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Yacht Itineraries: Corsica

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The French island of Corsica is the hidden gem of the Mediterranean.

With most of its visitors coming over from France or Italy, the island has remained peaceful and relatively untouched.

Corsica's sprawling sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and charming towns to explore make for a the perfect yachting getaway.

 

Porto Vecchio

Located on the southeastern coast of the island of Corsica, Porto Vecchio is said to be one of the most exclusive harbours in Europe. Set on a hillock overlooking a beautiful deep blue bay, enjoy the day taking in the fabulous scenery or visiting one of the areas many stunning beaches.

Restaurant Recommendations:

Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa: +33 4 95 71 61 51

Hotel Casa del Mar: +33 4 89 61 90 02

 Porto Vecchio Pilarella

Bonifacio 

Found at the southern most point of the island and reached by boat through the cliffs,  the old town of Bonifacio perches high and majestic above the water.  Hike up the steep alleys, visit the excellent restaurants and explore what this charming town has to offer. 


Restaurant Recommendations:

Hotel & Spa Des Pecheurs: +33 4 95 70 36 39

Restaurant Les Quatres Vents: +33 4 95 73 07 50

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The Gulf of Valinco

This beautiful bay on the west coast has several charming towns nearby such as Cappiciolo, which looks over a gorgeous golden beach. The main town of the region is Propriano, which makes for a fantastic visit with its bustling port, high-quality restaurants and breath-taking backdrop.

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Ajaccio

Ajaccio is the largest settlement on the island, tucked away in one of the most beautiful gulfs in the Mediterranean. Explore the nearby Iles Sanguinaires and soak up the nonchalant charm of Napoleon’s birthplace.

Restaurant Recommendations:

A Nepita: +33 4 95 26 75 68

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Porto

The coastline of the Gulf of Porto is made up of red granite cliffs falling into the deep blue sea, making it a UNESCO world heritage site. Have a wander around the endearing old village of Porto or have fun in the sun with water sports in the Gulf of Porto.

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Calvi

With its lively centre filled with palm trees and quaint shops, Calvi has been called the French Riviera of Corsica. South of Calvi and with views over to the town and its Citadel, there is a long sandy beach for swimming and water sports.

Restaurant Recommendations:

Hotel La Signoria: +33 4 95 65 93 00


L’Alivu at Hotel la Villa (Michelin Star): +33 4 95 65 10 10

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*If you've visited Corsica and have any recommendations/reviews for restaurants, spas or things to do, then please visit a Corsican listing in our Port Directory and add a local review!

*Image credits: Flickr/JeanBaptisteM, Wikimedia Commons, Flickr/Patrick Nouhailler, Flickr/Toi & Moi, Flickr/JeanBaptisteM, Flickr/Katya Wagner, Flickr/Philippe Amiot  (CC 2.0)

 


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