Its an hour's drive to the north of the island to get here, but once you're there you don't want to leave, well, we didn't. Our 2 night 3 day stay turned into 5 days and 4 nights. The pool looks like it drops into the sea. The Jetty is an incredible place for sundowners, cocktails and lunch. The restaurants contend with the best food we've had anywhere and the spa gave me the best scrub, wrap and massage Ive had anywhere after their steam room and sauna. The GM checked up daily on all of us staying there to check we were happy and the rest of the staff were not only helpful and greatly attentive but made you feel totally at home. After 8 days safari this was the only place in the world we wanted to be. The only drawbacks are that watersports are outrageously expensive here, and of course that its an hour from stonetown, but thats a tour that can easily be arranged to slot in on the way to or from the airport. We cant decide if the next trip will be for a wedding, a honeymoon or to rent a villa and bring our friends! Highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove on the island’s north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean. Choose from 40 suites, all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Ensconce yourself in luxurious-styled spaces crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched Makuti roof. If you need extra space to spread out, try one of our nine expansive villas; 3 or 4 bedrooms. Stretch out in the spacious living room, rustle up a snack in your own kitchen or just chill in the privacy of your very own plunge pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
- Essque Zalu Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi