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Essque Zalu

Located on Zanzibar’s northern coast approximately one hour’s drive from Stone Town and Zanzibar airport, Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an imposing thatched beach lodge that ofers luxurious accommodation perfect for a realxing beach holiday in Zanzibar. The hotel is popular with couples as a honeymoon destination.

Prices from £1795.00 per person

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The open plan reception building overlooks the vast Essque Zalu swimming pool and the ocean beyond. The bedrooms are located on either side of the pool and there is a large jetty which houses a bar and lounge.

All of the 40 suites have picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean. Once you are checked in and comfortable, make the most of your amenities, pick your favourite drink from your personalised mini bar, freshen up under a solar heated shower or lie back on the Colonial style king sized beds.

There are also nine villas, each with a spacious living room where you can unwind in the privacy of your own massage area, rustle up a snack in your own kitchen, laze on the terrace overlooking the garden or just relax in the privacy of your very own swimming pool.

There is a wide dining choice of three distinctive restaurants, and a scrumptious café. There are  three well-stocked bars and you can  dial a mixologist to come right to your suite and shake your very own tailor-made cocktail!

The market restaurant serves cosmopolitan fare, a gastronomic spread of crisp salads, cured meats, fresh seafood, bread straight from the oven and mouth watering cheeses and desserts.

‘A La Carte’ is the perfect place for an exceptional fine dining experience or ‘The Jetty’ offers al fresco dining on the shoreline where you can casually sip back a cocktail, and try the modern Arabic cuisine, freshly prepared mezze, or shisha while watching the sunset.

The 1506 Bar and Terrace is an up-market and intimate space for you to enjoy the finer things in life. Browse the premium labels and vintages, select a speciality cigar, taste some freshly prepared tapas or just pop by for a post-dinner nightcap.

Laze by the pool, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or work out in the gym. There is a kid’s club to keep the young ones busy. Next to the Essque Zalu Zanzibar there are a host of sea sport activities include scuba diving, jet-ski and parasailing.

If you have a day or two amble through Stone Town, the world’s oldest Swahili coastal trading city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, browse the curios 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, a former detention centre for the African slaves, nowadays just the spot for a sunbathe or snorkel with giant tortoises. 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 reefs.

Just prefer to relax? 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. A stroll through the gallery featuring paintings, sculptures, glassworks and photographs from the local and regional artistic community. When dusk rolls in, step onto the deck of a traditional dhow, sip sundowners and cruise into the setting African sky.

Find out more about Zanzibar beach holidays, speak to one of our knowledgeable staff who can check availability, answer any questions you may have, and finalise your booking.

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