Set on a dazzling white sand beach on the tropical island of Zanzibar, Baraza is a charming 5 star resort offering water sports, an indulgent spa and elegant villas decorated with Swahili touches. Hand-carved wood and cement create a luxurious atmosphere which is unmistakably African, while the kite surfing school, the best on the island, keeps the active entertained on the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
With a huge lap pool and many treatments based on those from Thailand, Bali and India, the Frangipani Spa is a peaceful sanctuary for complete relaxation of body and mind.
Each one or two bedroom villa comes with masses of space, decorated with rich fabrics, Swahili artefacts, dramatic arches, brass lamps and glorious modern bathrooms. Everything from the four-poster beds, the sultan day loungers, the walk-in dressing rooms, TV and DVD players, terrace and private plunge pool all add up to one truly indulgent stay. For an extra special experience, ask for the Presidential two bedroom villa which comes with space for your own personal maid or butler.
Because of the long, flat beach and very low tides, beach activities are divided into two categories: high and low tide. Adrenalin junkies will love the kite surf school which has been voted the best in Zanzibar, as well as the PADI 5 star gold palm and National Geographic dive centre. Sailing and windsurfing instruction can also be arranged, as well as snorkel hire, pedal boats, kayaking and paddle boarding. At low tide, the beach opens up for beach volleyball, land boarding, kite buggying, biking and power kiting. Equipment is new and the best available. The hotel also boasts a tennis court and fitness centre which is found beside the spa. The kids club is open every day, offering parents peace of mind.
With three restaurants and two bars serving a selection of Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili cuisine, the choice here is excellent and the quality world-class. Taste local spices and enjoy a cocktail at sunset for the ultimate evening of island luxury.
P. O. Box 2284ZanzibarTanzania