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For most standard rates* at this hotel, you’ll receive:

  • Late check-out upon request, when available
  • Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available
  • Fruit plate / chocolates in room at check-in

*May not apply to promotional rates or packages

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Framed by the Indian Ocean’s turquoise depths, the unashamedly bold Essque Zalu Zanzibar offers a family friendly resort experience close to the popular tourist village of Nungwi.

Essque Zalu Zanzibar bucks the trend of competing resorts who aim to blend in with their local environment. Instead, big and bold form a consistent theme, from the highest makuti thatched roof on the island, to the two roomy restaurants, three well stocked bars, and sprawling lagoon-style pool.

Just 40 suites and eight independent villas form the accommodation options, and each comes beautifully appointed in neutral hues. The furnishings are modern and a balcony or terrace comes as standard. Offering an added dose of opulence, the villas come complete with kitchens, private swimming pools and their own personal butler.

Families are adroitly catered to at Essque Zalu Zanzibar thanks to the presence of the Tinga Kids’ Club. Younger VIPs can channel their energies into daily activities prepared by Club coordinators, allowing adults free time to explore the resort’s many amenities and distractions. These include the largest infinity pool on the island, indulging in a holistic treatment at Zalu Retreat Spa, or exploring the bazaars and markets of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Though Essque Zalu Zanzibar sits on the ocean’s edge, there’s no beach here. Instead, a long jetty extends over the water, where guests can descend and swim at high tide. Beach lovers can take solace in the nearby Nungwi Beach, consistently voted one of the top beaches in the world.
To view room type details for Essque Zalu Zanzibar please submit your travel dates above. We’re able to show room summaries for most hotels upfront, but for this property dates are required to see rooms with availability. For assistance, call 1 877 999 0680.
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Indoor Sauna / Spa
  • Spa
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Complimentary access to Fitness Center
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front Desk (24-Hour)
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Dining & Lounging Area
  • Massage
  • Bottled Water in Room
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchenettes
  • Minibar
  • Private Plunge Pools (select rooms)
  • Outdoor terrace/patio
  • Blackout drapes
  • WiFi Internet
  • Half-Board
  • Adventure
  • Honeymoon
  • Watersports
  • Art/Culture
  • Family Friendly

Located in a waterfront setting, Essque Zalu Zanzibar is just an hour from Zanzibar International Airport by car.

PO Box 3151


Zanzibar 3151


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