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August 11, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Essque Zalu Zanzibar in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Breathe in the crisp, refreshing ocean air and breathe out all the stresses of the world, then open your eyes to the serene and breathtaking beauty of Essque Zalu Zanzibar part of the Lifestyle collection Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Overlooking powder white sands and the shimmering Indian Ocean, nestled in a cove on the Northeast tip of Zanzibar, this fabulous resort is a true island paradise. Amidst the gorgeous beach and lush gardens, nine stunning villas offer complete luxury and supreme comfort. Beautifully gleaming wooden floors lead through a bright and inviting space, crafted to seamlessly blend chic modernity and the relaxing ambiance of beach life. Enjoy separate living and sleeping rooms, elegant baths and stylish kitchens, and step just outside to your very own paradise. Stretch out on your private terrace, cool off with a dip into your private pool, and gaze out over the coast as the waves roll gently ashore. At Essque Zalu Zanzibar, each day is truly this amazing.

After a morning swim in your pool, make your way down to the beach and soak in the delicious sunlight. Make your way to the Africology Spa for a morning of pampering as you melt under the practiced hands of a masseuse. Venture out that afternoon and explore all the amazing sights the island has to offer. Hike through the verdant trails of the Jozani Forest, maybe catching a glimpse of the Red Colobus monkey, or make your way along the Marangu Route high atop towering Mount Meru. Stroll through historic Stone Town and visit the enchanting bazaars, then take a tour of the "Spice Island's" fascinating spice plantations. For an amazing day at sea, cruise out to the famed Mnemba Atoll to scuba dive around stunning reefs, or snorkel and sun yourself along the shores of beautiful Prison Island. After a fabulous day touring the island or exploring its enchanting waters, return to the resort for an unforgettable sunset dinner. Dine on fabulous steaks, or relax al fresco and delve into fine Arabic cuisine all while the sun dips magically behind the Indian Ocean. At Essque Zalu Zanzibar, each night is as magical as the day.

Location of Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Essque Zalu Zanzibar
North East near Nungwi
PO BOX 3151
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Nearest Airport: ZNZ

Amenities for Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Walking Trails
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Beach Access
  • In-Room Amenities
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Activities
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Jet Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Spa Treatments
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Art Galleries
  • Beaches
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful place, the hotel is well thought out, not very many rooms, which makes it a nice quiet place to relax and just soak up the amazing view of sun, sand, water. The jetty is really nice, feels like you're on a boat. They have a restaurant there as well. Nice photo spots, good food too, and the chef makes your desired dishes if you are a large group and on request. The food is brought out in Master chef style !!! The rooms are lovely too, large bathrooms, and loved the coconut and lime shampoo, shower gels and lotion. They have a great kids club too, our kids enjoyed spending their afternoons there.

Fatema T - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting next to the hypnotic Indian Ocean, the Essque Zalu Zanzibar in Nungwi, Zanzibar in Tanzania is just luxury on a massive scale. The size of the hotel is shocking. It is such a big property. They have a large lounge, large rooms, large everything! Everything is just so comforting and the views are amazing. At every turn, there is something nice to marvel at. It could be the beautiful lagoon, the ocean, or the flourishing gardens – one sight after another to bring you more relaxation. Essque Zalu Zanzibar has 40 suites and eight three and four-bedroom villas. Our bedroom is a second-floor villa with one bedroom and twin beds. It had a small lounge and a cozy balcony. The design is serene and evocative of an island lifestyle – it tells you that you are definitely on a lovely holiday! Other amenities include a mini-bar, solar heated shower, LCD TV with satellite channels, and free Wi-Fi. The villas here are large, four to five bedrooms with its own swimming pool, kitchen, terrace, and spacious lounge. It is like a proper house. Design-wise, it is crafted from local materials featuring native artwork and a traditional pitched Makuti roof. Meanwhile, the other side of the resort where we are staying had the suites. It is already big – it fits three adults and two children but the villas are even bigger as it can accommodate six to eight adults! Food is definitely one of the best things about staying at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. They made such a massive experience out of it! In the afternoon of our arrival, We went to a restaurant called The Jetty. It is like a floating restaurant but more like a dock. It was relaxing and the food was amazing. They gave us tapas for appetizers and the main course was grilled seafood. The cocktails are nice, too. And it was all free! Then there is the big Market Kitchen restaurant by the lobby, where you can get breakfast. It offers grilled seafood, tapas, Western food like steak – everything! The breakfast was good. It was a buffet breakfast but if you want your breakfast cooked, they have a menu and they will make it for you, too. For example, if you want a traditional Tanzanian breakfast with chapatis and curries, or a traditional English breakfast with sausages, egg, and bacon, or a Continental breakfast with croissant and pan au chocolat, jams, and butter, they will prepare it for you with no problem at all. There are loads of fruit available as well like passion fruit, mangoes, papayas, pineapples, and watermelon. There is also the baobab, a famous fruit from Tanzania that they use to make fresh fruit juice. But that is still not the best part of dining at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. The best part is the destination dining! They took us to an island on the resort and arranged a candlelit dinner with our own butler. The chef prepared a nice menu for us: soup, seafood, and creme brulee and a coconut dessert. It was so kind of them to prepare a very nice dinner for us! Also, one notable activity is a cooking show with Chef Rose. She taught us how to cook traditional Tanzanian food or Swahili food like samosas, potato croquettes, octopus curry, pillaw rice, coconut chutney, and salads, all prepared in an hour!

TwoMonkeysTravel - Arequipa Region, Peru


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has great facilities. There is a jetty that has a bar and restaurant on it. Lovely big pool and rooms well appointed. There is a spa facility on site and a quality restaurant. The beach is very small so you need to walk a short distance South to experience nungwi beach. The jetty allows you to swim further out from the rocky headland. The hotel is big and modern and has an interesting style about it.

Carl H - Port Elizabeth, South Africa


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Essque Zalu Zanzibar gave my wife and I a perfect honeymoon and a better and refreshing way to start our journey of marriage. The service, scenery and hospitality was on point. Awesome and memorable experience we had at Essque Zalu Zanzibar BrionJones

V9094GMbrianl - Lusaka, Zambia


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed excellent customer service from all the staff! Rooms were clean and spacious. Food was fantastic. Better than most hotels in Zanzibar. A bit pricey for low peak season but Overall a good experience.

524malikas - Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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