My place is 1.2 km from Bushiri beach and 1.5 Km downtown. The bus station for all the island buses is downtown and the nearest bus stop is 700 mtrs. Eagle & palm beach and the high rise hotels are about 5 to 7 minutes in car. There are supermarkets and restaurants nearby.
My place is good for couples, families (with kids) and small groups.
I would recommend renting a car to see all of the island also the sun is to strong to walk. I can help you get a reasonable price for a rental.