Essque zalu Zanzibar

This polished beach resort on the shores of the Indian Ocean is a 7-minute walk from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium and 2 km from Nungwi Beach.

Featuring local artwork, the chic 1-bedroom suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, as well as living rooms and terraces. Plush 3- and 4-bedroom villas have kitchens and private pools. Room service is offered.

Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include 2 restaurants (1 over-water), 3 bars and an outdoor pool. There’s also a kids’ club, a gym, and a spa with a sauna and a steam room.