Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Even the Sultans of Zanzibar would be satisfied with the opulent service at Baraza Beach Resort. Everything about this luxury beachside haven is indicative of style and exclusivity, from the secluded shore side location, to the intricate hand carved architectural features that showcase the very best of local craftsmanship and design.
Perfect forExotic African island luxury and charm.
In the knowAnimal lovers should head to the Jozani Forest where they can find the Red Colobus Monkey, an indigenous species only found on the island. Diving fanatics will be thrilled to learn that Baraza is home to the only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. Superb instructors and excellent marine life make this a dive location to remember.

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Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Nestled on the shores of a pristine beach in southeast Zanzibar.

Rooms at Baraza

The 30 stunning fully-inclusive villas evoke the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. The décor is a seductive fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with dramatic Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and traditional brass lanterns. All rooms come with spacious terraces and private plunge pools.

Food & Drink

Chefs at Baraza serve up an inspired collection of dishes. Heavily influenced by Arabic, Indian and Swahili flavours, every evening is dedicated to a different cuisine showcasing the island’s produce and spices at its best. 


The Frangipani spa is an indulgent oasis providing an extensive range of spa treatments and use of the on site lap pool's underwater music collection.

Activities at Baraza

Baraza offers up a fantastic range of activities from reef safaris exploring the incredible marine life, to educational visits to the World Heritage site of Stone Town. Other excursions are available to view the historic spice plantations, slave chambers, Maruhubi baths and Prison Island. A great way of exploring the island is by bike as you can absorb the spectacular views that dominate the surrounding coastline at your own pace.

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