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Baraza is the upmarket sister lodge to Breezes Beach Club and Spa, which can be found just a little further down the beach. The resorts blends Arabic and Indian influences with Swahili arches, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns Baraza offers a very high standard of accommodation on Zanzibar.
The 30 villas nestle amongst the gardens or along the beach, which is fringed by palm trees and scattered with beach sunbeds.
As it is an all-inclusive resort it means you can make the most of this beautiful place and the wonderful cuisine and drinks on offer as you wish – from fresh coconuts to wonderful cocktails. Aquatic activities for both high and low tide will fill the days, while entertainment before dinner will liven up the nights.
Baraza is also idea for families: the Baraza Resort & Spa is in a safe location. The Kids Club is also a good opportunity for the children to entertain themselves.
Traditional dancers, singers and music complete the experience. Those seeking more than to relax on the stunning beach will also enjoy the lessons “under the palm trees”, where guests may learn traditional Swahili cuisine and language with native teachers.
Beyond the culture, the Baraza Resort also cares for the environment, as all villas have solar power and the food is locally sourced where possible, including an in-house garden to provide fresh ingredients.
The Baraza Resort is very exclusive, and the thirty villas guarantee an intimate and luxury experience. There are a number of different types of villa to suit different group sizes and luxury level. However, whether you are in an one-bedroom villa or in the exquisite presidential (which can host up for five guests and includes an external dining area), all villas come with a beautiful view, plunge pools, freestanding bathtubs and beautiful décor in Arabic, Indian and Swahili styles.
At the restaurant, fresh ingredients bring Arabic, Indian, Persian and Swahili tastes to guests, including the famous Zanzibar local spices and the island’s own produce – displayed every evening at the restaurants and bars. The resort counts with an open-air restaurant, lounge bars and restaurants, and the Sultan Dining Room.
For families, the Baraza Resort offers services specifically for children and teens, with games and activities to keep them entertained, including a shallow depth kid’s pool. The Kid’s Club has no supervision, except during high season (July, August and December Christmas period). Make sure to keep your children under supervision during their stay there.
Adults may enjoy; the Frangipani Spa, attended by specialists from Bali and Thailand, activities such as kite surfing and diving or enjoy the library and “under the palm trees” Swahili lessons in language and local cuisine.
The resort offers free WiFi, a tennis court, Kid’s Club, a water club with several water activities, a PADI Dive Centre, a gym, pool area (including kid’s pool), a library and a gift shop equipped with local artisan products.
The hotel has two restaurants and two bars, including a lounge bar, all full with local spirits and cuisine. Fresh ingredients and high quality food flavoured with local spices liven up the Zanzibar experience.
Not only this hotel is luxurious, locals make all the furniture, with their famed woodcarving skills and Swahili charm. They also employ locals from the nearby Bwejuu village, where the Baraza Resort also patrons a clinic. Solar power and locally sourced produce, including from the in-house garden, also provide a sustainable environment that gives back to the community that hosts it. They also employ a marine biologist specialising in conservation and run a programme for all staff members to educate them on managing the ocean and understanding its resources.
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