It is gorgeous! After driving some nine days around national parks we arrived to Zanzibar, the most beautiful island by the Tanzanian coast. It is surrounded by white beaches and coral reefs which invites you to spend most of your time by the water. Zanzibar is also known as the “Spice Island” and has an interesting history with Arabic, African, European and Indian influences.
We stayed at the Baraza Resort &Spa, enjoying its beautiful facilities and friendly atmosphere. The resort seems to be favoured by families and safari visitors, and because of its small number of guests the place feels very quiet. The villas are spacious and can accommodate easily the whole family.
I like wellness retreats and healthy holidays, so I tailored my Baraza stay to be the one. I attended every day a yoga class and enjoyed some relaxing and purifying spa treatments. The spa itself is lovely, with Arabic influence, having outside pool for sunset swimmers and a small gym for the most active guests. During the low tide I made long walks in the white beach and in between I just relaxed. The food was also delicious and it was always possible to choose healthy alternatives. This is really to place to relax after the safari drive.
Where to stay:
Baraza Resort & Spa
Beautiful new resort with 30 spacious villas – a place you can spend your whole holiday just relaxing, or enjoying water sports, Tennis, Yoga and other activities. The food is just delicious whether breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. http://www.baraza-zanzibar.com/
Recommended Spa treatments:
Daily yoga sessions
Spa manicure and pedicure
How to get there:
With Coastal Air from Dar Es Salaam international airport.
Best time to be there:
We stayed there in early August – and the weather was warm, +28-30 every day.
More information about Zanzibar:
Our travel was organised by Abercrombie & Kent.