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February 9, 2018 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

  • General Information
  • 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

Architecture, gardens, views and rooms all stunning! Beach is a bit of a challenge as you must wait for Low tide to be able to swim. If it’s high tide, you really won’t be able to swim. Food is excellent and resort is beautiful. The people selling souvenirs are a bit pushy so you almost have to avoid walking by them, if you can! The hotel is in a more private area which had its advantages because it is more secure. We walked all the way to kendwa from the hotel making occasional stops to take a swim near the low tide areas. We are an adventurous family so the walk all the way to Kendwa was really nice! Although a Long walk, the stops to swim and have lunch made it really enjoyable! The water is absolutely stunning. I have been to the Maldives and the water is just as beautiful. Although the hotel and staff are really great, I think I would stay in kendwa next time, as there is really more of a beach. The hotels in Kendwa are set back from the water and just require you walk on the sand to reach the water and swim versus having to descend stairs and wait for Low tide to swim at Essque Zalu.

dpeace1 - Bedford, New York


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best locations in the Northern Beach of Zanzibar, the best place to enjoy and relax. The jetty during the day is refreshing with an awesome collection of cocktails, and the best location to experience the sunset with the silhouette profile of the thatched roof of the main hotel building. Night time the pool is the feast for photographers, and the dining experience is top. I would rate the rooms 4.5/5...with the only suggestion to improve the in-room experience with an upgrade of the tv sets...(to something more digital).

Patrick N


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights on a HB "diet"! The place has no personality, rooms are ok. Good AC-s, very quiet. Food is average and for sea food you have to pay extra!!!! Half Board means you only get the low end food, for the high end you need to pay!!! Ridiculous ! Drinks expensive, not included. No beach, pool ok-ish. Bicycles, for use: disaster! None of them is having brakes! For lunch we choose to go out of the hotel. Found a nice beach restaurant, better food for way better prices. The general feeling is the one of a "Turkish riviera all-inclusiv resort" (I am sure European people knows what I am saying). Clearly overrated!

AAAndrei - Bucharest, Romania


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is simply stunning. The setting is magical with the beautiful infinity pool stretching to the crystal blue sea, and the amazing pier that juts out into the ocean - you can see the sunrise and sunset there while enjoying a wonderful meal or just a drink if you prefer!! There is a very limited beach, but the pool and pier make up for it. We were 2 couple and we stayed in villa #2 which was incredible with it's private pool, 4 bedrooms, massage room....well you get the idea. The villa was spacious and beautifully designed, very comfortable and the air conditioning works wonders on a hot day. The service was good and the staff generally friendly. Ni Luh Purnami who manages the spa was instrumental in helping us work through communication challenges and keeping things simple. While she is titled "Spa Manager", she went above and beyond to the area of overall guest accommodation. are very friendly. The food was taste, the menu is ever changing and we enjoyed great fresh seafood as well as steak. Incredibly, we mentioned to our waiter that we were sorry we had missed a lasagna selection, he mentioned it to the chef who came to our table to tell us that he would make it special for us the next day. How often do you get that kind of service? It is about an hour from Stone Town and the airport which limited some of our planned site seeing. We didn't go into the village, but did enjoy several tours....sunset cruise and snorkling. I would recommend it for a secluded get-away.

goldcanyonbb - Phoenix, Arizona


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This may be one of the most beautifully designed hotels ever. From the lobby entrance and walkout to the pool to the wonderful dock/pier over the water this place is stunning. The rooms are large and equally attractive with all amenities. Service around the grounds excellent. We also liked the fact that there were very few people around the weekend we stayed which made it feel even more special. There are 2 main restaurants - one in the lobby area and the other out on the pier. The latter serves seafood and while looking more basic is the better of the 2 restaurants. The lobby restaurant struggled on the mains - although they earn points for presentation and effort...also with breakfast. the yogurt, fresh fruits and fresh juices are amazing. The breakfast mains need work. House keeping gave us no water on day 2 as the bottles we had bought were in the room - I guess they figured we had enough. No bed turn down/mosquito net set up the 2nd night either.... but these are minor points for what is otherwise a truly lovely place to stay. Be advised there is no real beach to use but the pool more than compensates. As well, the property is located on the far north of the island which means over an hour to Stone Town. Highly recommended!

DRNJ1960 - Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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