Essque Zalu

Nungwi, Zanzibar
  • Essque Zalu

    Essque Zalu is nestled in a natural cove on the North East coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean and secluded from the crowds of tourists. It is a new hotel and one of Zanzibar's latest luxury resorts with probably the biggest Makuti thatched roof you have ever seen. With so much space and fantastic architecture, this hotel will definitely impress its discerning traveller.

    Essque Zalu is committed to talent within the country, encouraging regional and international artists to showcase and a dedicated gallery space is located on the first floor of the main lobby that guests are able to visit and admire fantastic works of art.

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    In our opinion

    This resort is extremely stylish and immaculate throughout! We love this hotel because:

    It is the perfect place to relax

    Rooms are spacious and very luxurious

    Facilities are impeccable

    Superb gourmet dining

    Fantastic personalised service - staff are exceptional and work diligently to meet every need and every request.

    Fantastic Spa treatments

    Gread kids club

    If you are planning your honeymoon, then we cannot recommend this hotel enough!

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    Hotel key features

    40 suites / 9 villas

    3 restaurants / 3 fully stocked bars / A café

    Childrens Club (Petit VIPs)

    Perfect for honeymoons

    Perfect for families

    Fresh water swimming pool

    Perfect for weddings


    Fully equipped gym

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    Choose from 40 suites, all with picturesque views over the lush tropical gardens or the turquoise blue ocean. Ensconce yourself in luxurious-styled spaces crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched Makuti roof. If you need extra space to spread out, select one of nine expansive villas. Stretch out in the spacious living room, unwind in the privacy of your own massage area, rustle up a snack in your own kitchen, laze on the terrace overlooking the garden or just chill in the privacy of your very own swimming pool.

    Once you are comfortable, make the most of your amenities, pick your favourite drink from your personalised mini bar, freshen up under a solar heated shower, or lie back on the king sized poster colonial style beds.


    All 40 suites have a spacious master bedroom, as well as a lounge and outside terrace or balcony. One can select an Ocean Front, Sea view or Garden view suite, which have a maximum occupancy of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.


    All 9 villas have their private pool, in room dining and massage, kitchen facilities and terrace or balcony. The maximum occupancy is as follows:

    3 Bedroom villas: 6 adults

    4 Bedroom villas: 8 adults

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    Personal Navigators are always on hand to guide you through your stay. They'll see to your every wish however big or small. So if you take a liking to the artwork in the lobby, they'll arrange for you to take it home!

    The Spa:

    At healingEARTH Retreats they perfectly embrace the ancient, traditional and therapeutic heritage of Africa by providing an inspirational blend of indigenous African plants and oils - charged with the energy of the sun.

    Dining: Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of three distinctive restaurants, a scrumptious café, three well-stocked bars or dial a mixologist to come right to your suite and shake your very own tailor-made cocktail.

    Market Kitchen:

    The Market Kitchen styled restaurant serving cosmopolitan fare, a gastronomic spread of crisp salads, cured meats, fresh seafood, bread straight from the oven, mouth-watering cheeses and desserts. Create your own culinary journey featuring organic produce and fresh, hand-picked ingredients from local growers.

    A La Carte:

    A 'must do' when visiting Zanzibar, the perfect place for an exceptional fine dining experience. Savour the innovative 'Signature Plate' or tuck into char-grilled prime South African beef steak.

    The Jetty:

    Set al fresco on the shoreline of the Indian Ocean, where you can casually kick back with a refreshing cocktail, share succulent morsels of modern Arabic cuisine, freshly prepared mezze, draw on some shisha and gaze at the sunset. Experience a different setting every day, created exclusively by the elements and mirroring the flow of the ocean, a place to be seen or to relax to the sounds of live music with friends.

    1506 Bar and Terrace

    An up-market and intimate space for you to enjoy the finer things in life. Browse the premium labels and vintages, select a speciality cigar, taste the tapas or just pop by for a post-dinner nightcap.

    Childrens Club:

    Petit VIP offers innovative and creative fun activities for your children. Activities are always combined with education and entertainment. The Petit VIP coordinators are fully trained and certified.

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    Other activities

    Next to the hotel, sea sport activities include scuba diving, jet-ski and parasailing.

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    Please contact us for more information.

    Valid: 15th July - 31st Aug 2013

    £490 per suite per night on Half Board Basis - Garden Suite

    £530 per suite per night on Half Board Basis - Ocean View Suite

    1 child under 12 stays and eats for FREE per suite

    £1990 per villa per night on Half Board Basis - Garden 3 Bedroom Villa

    £2225 per villa per night on Half Board Basis - Ocean View 3 Bedroom Villa

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