Wednesday, 23 May 2018

New Flights to Corsica for 2018

The new Air Corsica www.aircorsica.com  direct flights are now operating from London Stansted to Ajaccio (north west), Bastia (north east) and Figari (south) on the 'L’Ile de Beauté' with very competitive fares from £108.57 return (inc 23kg baggage and choice of seat).

Timetable:
Ajaccio - London Stansted and Bastia - London Stansted
Thursdays 3 May – Thursday 1 November
Sundays 6 May – Sunday 4 November
Saturdays 2 June – Saturday 8 September
Fridays 20 July – Friday 23 August


Figari - London Stansted
Saturday 2 June – Saturday 20 October
Wednesday 5 September – Wednesday 17 October

Corsica is the 4th largest island in the Mediterranean, lying west of the Italian mainland and north of Sardinia, yet it can be reached in just 2 hours flying time from the UK.

For advice and personal 

please call the Just Corsica Reservations Team on 
01202 703500
 or for more information about Corsica  visit 


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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Tri island Tour

Why not combine a holiday to Corsica with our other two beautiful Mediterranean islands, Sardinia and Sicily?  Sardinia is just 8 miles from Corsica via a short ferry journey and Sicily is approximately 220 miles south east of Sardinia and can be reached by a short flight or longer ferry crossing.

We have designed a Tri-Island Grand Tour enabling you to sample all 3 of these enchanting islands…

From £1,999pp for 14 Nights including all accommodation, flights, ferry, transfers (Sardinia and Sicily) and car hire (Corsica), based on travelling on the 9th September 2018:

First Stop - Taormina, North East Sicily

Fly from the UK to Catania on the east coast of Sicily for 4 nights B&B at the 4 star Hotel Monte Tauro set into the cliffside in Taormina enjoying uninterrupted sea views spanning the Bay of Naxos to Mount Etna.
 

Next Stop – Golfo Aranci, North East Sardinia

Fly from Catania to Olbia in the north east of Sardinia for 5 nights B&B at the 4 star Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, a great family run hotel with a stunning beach location, friendly service, excellent restaurant, and panoramic views and sunsets.
 

Last Stop – Bonifacio, Southern Corsica

Travel to Santa Teresa port (66km) and take the ferry to Bonifacio in Corsica. Pick up a hire car and drive to the 4 star Hotel Cala di Greco for 5 nights at this luxurious hotel with swimming pool, set in lovely gardens overlooking Bonifacio.

Please note:

  • Each person must pay a city tax locally at the Hotel Monte Tauro. 
  • In and out of Catania, Sicily and into Olbia, Sardinia and out of Figari, Corsica. (Flights via mainland Italy to Sardinia in low season.)
  • 14 nights
  • Prices from £1,999pp inc flights, ferry, accommodation as stated, standard transfers (Sardinia and Sicily) and Renault Twingo or similar car hire (Corsica) based on travel on the 9th September 2018


This is a suggested itinerary but we can tailor make tours to suit all tastes, budgets and durations.

For more information call Just Corsica 01202 703500 


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Friday, 27 April 2018

Explore Corsica: L'Extreme Sud


Covering the area from Solenzara southwards along the spine of the Alta Rocca mountains to Bonifacio on the southernmost tip, the Extreme South of Corsica encompasses many of the attributes for which the island is best known.




These include beautiful beaches, turquoise seas, verdant countryside, vast forests and rugged mountains, all interspersed with towns and villages typically Corsican in their architecture. This part of the south of Corsica has a rich history and a reputation for being one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean.

Explore some of the region's enchanting towns and villages, such striking Bonifacio, lively Porto Vecchio or head inland to Zonza, a typical Corsican village, situated in the heart of the Alta Rocca mountains.

Just Corsica 01202 703500 www.justcorsica.co.uk offer a great range of accommodation in L’Extreme Sud from self-catering apartments and five star hotels to secret hideaways and beachfront hotels, we have something for everyone…..                 

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 £1,460pppw

Situated in a natural marine reserve on Cavallo Island off the south east coast of Corsica, Hôtel & Spa des Pêcheurs is the perfect setting for a unique holiday surrounded by infinite shades of blue sea.
Prices from £994pppw

Located close to the lively seaside village and marina of Solenzara this charming hotel is a converted 18th century Genoese-style ‘maison de maître’ and has lovely gardens, an infinity pool and wellness centre.
Prices from £385 pppw

Surrounded by manicured lawns and immaculately tended gardens this impressive, modern residence is just a few hundred metres from Porto Vecchio’s cosmopolitan marina and less than 1km from the old town.
Price from £550 pw

Located in a dramatic cliff top position above the port and on the edge of the historic old town and fortress of Bonifacio, Hotel Genovèsé’s swimming pool and bar terrace are surrounded by the ancient citadel ramparts.
Prices from £606 pppw

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 £894 pppw

The luxurious Hotel Cala di Greco occupies an enviable position on top of the cliffs on the opposite side of the marina from Bonifacio town, with amazing views across to the old town and Sardinia beyond.
Prices from £636 pppw

Overlooking the beautiful Santa Giulia bay just a few minutes away from Porto Vecchio, this residence offers guests a tranquil, idyllic stay on Corsica’s south east coast in the midst of a beautifully landscaped, 10 hectare park.
Prices from £597 pw

Located close to the cosmopolitan marina of Porto Vecchio, Hotel le Goéland has wonderful views over the bay and offers lovely guest rooms with a renowned restaurant as well as being within walking distance of the town.
Prices from £516 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 £738 pppw


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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Self Catering Holidays in Corsica


Just Corsica 01202 703500 www.justcorsica.co.uk offer a wide choice of Self Catering Residences, the majority with shared pools either close to the beach and town or in the tranquil countryside, for a good value self-catering holiday in Corsica.

Our small team of experienced staff pride themselves on their in-depth knowledge of the island and our principal concern is the success of your holiday.  We will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have and guide you to a holiday that suits your requirements. You can be sure to speak to somebody who knows Corsica and has visited the accommodation in which you are interested. Why Just Corsica?

Located close to the heart of L'Ile Rousse these modern apartments share a heated freshwater swimming pool and are situated just 300m from the beach.
Prices from £952pw

Ideally situated 3km from the beach and town of L'Ile Rousse on the beautiful north coast with a shared pool and stunning views over La Balagne countryside towards the sea.
Prices from £1,950pw

Overlooking the beautiful Santa Giulia bay close to Porto Vecchio, the Résidence Santa Giulia Palace offers its guests a tranquil, idyllic stay on Corsica’s south east coast.
Prices from £597pw

Situated close to Calvi in the north west of Corsica and just a 20 minute walk away from the nearest beach these simply appointed apartments are modern and well equipped.
Prices from £430pw

Located in Olmeto Plage overlooking the Gulf of Valinco in the south west of Corsica, Arco Plage is arranged on the south facing hillside giving each villa unparalleled views out to sea.
Prices from £720pw

A wonderfully located apartment in the old quarter of L’Île Rousse on the north west coast, close to a wide choice of restaurants and bars and only 300m from the beach.
Prices from £413pw

Surrounded by lovely gardens this impressive, modern residence is just a few hundred metres from Porto Vecchio’s cosmopolitan marina and less than 1km from the old town.
Prices from £550pw

This stunning 5 star property is situated just a few metres from a beautiful white sandy beach and only 250m away from the centre of L’Île Rousse in north west Corsica.
Prices from £1,100pw

Set close to the heart of L'Ile Rousse on the northern coast of Corsica, Résidence L’Amiral has just 5 superbly appointed apartments situated just 30m from the beach.
Prices from £1,192pw

Set on a hillside in Mediterranean gardens, Résidence Benista apartments and pools overlook L’Ile Rousse town and beach 2.5km away on the beautiful north coast of Corsica. 
Prices from £592pw

Monday, 19 February 2018

Corsica included in Forbes 5 Gorgeous Getaways To Inspire Your Vacation Fun In 2018

"If Paris, the Côte d'Azur, Normandy or Bordeaux has wooed your Francophile heart, then another ooh-la-la locale to explore is the mountainous, fortress-like, Mediterranean island of Corsica, southeast of France’s mainland. Its geography is exuberantly diverse: Corsica envelops more than 1,000 miles of picturesque coastline, postcard-celebrated beaches, glistening rivers and streams, rugged walking trails, lush forests and jagged peaks. Lavishly and lovingly bestowed with French joie de vivre, charisma and design, Corsica also has deep roots in Italian history and culture, evident in Genoese towers and strongholds, as well as age-old hilltop villages. The result is a unique and captivating getaway. There is much to intrigue here, including the Corsican flag and coat of arms, which feature a Moor's Head, a symbol now prominently used island-wide for all sorts of businesses and government functions; it spotlights a man wearing a bandana (in years past it was a blindfold).

Hotspots & Cool Things to Do: Wander the expansive UNESCO-praised Regional Natural Park of Corsica that draws active-and-sports enthusiasts with birding, bicycling and hiking abundance, filling your lungs with the refreshing Maquis herb-scented air. Or bask in the comfy bustle of Corsica's municipal offerings: compelling cultural events, appetizing eateries and handicraft shops that specialize in pottery, stoneware, glass-blowing, knife-making and basket-weaving. In the capital of Ajaccio, Napoleon Bonaparte’s 1769 birthplace, a museum with family heirlooms is tucked into his ancestral home. Ajaccio's 16th-century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, decorated inside with trompe l'oeil, hangs artwork by romantic painter Eugène Delacroix. Founded in 1492, Ajaccio's formidable citadel, overlooking the sea, is an icon. Peer at the sun-glittered blue waves, upon which sailors steer masted ships, deftly maneuvering canvas that is taut with wind, moving dance-like to and fro — a soul-lifting sight to behold. People watch in Place Maréchal-Foch, a public park with regal palm trees, an imposing Bonaparte statue and a stupendous fountain enshrining four Corsican lions. This Ajaccio neighborhood is aflutter with cafés. In Bonifacio, established around 830 and called the city of white cliffs, a natural harbor fans out from a cove. Porto Vecchio beckons with a necklace of appealing beaches. Corte shines with a citadel atop a dramatic rock outcropping. And Bastia is graced with the artistic, campaniles-facade Saint John the Baptist church. Tilt your ear toward Corsican music, particularly its polyphonic choral tradition. Frequent communal concerts bring joy. All over Corsica, at day's end, kick back with a convivial gathering — at an al fresco café or impromptu beachside assembly. If you've chosen your seat especially well, there will be a guitarist or a capellist in your vicinity singing the sun down. Salute!


Foodie Finds: Corsica is blessed with two of the world's most admired cuisines: French and Italian, which have also been married to birth a third noteworthy gastronomy specifically Corsican, using ingredients only produced on this island, their quality and taste affected by the terroir — a just-right combo of soil, climate and region. Eat well here. Prevalent dishes are civet de sanglier (wild boar casserole), agneau Corse (typically slow-roasted lamb with rosemary, garlic and potatoes), river trout, veau aux olives (slow-cooked veal stew with olives), langoustine (a slender, pink-orange lobster that can grow to approximately 10 inches), rouget (red mullet fish), loup de mer (sea bass), huitres (oysters), prisutu (smoked ham), and flan à la farine de châtaigne (chestnut tart). Vineyards and wineries abound — with indulgent tastings de rigueur. Sip a red wine (opt for an aromatic Niellucciu grape or complex Sciaccarellu) or a white (such as Vermentinu). Impacted by the island's swirl of cultures, characters and composition of earth (mostly clay and limestone in the north, granite in the south and volcanic in the middle), Corsican wines can be very good, but tend not to be widely known beyond its borders. Taste herb-infused apéritifs, too. Wander the eye-catching farmers markets for charcuterie (smoky, dense, spicy), cheeses (don't leave Corsica without tasting the preeminent brocciu cheese from ewe’s milk), chestnut-incorporated foodstuff and exceptional honey (sample the many varieties — from the dark amber miellats du Maquis with licorice and caramel flavors to the golden floral-essence miel de printemps). Bees are prized and nurtured and contribute mightily to Corsica's industry."

www.forbes.com/sites/lauramanske/2018/02/11/5-gorgeous-getaways-to-inspire-your-vacation-fun-in-2018/#572c626234df

For accommodation call Just Corsica 01202 703500 or visit www.justcorsica.co.uk

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Friday, 16 February 2018

Just Corsica Favourites!


All the staff at Just Corsica have visited Corsica, some many times for both educational visits and for their own holidays.

Our small team of experienced staff pride themselves on in-depth knowledge of the island and our principal concern is the success of your holiday.  We would be delighted to extend our personal recommendations to you.

We recently asked all our staff to name their favourite accommodation in Corsica and here are the results:

Situated in a natural marine reserve on Cavallo Island off the south east coast of Corsica, Hôtel & Spa des Pêcheurs is the perfect setting for a unique holiday on an enchanted island surrounded by infinite shades of blue sea.
Prices from £994 pppw

This beautiful family run hotel is situated on the Gulf of Santa Manza in south east Corsica, 12km from Bonifacio with unique guest rooms with amazing views of the bay from the restaurant, pool and private beaches. 
Prices from £1,460 pppw

Located in the valley between Oletta and St Florent in the north east of Corsica, Hotel La Dimora is a converted 18th century farmhouse with attractive guest rooms, swimming pool and spa set in immaculate gardens.
Prices from £650 pppw

Overlooking the beautiful Santa Giulia bay just a few minutes away from Porto Vecchio, the Résidence Santa Giulia Palace offers its guests a tranquil, idyllic stay on Corsica’s south east coast.
Prices from £597 pw

This well-established hotel is situated near the town and port of Propriano, enjoying panoramic views of the Gulf of Valinco, it has simple Mediterranean décor, swimming pool and a host of activities locally.

Set in the picturesque countryside in north west Corsica, 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 £2,474 pw

This popular family run hotel is situated on the beach just 2km from the picturesque town and port of St Florent, with a Michelin star restaurant, immaculate grounds with pool and direct access to the beach.
Prices from £739 pppw

Ideally situated in the small seaside resort of Algajola between Calvi and L'Île Rousse on the north coast of Corsica, Hotel Beau Rivage is a small, family run hotel located right on the beach in the heart of the quaint village of Algajola.
Prices from £317 pppw

For our personal recommendations call us on 01202 703500 or for more information and to book online visit www.justcorsica.co.uk

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Monday, 8 January 2018

** Flybe Sale on Flights to Corsica **

Flybe is offering up to 20% off one million selected seats from 4th-10th January:


Find Sale seats to Corsica:

Birmingham-Bastia 


Southampton- Bastia


Just Corsica 01202 703500 www.justcorsica.co.uk have an exclusive collection of hotels, villas, apartments, beach resorts, spas and rural retreats to suit all tastes and budgets, located throughout the island and ideal for either a short break, relaxing holiday or multicentre tour visit:  www.justcorsica.co.uk/pages/accommodation-home/


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