Corsica knows how to capture the mood of summer – boasting over 300 days a year of pure sunshine, a coast seemingly carved from gold and blue, and a suave French meets Italian flair; it’s a pleasure playground for yacht charters. Sitting southeast of the glitz and glamor of the French Riviera, and a stones throw from the island of Sardinia, the Corsican coast takes on a much more rugged approach than her more polished counterparts.
Where to Stay
The major player on the Corsican coastline has to be the beautiful town of Bonifacio. A medieval fortress city that dates back to the 9th century, Bonifacio knows how to turn on the charm. The clifftop town that spills down to the harbor boasts a fabulous boutique hotel scene where luxury comes in subtle and graceful shades of bleached white stone and stunning views. Check out our guide to the best hotels in Bonifacio.
Where to Go
After taking all our tips for things to do in Bonifacio, the best way to soak up the drama of the carved coastline is to take a yacht charter. Bonifacio is bound to be your jumping off point before you embark on a trip down to Napoleons birthplace of Ajaccio where regal Michelin starred dining and sublime shopping spots can also be sought. The pebbled beaches of Porto are more than enough to tempt sophisticated sailors, but the added allure of soaring red granite cliffs and UNESCO status ensure yacht charters take the time to swing by. Check out our gorgeous guide to sailing Homer’s shores on a yacht charter in Corsica.
How to Get There
We are head over heels in love with the idea of sailing around Corsica on the 60 meter Elysian from Abeking & Rasmussen. The vast sundeck complete with oversized jacuzzi and bar truly capture the mood of Mediterranean outdoor living. With space for 12 guests and a crew of 16, this stunning yacht truly offers the finest charter experience to every corner of Corsica. Check out our detailed review of Elysian here.
What to Pack
Vivid destinations call for vivid wardrobe expectations. Packing for the Corsican coast is all about bold prints, sweeping silhouettes and comfortable sandals that don’t compromise on class. For men, relaxed linen shirts and a good Rolex on your wrist will work wonders against the backdrop of mountains and sapphire sea. Take a look at our Corsica fashion guide for idyllic style ideas to stash in your suitcase.