In the famous words of the French novelist Honoré de Balzac, Corsica is “a French island basking in the Italian sun.” And indeed, this is true. A region nestled between France and the western coast of Italy, Corisa boasts a language, a culture and a set of traditions and charms all its own.
This wondrous Mediterranean island is made up of rich forest, untamed countryside, rugged peaks and chic coastal towns. As you heads towards the South, you’ll find the ritzy marina scene of Porto Vecchio, with its yachts and high fashion shops; in the North, revel in beautiful, quiet bays and stone towns perched on hilltops. Regardless of exactly where choose to stay in, this must-visit destination offers a wealth of gorgeous accommodations.
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Below, we’ve rounded up five stunning hotels in Corsica to consider booking for your next trip!
Corisca’s newest chic hotel. All of its rooms, suites and villas are designed like cocoons in soothing natural palettes with private terraces opening up right onto the island’s magnificent nature. The spa, which flanks an olive grove, has five large treatment rooms, a sauna, a hammam, a jacuzzi, an ice fountain and a fitness area, all outfitted in pinkish mineral tones. The restaurant, Tra Di Noi, uses local fare in collaboration of fishermen from Saint-Florent and Bastia and herbs from the estate’s own aromatic garden. Come for the lively cuisine, stay for the breathtaking panoramic view.
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U Capu Biancu
A sun-seeker’s paradise. A charming 4-star hotel located on the southern edge of Corisca, U Capu Biancu boasts a stretching infinity pool and not one but two private beaches. But there’s much more to do than take in the Mediterranean rays – if you’re a lover of vin, head to the cellar filled with local wines. If you’re an adventurer, don’t miss exploring the neighboring caves and bays by canoe or paddle board. And if you want to indulge, there is a restaurant with cuisine as luxurious as the hotel itself, as well as a rustic beachside eatery, for a truly authentic experience!
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The epitome of serenity, the 5-star Hôtel Marinca & Spa is a paradise surrounded by wild coves on Olmeto Plage facing Propriano and overlooking the famous Gulf of Valinco. Its light, airy and elegant rooms juxtapose with views of the turquoise sea. Sip a chilled cocktail in a hut, rejuvenate in the world-renowned spa, indulge in gastronomy made with regional delicacies… they even offer a personalized concierge service that can plan various activities. A true paradise.
Miramar Boutique Hotel
It’s not hard to see why Miramar Corisca is a member of the selective collection “Small Luxury Hotels of the World.” Surrounded by a two-acre garden, this 5-star boutique hotel offers a friendly, active atmosphere that includes a spa with a sauna and award-winning treatments; a game and fitness room; and your choice of rooms, suites, penthouses or a villa, all with sprawling views of crystal clear turquoise sea. Unwind under the pines at the heated pool, soak up the sun on the deck lounge with views of the coastline or get adventurous – this hotel offers a plethora of activities (a plus for families with kids) like boat and jet ski excursions, paddleboard yoga, sailing, horseback riding and scuba diving. The best part? Uniquely positioned between Ajaccio and Bonifacio, it’s only a four-minute walk to Sampiero Beach and a seven-minute walk to the bustling fishing harbor of Propriano.
La Plage Casadelmar
La Plage Casadelmar turns authenticity into luxury. Comprising four villas with 19 rooms and suites plus a main building, its refined atmosphere is outfitted decor made of stone and wood, blending it seamlessly into the surrounding nature. The terraced restaurant – offering up authentic and gourmet Mediterranean flavors – boasts a panoramic view of the gulf and overlooks a white, sandy bay that connects to a pine tree-lined path that ends in a beach bar. But perhaps its greatest luxury is its location – natural, beautiful and unspoiled.
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