Baraza Resort & Spa*****
Located along the beach that was named as one of the top 30 in the world by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine, Baraza is Zanzibar’s most exclusive boutique resort.
Description of Baraza Resort & Spa*****
With just 30 villas, this stunning fully inclusive resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement decor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns; Baraza offers unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.
Tips Baraza Resort & Spa*****
The Frangipani spa in Baraza is an oasis featuring its own lap pool with underwater music, indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms, the Sultans bath-our signature treatment for two as well as a yoga center, fitness center 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.
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 treatments, as well as a selection of local spiced essential oils.
The beautiful Frangipani Spa is a tranquil sanctuary, designed to stimulate your senses and allow you to experience a complete relaxation of body & mind.
The Water Club is water sports center located approximately 300 meters from Baraza on the beach front. Featuring a great selection of new equipment and offering instruction in wind surfing, kite surfing and sailing, The Water Club is the perfect place to experience the very best of the Indian Ocean. Approved as the First BEST KITE SCHOOL IN ZANZIBAR IKO certified instructor will have you flying in no time with new 2008 Kites and Gear.
LOW TIDE ACTIVITIES
Try the new sport of kite surfing the safe way, lessons with trainer kites are offered at low to mid tide.
After learning to fly the Power Kite you can take it to the next level by surfing the beach. Depending on your comfort level there are several lesson options. See brochure for prices and available courses
After learning to fly the power kite and similar to the above but on a three wheeled seated beach buggy. See brochure for prices and available courses
What better way to explore the coastline of the north and visit the local villages of Bewjuu and Paje in the south than to cycle down the beautiful white beaches of the east coast.
Join in with our staff for games of football and volleyball or build a sandcastle with the family.
Try your hand at a few of the available games ranging from Frisbee beach tennis to swimming pool volleyball.
Reef Shoe Rental
Rent some reef shoes and walk out to the reef, this is a great way to see some of the local juvenile marine life and to enjoy the view of the coastline on the way back.
Treat yourself to some of Zanzibar’s amazing marine life and coastline. A member of the water sports team will be on hand for this 2 1/2 hr. trip to show you the reef and to help with any of your needs.
Cycle about 30 minutes to a nice spot and snorkel for 1 - 1.5 hours
HIGH TIDE ACTIVITIES
This is the fastest growing water sport in the world. This is available for everyone, from just trying a trainer kite to tips and lessons on water starts, jumps and tricks. See brochure for prices and available courses
Try sailing in the Indian Ocean this holiday, we offer daily lessons to experience to sport and hiring for the more experienced.
With warm, calm waters and a constant breeze, what better place to learn a new sport. Lessons are offered everyday as well as the option of renting the equipment.
Snorkeling set rental
Feel free to snorkel outside the hotel, however we do recommend our daily trip to the coral lagoon.
Pedal Boats; Take your loved one out for a ride on the waves and a little exercise on one of our fun for all in the family pedal boats!
This is the real deal…professional sea kayaks for family fun.
Try the ancient Hawaiian form of surfing with a fun on colorful board.
Welcome to Rising Sun Dive Centre. The only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. Located on the untouched South East coast of the island, our dive centre was the first to discover this unexplored region. With over 12 years experience we offer you the highest levels of customer care and attention whilst encouraging you to conserve and explore the marine environment.
We take divers from complete beginners up to professional level and have a massive variety of diving guaranteeing something for everyone. With our small groups of a maximum of 6 divers per guide we are able to offer you the chance to escape the large crowds and get the most from your dives.
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Accommodation at Baraza Resort & Spa*****
There are 14 one bedroom villas and 15 two bedroom villas, as well as one Presidential two bedroom villa. All the accommodation villas are designed to characterize classic Swahili architecture featuring dramatic arches, cement Baraza benches and intricate hand carved cement decorations. The spacious villas feature luxury interiors, beautiful fabrics, hand carved furniture and brass lanterns, large bathrooms with luxury fittings as well as a spacious terrace and private plunge pool.
There are four different villa categories at Baraza and one Presidential Villa:
BAHARI ONE BEDROOM VILLA - OCEAN FRONT - 148 sq meters - 7 Villas Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room, living room, TV, CD Player, Sultan\’s Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers, and plunge pool.
BAHARI ONE BEDROOM VILLA - OCEAN VIEW - 148 sq meters - 7 Villas Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room, living room, TV, CD Player, Sultan\’s Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and plunge pool.
SULTANS TWO BEDROOM VILLA - SULTAN VIEW -193 sq meters - 5 Villas Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room, second bedroom with en suite bathroom (with shower) , living room, TV, CD Player, Sultan\’s Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and plunge pool.
SULTANS TWO BEDROOM VILLA - GARDEN VIEW 193 sq meters - 10 Villas Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and freestanding bath, walk in dressing room, second bedroom with en suite bathroom (with shower), living room, TV, CD Player, Sultan’s Lounge Bed, mini bar area with tea/coffee making facilities, large terrace, two sun loungers and plunge pool.
PRESIDENTIAL TWO BEDROOM VILLA - OCEAN FRONT 254 sq meters 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 sea front view, large plunge pool, outdoor daybed lounging area and terrace with sun loungers. The Presidential Suite also features a small kitchenette and a small separate guest washroom. There is also a separate, self contained accommodation for maid or butler adjacent to the presidential suite
Restaurants at Baraza Resort & Spa*****
RESTAURANTS & BARS
The chef has designed a menu which features the very best produce that the island has to offer. We are inspired by Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavors using the local Spices for which the island is famous as well as our favorite continental offerings. Every evening features a different influence showcasing the islands produce and spices.
This is an open air restaurant where breakfast is served daily from 7:30 am to 10:00am. Dinner is also served in this venue on certain nights of the week.
Ocean Lounge Bar & Restaurant Sebule is lunch restaurant open between 12:30 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 Chefs 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, it is the perfect venue for an evening cocktail before and after dinner.