Essque Zalu


An intimate boutique property in a natural cove with stylish, modern suites and villas set amongst beautiful gardens.

Accommodation is in a mixture of suites and villas – these latter have three or four bedrooms and all come with a garden or ocean view plus a private plunge pool. There is a children’s club, large swimming pool and a spa which specialises in Vin Aqua treatments – a mixture of hydrotherapy and local African products.


Our Thoughts

A new property which has already gained repeat fans from the UK. Families can easily be accommodated in the three and four bedroom villas, which have their own plunge pools, and the resort’s children’s club is also very good. The spa has a great range of treatments and the art gallery is an unusual but excellent diversion.

  • Spa
  • Private plunge pool (Villa only)
  • Three restaurants and bars
  • Kids club
  • Large salt water swimming pool

Essque Zalu provides three amazing options for dining. Chose from the cosmopolitan fresh produce at the Market Kitchen, where you are spoilt with crisp salads, cured meats, catch of the day and bread which is still warm from the oven. For a more classic affair, enjoy fine dining at the A La Carte or for an alfresco atmosphere take a seat at The Jetty and hear the waves gently roll back and forth. There are also three fantastic bars to enjoy an afternoon cocktail or a night cap at - Baobab Bar, 1506 Bar & Terrace and The Jetty.

  • Market Kitchen
  • A La Carte
  • The Jetty

Rooms are comprised of both suites and villas. Lovingly crafted from local materials and adorned with native art work, your mood will instantly relax once you lay eyes on your new ‘home’. If staying in one of the expansive villas stretch out in the spacious living room, 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 chill in the privacy of your very own swimming pool. And when that all becomes a bit too much, unwind in your (huge) colonial style bed. 

  • Explore the local marine life in scuba diving or snorkelling
  • Water sports (jet ski, parasailing) nearby
  • Visit the 2 marine turtles sanctuary beside the hotel
  • View their art gallery
  • Unwind at the world class spa

Essque Zalu is more than accommodating to children with their innovative kids club – Petit VIP. Catered for children aged 4-12, your kids can run free with activities galore (three a day in-fact). Priding themselves as more than just babysitters, Petit VIP coordinators are specially trained tin child care and children entertainment. 

The Suites are ideal as they can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children - making it easy for the whole family to be together.

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