Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Framed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove on the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar.
Discover a destination off the coast of Tanzania, steeped in legend and mystery, an evocation of the exotic. Stroll the tumbling streets of Swahili, inhale the lingering fragrance of the spice plantations. Essque Zalu combines contemporary luxury with a real sense of place. This boutique hotel has the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to one side, and lush green forest to the other, and you'll find just a hint of fragrant spice in the warm tropical air. At Essque Zalu Zanzibar hotel, create your own personal paradise, your own kind of luxury, an experience of a lifetime.Download Fact Sheet
Essque Zalu Zanzibar features 40 suites, as well as 8 three and four-bedroom villas from which to choose from; all of which boast views of the Indian Ocean, or the lush, tropical gardens.
All 40 of this Zanzibar resorts’ suites comprise of a spacious master bedroom, lounge and outside terrace or balcony. Guests can select Ocean Front, Sea view or Garden view suites, each of which have their own individual charm and unique appeal. The suites at Essque Zalu Zanzibar boast a maximum occupancy of 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. This ensures that they are the ideal destination for both couples seeking a romantic getaway, and families who do not wish to compromise on luxury.
For a more spacious stay, Essque Zalu Zanzibar offer guests 8 luxury villas to choose from, all of which feature their very own private pool, in room dining, a private massage area, spacious living room and kitchen . As expected, the villas also boast either a terrace or balcony, with exquisite seaviews, upon which to laze.
Once guests are comfortable, all are encouraged to make the most of their amenities: select your favorite drink from the personalized mini bar, freshen up under a solar heated shower, or lie back on one of the king sized poster colonial style beds. Other in-room facilities include Air Conditioning, LCD televisions with several premium satellite channels, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The hotel itself has been carefully constructed to the make the most of these breath-taking views: an idyllic turquoise lagoon, the tranquil ocean, and the expansive flourishing gardens. Essque Zalu makes use of a neutral color scheme and traditional artwork – embracing the simplicity and serenity of an island lifestyle.
From farm to table, we take great pride in our sumptuous cooking/ Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of three distinctive Zanzibar restaurants, showcasing a range of traditional and international dishes and catering to a broad variety of tastes. Enjoy home-cooked food in the rustic Market Kitchen and treat yourself with a scrumptious Arabian feast overlooking the water at The Jetty. As the name suggests, the Baobab Bar allows guests to enjoy their choice of beverage under the shade of a magnificent Baobab Tree. The Jetty is an Essque standout, set right on the shoreline of the Indian Ocean, with achingly beautiful views.
Hover over the water, dine beneath the stars, dance with the flames or let your fantasies create a new dining reality. With our varied selection of dine-by-design experiences, your culinary adventure knows no bounds.
Both the island of Zanzibar, and Essque Zalu Zanzibar itself feature a wide range both relaxing and invigorating activities for guests to partake in. Amble through Stone Town, or tour the famous spice plantations. Explore the local marine life in a Zanzibar scuba diving or snorkelling trip. Try out the water sport activities on the island, or visit the 2 marine turtle sanctuaries beside the hotel. For a more relaxing range of activities, take a walk on the beach, swim in the ocean, or simply unwind in our on-site world class spa - the AFRICOLOGY Retreat at Zalu.
Our personal Navigators are always on hand to guide you through your stay. They'll see to your every wish however big or small. So if you take a liking to the artwork in the lobby, they'll arrange for you to bring it home! Or if you need help with an activity plan, just call them for some in-the-know suggestions:
The following camps compliment Essque Zalu Zanzibar well, and should be considered when extending an itinerary.
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