If an island escape is in your cards, then you might consider Baraza, an elegantly Arabian, all-inclusive resort in Zanzibar. It’s immaculately styled with handmade furniture, arches, brass lanterns, and exotic design. There are just 30 private one or two-bedroom villas to choose from, each with freestanding bathtubs, spacious terraces, and plunge pools.
Baraza is conscious of the precious nature of time spent with family and caters to guests of all ages. Younger children will laugh their days away splashing in the pool and building intricate sand castles, or playing games in the Kid’s Club. Older children and teens will love The Water Club where a range of activities follow the rhythms of the tides. At low tide, you can engage in volleyball and football matches, bike through quaint local towns, go out on snorkelling trips, and play beach games like frisbee. During high tide is when you can take to the seas, enjoying kayaking, sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and paddle boarding.
Baraza’s The Rising Sun Dive Centre is the only Padi 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. This was the first to explore the southeast edge of island and offers inarguably the most exciting diving of the spice island. The guides tailor your dives, with small groups of no more than six people so as to avoid the crowds. Once underwater you will swim amongst over 400 species of fish, revelling in the enchanting underwater scenery before you.