Essque Zalu Zanzibar*****
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove on the island’s north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Description of Essque Zalu Zanzibar*****
This five-star Tanzania resort emphasizes flexibility and ease when it comes to service and hospitality. Check in by the pool, order a mixologist to personally create a cocktail in your room, or enjoy meals anywhere at the resort. And with a full-service spa and numerous dining options at your convenience, the possibilities are endless.
Tips Essque Zalu Zanzibar*****
Our personal Navigators are always on hand to guide you through your stay. They'll see to your every wish however big or small. So if you take a liking to the artwork in the lobby, they'll arrange for you to bring it home! Or if you need help with an activity plan, just call them for some in-the-know suggestions:
If you have a week:
Follow in the trail of Dr Livingstone and discover the history of the island, site of one of Africa's greatest explorers. Take in the expanse of the famous spice plantations - cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and lemongrass - that propelled the island to the height of its trading glory.
For adventure-lovers, let your personal Navigator arrange for you to scale Tanzania's volcanic Mount Meru, at 4,566m the fifth highest peak in Africa. Hike along the Marangu route or camp out with the elements. Safari in a game reserve where weird and wonderful wildebeest roam the plains.
If you have a day or two:
Amble through Stone Town, the world's oldest Swahili coastal trading city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Browse the curios and artworks in the bazaars and markets or just mosey around the mosques and temples. If the history of rock music is your passion, you can even check out the birthplace of the legendary Freddie Mercury!
Board a traditional wooden dhow and set sail for Prison Island, a former detention centre for the African slaves, nowadays just the spot for a sunbathe or snorkel with giant tortoises. If nature is your thing, chance a sighting of bottle-nosed or humpback dolphins then head south on a deep wall dive and explore the local marine life amidst world-class coral reefs.
If you only have a couple of hours:
Need a work out? Head to our outdoor gym and loosen up those travel weary limbs on our running machine or flex those muscles on the cross-trainer.
Looking for a thrill? Try your hand at kite-surfing or trek the forest in search of red Colobus monkeys and the fabled Zanzibar leopard.
Just prefer to chill? Salute the sun with yoga at the ocean's edge, languish in the grand infinity pool or indulge in a hydrotherapy treatment at our Spa. Why not inspire your artistic leanings with a stroll through our gallery featuring paintings, sculptures, glassworks and photographs from the local and regional artistic community. When dusk rolls in, step onto the deck of a traditional dhow, sip at sundowners and cruise into the setting African sky.
Next to the hotel, sea sport activities include scuba diving, jet-ski and parasailing.
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Accommodation at Essque Zalu Zanzibar*****
Choose from 40 suites, 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; 3 or 4 bedrooms. Stretch out in the spacious living room, rustle up a snack in your own kitchen or just chill in the privacy of your very own plunge pool.
Once you are comfortable, make the most of your amenities, pick your favourite drink from your personalised mini bar, freshen up under a solar heated shower, or lie back on the king sized poster colonial style beds.
All 40 Zanzibar resort suites have a spacious master bedroom, as well as a lounge and outside terrace or balcony. One can select an Ocean Front, Sea view or Garden view suite, which have a maximum occupancy of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
All 9 Zanzibar villas have their private pool, in room dining and massage, kitchen facilities and terrace or balcony. The maximum occupancy in 3 Bedroom villas is 6 adults, in 4 Bedroom villas - 8 adults.
Restaurants at Essque Zalu Zanzibar*****
Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of three distinctive restaurants, a scrumptious cafe, three well-stocked bars or dial a mixologist to come right to your suite and shake your very own tailor-made cocktail.
Our Market Kitchen styled restaurant serving cosmopolitan fare, a gastronomic spread of crisp salads, cured meats, fresh seafood, bread straight from the oven, mouthwatering cheeses and desserts. Create your own culinary journey featuring organic produce and fresh, hand-picked ingredients from local growers.
A La Carte
A 'must do' when visiting Zanzibar, the perfect place for an exceptional finedining experience. Savour our innovative 'Signature Plate' or tuck into char-grilled prime South African beef steak.
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.
1506 Bar 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.