Take a deep breath of fresh Indian Ocean air. Relax. Unwind.
Welcome to Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Discover a destination off the coast of Tanzania, steeped in legend and mystery, an evocation of the exotic . Stroll the tumbling streets of Stone Town, be lulled by the Arab tones of Swahili, inhale the lingering fragrance of the spice plantations.
At Essque Zalu Zanzibar, create your own personal paradise, your own kind of luxury, an experience of a lifetime.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is now part of Preferred Boutique™ (Preferred Hotel Group’s Elite Collection of Intimate Hotels and Resorts) to create your own personal paradise, your own kind of luxury, an experience of a lifetime.
Luxury Hotel Accommodation
Feel free to tell the world 'Please do not disturb'; snuggle deep into the comfort of your bed. Recharge.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar lets you choose from 40 individual bedrooms, 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 9 expansive villas. Stretch out in the spacious living room, rustle up a snack in your own kitchen, laze on the terrace overlooking the garden or just chill in the privacy of your very own swimming pool.
Dining at Essque Zalu ZanzibarFeeling a bit peckish... or celebrating a significant anniversary? Wine connoisseur... or fancy some fun concocting cocktails?
Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of three distinctive restaurants, a scrumptious café, two well-stocked bars or dial a mixologist to come right to your suite and shake your very own tailor-made cocktail.
Gourmet Deli: our Gourmet Deli styled restaurant serving cosmopolitan fare, a gastronomic spread of crisp salads, cured meats, fresh seafood, bread straight from the oven, mouth-watering 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 fine-dining experience. Savour our innovative 'Signature Plate' or tuck into char-grilled prime South African beef steak.
The Jetty: 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.
The Wine Lounge 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.
In: your very own in-room dining offers a sleepless menu where you can order any dish from any of our dining outlets at any time of the day. Customise your mini-bar and fill up on that favourite lychee martini. If you're a bit of a chef yourself, 'In Market' lets you order and delivers your grocery list to your villa. Or if you prefer the pros to fire up the flames, then 'Dial a Chef' will create the masterpiece of your fancy in the privacy of your own villa kitchen. Bon Appetit!
The Spa at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Embark on a journey of the senses. Enter a haven of health, well-being and pleasure. Step into our Spa.
Open around the clock, our Spa offers a total of six exclusive treatment rooms - four single and two double, an intimate setting to restore your physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium. With a range of traditional treatments to modern therapies, we'll have you relaxed and rejuvenated in no time.
Kids at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Let them run, let them giggle, let them play!
We'll keep them busy from 7am to 9pm and the rest of the day is yours! Our Kids' Club welcomes little ones from 4-12 years old - accompanied by a parent or guardian for the under 4s. We'll feed them with special menus while you enjoy your own. Then we'll get them rolling up their sleeves for t-shirt painting, hunting for treasure, designing their own jewellery or simply splashing in the pool - all under the complementary guidance of our Hoteliers trained in first-aid and childcare. Happy kids, happy parents!
You can find us on the island of Zanzibar. Nestled in a natural cove on the island's north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Here's all the vital information for your trip to Zanzibar:
Taxi from Dar es Salaam city centre to airport:
10 mins to 1 hour
Flight time from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town:
Car from Stone Town to Essque Zalu Zanzibar:
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town:
Hotter during September to April. The average temperature is 26-32 °C
Cooler during May to August. The average temperature is 25-28 °C.
3 hours ahead of GMT.
Tanzanian Shilling, American Dollars and Euros are widely accepted.
240 volts with 3 flat pronged plugs.