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Essque Zalu

Changing the definition of luxury for a generation of conscientious travellers.

The resort is stylish and immaculate throughout with the lush mature tropical gardens around the rooms and suites providing a wonderful environment in which to relax. We stayed in an Ocean Front suite and the view was beautiful, with the beach and sea just metres away. The villas are huge, perfect for families and large groups wanting plenty of space to relax and looking for a real 'home away from home'.


See: Essque Zalu Zanzibar Offers .

Essque Zalu aims to create the ultimate holiday experience and will fine tune every aspect of your stay to fit your personal preferences. This is also one of the very best locations to be in if you like to walk out of the hotel and explore the local area, with the turtle conservation project, the lighthouse, and the village of Nungwi with markets, bars and restaurants just a few minutes’ walk away.

 
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This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£20007 Nights at Essque Zalu for 2 people in an Ocean View Suite.
Includes 2 free nights, transfers, breakfast and evening meal each day.
Valid: September to 22nd December

£320013 Nights at Essque Zalu for 2 people in an Ocean View Suite.
Includes 4 free nights, transfers, Stone Town tour, breakfast and evening meal each day.
Valid: April to 30th June

Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.

Highlights

  • Excellent location for Snorkelling and Diving around Mnemba Island.
  • Excellent for Families.
  • Fantastic Pool and Public Spaces.

Right for you?

  • This is not a small traditional resort.
  • The beach is not bad but there are better.


$$$$Prices for Essque Zalu start at: $241 per person per night, including breakfast and evening meal, during Low Season.
Depending when you travel, room categories and party size prices rise to $541 per person per night during Peak Season.
Check rates for your dates: 0843 634 2258

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.


 
 


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Rooms, Services & Facilities

  • Suites

  • Private Villas

  • Resort Services & Facilities

  • Community & Conservation

  • The Details

Suites

Essque Zalu Suite

All the suites are equipped with TV, telephone, iPod docking station, air conditioning, safe, hair dryer and a ‘tailored to your requirements’ mini bar. Bathrooms are spacious with showers only. Windows can be opened to enjoy the natural Zanzibar weather and complimentary Wi-Fi can be accessed in your suite and throughout the resort. Maximum occupancy is 3 people.

Garden Suite

Situated at the back of the resort with luscious garden views these garden 1 bedroom suites offer upwards
of 55m² of floor space and are either ground floor with terrace or upper floor with patio, each offering a
further 10m² of private outside space.

Sea View Suite

Individual suites (like bungalows) with 58m² of floor space and a 22m² private patio. Each provide a magnificent ocean view.

Ocean Front

Individual suites (like bungalows) with 58m² of floor space and a 22m² private patio. These suites are positioned right at the front of the resort and offer unrestricted spectacular views of the mesmerising Indian Ocean.

Private Villas

Essque Zalu Villa

Each villa provides a full kitchen with dining area, a private plunge pool and a separate spa treatment room with shower facilities. All are equipped with TV’s, telephones, iPod docking station, air conditioning, safe and hair dryers. Villa en-suites also feature baths. All villas have 2 or 3 King Size Rooms and 1 Twin bedroom. All are en-suite.

3 Bedroom Garden or Sea View

This villa offers spacious living over 2 floors and provides views of the gardens or sea. The villa is detached
and offers 193m² of floor space, a ground floor patio of 73m² and an upper terrace of 36m².

3 Bedroom Sea front

This is ‘THE’ villa, offering a perfect location with unrestricted breath-taking views of the magnificent Indian Ocean. This villa is larger than the other 3 bedroom villas with 291m² of floor space and a 93m² patio and a 165m² upper terrace.

4 Bedroom Garden/Sea View/Ocean Front

This villa offers spacious living over 2 floors and provides views of the gardens, sea or ocean front. The villa is detached and offers 343m² of floor space, a ground floor patio of 84m² and an upper terrace of 91m².

Resort Service & Facilities

The Market Kitchen Restaurant is available for your main expansive spread of crisp salads, cured meats, fresh seafood, bread straight from the oven, mouth-watering cheeses and desserts.

A La Carte Restaurant for fine dining, signature plates and char-grilled prime South African beef steak. The Jetty Restaurant for Mezze, Sun downers, Shisha and al fresco music in an ever changing setting to mirror the flow of the ocean.

1506 Bar and Terrace: an intimate space for you to enjoy premium labels and vintages, speciality cigars, tapas or just a post-dinner nightcap.

Dial-a-mixologist: Service for tailor made cocktails shaken (and stirred if you wish) to your door.

  • HealingEARTH Spa – Massage, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures – fabulously holistic treatments using the aromas and natural gifts of Zanzibari plants and spices
  • Outdoor Gym with treadmills and cross trainers
  • Art Gallery
  • Wedding packages ( for details of bespoke wedding packages please contact us )

Community & Conservation

The spirit of genuine and personal experience through ‘Navigators’ is unique to Essque Zalu and the on-going development of the team keeps them poised to give the best service in front of and behind the scenes to enhance guests’ experiences. The focus on social responsibility is evident in the traditional methods used in construction and the post build aesthetics throughout. Local growers fill the kitchens of the three restaurants and café to bring the flavours and spices of Zanzibar to your plate.

Solar Panels, Sewerage treatment plant and a salt chlorinated pool all reduce the environmental impact of Essque Zalu along with natural ventilation for cooling which reduces energy consumption and solar heat loads.

The Details

With no traditional reception at the resort, a specially selected and trained ‘Navigator’ greets you as you enter and guides you to your Suite or Villa, passing the cascading water wall and helping to unravel the pathways and gardens for you to experience all Zalu has to offer. Space and light are in abundance and well thought out quirky understated design features continue to impress as you get to know the Zalu landscape. Sun bathing Islands jut out into the swimming pool and individually operated massage jets are dotted around the pool side, whist the Jacuzzi flows into the main pool, bubbling into life as and when guests wish.

Guests are friends and navigators hosts at this fresh and exciting new Nungwi property. The changing definition of luxury for a generation of conscientious travellers manifests itself here in a distinctive break for the body, soul and mind.

 

Essque Zalu - Opinions and Reviews

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our team below:


Essque Zalu is a great, family friendly hotel built to a very high standard with excellent service and exceptional cuisine. The beach is lovely, though not for everyone. When the tide is out there are some beautiful sandbanks revealed. However when the tide is in, the beach all but disappears. This makes for some excellent sea swimming accessible from the steps leading down from the cliff.

The lack of reception is a little strange at first, but once you get used to having your own personal navigator it makes for a highly enjoyable and unique stay, which the kids will love.

Nick Powling

Pure Safari Reviews

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We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 01227 753 180


Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

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Registered in the UK
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Pure Zanzibar was started in 2006 and is still owner run and 100% independent.

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