Essque Zalu

Zanzibar Tanzania

  • Essque Zalu, Zanzibar, Tanzania © Essque Zalu

    Essque Zalu, Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • Enjoy superb ocean views
  • Spacious suites with terraces or balconies
  • Island excursions and watersports
  • Dine al fresco on the jetty
  • Lovely swimming pool and ocean access

Essque Zalu is a modern resort on the northern coast of Zanzibar, facing a long stretch of ocean. As you approach the hotel you cannot fail to be impressed by the towering makuti thatched roof of the main building, a suitably grand entrance to this stylish property.

There are 40 suites, each with 85 square metres of space, including an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace or balcony. Make yourself at home as you sip a hot drink or something chilled from the minibar, and gaze out over the gardens or ocean and there is 24-hour room service should you wish to dine in seclusion. Essque Zalu also has 8 large villas including 2 seafront villas, each with either 3 or 4 bedrooms, living and dining areas, roof terrace and a plunge pool.

The swimming pool is set at the edge of the low cliff overlooking the sea. It's flanked on both sides by decks with loungers and shaded day beds, ideal for lazing and enjoying the ocean breezes and a poolside bar providing refreshments and light snacks and lunches. If you fancy a swim the sea, there is easy access from the jetty.

During your stay you can be as active as you wish, choosing from a selection of options at the water sports centre and a wide range of excursions including a spice tour, guided visit to Stone Town, sandbank picnics and dhow cruises, to name a few. Within the resort, you can relax with some yoga or a massage at the spa and boost your culinary skills with a cookery class.

The resort has 2 restaurants offering a wide choice of cuisines. The Market Kitchen offers a range of options for dinner that will suit all tastes and is also your breakfast venue. At The Jetty you can savour fresh seafood as you take in ocean views and watch passing dhows. Gourmands will want to take advantage of the chef's table, a once a week chance to sample an 8-course tasting menu and meet the hotel chef for some insights into Swahili cuisine.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

Truly exceptional surroundings, Loved the jetty out to sea. The staff were all so helpful. We did the Maasai Spa Ritual experience which was really quite unique!

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Essque Zalu

Essque Zalu, Zanzibar, Tanzania

An all-suite resort on the north coast of Zanzibar with a stunning pool, spa, jetty restaurant and wide range of activities.

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