Essque Zalu Zanzibar, a hotel in paradise
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is a five-star boutique hotel, ideally located right on Zanzibar's spectacular northeastern coastline. Glimmering under the hot Tanzanian sun and tucked right into a natural cove, Essque Zalu is a year-round paradise whose philosophy veers away from traditional interpretations of luxury. The 40 suites and 9 villas ensure a divine stay between turquoise sea and shiny sand, a true escape to paradise for couples and families alike.
Unwind in a luxury boutique hotel
Never has a name have been so evocative : Zanzibar transports you to a world of spices, endless beaches, blue lagoons and exotic fruits...
The reception concept reworked: a "navigator" assists each traveler, from the booking throughout all their stay. There is no reception desk; completing formalities such as checkin and checkout is at the guest's convenience and can be done in the suite, by the pool, at the bar...
The Oceanview Suites are true bungalows. For families we recommend a Seafront Suite with 2 or 3 bedrooms.
For a more intimate stay, we recommend a Villa. They are all spacious with their own private pools, massage rooms, kitchenettes, terraces and patios.
The TemptingPlaces Experience: a tribute to local Zanzibar artists
Essque Zalu is known for their strong connection to their local community. The hotel's 450 m2 art gallery embodies this commitment. The gallery showcases artwork from local, regional, and international artists to promote cultural African expression. Wander the halls of the gallery to discover diverse paintings, sculptures, photographs and glassworks. But the art is not just confined to the gallery; local art is displayed all over the hotel. If you fall in love with a piece, Essque can even arrange for it to be sent back to your home.
Services and Activities
When hungry, guests staying in villas can simply ‘dial a chef' to come and prepare a delectable local meal. The hotel's other dining options are just as spectacular. Try Market Kitchen, which uses fresh local, organic produce. Venture to The Jetty Restaurant for a mélange of al fresco, middle-eastern inspired cuisine. Fine dining at the A La Carte restaurant is also a must-do experience. Enjoy a drink overlooking the Zanzibar sunset at the 1506 Bar and Terrace.
Guests even have the opportunity to take Zanzibari cooking lessons with Essque's local chefs to learn the ins and outs of regional products and cooking techniques.
Relax at the spa, a retreat where you can enjoy rejuvenating treatments by HealingEARTH, including purely African treatments using jasmin, baobab, Mongogo nuts, etc..
Partake in a wide range of outdoor activities, such as scuba diving and snorkeling, to get up close and personal with Zanzibar's beautiful coral reefs and diverse marine life.
For parents who need a little alone time, kids can be kept occupied at the Petit VIP kids club. A trained and certified team keeps kids busy with a range of activities such as creating their own Swarovski jewelry, chocolate making and science experiments!
Zanzibar, the island of spices
Zanzibar is not known as the spice island for no reason! Go on an aromatic spice plantation tour and let local spices such as clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and chili fill your senses as you wander the picturesque grounds.
Take a day trip to the Nungwi village and visit Mnarani Natural Aquarium, the turtle sanctuary and the nearby lighthouses, characterized by their Arab designs.