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…

Location Zanzibar South East Coast
Access One hour drive from Zanzibar Airport / Stone Town
Open All Year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury beach hotel
Focus Beach relaxation / Spa
Children No age restriction
Activities Beach activities / Sailing / Paddle boards / Kayaks / Snorkelling / Reef walks / Gym / Tennis court / Kite surfing / Windsurfing / Scuba diving / Health spa
Number of Rooms 30 villas (14 one bedroomed and 16 two bedroomed)
Family Accommodation 16 two bedroomed villas
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Air-conditioning
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Additional cost
Communication in room Telephone
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal / Private plunge pools
Wellness Spa / Gym
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX