Welcome to Corsica
Corsica is a unique island, a dream destination and a utopian paradise! This breathtaking French island provides an opportunity to visit magical sights with a discreet charm all of their own. Corsica has something and somewhere for everyone: the azure waters of this gorgeous island allow for catamaran and speed boat trips, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving. For those keen to explore the island’s stunning and unspoilt scenery, the heart of Corsica is the place to head for – hikes, quad bikes, mountain bike treks etc. Galloping along a beach, flying along the coast by helicopter, tackling rapids on a raft our climbing mountain peaks are all challenges awaiting visitors to the island.
The Island of Beauty also offers a diversity of cultural pleasures. Im summer there are music events such as Porto Latino in Saint Florent. In Bastia the annual Italian film festival takes place. Bastia and Sartene will bowl you over with their monuments and cultural sights; Piana and San’t Antonino, two of France’s ‘Most Beautiful Villages’ boast a discreet charm all of their own. Ajaccio, the Imperial City and birthplace to Napoleon, boasts a unique quality of life.
‘Discover magical places where crystal-clear water, tiny deserted creeks and wild cliffs stand side-by-side’
Thanks to Air Corsica launching new routes from Stansted to four airports in Corsica, this island, a jewel in the Mediterranean, is more affordable than ever!! Prices are comparable to the Balearic islands, Greece, Portugal etc even in peak season!! Just take a look:
7 nights at Hotel Pinarello, southern Corsica
This attractive hotel stands in an enviable location right on a beautiful sandy beach with uninterrupted sea views. It is situated approximately 20km north of the town of Porto Vecchio on the stunning south east coast of Corsica.
There are 35 guest rooms (Standard, Deluxe, Suites and Apartments) designed in an elegant, contemporary style. All the hotel rooms have en suite shower and/or bath room, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, minibar, satellite TV, telephone and room service (extra cost).
Just 50m away from the beach and 400m from the hotel, overlooking a private garden are Hotel Le Pinarello’s modern apartments. The 2 apartments are decorated to a high standard and are designed to accommodate between 2 and 6 people depending on the apartment chosen. All apartments feature a well-equipped kitchen, pantry, living room with a TV and telephone, a contemporary bathroom and a large terrace overlooking the garden and/or sea. One apartment is ideal for families (2 adults and 2 children), whilst other apartment is designed for 4 adults and offers 2 terraces and an additional shower room.
Price from £900 pp
Subject to availability. Price based on 2 people sharing. Tours can be tailor made to suit your requirements.
7 nights at Hotel Demeure Les Mouettes, Ajaccio
Situated on the famous Route des Iles Sanguinaires and originally the holiday home of a wealthy French trader, Hotel Demeure Les Mouettes has superb views across the bay and it is only a 15 minute walk from the centre of Ajaccio. The location and standard of this 4 star hotel offer an excellent base from which to experience the beautiful beaches, countryside and cultural points of interest in this area of Corsica. Ajaccio is the birth place of Napoleon and its ochrecoloured cathedral was the setting for the baptism of Napoleon in 1771 and thus is the price and joy of this Imperial City. The entire island is full of history, of striking architectural qualities and unforgettable scenery. Ajaccio is a great place to base yourself as you discover the historical attractions of this breathtaking island.
The property was converted into the Hostellerie de la Grande Bleue in 1920 and, subsequent to its purchase by the Pieri family in 2006, the hotel was further transformed into its current form.
The superbly appointed hotel now has 27 air conditioned double and twin rooms with 4 room types: Chambre d’Hôtes with views of the rear garden, Superieure with sea view and small terrace, Privilège with sea view and a large terrace and Junior Suite with sea view, large terrace and seating area. Some room types can interconnect and additional beds can be provided in the Junior Suites on request.
All the rooms are light and airy, well decorated and have satellite TV, WiFi, safe, minibar, telephone, balcony or terrace (except Chambres d’Hôtes rooms), en suite bath or shower room, hairdryer and iPhone docking station (Privilège & Junior suites only).
Follow in the steps of great explorers and discover some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines. Take advantage of Corsica’s sailing opportunities and head off on your own mini-cruise. Head to Girolata, a UNESCO World Heritage site in a magnificent setting. By far the best way of accessing Saleccia beach is from the sea; a trip that passes the historic Mortella Tower, a prominent sight in the Agriates desert region. The Lavezzi Islands are just an hours boat ride from Bonifacio. The magnificent nature reserve, a paradise for divers, is home to a multitude of miniscule islets, tiny beaches with crystal clear waters and hidden creeks. The Mare Nostrum of Roman times has retained its distinctive character, a haven of serenity and includes unique sights such as the Sdragonato cave beneath the cliffs of Bonifacio.
The beautiful 4 star Hotel U Capu Biancu is situated on the Gulf of Santa Manza on the south eastern tip of Corsica, 12km north of Bonifacio. This family owned hotel has a wealth of art and unique guest rooms with amazing views of the bay from the restaurant, pool and private beaches.
The hotel has a total of 40 rooms and suites, all of which are beautifully furnished, individually designed and decorated with passion by the owners are bright and spacious..
The Standard rooms (22m2) offer lovely garden views and Superior rooms offer a beautiful sea (22m2) or garden (28m2) view.
Domaine Villas Mandarine, Calvi – north west tip of Corsica
Set in the picturesque countryside in Corsica’s north west, yet close to the sea, Calvi and its citadel, this impressive collection of privately enclosed villas enables visitors to enjoy a tranquil and luxurious ‘home away from home’ holiday. With a range of villas available it is ideal for small and large parties alike.
Arranged to provide a generous, private garden around each villa, this select development offers a selection of 3, 4 and 6 bedroom villas, several of which are suitable for guests with reduced mobility. Inside, each villa has a superb fitted kitchen complete with all modern appliances along with a generously proportioned living/dining area. All are air conditioned and are superbly equipped, including a TV (with DVD player & speakers available on request) in the living room and each bedroom, WiFi connection and safe.
The 3 bedroom, single level villas consist of 1 double bedroom and 2 twin/double rooms; the 4 bedroom villa is either on 1 level or split over 2 levels and consists of 2 double and 2 twin/double rooms; the 6 bedroom villa is built on two levels and consist of 2 double bedrooms, 3 twin/double rooms and 1 smaller bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds. Each bedroom has its own en suite shower or bath room in which a hairdryer and bathrobes are provided. Each villa is also equipped with 2 extra beds (on request, extra cost) allowing the following maximum occupation;
3 Bedroom Villa maximum occupancy: 8*
4 Bedroom Villa maximum occupancy: 10
6 Bedroom Villa maximum occupancy: 14
These superb villas are close to both the sandy beaches and fragrant maquis of the mountains. Scattered across a large park, these beautiful villas are able to boast a tranquil atmosphere yet are just 2.5km away from the town centre and beautiful beach at Calvi is just 900m away.