Sep 282012




  • Return flights to Zanzibar ex Johannesburg
  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Garden Suite at the 5-star Essque Zalu
  • Breakfast and dinner daily

Travel dates and rates:

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We Value Your Business – Price Match Commitment!
If you find a better price online, please send us a copy of the online price and we will endeavour to match the rate.

Honeymoon dates and rates;

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*30% Honeymoon Discount included
Honeymoon Value Add’s:
Flowers & fruit basket on arrival, one complimentary henna decoration for the bride, 1 x 30 minute couples massage, 15% discount on Spa treatments, one romantic dinner – Valid within 9 months of the wedding date


Your visa which is obtained on arrival.

Please note:

Zanzibar is a Malaria area and precautions are recommended.
Yellow Fever inoculations are compulsory for entry into Zanzibar.

Terms and Conditions:

  • All pricing is per person sharing unless otherwise stated
  • Blackout dates and seasonal surcharges may apply depending on the date of travel
  • Prices are subject to change without notice, due to matters outside of our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases
  • Prices are provided as a guideline, please contact us before choosing your holiday package and we will happily provide you with a written quotation for your specific travel requirements
  • Leisure Island Holidays reserves the right to correct any pricing errors or omissions (E&OE)
  • Terms and conditions apply. See the link at the bottom of our site for further T&C.

Hotel Info

If you are not impressed by the entrance, dominated by the highest roof in Zanzibar, wait until you see the enormous jetty stretching out into the sea.

Framed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in a natural cove on the north east coast of Zanzibar this cleverly constructed hotel takes advantage of the most stunning views over an idyllic turquoise lagoon. 40 Suites, 9 three and four bedroom villas, 3 restaurants and 3 bars, a superb Spa, a dedicated kids club and access to Ras Nungwi village on foot at low tide – Essque Zalu has something for everyone.

Here are just some of the things guests can expect at no extra charge, check-in and out from anywhere in the resort, private vehicle transfers if requested, complimentary resort-wide WiFi and in-villa dining.

At Essque, even the smallest things come with a BIG dose of personalization and all guests enjoy an assigned ‘Navigator’ to see to their every wish, however big or small.
If attention to detail is your ‘thing’, you will be wowed here.

North East Coast near the traditional village of Nungwi


The 40 Suites include 30 with garden views, 5 with sea views and 5 with ocean front views. All have a separate bedroom and lounge, plus patio or balcony. For extra space to spread out there are 8 expansive villas with 3 or 4 bedrooms 

Three and Four Bedroom Residences
The 8 residences have garden, ocean or seafront locations. All have separate bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, living areas, kitchen, a dedicated butler service and private plunge pools


  •  Personalised mini bar
  •  Solar heated shower
  •  In room safe
  •  Flat screen satellite TV/DVD player
  •  King size beds swathed in 100% luxurious linens.
  •  Hair dryer
  •  Complimentary toiletries
  •  Tea and coffee facilities
  •  Twice daily housekeeping service


Meal Plans

The resort operates on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis plus there are 2 optional All Inclusive meal plans available

Standard All Inclusive includes

  • Meals at Market Kitchen and Jetty Restaurant
  • All beverages including house wine, local beers, a selection of spirits, water and soft drinks from 12 noon to midnight

Premium All Inclusive includes

  • Meals at Market Kitchen and Jetty Restaurant
  • All beverages including premium brands, selected wines, cocktails and selected liqueurs from 12 noon to midnight

Market Kitchen
Deli styled restaurant serving cosmopolitan fare, a gastronomic spread of crisp salads, cured meats, fresh seafood, bread straight from the oven, mouth-watering cheeses and desserts. The restaurant features organic produce and fresh, hand- picked ingredients from local growers.

The Jetty
Set al fresco on the shoreline of the ocean offers succulent morsels of modern Arabic cuisine and freshly prepared mezze. A place to kick back with friends, share some shisha and relax to the sound of live music.

In-room dining and Destination Dining is also available.

Mosha Cookery School
Dedicated to the resort sous-chef Rose Mosha the studio will introduce guests to the best of traditional Swahili cuisine

The Pool Bar
Stunning ocean views directly at the magnificent pool

Baobab Bar
This space is essentially the outdoor area for the resort – a meeting place teeming with activity from sunup until early evening. Contemporary, modern and multifunctional under the shade of the magnificent baobab tree

The Zalu Spa is a natural holistic sanctuary designed to restore physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium

Complimentary wired and wireless broadband internet access throughout the resort.


  • Jetty – Starting where the ocean meets the sand and stretching out into the sea the jetty is home to a bar and restaurant
  • Gym – 50m² of fully equipped space
  • Yoga
  • Business facilities available for up to 50 delegates
  • Pool
  • Watersports and diving can be arranged off site
  • Bicycles
  • Kids Club from 07h00 to 21h00 for ages 4 – 12


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  • Stone Town

    Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Revisit the history of Zanzibar in this treasure trove town and learn about the events that shaped Zanzibar. This walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone Town. This tour is very flexible and can be adapted to suit your interest and time.

  • Sultan Panorama

    The Sultan Panorama Tour is ideal for visitors with little time wishing to experience a bit of everything Zanzibar has to offer. A full day excursion, starting in Stone Town, with visits to the old slave market, Darajani market, a spice farm and a local village. Cooking, weaving, building houses and playing with the children, you’ll have chance to see what life is like for Zanzibar citizens.
    An informative and action packed day, this tour gives a taste of everything found in all other Zanzibar excursions and is strongly recommended as a first excursion.

  • Prison Island

    Prison Island gets its name from the prison built to condemn Zanzibar citizens to the isolation of the island. Previously owned by an Arab to house his rebellious slaves, the prison was never used, and the island is now home to a tortoise sanctuary, prison ruins and hotel. Prison Island is 20 minutes from Stone Town by boat and is surrounded by a spectacular coral reef. For the more active, there is a hiking trail.

  • Spice Tour

    In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom across the world.
    The spices were brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in the tropical Zanzibar climate. Today the
    plantations are a tribute to the island’s past – walk through the spice farm with your guide whilst you touch, smell and taste different spices and tropical fruits. A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes.

  • Jozani Forest

    In the south of the island, Jozani Forest is a wonder and delight, with tales of Zanzibar leopards, medicinal cures and beautiful scenery. The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey. Your guide will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees and explain the medicinal properties of various plants. Learn about the various animal species, birds and reptiles that make their home
    in the various habitats of this tropical rainforest. The mangrove boardwalk takes you above the swamp, where, depending on the tide, you can see tropical fish flitting between the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across.

  • Sunset Dolphin Dhow Cruises

    The Original Dhow Safaris operates the spectacular Sunset Dolphin Cruise in one of Zanzibar’s truly unique dhows, used for centuries to navigate the coast of Africa. Experience one of the most romantic sights in the world as pods of dolphins glide through the water. Enjoy traditional canapés with a glass or wine or beer during the two hour dhow cruise.

  • Sand Bank Picnic

    Set sail towards Prison Island. Watch giant tortoises shuffle through the trees, discover the amazing underwater sea life before heading off to the sand bank, a seemingly uninhabited and quiet bank in the ocean which suddenly comes to life with millions of birds flying overhead and ghost crabs scurrying across the golden sands. After lunch relax on the sandbank listening to the hush of waves lapping against the shore. For the more active visitor, discover more of the breathtaking underwater life around the sandbank, before slowly sailing back to Stone Town.


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