Located on the north east coast of Zanzibar, Essque Zalu has brought a touch of boutique luxe to the island’s shores. The style is African contemporary chic and the soaring Makuti thatched roof has become a landmark for fishermen at sea! There are 40 spacious suites, each with a terrace or balcony with garden or ocean views and nine expansive villas. Each villa has a choice of 3 or 4 bedrooms, a private pool, kitchen facilities and a massage area.
The hotel enjoys a shore-hugging setting in a natural cove with a tidal beach. The small local fishing village of Nungwi, a short taxi ride away, has a swimming beach and also close-by is the sea turtle sanctuary where baby sea turtles are bred and released back to sea.
Arguably, Zanzibar’s north coast has the best lagoon, so you can enjoy great snorkelling and fishing – that’s if you can tear yourself away from the immense infinity-edge pool! There is also a Spa. Particularly enticing, Essque Zalu’s 150 metre jetty has become something of an island icon! Watch dhows sail by while enjoying an alfresco mezze platter at The Jetty restaurant (there are two other restaurants and bars too) and what’s more, Essque’s butlers, uniquely known as ‘navigators’, will see to your every wish!
For families, the suites can take two adults and two children (interconnecting configurations are also possible) whilst families seeking greater privacy and space will love the three and four bedroom villas. Each has a private pool, a kitchen, even its own massage room as well as a personal butler - your navigator! Choose between ocean front or garden views.
The Petit VIP Kids Club offers innovative and educational fun activities for children (aged 4 – 12 years) and just a ten minute walk away is the sea turtle sanctuary where baby sea turtles are protected before being released back to sea.
A stunning Safari Beach combo - Azura Selous in Southern Tanzania and Essque Zalu on Zanzibar
9 nights from £2840 per person (combining 4 nights Azura Selous tented suite all-inclusive + 5 nights Essque Zalu garden suite Full Board).
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