Essque Zalu Zanzibar - Zanzibar

Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate destination nestled in a natural cove in the north-east coast of Unguja (alias Zanzibar). This boutique hotel combines contemporary luxury with a real sense of place. It features the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to one side, lush green forest to the other, and just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air. The hotel is the place to be if you're looking for an authentic barefoot luxury experience combined with personalised service.

The Hotel:
Essque Zalu Zanzibar feature 40 suites, as well as eight three and four-bedroom villas from which to choose from, all of which boast views of the Indian Ocean, or the lush, tropical gardens. The hotel itself has been carefully constructed to the make the most of these breath-taking views: an idyllic turquoise lagoon, the tranquil ocean, and the expansive flourishing gardens.

Across the board, this Zanzibar resort makes use of a neutral colour scheme and traditional artwork – embracing the simplicity and serenity of an island lifestyle.

Once guests are comfortable, all are encouraged to make the most of their amenities: select your favourite drink from the personalised mini bar, freshen up under a solar heated shower, or lie back on one of the king sized poster colonial style beds. 

Other in-room facilities include LCD televisions with several premium satellite channels, and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Both the island of Zanzibar, and Essque Zalu Zanzibar itself feature a wide range both relaxing and invigorating activities for guests to partake in. Amble through Stone Town, or tour the famous spice plantations. Explore the local marine life in a Zanzibar scuba diving or snorkelling trip. Try out the water sport activities on the island, or visit the 2 marine turtle sanctuaries beside the hotel.

For a more relaxing range of activities, take a walk on the beach, swim in the ocean, or simply unwind in our on-site  world class spa. Personal Navigators are always on hand to guide you through your stay. They'll see to your every wish, however big or small.


Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of three distinctive Zanzibar restaurants, showcasing a range of traditional and international dishes and catering to a broad variety of tastes. 

Market Kitchen, the all-day dining, deli-styled restaurant serves cosmopolitan fare, from a gastronomic spread of crisp salads, cured meats and the freshest seafood, to breads straight from the oven and mouth-watering desserts and cheeses. Dishes are accompanied by carefully-selected vintages, exemplifying Chef Jussi's belief that wine from the same hemisphere complements local ingredients, whilst also minimizing food miles.

Set al-fresco on the shoreline of the Indian Ocean, The Jetty celebrates the bounty of the seas. Here you can casually kick back with a refreshing cocktail, draw on some sheesha, gaze into the sunset or, quite simply watch the local dhows sail by. Experience a different setting every day, created exclusively by the elements and mirroring the flow of the ocean. This is the place to be seen and immerse to the sounds of live music.

As the name suggests, the Baobab Bar allows guests to enjoy their choice of beverage under the shade of a magnificent Baobab Tree. The Jetty is an Essque standout, set right on the shoreline of the Indian Ocean, with achingly beautiful views.


With spacious, stunning ceremony and reception venues, a number of luxurious accommodation options, an outstanding team of coordinators, as well as breath-taking scenery for photographs, Essque Zalu Zanzibar is the ideal location of a romantic, Zanzibar wedding. Zanzibar itself is romantic enough without any embellishments, featuring lingering golden sunsets, sublime weather and a stunning coastline for the backdrop to a perfectly relaxed and memorable day.


The Kids' Club welcomes little ones from 3-12 years old - accompanied by a parent or guardian for the under 4s. Special menu's are available for the children leaving parents to enjoy their own. Zalu staff will get children 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 dedicated staff trained in first-aid and childcare.

Contact:  E-Mail: essquezalu[at]  -  Tel: +49-89 4524 0535  -