Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Ras Nungwi, Zanzibar

There’s a whole lot of wow at Essque; set in a natural cove in the northeast of the island, the turquoise Indian Ocean to one side, lush green forest to the other and just a hint of spice in the tropical air.

Forty sumptuous suites and nine fab villas combine contemporary living with minimalist style and splashes of Swahili artwork, all resulting in a supreme cocktail of cool.

Put your feet up or step out and explore; immerse yourself in Zanzibar's colonial heritage or your private pool; dive into the eclectic array of personalised experiences for all ages, or a restorative AFRICOLOGY spa treatment.

​Satisfy your tastebuds with a choice of three distinctive restaurants, or dial a mixologist to come right to your suite and shake your very own tailor-made cocktail. Tune in or zone out – your wish is Essque's command.

Star Rating
4 stars
30 Villas
Transfer from airport
45 minutes by car from Zanzibar Airport
Prices from
£1395 per person - 7 nights, including half board
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Hotel Style

Rustic Refuge

Resorts with their own unique sense of style: authentic, personal and sustainable, in harmony with their own individual surroundings and sympathetic to local cultures. While being part of the local fabric, they are in tune with the wider world, so expect outstanding anticipative service, exceptional attention-to-detail and inspiring experiences that incorporate the resorts' incredible settings.


Ideal for

2 stars
3 stars
3 stars
Marine adventures
3 stars
Kids' club
3 stars


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    Essque Zalu is pretty as a picture, and has, hands down, the best use of its Nungwi location; while its jetty makes Zanzibar's famously inaccessible urchin-strewn beaches totally accessible during low tide.

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points...

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • TV
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Concierge
    • Gift shops
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Pool
    • Kids' club