Mark and David's verdict
It's arguably the most gorgeous island in the Mediterranean, with perfect beaches and an interior dotted with medieval hilltowns, forests and the famous scented maquis. Yet compared to islands such as Mallorca, Corfu and Ibiza, it is curiously overlooked by British visitors. Corsica, in our book, is the Med to perfection, with a thick layer of French polish.

Recommended travel company: Corsican Places

Corsican Places says

An island of great beauty, Corsica is a destination that offers something for everyone. With a coastline combining miles of sweeping golden sands, towering cliffs and intimate hidden coves, plus a rugged interior of maquis-covered hillsides, thick forested valleys and some genuinely jaw-dropping mountain scenery, beach lovers and adventure seekers are sure to enjoy the prospect of a Corsica holiday.

  • Charter flights
  • Family friendly
  • Great beaches
  • Private pools

Add to the mix outstanding food and wine, an interesting culture that’s both French and Italian and some excellent accommodation, and you have a simply stunning holiday destination.

At Corsican Places, we have an excellent range of places to stay, including self-catering villas, apartments and houses, plus a variety of hand-picked hotels right across the island. From the regions of St Florent and la Balagne in the north, to the Gulfs of the West Coast and L’Extrême Sud regions further south, it’s easy to soak up the very best of island with the destination specialists.

For self-catering escapes with a private pool, look no further than the charming Villa Tasche Vecchio close to the southern hilltop town of Porto Vecchio. Villa D’Occi is a fabulously designed, contemporary villa with a pool and sweeping views of Sant’Ambroggio.

For a homely feel, try Villa Bicu Rossu; a bergerie-style property in the south surrounded by olive groves and stunning mountain scenery or La Petite Citaj, a stylish townhouse for two in the heart of the chic harbour town of St Florent.

More central options include the Le Home Apartments in Calvi are perfect for exploring this stunning Corsican town and its citadel, all of which are just a ten-minute stroll away.

Our range of hotels are located in the most desirable locations such as the characterful Hotel St Christophe – perched on the rocks beneath the citadel in Calvi. We also offer a collection of specially selected boutique hotels such as Hôtel Libérata in L’Ile Rousse – close to the town’s beach, restaurants and shops; Hostellerie du Moulin des Oliviers, a stylish hotel with first class facilites, brilliantly converted from a former wine cave and overlooking the Valinco Gulf and Hôtel Mariosa – a cool and chic hotel with a private yacht close to the glamorous gulf of Porto Vecchio on the southern coast.

If instead you’re looking for a touch more adventure, our self-drive tours and walking holidays are ideal.

As the Corsican specialist, we offer our very own direct charter flights into all four Corsica airports – Calvi, Ajaccio, Bastia and Figari partnering with Air Corsica and Flybe.

We pride ourselves on our personal service and in-depth knowledge of the island, with our staff able to provide first-hand recommendations, and a resort team on hand to provide support throughout your holiday with us.

View Corsican Places’ full range of accommodation and our latest special offers.

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