Baraza Resort & Spa

Tanzania / Zanzibar | Indian Ocean & Africa

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An exquisite 30 villa resort which doubles up as a celebration of Zanzibar’s rich cultural heritage. Combining a painstaking architectural interpretation of Swahili design with wonderful Arabian accents and European flair, the Baraza Resort and Spa is the perfect destination for guests who wish to travel the world from the comfort of their sun-lounger.

Location
Situated on Zanzibar’s unspoiled south-eastern coast, stretching along Bwejuu, one of the world’s best beaches, the Baraza Resort and Spa can be found tucked away atop a 240 meter stretch of some of the softest white sand known to man. Protected by a wonderful coral reef running the entire length of the shore, this incredible resort is like a dream come true.
Rates
Prices begin at approximately EUR 600 per villa per day. Please contact a member of the Vladi Private Islands Travel Team for further details.

Accommodation
The perfect destinations for families and couples alike, a series of exquisite one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas await your arrival. Tantalizingly close to those famous soft white sands, all of Baraza’s villas offer incredible views of the deep blue sea of Chwaka Bay. From the grand master bedrooms, to the luxurious living rooms, each of these exquisite living quarters is a celebration of the culture of Zanzibar. Boasting plunge pools, free-standing baths, elegant en-suites and no end of Zanzibari elegance, the accommodation at the Baraza Resort and Spa is sure to put a smile on the face of even the most discerning of travelers. To put a little extra sparkle in your vacation, however, we recommend checking into the resorts palatial presidential villa. Home to two en-suite master bedrooms, a central living room with spectacular sea-front views and a grand terrace with large plunge pool, this stunning residence showcases the very best of Baraza. With additional living quarters for either a maid or butler, the presidential villa is truly the pinnacle of perfection.

Dining
The Baraza Resort and Spa’s specially prepared menu will take your tastebuds on a journey through Zanzibar’s cultural history, combining Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavors to create a range of dishes that will simply take your breath away. Prepared by a professional team of chefs and served in a range of paradisiacal locations, these culinary creations could well become a highlight of your stay.

Activities
A veritable diver’s paradise, the crystal clean waters of south-eastern Zanzibar await your exploration. Home to delicate coral reefs and a vast array of colorful marine life, enroll at the award-winning Rising Sun Diving Center and discover a whole new world. This PADI 5* Gold Palm status dive center has been singled out by National Geographic magazine as a dive center of particular significance. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro, thanks to their years of experience in the region, the instructors at the Rising Sun are capable of finding the perfect site for you – whatever your ability. Other wet and wild activities include windsurfing, kiting and sailing. Or, if unbridled relaxation is more your cup of tea, the resort’s spa is guaranteed to appeal. Consisting of both indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms and an underwater oasis, the Frangipani Spa is the perfect place to unwind and adjust to the pace of island life.

Best Time To Travel
Boasting up to 300 days of sunshine per year, Zanzibar is ideal for a relaxing beach holiday with a difference. With hour after hour of golden sunshine and temperatures which regularly soar beyond 30° C, guests are recommended to time their vacation wisely. Whilst the gentle ocean breeze offers a welcome respite throughout the hot season (November to March), some travelers may prefer to plan their stay during the cooler months of June to October, where temperatures average around 25° C.

How To Get There
Most major carriers offer regular services to Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam airport, from where it is possible to transfer to Kisauni, Zanzibar’s international airport with ease. Alternatively the likes of Mombasa, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro and various other East African airports offer both charter and standard flights connecting you to your final destination. From Kisauni, the Palms resort is a mere 50 minutes’ journey across the Zanzibar countryside.

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