I'm planning a 10-day beach holiday with boyfriend in October and we're thinking of going to Zanzibar. We're quite fussy about nice beaches and we're heard some mixed reviews about the coast on the island of Zanzibar due to the extreme tidal differences. Is this something to watch out for? Should we avoid a particular side of the island (I've heard it's worst on the East Coast). At the moment we are looking at staying maybe 5 days at the Italian-owned Hakune Majiwe on the South-East Coast, and then 5 days at Ras Nungwi on the North Coast. Both have pools which sound like a rarity on the island. If anyone has any advice on better resorts, I'd be most grateful. We like a bit of luxury, but don't want to lose the 'spit 'n' sawdust' feel. I like to dive and snorkel; my boyfriend's not a diver but will snorkel and is good at surfing/windsurfing. Both of us are good at lying on our backs and doing nothing!