Essque Zalu Zanzibar

From: $615 Per Suite

Essque Zalu Zanzibar is a delightful boutique hotel on the north-east coast of Zanzibar Island.  40 suites, including nine large villas with three or four rooms, all look out over the brilliant turquoise ocean, or the resort’s lush tropical garden. Essque Zalu enjoys a secluded location away from many of the touristy hotels in the area, but is close enough to the action if you want to be a part of it.

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Zalu manages to blend five star comfort and luxury with the easy, relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the food and service are impossible to fault, and the setting makes any length stay on Zanzibar’s North Island a relaxing treat.

Essque Zalu Resort

  • Private suites and villas, most of which overlook the warm turquoise Indian Ocean
  • Impressive main pool area and long pier over the ocean
  • All rooms feature air conditioning and large flat screen TVs

Unguja (Zanzibar Island, South Island)

  • One of the two large islands in the Zanzibar archipelago, and the one considered to be Zanzibar Island
  • Warm tropical waters, white sandy beaches, and excellent fishing and scuba diving
  • Some of the most attractive beaches and the best shopping in East Africa

Five Star Luxury Service

  • World-famous cuisine and luxury hotel service
  • Personal waiter/steward to assist you with all of your needs for your stay
  • A number of restaurants and bars, including a seafood grill and cocktail lounge on the pier
  • Private “Navigator” to assist you in all of your tourism activities


  • 40 suites, either facing the turquoise sea or the resort’s manicured tropical gardens
  • Nine luxury villas, either with three or four bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat screen TVs in all rooms
  • Kitchenettes in all rooms
  • Free high speed internet
  • Room service
  • Personal cocktail mixing room service (a must-try)
  • Private plunge pools
  • Private living rooms

Property Amenities

  • Bars and lounges
  • Large swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Private pier
  • Gym
  • Spa


  • Wireless broadband
  • Phone lines
  • Kitchenettes
  • Bath robe, slippers and hair dryers provided


  • Fishing trips
  • Scuba diving lessons/trips
  • Snorkeling
  • A wide range of children’s activities, overseen by a team of “Petit VIP Coordinators”
  • Private sunset dining
  • Spa treatments
  • Golf


  • Essque Zalu is reached by road, after flying to Stone Town airport from Dar es Salaam – or alternatively by taking the ferry, which takes about 2 hours.
  • As a guest of Essque Zalu, you will be met at the airport by your private driver, who will act as your personal “Navigator” for the duration of your stay.


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