Had we accidentally walked into a sultan’s palace?
The gleaming white entrance lobby – embellished with marble floors, gold silk divans and battered brass lanterns – sure made us think so.
Staff padded about wearing flowing white gowns.
And through a row of key-hole shaped doorways, we could see the dazzling turquoise Indian Ocean beyond.
But no, this was Baraza Resort and Spa, Zanzibar.
And Baraza Resort and Spa – and the island of Zanzibar – was the perfect place for chilling after our safari and canoeing adventures at Chiawa Camp in Zambia.
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Baraza Resort and Spa, Zanzibar
On Zanzibar, we had already enjoyed the incredibly romantic atmosphere of The Palms (one of Baraza’s sister resorts in the Zanzibar Collection) and the barefoot luxury of andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge.
Baraza Resort and Spa – located on the white sands of Bwejuu Beach – was our last resort stay on Zanzibar.
All-inclusive Zanzibar hotel
Baraza is one of four Zanzibar beach resorts in the Zanzibar Collection.
It has 30 luxurious one- and two-bedroom villas with private pools.
When we entered our one-bedroom villa, our jaws dropped.
It was a full 1,600 square feet, with its own plunge pool and alfresco lounging area – huge enough to have a party.
And we loved the clove-scented soaps and bath products in the bathroom.
Baraza also has a common swimming pool for laps and lounging – should you want a change of scene from the beach or your own private pool.
Dining at Baraza
All meals and drinks (cocktails and wines) are included in the rates.
And with four restaurants and two bars to choose from, you never lack for choice!
We found Baraza Resort and Spa to be a resort fit indeed for a sultan (and his princess).
Photo credits: 4, 8 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Other photos Baraza Resort and Spa