Essque Zalu (Zanzibar) Tanzania


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You can find us on the island of Zanzibar. Nestled in a natural cove on the island's north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Here's all the vital information for your trip to Zanzibar:

Getting there:

Taxi from Dar es Salaam city centre to airport: 10 mins to 1 hour
Flight time from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town: 20 mins
Car from Stone Town to Essque Zalu Zanzibar: 50 mins
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town: 2 hours

Climate: Hotter during September to April. The average temperature is 26-32 °C. Cooler during May to August. The average temperature is 25-28 °C.

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Feel free to tell the world 'Please do not disturb'; snuggle deep into the comfort of your bed. Recharge.

Essque Zalu Zanzibar lets you choose from 40 individual bedrooms, all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. 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, try one of our nine expansive villas. Stretch out in the spacious living room, 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're comfortably installed, make the most of our in-room amenities; pick your favorite bevvies and stock up your personalized mini-bar; freshen up under a solar-heated shower; stash away your passport valuables in the safety-box; curl up to watch a movie on our sleek flat screen satellite TV/DVD player; then lie back on the king-sized bed swathed in 100% luxurious linens.


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The Zalu Zanzibar resort has 40 suites. All the suites have a large en-suite master bedroom, which are a mix of a King Size bed or 2 Singles. The suites also consist of a large lounge and outside terrace or balcony. All the suites have a view of the gardens, pool or ocean. All suites have a maximum occupancy of 3 people.


Each Villa has a plunge pool, in-room dining, kitchen facilities and outdoor space. All bedrooms are en-suite. All villas have there own massage room. Maximum occupancy is 6 people in the 3 bedroom, and 8 in the 4 bedroom villas.


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Dining at Essque Zalu Zanzibar Feeling a bit peckish... or celebrating a significant anniversary? Wine connoisseur... or fancy some fun concocting cocktails? Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of three distinctive restaurants, a scrumptious cafe©, two well-stocked bars or dial a mixologist to come right to your suite and shake your very own tailor-made cocktail.

Gourmet Deli:

Our Gourmet Deli 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.

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A La Carte:

A 'must do' when visiting Zanzibar, the perfect place for an exceptional fine-dining experience. Savor our 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.

The Wine Lounge and Terrace:

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

In: your very own in-room dining offers a sleepless menu where you can order any dish from any of our dining outlets at any time of the day. Customize your mini-bar and fill up on that favorite lychee martini. If you're a bit of a chef yourself, 'In Market' lets you order and delivers your grocery list to your villa. Or if you prefer the pros to fire up the flames, then 'Dial a Chef' will create the masterpiece of your fancy in the privacy of your own villa kitchen. Bon Appetit!

The Spa at Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Embark on a journey of the senses. Enter a haven of health, well-being and pleasure. Step into our Spa. Open around the clock, our Spa offers a total of six exclusive treatment rooms - four single and two double, an intimate setting to restore your physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium. With a range of traditional treatments to modern therapies, we'll have you relaxed and rejuvenated in no time.

Kids at Essque Zalu Zanzibar Let them run, let them giggle, let them play!

We'll keep them busy from 7am to 9pm and the rest of the day is yours! Our Kids' Club welcomes little ones from 4-12 years old - accompanied by a parent or guardian for the under 4s. We'll feed them with special menus while you enjoy your own. Then we'll get them rolling up their sleeves for t-shirt painting, hunting for treasure, designing their own jewellery or simply splashing in the pool - all under the complementary guidance of our Hoteliers trained in first-aid and childcare. Happy kids, happy parents!

Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and the bream and tiger fishing can be excellent at certain times of the year. The peaceful boat ride back across Xugana Lagoon during the spectacular African sunset provides a lifelong memory.


  Accommodation Rates:- From $240 per person per night. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary.