Laid back luxury on the island's north east

Facilities & services
  • 40 suites and eight villas
  • Swimming pool
  • Two restaurants and three bar
  • Spa
  • Children's club
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Dhow cruises
  • Spice plantation tours
  • Cultural excursions

Set around a natural cove of turquoise water on the north east of Zanzibar Island and backed by lush green forests, the boutique Essque Zalu combines contemporary luxury that makes the most of its surroundings.

There are 40 suites, each with a spacious master bedroom, lounge and outside terrace or balcony and some right on the ocean front for unparalleled views. There are also eight three and four-bedroomed villas.

A neutral colour scheme, vernacular architecture and traditional artwork embrace the simplicity and serenity of the island’s lifestyle.

The resort’s most striking feature is the jetty jutting out into the lagoon, the end of which is adorned with a restaurant and bar to savour an Arabian feast or a sundowner. There’s home cooked food on offer at the rustic Market Kitchen and two more bars to find yourself in each evening. If you prefer to have the drinks come to you, simply dial a mixologist to come directly to your suite and shake-up your very own tailor-made cocktail.

Explore the waters on dhow cruises and a range of watersports to see the sea’s bounty up close on snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. You can also explore Zanzibar’s cultural heritage with tours to Stone Town and visits to local spice plantations, visit a turtle sanctuary or simply unwind in the spa.

Where will you venture?

Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.