Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Introducing Elba

The island of Elba lies 10km west of the Tuscan coastline in north west Italy and 50km east of the French island of Corsica. Whilst being part of Italy, it has an unique blend of landscapes, architecture and cultures creating one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.

Elba is the third biggest Italian island after Sicily and Sardinia, but only 224sqkm in area with 150km of coastline with many beautiful, sandy beaches, cliffs and coves bordering a crystalline sea. The countryside is green and fertile, particularly in the west which is overlooked by Monte Capanne (1,019m) and known as the ‘Roof of the Tuscan Archipelago’.

Elba Accommodation:

Hotel Hermitage, 5 Star
Situated on the central north coast of Elba in the beautiful bay of Biodola, Hotel Hermitage is set in Mediterranean gardens bordering the beach and has wonderful sea views, well-appointed guest rooms and suites, 3 restaurants and bars, 2 pools, wellness centre, children’s club and offers a wealth of activities including 9 tennis courts, 9 hole golf course and watersports.

Hotel Biodola, 4 Star
Just set back from the beautiful bay of Biodola, 10km west of Portoferraio on the north coast of Elba, Hotel Biodola offers an excellent beach location, wonderful sea views, lovely Mediterranean gardens and offers Tuscan style accommodation, 2 restaurants, swimming pool and jacuzzi, children’s club, and access to 9 tennis courts, 9 hole golf course and watersports close by.

Hotel del Golfo, 4 Star
Located on beach of Procchio just a short walk from the village centre and 10km west of Portoferraio on the north coast of Elba, Hotel del Golfo is situated in immaculate gardens and offers spacious guest rooms and suites, 2 restaurants and 3 bars, swimming and jacuzzi pools, children’s club and land based and water sports activities including tennis, hiking and sailing.

Getting There
Whilst there are no direct flights to Elba from the UK, there are a number of routes both from mainland Italy and from Corsica:

•    Silver Air operates daily flights from Florence, Milan, Lugano and Pisa to the island’s one airport at Marina di Campo on the south coast of Elba
•    Corsica–Sardinia–Elba ferries, BluNavy and Moby Lines have numerous ferry daily crossings to Cavo, Portoferraio and Rio Marina from Piombino 110km south of Pisa in north west Italy
•    Weekly ferry crossing from Bastia in north east Corsica to Portoferraio on north coast of Elba.

Please call Just Corsica 01202 703500 for further information and personal recommendations.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Luxury Holidays in Corsica

The Just Corsica Luxury Collection includes a selection of the most exclusive hotels on the island situated in some of the most beautiful locations in the Mediterranean.

Corsica has some wonderful towns including Calvi, a magnet for opulent yachts and their well-heeled owners it is one of the island's most popular tourist spots due to its turquoise waters, fantastic position and long sandy beach, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful on the island.

Just Corsica www.justcorsica.co.uk 01202 703500 has a selection of accommodation situated throughout the island which boast breathtaking locations as well as elegant guest rooms, providing clients with an experience nothing short of luxurious.                          
Hotel La Villa
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 £1,160 pp per week (excluding flights and airport transfers).

Villas at Hotel La Villa
Situated in the immaculate grounds of Hotel La Villa in the hills behind Calvi in the north west of Corsica, these 3 sumptuous villas offer luxury self catering accommodation with the benefit of excellent hotel facilities.
Prices from £5,782 per week (excluding flights and car hire).

Domaine Villas Mandarine
Set in the countryside 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.
Prices from £2,348 per week (excluding flights and car hire).

Résidence Dary
This stunning 5 star property is situated in the immediate vicinity of a beautiful white sandy beach, facing the turquoise Mediterranean waters just 250m away from the centre of L’Île Rousse in north west Corsica.
Prices from £1,044 per week (excluding flights and car hire).

Hotel Don Cesar
This elegant, modern hotel with lovely views of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio has 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 £1,682pp per week (excluding flights and car hire).

Hotel Le Pinarello 
Standing in an enviable position right on a beautiful sandy beach and enjoying uninterrupted sea views, this hotel is a perfect place to either enjoy a relaxing holiday on the beach or to explore this diverse area of Corsica.
Prices from £989pp per week (excluding flights and car hire).

Hotel U Capu Biancu 
This beautiful 4 star hotel is situated on the Gulf of Santa Manza on the south east tip, 12km north of Bonifacio has unique guest rooms with amazing views of the bay from the restaurant, pool and private beaches.
Prices from £1,465pp per week (excluding flights and car hire).

Miramar Boutique Hotel
Situated near the town and port of Propriano on the south west coast of Corsica this well-established hotel has lovely rooms and suites, an excellent restaurant, pool and enjoys panoramic views over the Gulf of Valinco.
Prices from £914pp per week (excluding flights and car hire).

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