The Mediterranean island is breathtakingly beautiful and deserves the name of the ‘Isle of Beauty’.
It boats three of the top 10 beaches in the world (plage Saleccia, plage Rondinara, and plage Palombaggia) but also sky-topping mountains, inland fjords, hiking trails, hilltop villages, and a mix or French and Italian culture at its best.
Explore tiny fishing villages such as Centuri (famous for its lobster fishing), or sleepy villages such as Canari or Albo.
Drive tiny mountain roads, bordered by olive groves, cactii and fig trees. Pay attention to cows which wander freely on the roads.
Taste typical cold cuts and cheese. Lonzu is a must-have among Corsican cold cuts as well as (goat cheese), tomme de brebis (sheep cheese), & brocciu passu.
Take a boat trip to the Lavezzi Islands
Cruise along the coast past Palombaggia, Santa Giulia, Sperone and Cavallo Island
Stop in the port of Bonifacio before arriving in the Lavezzi Islands a natural reserve.
Visit the old cemetery, resting place of the sailors of the Fregate that sank in the straights of Bonficio in 18XX. .
Lunch on the boat. Free time to snorkel or swim on pristine hidden Island beaches chosen by your guide.
Hike to the Col de Bavella
Discover on foot the famous Aiguilles (Needles) of Bavella then visit the villages of Santa Maria Figanellia with its 12th century church and the fortified houses of Fozzano. Swim in the cascades and pools that you will encounter along the paths.
Get lost in Bonifacio
Perched on white cliffs, this is a unique city. Visit the narrow streets of the Ville Haute (high city) and the white maritime cemetery.
Enjoy a drink on the natural “calanque” pier of the port.
Visit the Nature Reserve of Scandola
Strange rock formations emerge from the crystal clear sea in the Gulf of Girolata, and the coastline is peppered with jagged inlets and caves.
You could also drive to the famous Calanches de Piana and visit them.
OUR FAVORITE HOTELS
5-star hotel – Porto Vecchio
This 1926 Renaissance Revival hotel near the beach is a 7-minute drive from Montana Avenue’s elegant eateries and shops.
Serene rooms (some with ocean views) feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus 4-poster beds with Italian linens, and whirlpool tubs. Suites provide up to 4 bedrooms, and add living areas and iPads. Room service is offered.
Amenities include use of a hotel car, a fitness room, and an oceanfront seafood restaurant offering indoor and poolside dining. There’s also a relaxed Italian eatery with handmade ceramic tile flooring, a wellness spa, and a funky bar featuring light bites and live entertainment.
Domaine de Murtoli
House of master or shepherd, she will be the sweet guardian of your nights, the peaceful refuge of your days.
Beautiful and austere, with the insular architecture of the seventeenth, all of stones, it is the back of winter and protects the heat in the summer. Each has its atmosphere.
You choose, according to your wishes.
Grand Hotel De Cala Rossa
4-star hotel – Porto Vecchio
Overlooking the ocean, this upscale hotel is 9.8 km from downtown Porto-Vecchio.
The warm, airy rooms come with flat-screen TVs, DVD players, Wi-Fi access and minibars, plus sea or forest views. Some offer terraces or garden access. Suites add living areas. A tree house is also available.
An elegant restaurant has a terrace with water vistas. The spa offers treatments (fee) and an indoor pool. Other amenities include a private beach with a dock, as well as a DVD library. Cooking classes and outdoor activities can be arranged for a surcharge.
Boutique Hotel Miramar
5-star hotel – Popriano
Set amid leafy gardens overlooking the Gulf of Valinco, this upscale hotel is 2.6 km from Propriano’s ferry port and 3 minutes’ walk from the beach.
Airy rooms offer balconies with sea views, and feature elegant, Mediterranean-themed decor. All have en suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Upgraded rooms add sunloungers and Nespresso machines. Suites add lounges with pull-out sofas and iPod docks, as well as whirlpool tubs or saunas. Villa suites have private entrances. Room service is offered.Amenities include a seafront restaurant serving Corsican-inspired cuisine, as well as a bar, an outdoor pool and spa treatments.
3-star hotel – Bonifacio
A 3-minute walk from the city of Bonifacio, this relaxed hotel split over 2 Mediterranean-style villas is also 8 minutes on foot from the beach and 13 minutes on foot from the Bonifacio ferry port.
Understated, air-conditioned rooms on the port side or the city side feature modern en suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and minibars. Upgraded rooms add sea-view balconies, while suites (some situated on the waterfront) offer upscale decor with oak-beamed ceilings, plus living areas with pull-out sofas; some add espresso machines.
Breakfast is served in the modern dining room for a charge, and there’s also an outdoor pool.
Hotel La Villa
5-star hotel – Calvi
In the Balagne region of Corsica, this elegant hotel is 1.9 km from the lively seaside town of Calvi and 7.1 km from Calvi-Sainte Catherine Airport.
Sophisticated rooms are furnished in a modern style. All offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and DVD players. Upgraded rooms feature sea views and private terraces, and suites add separate living areas. There are also 3 4-bedroom villas. Room service is offered.
A breakfast menu is available (fee), and the hotel offers 2 fine-dining restaurants and a pool bar. Other amenities include a spa, 5 swimming pools and a fitness center. Private beach access is available in Calvi.
4-star hotel – Porto Vecchio
Corsica is an island, the Belvedere is its secret. In the extreme south of the island, nestled in the gulf of Porto-Vecchio … A name has never been so well worn. A magical place at the same time dazzling and discreet, simple and luxurious, chic and relaxed … You are there the privileged witness of a constantly changing postcard according to the time and the seasons.
‘The values of this beautiful country where I had the chance to see the light of day and the passion I have for it led me to design the Belvedere.
I invite you to share them with me. ‘Cesar Filippi.
4-star hotel – Porticcio
On the south shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio, this elegant waterfront hotel is in a secluded and naturally protected cove. It’s also 14.7 km from Ajaccio Airport and 16.9 km from central Ajaccio.
Offering sea or garden views, the charming rooms feature floral motifs and classic furnishings. All come with private terraces, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms also have whirlpool tubs.
Amenities include a private sandy beach, 2 pools, a tennis court and table, as well as a fitness room, massage treatments, and a salon. The sophisticated wood-framed restaurant serves Mediterranean fare, and there’s a bar. Breakfast is available (fee).
U Capu Biancu Hotel
4-star hotel – Bonifacio
Set on scenic shrubland overlooking the Gulf of Santa Manza, this luxe, rambling beach hotel is 12 km from Bonifacio, 15.5 km from Golf de Spérone and 26.9 km from Porto-Vecchio.
The posh, rustic-chic rooms and suites feature balconies with gulf or shrubland views. Airy suites add extra living space, plus whirlpool tubs in some. There are also villas with kitchens.
The dining options include a gourmet seaside restaurant serving Senegalese-Corsican fusion cuisine, plus a casual waterfront eatery. There’s also a lounge, plus a heated outdoor pool, yoga, a spa (fee), and a private beach with gazebos and mooring (surcharge).
U Palazzu Serenu Hotel
4-star hotel – Oletta
Located 19.1 km from Bastia and ferry connections to the mainland, this upscale hotel in a 17th-century Florentine-inspired palace is 9.4 km from Saint-Florent and 23.2 km from Poretta Airport.
Elegant rooms and contemporary suites have views of the sea, village or mountains, plus modern en suite bathrooms, oak floors, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and free WiFi.
Breakfast is included and there’s a stylish restaurant. There’s a 20-meter swimming pool and terrace. The decor features artworks and sculptures.
Hotel La Signoria
5-star hotel – Calvi
Set on 3 hectares of landscaped grounds surrounded by mountains, this upscale 18th-century hotel is 2.1 km from Aéroport Calvi-Sainte-Catherine and 3 km from the beach.
The Mediterranean-inspired rooms feature private entrances, and terraces or balconies (some with mountain views), as well as free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living rooms. There are also 5 cottages with private gardens and plunge pools.
Amenities include a traditional spa (with treatments for a fee), a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub. There’s also an eclectic lounge, a relaxed eatery and a fine-dining restaurant with a terrace.
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