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’.
https://www.justsardinia.co.uk/location/EL/Elba/

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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Monday, 23 January 2017

What's New for Just Corsica 2017


For 2017 Just Corsica are delighted to announce:

New Hotels
3 new hotels to our Just Corsica collection to offer our customers even more choice throughout Corsica.

Hotel La Dimora
Located in the countryside between the village of Oletta and the coastal town of St Florent in north west of Corsica, Hotel La Dimora is a converted 18th century farmhouse with attractive guest rooms, pool and spa set in immaculate gardens.
https://www.justcorsica.co.uk/accommodation/62/Hotel-La-Dimora/

Hotel Beau Rivage
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.
https://www.justcorsica.co.uk/accommodation/61/Hotel-Beau-Rivage/

Hotel Cala di Greco (image above)
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.
https://www.justcorsica.co.uk/accommodation/63/Hotel-Cala-di-Greco/

Please call us on 01202 703500 or email holidays@justcorsica.co.uk for details about these exciting new additions to our collection and more!
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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Romantic Corsica

With its breathtaking scenery, idyllic Mediterranean beaches and range of elegant accommodation, baptised 'The Most Beautiful' by the Greeks, where better to spend a romantic holiday than Corsica...

Couples will be spoilt for choice not only for accommodation but also their day to day activities. Whether you prefer boat tours and cultural excursions or secluded beaches and candlelit dinners for two, Corsica is an ideal location to escape to with your loved one.

Situated on the Gulf of Santa Manza on the south eastern tip of Corsica, this family owned hotel has unique guest rooms with amazing views of the bay from the restaurant, pool and private beaches. 
Prices from £894 pppw

This attractive hotel stands in an enviable location right on a beautiful sandy beach and enjoys uninterrupted sea views on the stunning south east coast of Corsica.
Prices from £786 pppw

Situated near the town and port of Propriano on the south west coast this well-established hotel has lovely rooms and suites, an excellent restaurant, pool and enjoys panoramic views over the Gulf of Valinco.
Prices from £879 pppw

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 £805 pppw

This elegant hotel has lovely views of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, 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 £1224 pppw

Set in lovely Mediterranean gardens within a stone’s throw of the beautiful Calvi beach and a short walk from the town, this small family run hotel is an ideal base for couples to enjoy the north west of Corsica.
Prices from £323 pppw

This charming hotel has superb views across Ajaccio bay and offers an excellent base from which to experience the beautiful beaches, countryside and cultural points of interest in this area of Corsica.
Prices from £451pppw

Situated close to the picturesque town and port of St Florent this charming family run hotel offers elegant guest rooms, a Michelin star restaurant, immaculate grounds with pool and direct access to the beach.
Prices from £522 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 £592 pppw

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

Prices from £511 pppw

For personal recommendations please call Just Corsica 01202 703500 and for more information and to book online visit www.justcorsica.co.uk  

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Best Secret Beaches in Corsica

 Saleccia & Lodo beaches were voted the number 1 'Secret Beach in Europe' by SkyScanners. Saleccia can only be reached by boat or a 15km walk, hence why it is seldom busy.  Lodo, a little further east is a smaller version of the same – fine, golden sand with a backdrop of the Corsican maquis.

The Désert des Agriates on the north west coast of Corsica has many stunning beaches but Plage de Saleccia 10km west of St. Florent has a kilometre of white sand and turquoise sea unaccessible by road and totally undeveloped "the only sounds are the chirring of cicadas in the groves of Corsican pine and the contented lowing of a handful of chestnut-coloured cattle that occasionally visit the beach's eastern end. Despite the difficulty of access, it gets busy in August but the beach is so long you can always find a peaceful spot. There is a ferry service to Plage du Lodu and from here you can continue to Plage de Saleccia a few kilometres west or hike along the coastal footpath (approx. one hour each way)." Neil Wilson for the Telegraph 'Best beaches on Corsica, France: Plage de Saleccia, near St-Florent'.

To visit these beaches, we would recommend staying at Hotel La Roya situated on the beach just 2km from the picturesque town and port of St Florent in the north east of Corsica.  Family owned and run, the guest rooms have lovely views of the countryside or bay with the benefit of a Michelin star restaurant, immaculate grounds with pool and direct access to the beach. Prices with Just Corsica 01202 703500 www.justcorsica.co.uk from £559pp for 7 nights b&b (excluding flights and car hire).

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Visit La Balagne Region of Corsica

Often referred to as the ‘Garden of Corsica’, La Balagne in the north of the island is famous for its fertile soils, coves of golden sand, winding coastline and charming, historic villages.

The region is one of the largest producers of olives and olive oil, almonds and honey on the island, and plays host to numerous, highly-rated vineyards. With its rich landscapes, hiking trails and the beautiful, clear waters of the north western quarter of the island, La Balagne is the perfect place to experience some authentic Corsican charm.

Explore some of the region’s enchanting towns and villages, such as L’Île Rousse, Calvi and Feliceto, visit the stunning beaches and sample some of Corsica’s best food and wine.

Just Corsica 01202 489040 www.justcorsica.co.uk offer a great range of accommodation in La Balagne from self catering apartments and five star hotels to luxury villas and rural retreats, we have something for everyone…

Domaine Villas Mandarine>
Set in the countryside, yet close to the sea, Calvi and its citadel, this impressive collection of villas enables visitors to enjoy a tranquil and luxurious 'home away from home' holiday.
Prices from £1915 pw

Chez Dorothée>
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 only 300m from sandy beaches.
Prices from £290 pw

Résidence L’Amiral>
Set close to the heart of L'Ile Rousse on the northern coast, Résidence l’Amiral is a new development of 5 superbly appointed apartments situated just 30m from the beach and sea.
Prices from £736 pw

Résidence Benista>
Set in Mediterranean gardens, Residence Benista apartments and pools are situated on the hillside overlooking L’Ile Rousse town and beach 2.5km away on the beautiful northern coast.
Prices from £451 pw

Hotel La Villa>
Set high in the hills behind Calvi in the north west of the island, Hotel La Villa boasts a truly idyllic setting looking out over the town, its citadel and Calvi bay towards the villages of La Balagne.
Prices from £805 pppw

Hotel Liberata>
Set close to the heart of L'Île Rousse on Corsica’s north west coast, Hotel Liberata boasts a superb location with panoramic sea views, attentive staff and a beautiful beach just footsteps away.
Prices from £350 pppw

Best Western Hotel Santa Maria>
Boasting a superb, beach-side location in L’Île Rousse on the north west coast with lovely sea views, Hotel Santa Maria is a very comfortable, well appointed, newly refurbished hotel.
Prices from £280 pppw

Best Western Hotel Corsica>
Beautifully situated on the edge of the countryside with exceptional views over Calvi Bay, the citadel and the town this hotel is widely considered to be one of Calvi's most favoured resorts.
Prices from £464 pppw

Hotel La Caravelle>
Set in lovely Mediterranean gardens within a stone’s throw of the beautiful Calvi beach and only a short walk from the town, this small family run hotel is an ideal base for couples to enjoy the north west of Corsica.
Prices from £323 pppw

Hotel Mare e Monti>
Situated in the tiny village of Feliceto in the heart of La Balagne region, this beautifully renovated 19th century ‘Maison Americaine’ is now a small hotel with comfortable guest rooms, each having a traditional Corsican charm.
Prices from £287 pppw



Monday, 25 April 2016

Secret Corsica

Secret Corsica has been created to help travellers looking for accommodation off the beaten track in some of the more remote or undiscovered parts of Corsica.

Our Secret Corsica collection offers a range of accommodation in beautiful and secluded locations, either in the Corsican countryside or on less accessible parts of the coastline.

These locations are perfect for sampling traditional Corsican cuisine accompanied by wonderful local wines, pair this with a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere and any couple, family or group of friends is sure to be left with a memorable taste of Corsica.

Recommended Hideaway Accommodation:

Hotel La Solenzara >
Located close to the lively seaside village and marina of Solenzara on the south east coast of Corsica, this charming hotel is a converted 18th century Genoese-style ‘maison de maître’ with modern annexe, set in lovely gardens with an infinity pool and wellness centre.
Prices from £223pppw

Hotel U Capu Biancu >
The beautiful 4 star Hotel U Capu Biancu is situated on the Gulf of Santa-Manza on the south eastern tip of Corsica, 12km north of Bonifacio. This family owned hotel has a wealth of art and unique guest rooms with amazing views of the bay from the restaurant, pool and private beaches.
Prices from £894pppw

Hotel Mariosa >
Located in a quiet wooded setting overlooking the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, Hotel Mariosa offers contemporary guest rooms, bar, restaurant and pool set in lovely gardens leading down to the beach front. It is 6km from the town and port of Porto Vecchio on the beautiful south east coast of Corsica.
Prices from £592pppw

Hotel Le Pinarello >
This attractive hotel stands in an enviable location right on a beautiful sandy beach and enjoys uninterrupted sea views. It is situated approximately 20km north of the town of Porto Vecchio on the stunning south east coast of Corsica.
Prices from £786pppw

Résidence Arco Plage >
Located in the small village of 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 £561 per apartment

Hotel Dolce Vita >
The Hotel Dolce Vita is situated approximately 16km west of Ajaccio airport on the west coast of Corsica. This modern hotel boasts a superb setting offering panoramic views over the bay of Ajaccio and out to the Sanguinaire islands, yet is only a short drive into the vibrant city of Ajaccio.
Prices from 741pppw

Hotel Mare E Monti >
Situated in the village of Feliceto, this renovated 19th Maison Américaine is now a charming boutique hotel with a small yet refined selection of guest rooms, ideally placed to explore the countryside and quiet villages of the Balagne.
Prices from £287pppw

Hotel Demeure Castel Brando >
Hotel Castel Brando is situated in the quiet medieval fishing village of Erbalunga 10km north of Bastia on the south east coast of Cap Corse, the northern tip of the island. This elegant hotel has been converted from a 19th century ‘Maison Americaine’, now offering good quality accommodation and an ideal base from which to discover the beauty of the local area.
Prices from £425pppw

Villa U Cupulatti >
An impressive architect designed 4 bedroom villa situated in a private estate with gardens leading to the sandy beach of Davia Ouest, 6km west of the town of L’Ile Rousse on the picturesque north west coast of Corsica.
Prices per villa from £3263 (sleeping up to 8)

For personal recommendations please call Just Corsica 01202 489040 and for more information and to book online visit www.justcorsica.co.uk