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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania

87 Excellent 462 Reviews
Overlooking the Indian Ocean and surrounded by lush green forests, the luxury boutique hotel has a beachfront location with an infinity pool, spa, fine dining, biking, and a kid's club. Set on the northeast coast of Zanzibar, the property provides an exotic setting.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Nestled along a natural cove, Essque Zalu Zanzibar is a contemporary property with 40 individual suites and 8 villas offering views of the turquoise waters and tropical gardens. The upscale accommodations incorporate local traditions with pitched machete roofs, native artwork, and local materials.

For dining, the property offers two unique restaurants serving farm-to-table cuisine, along with three bars.

The resort's spa focuses on nature and Africology creations in its restorative treatments, utilizes organic and natural products for a holistic approach. There are two couples treatment rooms, four individual treatment rooms, along with a vichy shower, sauna, and steam room.

The property offers off-site excursions allowing guests to reconnect with nature and experience the tranquility of Zanzibar.
Hotel Address:
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar
  • Nungwi
  • Zanzibar, Zanzibar 3151
  • Tanzania

Location Summary
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is located on the North East of Zanzibar, in Ras Nungwi and is 60 kilometres or 60 minutes drive from UNESCO World Heritage site, Stone Town, Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and Zanzibar International Airport.

Directions to Hotel
Taxi from Dar es Salaam city centre to airport: 20 mins to 1 hour. Flight 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.
Note Bene
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is the most awarded hotel in Zanzibar. It is the winner of best hotel in Zanzibar from World Travel awards, winner of Tripadvisor Traveler's choice award 2012, 2013, 2014, and recently 2015, and winner of seven star Global Luxury Awards 2013.
Banquets & Meetings
Gallery space with a large open plan and ocean views.
Meeting Space
Meeting venue able to host up to 35 attendees.
Fine Dining On Site
Deli-style, all-day restaurant serves cosmopolitan fare, from a gastronomic spread of crisp salads, cured meats and the freshest seafood, to breads straight from the oven, along with desserts and cheeses. Dishes are accompanied by carefully-selected vintages, exemplifying Chef Jussi’s belief that wine from the same hemisphere complements local ingredients, whilst also minimizing food miles.
Child Programs
Kid's club and babysitting services.
Pool Outdoor
Infinity pool and all villas have plunge pools.
Spa Facility
Zalu Retreat Spa focuses on nature and Africology creations in its restorative treatments, while utilizing organic and natural products. 2 couples treatment rooms, 4 individual treatment rooms, vichy shower, sauna, and steam room.
Available nearby.
Ecological Tourism
Near the Nungwi Village & Turtles National Aquarium.
Available on the island.
Horseback Riding
Theatre Museums
Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jet Skiing
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

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