Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Daily Mail Guide to Villa Thrillers includes Villa Isabelle in Corsica


www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travelsupplement/article-7144441/Our-pick-best-villas-rent-availability-summer.html

Corsica in style...
www.justcorsica.co.uk/accommodation/78/Villa-Isabelle/

Overlooking the sea on the west coast of Corsica, Villa Isabelle's highlight is a long, thin pool with underwater jets next to a large deck with sunloungers and a table for outdoor dining. Steps lead down to a small sandy beach.

The five slick bedrooms are decorated with modern art and have their own terraces onto the garden. The lively town of Porticcio is about 2km away. Babysitting and a private chef are available.

Details: Seven nights from £3,401 to £11,660, sleeps 10; the nearest airport, Ajaccio (Air Corsica, Easyjet), is six miles away Tel 01202 703500 www.justcorsica.co.uk

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Walking Holidays In Corsica

Walking is environmentally friendly, good for fitness and enables you to get a real taste and feel of the island, meet the local people, stay in family run auberge style accommodation and get off the beaten track and experience the real Corsica...

Just Corsica in conjunction with Corsica Aventure offer Self Guided Walking Tours to experience the coast and countryside, warm sunshine and fantastic views that Corsica has to offer and see more of this beautiful island.


The tours will include transfers to and from the nearest airport, route guide and maps, accommodation in personally chosen hotels and auberge style accommodation on a mixed board basis, transfer of your luggage between your accommodations and telephone assistance.

Mare e Monti North - Calvi to Porto (Total distance: 53km / 33 miles)
This active walking holiday snakes around the foot of the massifs and leads through some charming forests and villages. With enticing views of sweeping bays, rocky creeks and glistening waters following well-trodden footpaths through the Corsican maquis. Starting in Calvi with the Genoese citadel to the Gulf of Porto and the Scandola nature reserve which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Prices from £1018pp on a mixed board basis (excluding flights). www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/mare-e-monti-north-calvi-to-porto/

Mare e Mare North - Ajaccio to Piana (Total distance: 83km /52 miles or 88km / 55 miles)
Leading through forests and villages, the Mare a Mare walk offers breathtaking views over the mountain tops and out to sea. You will discover stunning landscapes as you walk through a series of villages that are a joy to discover. Corsica is a mountain in the sea, and this is an opportunity to enjoy every aspect of the island and to discover extreme contrasts. Prices fro £1,084pp on a mixed board basis (excluding flights). www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/mare-a-mare-north-calacuccia-to-piana/

Paths of the Alta Rocca (Total distance: 66km / 41 miles or 71km / 44 miles)
The paths of the Alta Rocca is a distinct favourite, allowing you to enjoy all the contrasts and colours of the island. Starting from the gulf of Porto Vecchio on the east coast, the trail rises up through the mountains of the Alta Rocca before arriving in the hill top town of Levie. Prices from £1,119pp mixed board basis (excluding flights). www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/paths-of-the-alta-rocca-porto-vecchio-to-propriano/

A Taste of the South (/Total distance: 86km / 53.5 miles or 91km / 56.5 miles)
Explore this area of Corsica, starting in the capital, Ajaccio and heading south along the coast with spectacular views over the Golf of Ajaccio and Golf of Valinco and then onwards to Bonifacio which is the southernmost tip of Corsica. Prices from £972pp mixed board basis (excluding flights).
www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/taste-of-the-south/

Around Cap Corse (Total distance: 85km / 53 miles)
Off the beaten track, the Cap Corse is a real undiscovered gem, and now a marine national park, it enchants visitors with timeless landscapes and is sure to inspire you. Prices from £987pp mixed board basis (excluding flights).
www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/around-cap-corse/

For personal recommendations call Just Corsica 01202 703500 
or for more information visit www.justcorsica.co.uk 

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Best Western Hotel Santa Maria, L’Île Rousse




Boasting a superb beachside location in L’Île Rousse on the north west coast of Corsica with views over a small bay towards the red rocks that give the town its name and the lighthouse, Hotel Santa Maria is comfortable, well appointed, recently refurbished and extended and one of the most popular hotels in the town.




Just 23km from Calvi airport (70km from Bastia) and 100m from the beach and town of L’Ile Rousse, with fantastic selection of restaurants nearby, the Santa Maria is a great base with heated freshwater swimming pool.

With prices from £378pppw, Hotel Santa Maria is one of our best selling hotels in Corsica this year!

For more information visit www.justcorsica.co.uk/accommodation/13/Best-Western-Hotel-Santa-Maria/

For personal recommendations call Just Corsica 01202 703500 
or for more information visit www.justcorsica.co.uk 

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Corsica's Extreme South

L’Extreme Sud of Corsica encompasses many of the attributes for which the island is best known, covering the area from Solenzara along the spine of the Alta Rocca mountains to Bonifacio.

These include beautiful beaches and turquoise seas, lush countryside, vast forests and rugged mountains, all interspersed with towns and villages typically Corsican in their architecture.

This part of the south of Corsica has a rich history and a reputation for being one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean…

Just Corsica have an exclusive collection of hotels, beach resorts, spas and rural retreats to suit all tastes and budgets throughout the island for a short break, relaxing holiday or multicentre tour with any day arrivals and flexible durations. Our collection in the south of Corsica includes:

Residence Santa Giulia Palace 
Situated just a few minutes away from Porto Vecchio and less than 30 minutes drive from Bonifacio, Résidence Santa Giulia Palace offers wonderful views over the beautiful Santa Giulia bay from its hillside position on Corsica’s south east coast.
Prices from £600 per apartment per week!

Hotel & Spa Des Pecheurs
Situated in a natural marine reserve on Cavallo Island off the south east coast of Corsica, Hôtel & Spa des Pêcheurs is the perfect setting for a unique holiday on an enchanted island surrounded by infinite shades of blue sea.
Prices from £1,113pp per week!

Hotel La Solenzara
Located close to the lively seaside village and marina of Solenzara on the south east coast of Corsica, this charming hotel is a converted 18th century Genoese-style ‘maison de maître’ with modern annexe, set in lovely gardens with an infinity pool and wellness centre.
Prices from £398pp per week!

Hotel Le Pinarello
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.
Prices from £947pp per week!

For personal recommendations call Just Corsica 01202 703500 
or for more information visit www.justcorsica.co.uk 

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Friday, 8 March 2019

Vist La Balagne the 'Garden of Corsica'




La Balagne, often referred to as the ‘Garden of Corsica’ is the perfect place to experience some authentic Corsican charm. Explore some of the region’s enchanting towns and villages, such as L’Île Rousse, Calvi and Feliceto, visit the stunning beaches and sample some of Corsica’s best food and wine.


Just Corsica 01202 703500 www.justcorsica.co.uk offer a great range of accommodation in La Balagne from self-catering apartments and five star hotels to luxury villas and rural retreats, we have something for everyone:

Best Western Hotel Santa Maria 
Boasting a superb, beach-side location in L’Île Rousse on the north west coast of Corsica with views over a small bay towards the red rocks that give the town its name, and its lighthouse. The Hotel Santa Maria is a very comfortable, well appointed, recently refurbished and extended hotel and one of the most popular in the town.
Prices from £378pp per week!

Residence Saletta 
Located close to the heart of L'Ile Rousse between the cobbled streets of the old town and the red islands that give the town its name, Résidence Saletta is a development of modern apartments sharing a heated freshwater swimming pool and situated just 300m from the beach and town centre.
Prices from £646 per week!

Domaine Villas Mandarine 
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.
Prices from £2,655 per week!

Hotel La Caravelle 
Set in lovely Mediterranean gardens a stone’s throw from the beautiful Calvi beach and only a short walk from the town, this small family run hotel is an ideal for couples looking for a base to enjoy the north west of Corsica.
Prices from £427pp per week!


For personal recommendations call Just Corsica 01202 703500 
or for more information visit www.justcorsica.co.uk 

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Spring/Easter Breaks in Corsica

Known as 'L’Île de Beauté' (the Island of Beauty) by the French, with its sensational bays of warm, transparent waters, edged with golden-white sand, majestic mountains and countryside scented by the herbs of the maquis, Corsica is a truly enchanting Mediterranean island.

Whilst it is administratively still a part of France, Corsica and its people proudly uphold the island's cultural autonomy and welcome all travellers looking to immerse themselves in the Corsican customs and traditions. Along with this, the pace of life is leisurely and relaxed, the food is excellent and locally produced wines are plentiful - all contributing to an idyllic setting for a wonderful holiday.

In April temperatures climb and days get longer, the average temperature can reach up to 17°C during the day, which is extremely well suited for outdoor ventures.

For a Spring/Easter Break we recommend:

Sofitel Golfe D'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa 
Situated in a stunning seafront position with 180 degree views across Ajaccio Bay on the west coast of Corsica, Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa has striking views, choice of guest rooms, heated seawater pool, private beach, gastronomic restaurant, panoramic bar terrace and is close to the capital city of Corsica.

This hotel is well placed to explore the city of Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, with a wealth of interesting sights and places to visit including the Maison Napoleon, Musee Fesch, Citadel as well as a wide array of shops, boutiques and dining options (there is a regular boat shuttle service between Porticccio and Ajaccio in the high season). In contrast the villa is well placed to explore surrounding countryside, the picturesque coast of south west Corsica and the surrounding towns, villages and countryside including nearby Sartene ‘The Most Corsican of Corsican Towns’, the Cascade des Anglais waterfalls in the forest of Vizzavona and the Iles Sanguinaires archipelago.

Prices with Just Corsica 01202 703500 www.justcorsica.co.uk from £467 for 3 nights or £895 for 7 nights with b&b. Flights with Air Corsica www.aircorsica.com from £212 (18-21 April) or £226.77 (18-25 April).

For personal recommendations call Just Corsica 01202 703500 
or for more information visit www.justcorsica.co.uk 

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

2019 Corsica Holiday Inspiration

Corsica, known as 'L’Ile de Beauté' by the French, has sensational bays of warm, transparent waters, edged with golden-white sand, majestic mountains and hillsides scented by the herbs of the maquis, making it a an effortlessly beautiful holiday destination. www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/corsica/

Family Holidays in Corsica www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/family-holidays-in-corsica/
Corsica is a fantastic location for families with its numerous pristine beaches with warm, shallow waters, a wide range of accommodation, family friendly restaurants and a variety of activities. From self catering apartments and villas to luxurious family suites, secluded retreats to town centre hotels, this beautiful Mediterranean island is sure to have something to suit children and parents alike, and all this just a 2 hour flight away from the UK.

Just Corsica 01202 703500 www.justcorsica.co.uk can offer a number of specially selected hotels and resorts that feature a variety of child-friendly facilities, interconnecting or family rooms as well as being in an ideal location for access to various activities and attractions. Our staff have visited our properties (some of them with children themselves) and can therefore personally recommend the most suitable resort and accommodation to meet your specific needs.

Romantic Holidays & Honeymoons www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/romantic-holidays-and-honeymoons-in-corsica/
With its breathtaking scenery, idyllic Mediterranean beaches and range of elegant accommodation, baptised 'The Most Beautiful' by the Greeks, where better to spend a romantic holiday than Corsica? Couples will be spoilt for choice not only in regard to their accommodation but also their day to day activities; whether you prefer boat tours and cultural excursions or secluded beaches and candlelit dinners for two, Corsica is an ideal location to escape to with your loved one.

Singer Alicia Keys married on Corsica, actress Keira Knightley and model Kate Moss took their honeymoons on the island and Prince Rainier of Monaco and his new bride, Grace Kelly, stopped off on the island on their honeymoon cruise. Corsica has also been the inspiration for a number of romantic novels, so there is ample testament to its romantic credentials.

Luxury & Spa Holidays in Corsica www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/luxury-and-spa-holidays-in-corsica/
Our Luxury Collection includes a selection of the most exclusive hotels on the island situated in some of the most beautiful locations in the Mediterranean:

Originally a small fishing port, Calvi has always been a historically significant town and, having once been occupied by the Genoese, is also reputed to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. The town features a selection of superb fish & seafood restaurants, quayside bars and cafés as well as an idyllic 6.5km long sandy beach leading from the ancient harbour and old town. With its shallow, turquoise waters and fantastic position, the beach is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful on the island yet is rarely busy outside of the high season. A magnet for opulent yachts and their well-heeled owners, Calvi is one of the most popular tourist spots on the island.

L'Île Rousse, just a few kilometres east along the coast, is a busy, small town with its own sandy beaches literally abutting the town centre, with the backdrop of the green hills and honey-stone villages of La Balagne.

However, there are also a number of other hotels situated elsewhere on the island which are able to boast a truly breathtaking backdrop as well as a selection of exceptionally elegant guest rooms, providing clients with an experience nothing short of luxurious.

The vast majority of our luxury recommendations also offer a state of the art wellness centre, perfect for those looking to enjoy a spa break or a pre-wedding makeover. These beautiful resorts are the perfect way to enhance a family holiday or honeymoon and offer a unique opportunity to be pampered in some of the most beautiful locations on the island.

Secret Hideaways in Corsica www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/secret-hideaways-in-corsica/
Secret Corsica has been created to help travellers looking for accommodation off the beaten track in some of Corsica's more remote locations. These accommodations are situated in the beautiful Corsican countryside or on less accessible parts of the coastline and offer guests a more peaceful and relaxed atmosphere away from the comparative bustle of the island's towns.

Our Secret Corsica collection encompasses a variety of locations to provide you with as broad a range as possible. Most of these hideaway resorts feature a restaurant that specialises in traditional Corsican cuisine and uses a variety of seasonal, locally sourced or home grown ingredients to create an exquisite selection of dishes accompanied by a local wine list. Pair this with a beautiful, secluded location and any couple, family or group of friends is sure to be left with a memorable taste of Corsica.

For more Holiday Inspirations visit www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/holiday-ideas/

Or for personal recommendations call Just Corsica 01202 703500 
or for more information visit www.justcorsica.co.uk 

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