Baraza Zanzibar

luxury beach resort in bwejuu

Baraza Zanzibar is located on a 400m stretch of white sand beachfront on the award winning Bwejuu beach (voted by Conde Nast as one of the top 30 island beaches in the world).

This luxurious beach 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 Zanzibar offers one of the highest standards of luxury on the Spice Island.

Property Type
luxury beach resort
30 villas
kids club
dive centre
spa & gym


No charge for (max 2) children under 12yrs (at the time of stay), sharing with parents

Not valid over July, August or festive season (20 Dec – 8 Jan)
Not combinable with other offers
Garden View Rooms only

Get an additional 10% DISCOUNT on bookings made 5 months in advance

Not valid over July, August or festive season (20 Dec – 8 Jan)
Not combinable with other offers

Stay 7 nights, pay for 5 nights


  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Sundowners served in your room on arrival
  • 10% discount on PADI diving courses
  • Gift, Complimentary 30 minutes neck, back and shoulder massage

valid for one year after wedding, and proof of wedding certificate is required
Not valid over July, August or festive season (20 Dec – 8 Jan)
Not combinable with other offers

Stay for 5 Nights, Pay for 4

Not valid over July, August or festive season (20 Dec – 8 Jan)
Not combinable with other offers

Elegant, luxury resort hotel with a uniquely Zanzibari style

The award-winning Bwejuu Beach is picture-perfect - a real paradise beach that invites long, romantic beach walks!

Baraza offers excellent facilities, including a Kid's Club and world-class Spa (with a lap pool that plays underwater music)

The fine dining, which is served in different venues, is excellent... as are the all-inclusive sundowner cocktails

The two bedroom villas are perfect for families

Only a handful of villas have a full sea view

There are 14 one-bedroom villas and 15 two-bedroom villas at Baraza Zanzibar, 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 Zanzibar, and one Presidential Villa.

Bahari One-Bedroom Villas (Ocean Front or Garden View) – 148 m2
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and free-standing bath, walk- in dressing room, living room, TV, CD player, Wireless Internet, Sultan’s Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, 2 sun loungers, and a plunge pool.

Sultan’s Two-Bedroom Villas (Sea Facing or Garden View) – 193 m2
A Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room, a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with shower), living room, TV, CD Player, Wireless Internet, Sultan’s Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, with two sun loungers and plunge pool.

Presidential Two Bedroom Villa – Ocean Front – 254 m2
Two master bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room and terrace. A central living room with spectacular seafront view, a large plunge pool, an outdoor day bed lounging area, an outdoor dining area and terrace with sun loungers. The Presidential Suite also offers a small kitchenette and separate guest toilet. There is also a separate, self-contained accommodation for a maid or butler adjacent to the presidential suite.

  • Spa (with lap pool & Jacuzzi)
  • Pool Bar
  • Sheesha Bar (open in the evenings)
  • Main Dining Room
  • Breakfast Restaurant
  • 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
  • Boutique Shop
  • Kids Club (for 4 – 12 years unaccompanied)

Baraza Zanzibar’s chef has designed a menu which features the very best produce that the island has to offer. The food is inspired by Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavors, using local spices for which the island is famous, as well as continental offerings. Every evening features a different influence, showcasing the island’s produce and spices.

Livingstone Terrace
The open air restaurant where breakfast is served daily from 7:30 am to 10:00am. Dinner is also served here on certain nights of the week.

Ocean Lounge Bar & Restaurant
Sebule restaurant is open between 12:30 and 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 Chef’s specials. The Bar and Lounge are open from 10am to 6pm. Afternoon tea is served daily from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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, this is the perfect venue at Baraza Zanzibar for an evening cocktail before and after dinner.

The Rising Sun Dive Centre is the only PADI 5* 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.

With small groups of a maximum of 6 divers per guide, you are given the chance to escape the large crowds and get the most from your dives.

The Frangipani Spa  at Baraza Zanzibar 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.

In this beautiful setting, reflecting a sophisticated Swahili style enhanced with candlelight and spice scented aromas, you can enjoy a variety of treatments and therapies, all aimed at relieving the negative impacts of a modern lifestyle such as stress & exhaustion.

Baraza Zanzibar’s professional therapists come from Thailand, Bali and India and offer a wide array of specialized massage techniques and treatments, including the renowned Thai massage. The highest quality natural skin care products are utilized in all the treatments, as well as a selection of local spiced essential oils.

Baraza Zanzibar 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.

Baraza Zanzibar can also arrange the private “island ceremony” wedding of your dreams and assist you in planning your special occasion.

If this sounds like the way you would like to say, “I do,” Baraza Zanzibar can arrange your perfect wedding.

“In Zanzibari culture, the Baraza (or bench) has for many centuries been a focal point of community life. Benches wrap around verandas of traditional Swahili homes or flank the heavy doors of Arab-style Town houses. The winding, narrow streets of Stone Town have Baraza benches built on either side instead of pavements, while in villages a palm leaf shelter, flanked by wooden seats, fulfills the same function.

Baraza evolved as a way to receive and entertain visitors. Coffee and delicacies would be served on the Baraza to anyone who visited. The Omani Sultans often held public meetings, also known as ‘Baraza’, to receive petitioners or offer visiting dignitaries a public audience.

Today, the Baraza are still a meeting point for the whole cross-section of Zanzibar society. Every urban Baraza is lined with people chatting, playing games of bao or cards, drinking sweet Arabic coffee – or simply idling away the heat of a long afternoon.” – Zanzibar Style, by Javed Jafferji & Gemma Pitcher

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