Thursday, 26 May 2016

Romantic 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 for 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.

Situated on the Gulf of Santa Manza on the south eastern tip of Corsica, this family owned hotel has unique guest rooms with amazing views of the bay from the restaurant, pool and private beaches. 
Prices from £894 pppw

This attractive hotel stands in an enviable location right on a beautiful sandy beach and enjoys uninterrupted sea views on the stunning south east coast of Corsica.
Prices from £786 pppw

Situated near the town and port of Propriano on the south west coast this well-established hotel has lovely rooms and suites, an excellent restaurant, pool and enjoys panoramic views over the Gulf of Valinco.
Prices from £879 pppw

Set high in the hills behind Calvi in the north west of the island boasting a truly idyllic setting looking out over the town, its citadel and Calvi bay towards the villages of La Balagne.
Prices from £805 pppw

This elegant hotel has lovely views of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, stylish guest rooms, 2 restaurants, 3 swimming pools, spa and gym and is situated just 2km from the town and 8km from stunning local beaches.
Prices from £1224 pppw

Set in lovely Mediterranean gardens within a stone’s throw of the beautiful Calvi beach and a short walk from the town, this small family run hotel is an ideal base for couples to enjoy the north west of Corsica.
Prices from £323 pppw

This charming hotel has superb views across Ajaccio bay and offers an excellent base from which to experience the beautiful beaches, countryside and cultural points of interest in this area of Corsica.
Prices from £451pppw

Situated close to the picturesque town and port of St Florent this charming family run hotel offers elegant guest rooms, a Michelin star restaurant, immaculate grounds with pool and direct access to the beach.
Prices from £522 pppw

Located in a quiet wooded setting overlooking the Gulf of Porto Vecchio the Hotel Mariosa offers contemporary guest rooms, bar, restaurant and pool with lovely gardens leading down to the beach front.
Prices from £592 pppw

Located in a dramatic cliff top position above the port and on the edge of the historic old town and fortress of Bonifacio, the hotel’s swimming pool and bar terrace are surrounded by the ancient citadel ramparts.

Prices from £511 pppw

For personal recommendations please call Just Corsica 01202 703500 and for more information and to book online visit  

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Best Secret Beaches in Corsica

 Saleccia & Lodo beaches were voted the number 1 'Secret Beach in Europe' by SkyScanners. Saleccia can only be reached by boat or a 15km walk, hence why it is seldom busy.  Lodo, a little further east is a smaller version of the same – fine, golden sand with a backdrop of the Corsican maquis.

The Désert des Agriates on the north west coast of Corsica has many stunning beaches but Plage de Saleccia 10km west of St. Florent has a kilometre of white sand and turquoise sea unaccessible by road and totally undeveloped "the only sounds are the chirring of cicadas in the groves of Corsican pine and the contented lowing of a handful of chestnut-coloured cattle that occasionally visit the beach's eastern end. Despite the difficulty of access, it gets busy in August but the beach is so long you can always find a peaceful spot. There is a ferry service to Plage du Lodu and from here you can continue to Plage de Saleccia a few kilometres west or hike along the coastal footpath (approx. one hour each way)." Neil Wilson for the Telegraph 'Best beaches on Corsica, France: Plage de Saleccia, near St-Florent'.

To visit these beaches, we would recommend staying at Hotel La Roya situated on the beach just 2km from the picturesque town and port of St Florent in the north east of Corsica.  Family owned and run, the guest rooms have lovely views of the countryside or bay with the benefit of a Michelin star restaurant, immaculate grounds with pool and direct access to the beach. Prices with Just Corsica 01202 703500 from £559pp for 7 nights b&b (excluding flights and car hire).