We Love —
- Set your sights on glistening waters and idyllic sunsets at the spectacular Essque Zalu in Zanzibar.
- Think powder-white sands, azure pool waters and fantastic facilities as you step inside this five-star property!
- Our members will enjoy Half board dining in a Garden Suite while having the choice to add on optional excursions like dolphin watching or spice tours.
Customer reviews —
Your Destination —
Amble through Stone Town, the world's oldest Swahili coastal trading city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Browse the curious 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, 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 reef.
Essque Zalu 5* —
The hotel also boasts a dedicated gallery space with art pieces such as paintings, sculptures, models, artistic photographs and glassworks from local, regional and international artists.
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Garden Suite Room (85m²).
Garden Suite Room
Sleeps up to
Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Half Board stay (Breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).
It may be possible to upgrade to a Full Board Dining Basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) or All Inclusive Dining Basis (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal with a selection of snacks and drinks) at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.
Just for you:
- Free welcome drink per person per stay
- Complimentary fruit basket upon arrival per person per stay
The Jetty - Casually kick back with fresh seafood, a cocktail and gaze into the sunset with sheesha available to you.
Pool Bar - Sip on cool cocktails and fresh shakes while lounging by the serene waters of the pool.
Baobab Bar: Enjoy the shade of the magnificent Baobab tree and let the expert mixologist impress you with his special cocktail of the day.
Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.
Your Time —
Just for you:
- Book 90 minute massage & get 30% discount per person per stay
Or would you 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 the Spa. Simply Spa at Zanzibar provides the peaceful, non-invasive and warm environments that make this destination the supreme retreat for individuals simply seeking privacy, peace and quiet.
Your Optional Excursions —
Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability.
Zanzibar Spice Tour + Stone Town
Step back in time as you wander through the atmospheric narrow, labyrinth alleyways of ancient Stone Town. This fascinating UNESCO heritage site is atmospheric and filled with historic wonders and magnificent Arab/Indian architecture which has hardly changed for hundreds of years. Browse through the famous shopping district where you find handcrafts to take home for you treasure as you remember your experience in Zanzibar for a lifetime.
Jozani Forest Tour + Dolphin Watching
Set out to sea to experience dolphin watching at their favourite hangout along the shallow coast of Kizimkazi. Although dolphin-spotting isn’t 100% guaranteed, it is incredibly common to witness leaping pods of Bottlenose and Humpback Dolphins.
Safari Blue Tour
Dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. The anchor is dropped at the Kwale sandbank, where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkelling in the coral reefs, helped by the guides.
After snorkelling, you’ll be offered refreshments to whet your appetite before heading to Kwale Island, for lunch under the tamarind trees. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken and rice, with a tasting of tropical fruits.
After lunch, you can sunbathe, snooze or visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon. Depending on the tide, you may be able to take a swim in the lagoon. For the adventurous, join the crew to sail in a “ngalawa”, a local outrigger canoe.
Your Journey to Essque Zalu —
Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
This flight may include one or more stops.
At the time of your reservation:
Transfers: Return airport transfers are included throughout.
For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.