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Baraza Resort and Spa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Family Friendly
- Fantastic facilities
- Exclusive, oceanfront villas

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Overview

Baraza Resort and Spa is located on the east coast of the island of Zanzibar, 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast. This fully inclusive, boutique resort has fantastic facilities and is perfect for families that are looking for something for both children and parents.

Family owned and operated, this hotel manages to retain charm and character whilst providing all the facilities you would expect from a resort of this kind. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, the main areas are impressive to say the least and the food and service is impeccable.

30 villas are spread around beautiful gardens and are all a stone’s throw away from the beach. Each villa boasts a lounge area, terrace and private plunge pool. There is a mix of one and two bedroom villas as well as a Presidential two-bedroom villa in a prime beachfront position.

The facilities at Baraza are fantastic, especially for those travelling with kids. A large outdoor swimming pool and well-equipped children’s club will keep the children entertained whilst the large Frangipani Spa, lap pool, yoga room, gym and two tennis courts are available for the adults. On the beachfront, a water club and PADI 5 star dive centre offer snorkelling, diving, kite sailing and a range of other water activities.

This is a great choice for children of all ages. The Baraza Kids Club offers a variety of activities and supervised care for children aged 4-12. Meals can be tailored for younger guests and babysitting services are also available.

One of the more high-end properties on the island, Baraza really does have something for everyone. Superb service and great facilities makes this a firm family favourite.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

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