1. The Doubletree Zanzibar appears to be on the western side of the island. I have heard the beaches/water on the west side is pretty but the water is probably not healthy due to sewage. Can anyone verify?
2. Almost all the hotels list excursions of snorkel, stone, spice, etc., but none list prices. Does this mean all the prices are negotiable, or is there a place I can get an estimate of prices for excursions.
3. If I am looking for a decent beach to relax on, but not too far from activities/town, a nice hotel with air conditioned rooms, a pool, restaurant, and that has a feel of the area, what would you suggest?
(is this asking too much?)