Baraza Resort & Spa

Baraza Resort is a luxury hotel located near the village of Bwejuu on the south-east coat of Zanzibar.

Baraza is arguably the top luxury hotel on Zanzibar. When you take into account it’s size, location, facilities, ownership by the Zanzibar Collection and the general levels of food and service it offers, we rate it as the best option for anyone seeking a traditional 5 star experience on Zanzibar. Other equivalent alternatives are either too big or have poorer locations, but mostly they are also not as well run. The villas at Baraza are spacious and quite frankly opulent, with ocean-front and ocean-view villas enjoying use of an exclusive outdoor raised beach area with sun loungers etc. The family villas are excellent though they are set back from the beach and the second bedroom is designed for kids, not full grown adults. The running of the hotel is very good, with friendly staff, sophisticated service, superb food and a wide range of facilities, including an excellent spa. Plus the beach is gorgeous!


Built in a fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, Baraza has seven Ocean Front one-bedroomed villas, seven further one bedroomed villas which are located behind the Ocean fronts and may have partial sea views through…


Zanzibar’s, or more correctly Unguja’s (Zanzibar is the name of the archipelago which includes both Pemba and Unguja islands), history dates back more than 2000 years when the islands traded with ships from Persia, Arabia…


Baraza Resort is ideal for families looking for a 5 star stay on Zanzibar, offering the full range of activities and facilities, as well as an exclusive, upmarket beach ambience. The two bedroomed villas are ideal for families with…

Conservation & community

The Zanzibar Collection, owners of Baraza, gives employment and training to those within the local communities. Around 90% of the staff are graduates of the local hotel school and have been taught life skills that they can…

LocationZanzibar South East Coast
AccessOne hour drive from Zanzibar Airport / Stone Town
OpenAll Year
Camp StyleLuxury beach hotel
FocusBeach relaxation / Spa
ChildrenNo age restriction
ActivitiesBeach activities / Sailing / Paddle boards / Kayaks / Snorkelling / Reef walks / Gym / Tennis court / Kite surfing / Windsurfing / Scuba diving / Health spa
Number of Rooms30 villas (14 one bedroomed and 16 two bedroomed)
Family Accommodation16 two bedroomed villas
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerProvided in room
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceAdditional cost
Communication in roomTelephone
Mobile ReceptionYes
SwimmingCommunal / Private plunge pools
WellnessSpa / Gym
Dining StylePrivate
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa, Mastercard and AMEX