Zanzibar is growing in popularity among travellers, yet it still remains a rustic, idyllic paradise, steeped in history, culture and spicy intrigue. The islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago (with exotic names like Mafia Island, Pemba Island and Mnemba) are still untainted, and offer exotic and luxurious Indian Ocean island holiday without the crowds and at more affordable prices. Baraza Resort & Spa is set on a 400 meter stretch of fine white sand facing a coral reef on the south-eastern coast of Zanzibar. Conde Naste Traveller voted Bwejuu Beach “One of the 30 Top Island beaches in the world”.
This beautiful boutique resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the sultans. It is an intriguing fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns. Baraza offer unparalleled standards of luxury on Zanzibar. Baraza Resort & Spa comprises 30 luxury villas on a long stretch of powdery sand on Bwejuu Beach. “At low tide, you can walk for miles in specially provided sandals, almost up to the edge of the reef; at high tide, dive straight up into silky waters outside your front door.” Visit the state-of-the-art water sports centre and go snorkelling and scuba diving, or have some fun out on the tennis courts and putting greens. Enjoy relaxing health and beauty treatments at the spa and finish your day with a delicious meal in the stylish dining room.
There are 14 one bedroom villas and 15 two bedroom villas, as well as one Presidential two bedroom villa. All the 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.
Baraza’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. Sebule restaurant 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 Frangipani spa in Baraza 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’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.
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. Saunter on the award winning Bwejuu fine sandy beach, or be amazed by the coral reefs along the eastern shore. Start your day with a yoga session or perhaps a relaxing treatment in the spa. Relax on your expansive terrace with private plunge pool whilst sipping your favorite cocktail.
Road Travel is happy to offer a truly Fantastic Package, which includes 1 Free Night, Return economy airfare from Johannesburg to Zanzibar, Return airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation including All meals, In-house alcoholic drinks, Soft drinks & mineral water, Beer, in-house wines and cocktails and Afternoon tea. Please do contact us to find out more!