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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 4 days ago

This is a wonderful hotel situated in the north of Zanzibar. Wonderful service, wonderful place, wonderful room, wonderful food... Second time I go there. The staff recognized me from last year and made me feel home. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone who wish a five star hotel, not too big and where you feel exclusive.

Katrin611 - Geneva, Switzerland

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy in a gorgeous hotel Just perfect Not only the bungalow huge size , but also top service quality and excellent restaurant Huge swimming pool surrounded by cool bar Amazing view on the jetty We will be back


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We traveled to Essque Zalu for the second part of our honeymoon, after a week of safari. It was so nice to have this romantic time to relax, and this resort truly delivered! They knew we were a honeymoon couple, so we were treated to a couple's massage as well as a private dinner one of the nights, which was so personal and gorgeous! The food was delicious at every meal, though we did believe the food at the Market restaurant to be even more delicious than that at the Jetty. The Jetty was so picturesque, we got into the habit of having happy hour cocktails on the Jetty and then coming back to the Market for a later dinner. The staff was SO friendly, kind, always smiling, and always asking to help or get you something to make your stay more pleasant. For example, if we were sitting at the bar chatting over a drink, 5 minutes later the bartender was putting nuts or olives out for us to nibble on, it was incredible! We had a gorgeous ocean view villa, which an enormous bathroom! The only downside is there really isn't a beach. I didn't see any other resorts in Zanzibar, and i would say the pool absolutely more than makes up for it, but even if you walk down to the beach when the tide goes out, it really isn't a beach you can lay out on and hear the waves. If you truly need the beach, this might not be the resort for you.

Stephanie L

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 5 nights and we were instantly unimpressed with the welcome into the hotel, the check in staff were hard to talk to and quite unwelcoming, due to a language barrier we spoke to the reservations manager who made us feel equally as unwelcome. The check in area stayed this way throughout the stay with staff not having a clue what the hotel has to offer, told us wrong information or just simply didn't care. The rooms however were absolutely amazing, just, wow! And the general resort was beautiful, the staff in all food and bar outlets were extremely happy and went all out to make sure we had a lovely time.

travellerzj - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Check in to Check out. A wonderfull place to stay be it the, scenary, cleanliness, with very responsive and cordial staff. Not mentionng the very good food provided by the Chef. A relaxing and professional SPA with warmness all around. Ni lluh the Spa Manager knows best the type of massage one actaully needs. Would highly recommend anyone to spend their holidays there. Although the hotel has no direct access to the beach but the long Jetty offers a very nice bar and access to the ocean. An unforgetable stay. Must visit again soon!! Nothing is missing in this place!!

Alnoor H

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