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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

Located on the North east coast of Zanzibar, in a natural cove lies the luxurious Essque Zalu Zanzibar. The hotel is made up of suites and three to four bedroom villas making it an ideal property for couples, friends or families.

At a Glance

  • Stunning view over the lagoon

  • Enormous jetty stretching into the sea

  • Delicious Mediterranean food

  • Stylish and chic sunbathing areas

  • Close to Ras Nungwi for bars and nightlife

Beach, Couples, Diving, Family

Insider's View

The roof of the main area is the highest roof in Zanzibar and is a very impressive entranceway but also means that even on the hottest of days, the main area still stays cool

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The newest addition to Zanzibar is this cleverly constructed hotel which takes advantage of the most stunning of views over an idyllic turquoise lagoon with an enormous jetty stretching out into the sea.

Each suite is made from traditional materials with thatched Makuti roofs and decorated with native artwork. The suites all have an outdoor deck area from where you can enjoy either a view of the lush tropical gardens or the beautiful ocean.

Groups of friends or families can enjoy the privacy of a villa which has its own kitchen, terrace and swimming pool.

Choose from three restaurants and two bars all of which serve a variety of delicious fresh food and expertly mixed cocktails. Enjoy home-cooked food in the Market Kitchen, fine-dining in the A La Carte restaurant or have a delicious Arabian feast over the water at The Jetty.

The 'Simply Spa' specializes in Spafari treatments using local African products and VinAqua treatments using innovative hydrotherapy as well as offering much more.

The hotel has its own Petit VIP club for children aged between four and twelve years old, keeping them busy with activities such as treasure hunts, cooking lessons, perfume making and cultural adventures.

The hotel has its own onsite art gallery featuring a selection of local artists, a gift shop and for those looking for some activities can organize spice tours, guided tours of Stone Town, scuba diving, kite-surfing and many watersports.


All the suites open to balconies or patios with either garden views, ocean views or sea front views and feature LCD televisions with premium satellite channels. Other amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and sofa beds if traveling with children. The rooms are individually furnished using local materials and can be made up as either a double or a twin and they have a separate lounge area.

Essque Suites

The suites all have either ocean, garden or sea front views and can accomate one extra adult or two children on a sofa bed.

Essque Villa

All three bedrooms in the Essque villas have large double beds. The villas themselves have a private pool, a small kitchenette and a terrace or balcony.

Essque Four Bedroom Villa

All four bedrooms in the Essque villas have large double beds. The villas themselves have a private pool, a small kitchenette and a terrace or balcony.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. The Petit VIP organizes complimentary child friendly activities to entertain them and enhance their learning. There are three events throughout the course of the day. You can also arrange for a child minder to care for your children or for babysitting during the evenings if required.


There is a variety of activities you can partake in during your stay. If you are seeking culture, you can explore the Stone Town, the Spice Plantations and take a wander around the hotel's art gallery. For the adventurous, why not try some diving or snorkeling? There also a marine turtles sanctuary that is interesting to visit. If you would like some pampering time, there is a world class spa at your disposal. Arrange a massage or two to completely unwind.

Location & Directions

Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

Essque Zalu Zanzibar is on the island of Zanzibar. Nestled in a natural cove on the island's north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean.

When to go

Situated only 6° south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys ideal vacation weather. Temperatures average between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year with 7-9 hours of sunshine per day.

There are two rainy seasons: Acute, brief showers, lasting about an hour in the morning occur for a couple of weeks during November. The rains last slightly longer in April and May, but even then it does not rain every day. These rains replenish the Island and are often referred to as the “Green Season”.

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