and bikes to kite surfing, kayaks and paddle boarding, while the Dive Centre offers exclusive dives and dive courses for enthusiasts of every level.
What we love about Baraza Resort and Spa
- Take a Swahili lesson beneath the palm trees or let the resort’s chefs teach you how to use the local spices in some classical Swahili dishes.
- Indulge in the Sultan’s bath, the Baraza’s signature treatment for couples.
- Take some time to listen to the resort’s traditional Taarab band – it plays the music that would have been heard in the Zanzibari court in 1880.