If you have been to mainland France before, don’t write off Corsica expecting more of the same. Although it has been part of France for more than 2 centuries, Corsica has its own unique identity.
The geographical diversity of Corsica is astonishing. The landscape of Corsica is made up of coastal cities, hilltop villages, beaches, bays, mountain ridges, valleys, and dense forests. The incredible fact is that all these are within an hour’s drive from each other! Corsica offers some excellent opportunities for diving and hiking.
The Fesch Museum was built by cardinal Joseph Fesch, Napoleon I’s uncle. This fine arts museum includes a grand collection of paintings from artists of the likes of Bellini and Botticelli.
Make it a point to visit the city of Calvi. Its cobblestone streets have many art galleries, restaurants, and shops. Corsica has some of the most sensational beaches. You may want to bask in the sun in peace. Or you can swim in the ocean.
Corsica has a typical Mediterranean climate – hot summers and moderate winters. It is best to visit Corsica from May to September. Most tourists visit in July and August.
Here’s our list of the best luxury hotels in Corsica.
- Hôtel Marinca & Spa
Domaine, 20113 Olmeto, France
Located in the south Corsica, Hôtel Marinca & Spa offers beautiful views of the Valinco Gulf of the Mediterranean Sea. All the rooms and suites have been uniquely decorated.
You can unwind at any of the 4 onsite pools. They also have a private beach. You can savour gourmet cuisine at La Verrière restaurant. The Paillote beach restaurant serves delicious grilled dishes.
- Hôtel Don Cesar
Rue du Commandant Dominique Quilici, 20137 Porto-Vecchio, France
Hôtel Don Cesar is built in a pine forest. All the rooms come with an individual terrace. It offers 360-degree views of the Porto Vecchio Gulf. Mediterranean cuisine is commonly served. The restaurant by the sea serves grilled food.
You can relax at any of the 2 outdoor pools or the indoor pool. The Nuxe spa offers a variety of treatments and is equipped with a steam room and a Turkish bath.
- Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Ajaccio Bay
Agosta Plage FR-20166, 20166 Grosseto-Prugna, France
It is located very close to Agosta Beach. You can savor regional food in the restaurant while enjoying the wonderful views of Ajaccio Bay. The hotel bar is another dining option. Talking about bars, the outdoor pool has a poolside bar. After your meal, you can have a peaceful stroll in the garden. The inhouse spa also has a Turkish bath and a hot tub.
- Hôtel La Villa Calvi
Chemin Notre Dame de la Serra, 20260 Calvi, France
Hôtel La Villa Calvi is located in the northwest of Corsica. Every room is spacious and has a fine décor. You have several options to unwind, thanks to the five swimming pools. Fitness enthusiasts can make good use of the fitness center and the tennis court.
You can relish proper Corsican food at the La Table by La Villa restaurant. You may also access the beachfront Ricantu seafood restaurant. In addition to the tasty seafood, it also has sunbeds reserved for guests of the Radisson.
- Grand Hôtel Cala Rossa & Spa
Cala Rossa, 20137 Lecci, France
Grand Hôtel Cala Rossa is a mere 80m away from the private beach. This private beach offers surfing, sailing, and canoeing opportunities for its guests. You can also go to secluded parts of the beach to spend some private time with your group. Golf fans can go to the Spérone Golf Club. It is a 45-minute drive away from the hotel.
You can loosen up at the hotel’s indoor swimming pool. You may indulge in relaxation, massage, and fitness therapies offered in the hotel spa as well. The restaurant serves scrumptious Corsican cuisine and delicious seafood dishes. The shaded terrace is a good place to dine.
Following are some more luxury hotel options:
- La Signoria – Route De La Foret De Bonifato, 20260 Calvi, France
- Hotel & Spa des Pecheurs – Ile de Cavallo, 20169 Bonifacio, France
- Hôtel Version Maquis Citadelle – lieu-dit brancuccio, 20169 Bonifacio, France
- Miramar Corsica – Bartaccia, 20110 Propriano, Corsica, France
- Hotel Corsica – Route de Pietra Maggiore, 20260 Calvi, France
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