Location: On the powdery white sand beach at Bwejuu on Zanzibar’s idyllic east coast.
Rooms: 30 spacious guest villas, all of which feature luxurious interiors, beautiful fabrics, air conditioning, large bathrooms, as well as a spacious terrace and private plunge pool.
Facilities: There are three restaurants: The Livingstone Terrace, which is principally used for breakfast; the Ocean Lounge Bar & Restaurant, which serves a wide variety of dishes for lunch and tea; and the Sultan’s Dining Room, whose menu is inspired by Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavours using the local spices for which the island is famous, as well as many delicious continental dishes. Baraza also features the Frangipani Spa, which offers world-class treatments and facilities.
Activities: Fitness centre, tennis court and a watersports centre offering a wide variety of activities including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Our Opinion: Located on one of Zanzibar’s finest beaches on the island’s east coast, this beautiful, 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, the hotel’s architecture is composed of Swahili arches and intricate hand-carved cement decor, and furnished with attractive antiques, hand-made wooden furniture and decorative brass lanterns. Baraza offers a high level of luxury and sophistication in a stunning location.