Baraza Hotel



This regal hotel of a thousand white-washed arches is found in the northern-eastern shores of Zanzibar, minutes from Bwejuu beach and a short drive from the scenic Chwaka Bay.


Baraza’s Persian and Arabic architectural design blends Asian opulence and refined luxury with the tropical African cuisine and customs. Whether you’re feasting on sumptuous meals in one of Baraza’s restaurants, relaxing beside the enormous pool or unwinding in the rejuvenating Sultan’s bath, you will always feel like royalty in these decadent halls. The lounge and dining areas are exquisitely ordained with European tan leather sofas and intricately carved Persian chests and furniture, offset by the brilliant white walls and arches.

Guests can choose to stay in one of the many suites available. Each is expansive, decadent and pleasing to the eye, with modern amenities and en-suite bathrooms. The Garden View 2 Bedroom Villa overlooks the Baraza’s manicured lawns. The Sultan Two Bedroom Villa holds an additional walk-in dressing room and a private pool. The Ocean View One Bedroom Villa overlooks the ocean on a large terrace, with loungers for comfort.  The Ocean Front Villa is a one bedroom delight that unfolds into the sandy beach, steps away from the front door. Finally the Presidential Villa offers two bedrooms, as well as a lounge, with spectacular vistas of the ocean. Whatever you’re looking for, Baraza will deliver it with Arabic elegance.

Wildlife & Activities

Whether you’re in the mood for land or water; there’s always an activity to meet your preferences at Baraza. Land based activities include visits to the local community and the Jozani and Muyuni forests. Water-based adventures are broken down into two categories – low tide and high tide activities.

During the low tide you can bike along the coast, play football and volleyball, explore the reefs, go snorkelling or just get down in the sand and build a sandcastle. High tide allows you to explore the waters with kite-surfing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaks, paddle boards and pedal boats. Guests who are thirsty for knowledge can visit the cultural and educational centres, where you can soak up insights into Zanzibar and the local communities.