Baraza Resort & Spa

Baraza Zanzibar is located on the award winning Bwejuu beach (recently voted by Conde Nast as one of the top 30 island beaches in the world). It is situated on a 400m stretch of white sand beach, with a coral reef that runs down the eastern shore of Zanzibar.

This luxurious resort evokes memories of Zanzibar that date back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with magnificent arches, intricate hand-carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns, Baraza offers one of the highest standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.


There are 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, and feature dramatic arches, baraza benches and intricate hand-carved decorations.

The spacious villas feature luxurious interiors, intricate fabrics, hand-carved furniture, large bathrooms with luxury fittings, as well as a spacious terrace and private plunge pool.

There are 4 different villa categories at Baraza, and one Presidential Villa.


Our chef has designed a menu which features the very best produce that the island has to offer. We are inspired by Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavors using the local Spices for which the island is famous as well as our favorite continental offerings.

Livingstone Terrace: This is our open air restaurant where breakfast is served daily from 7:30 am to 10:00am. Dinner is also served in this venue on certain nights of the week.

Ocean Lounge Bar & Restaurant: Sebule is our lunch restaurant open between 12:30 2:00 pm. It is a buffet restaurant which offers a wide selection of light fare, a tandoori oven, Salad Bar, Pizza oven as well as a daily menu featuring the Chefs specials.

The Sultans Dining Room: Alternating between buffet and table d’hote the chef’s creations for the evening can be enjoyed in this stunning setting.

Dhahabu Bar & Lounge: Open in the evenings, it is the perfect venue for an evening cocktail before and after dinner.

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The Frangipani spa in Baraza is an oasis featuring its own lap pool with underwater music, indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms, the Sultans bath - their signature treatment for two, as well as a yoga centre, fitness centre and tennis court.


The Rising Sun Dive Centre is the only PADI 5 * HOTELS Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. They take divers from complete beginners up to professional level and have a wide variety of diving, guaranteeing something for everyone.


Baraza is an ideal retreat for honeymooners, offering special surprises during your stay. This beautiful hotel has a romantic charm and offers a number of memorable venues just perfect for two.


:: Spa (with lap pool & Jacuzzi)
:: Yoga
:: Pool Bar
:: Sheesha Bar (open in the evenings)
:: Poolside Lunch Restaurant
::Business Centre / Internet
:: Conference Room (for up to 20 guests)
:: Swimming Pool
:: Tennis Court
:: Fitness Centre
:: Watersports Centre
:: PADI Scuba Diving Centre
:: Library:: Meeting Room


:: Ras Nungwi Beach hotel :: Ocean Paradise Resort :: Zanzibar Serena Inn
:: Breezes Beach Club :: Blue Bay Beach Resort :: La Gemma Dell'est Resort
:: Diamond Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar :: Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort :: Double Tree Resort
:: The Z Hotel :: Diamonds Star of the East :: Baraza
:: Karafuu :: Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa :: Hotel Melia Zanzibar
:: Matemwe Lodge :: The Residence Zanzibar :: Dream of Zanzibar
:: Sultan Sands