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Once Tuscan, now French, this little Mediterranean island's geological diversity makes it a bit like a mini continent. If you circuit the island - some 900kms on tiny, twisting, very scenic roads - you'll see the spiked peaks inland, the rugged cliffs and beautiful aquamarine bays and the smooth stretches of beach. Alongside these you'll find the glitzy towns, while up in the hills are the tiny, picturesque villages. The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in Corsica encompasses the best the island can offer from chic retreats with Michelin starred cuisine to rural hotels for those who've come for the great outdoors. For those looking for an apartment or holiday villa, we recommend our online partner, booking.com.
Corsica's southern coast has the gentler scenery and fine, white sand, and if you're a beach lover this is where you'll find some of the best places to stay in Corsica.
Porto-Vecchio is one of the best places to stay in Corsica if you want to be close to tropical style beaches.
The island's norther cape also has some excellent beaches and beach resorts. Heading up from the busy, modern port of Bastia are the smaller fishing villages and beach resorts. Centuri and Brando among the small towns.
Some of the best beaches in Corsica are:
⁃ St Restitude Beach, near Calvi
⁃ Santa Giulia Beach, south from Porto-Vecchio
⁃ Palombaggia Beach, 15mins from Porto-Vecchio
⁃ Saleccia Beach, only accessible by boat from Saint-Florent
Staunchly Corsican, the mountain towns of Corte and Bastelica are amongst the best places to stay in Corsica if you want to experience this island's dramatic interior.
Corte's mountain setting is spectacular, and its proximity to several major rivers and grand gorges and valleys mean it's one of the best places to stay in Corsica for hikers, climbers,mountain bikers and general thrill seeekers.
Ajaccio is something like the Cote d'Azur used to be: classy and confident. The pale coloured buildings of the centre have charm. The cafes buzz. The marina is large and the boats impress. Making Ajaccio one of the best places to stay in Corsica to appreciate the island's relaxed, but stylish, atmosphere. This is also where Napoleon Bonaparte was born.
Calvi is another of the best places to stay in Corsica to appreciate this island's French Riviera flavour. Once a great Geonese port, many of the buildings are more fortress than palace, but they lend a graceful backdrop to the massive yachts and cruisers of the marina. The cafe and restaurants are upmarket to cater to the yacht owners.
A pretty hotel in the Corsican countryside. Contemporary rooms have stripped back comfort with wooden floors, soft lighting and access to the terrace. An indoor pool and sauna. Excellent regional cuisine. A perfect island hideaway.
Designer-chic mountain hotel with fantastic views. White rooms with huge sky lights to gaze at the mountains from. Access to hiking, riding, skiing and kayaking. A lovely mountain spot.
A pretty hotel in a 16th century house. Unique rooms have antique furniture, traditional colours and views. Indoor pool, excellent massages, and a library to relax in. Corsican specialities in the restaurant. Secluded, great value, charming.
Comfortable accommodation in part of a stately 19th-century mansion. Bedrooms have a rustic feel with tiled floors, original period features and stunning hillside views. Pleasant outdoor dining offering regional cuisine. Calm, relaxing and remote. Ideal for a sunshine break off the beaten track.
A large 19th century Corsican villa with spectacular views of the ocean. Contemporary rooms and suites with private balconies. Large swimming pool surrounded by palm groves, a short walk onto the beach, and great spa for evening pampering. Great for beach holidays and families.
Beautiful stone 19th century Corsican house. A lovely restoration with bright white walls, vaulted ceilings and terracotta floors. Pretty gardens, stone-paved lanes, sunny terraces, swimming pools, and great spa. Utterly relaxing.
Gorgeous B&B with fantastic views, swimming pool, and beautiful gardens. Stone walls, marble floors, huge arched windows. A fantastic alternative to staying in a hotel. Full of character.
Delightful hotel nestled between the mountains and the beach. Airy bedrooms and suites in pastel colours. Flowering courtyards, gardens, and sea views. A spot for spa pampering, lazing, and indulging in the nearby water sports.
A modern hotel on a clifftop with soaring views out to sea. Contemporary rooms feature exposed beams, coloured walls, and seaside furnishings. Beautiful outdoor pool, sunny terraces and a bar. Outstanding views. Laid-back, chic and refreshing.
Contemporary chic hotel in the lovely village of Lumio. Close to the coastline and the hills. Offers fantastic spa and Micehlin star restaurant 'Oggi'. Spectacular views of the mountains to enhance a state of wellbeing. A gourmet spot in wonderful surroundings.
Contemporary all suite hotel with stunning views of Corsica's glorious countryside, including from the infinity pool. Neutral tones harmonise with splashes of colour in the rooms to capture the special Mediterranean atmosphere found in the surroundings. A laid back island hideaway.
An elegant Five Star hotel with mountain views. Stunning rooms feature antique furniture, artworks and coloured walls, all with Corsican tiled bathrooms. Quiet outdoor pool, gym and spa. Excellent fresh produce cuisine, intimate bar area with leather furniture. Sophisticated, luxury and laid back.
A romantic hotel set between the coast and the hills of Northern Corsica. Stunning rooms and suites in golden tones with private terraces. Swimming pool, luscious gardens, hammocks, and terraces.
A stunning hotel with ocean views. Gorgeous rooms have wooden floors, designer furniture and artworks. Outdoor infinity pool, indoor pool, sauna and massages. Sumptuous lounge area. A grown-up and unique beach holiday.
Cala Rossa, Corsica
An elegant beachfront hotel with spa and indoor pool. The bedrooms are clean and have cool, neutral colours. Plenty of water sports and activities on offer in the hotel's private cove. The restaurant serves exciting dishes and great local seafood. Relaxing getaway beach spot.
A gorgeous Five Star hotel in north Corsica. Large bedrooms feature minimalist furniture, balconies and lovely bathrooms. Five outdoor pools, tennis court, gym and spa. Excellent Corsican cuisine. Luxury, chic, and spacious.
Situated on the stunning south-east coast of Corsica each room has a balcony or terrace with which to lap up the beauty of the sea and port below. An al fresco restaurant serves a creative menu of delicious local cuisine. Rooms are modern yet authentically mediterranean with exposed stone and wood.
Stunning designer hotel in the hills of Northern Corsica. Minimalist designs and artwork by Anish Kapoor. Something to soothe the soul. Rooms and suites with parquet floors, clean lines and brilliant light. Lovely swimming pool and restaurant. A serene and romantic hotel.
Propriano Corse, Corsica
A chic hotel on the beach. Rooms are minimalist with terracotta floors and dark wood furniture, most with private balconies and views. Outdoor pool, sauna and gym. Fantastic seafood cuisine served on terrace. Secluded, relaxing and pretty.
All suite property with drop dead gorgeous views over stunning countryside. Two pools hewn from the rocks. Stylish, individually designed, contemporary rooms where traditional materials combine seamlessly with modern comforts. A relaxing and romantic haven, off the beaten track.
A welcoming hotel set in the Corsican mountains. Rooms are rustic-chic with period furniture, wooden floors and brightly painted walls. Outdoor pool, sauna and spa treatments. The restaurant serves up excellent fresh local cuisine. Quiet, chic and sunny.
Corse du sud, Corsica
A beachfront hotel in Southern Corsica with sea views, relaxing spa and wellness centre. Rooms and suites are decorated in whites and creams, have private terraces and are all air conditioned. Daily fitness classes and fine outdoor dining overlooking the beach. Relaxing with lots of activities.
Outstanding 5* beachfront hotel. Contemporary rooms have colourful modern furniture, private terraces and enormous bathrooms. Gym, spa, outdoor infinity pool, Italian style gardens and private beach. Corsican produce in the Michelin-starred restaurant. Stylish, luxurious and idyllic.