Corsica knows how to play her cards right – whether you find yourself in the fabulous fortress town of beautiful Bonifacio or secluded among the island’s jaw-dropping natural beauty. Sitting on a gold stone bluff overlooking the breathtaking Mediterranean, you are sure to swoon over the golden villages, mesmerizing vistas, paint-box chapel façades and blissful boutique hotel scene. Take a look at our picks for the best luxury hotels in Corsica.
Hotel Version Maquis
Boutique bliss abounds in Bonifacio and one of the best spots in town has to be the Hotel Version Marquis. Nestled into the island’s lush landscape, you will immediately be charmed by the 5-star ambiance and refined natural décor. The exclusive hotel offers just 14 boutique suites with contemporary furnishings, Italian-style showers, plush bathrobes and king-sized beds.
All suites come equipped with a private terrace, where you can calm your senses with panoramic views of the peaceful landscape below. Everything you need is right at your doorstep with the hotel offering beach buggy transfers and boat rides. Elsewhere, enjoy the bliss of Bonifacio from the marvelous infinity pool that overlooks the Citadelle and ebbs into the blue horizon.
Hotel La Signoria
Hidden among vines and centuries-old trees, Hotel La Signoria embodies the heart and soul of Corsica. The hotel is located in the town of Calvi, a 13th-century Genoese citadel located on Corsica’s rocky northwestern coastline overlooking the azure waters of its namesake gulf. The historic area boasts a wealth of beautiful beaches, ancient villages and lush nature, where among the sea and mountains lies the magnificent 18th-century estate that houses La Signoria.
While rejuvenated through its elegant interior design, Hotel La Signoria retains the property’s traditional grandeur with original tiled floors, fireplaces and baroque antique furniture. The lush gardens have been landscaped to perfection, featuring peaceful terraces, lovely ponds, water fountains and citrus trees.
Elsewhere, the suites overlook the surrounding mountains, whereas the spacious villas enjoy expansive swimming pools and private gardens for a blissful stay immersed in Corsica’s breathtaking natural beauty. Around the hotel, guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, a large indoor hot tub and lavish spa facilities, which include a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym and massage rooms.
Hotel Cala di Greco
Occupying prime real estate on a cliff overlooking the Bonifacio marina, the Hotel Cala di Greco serves up plenty of luxury alongside unrivaled views across the Mediterranean. Named after Greek mythological characters, the 14 stunning suites weave together the natural elements of stone and wood – and the setting of the blooming garden makes for even more romantic appeal. Lounge in one of the infinity pools for panoramic views of the Old Town, or book the Prestige Suite for your own private pool.
Like many hotels in Corsica, the chic setting of Hotel Genovese captures a certain mood that is only available on this particular island. Built into the town ramparts with panoramic views of Bonifacio, the white stone building beautifully complement the azure hues of the swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms capture sea tones and sheer tranquility. The lounge bar offers sweet respite for a sundowner at the end of the day, especially when you have the chance to admire sunset views setting over the sea.
Residence Hotel Licetto
Those who prefer to be perched in the natural heartlands of Corsica will find the Residence Hotel Licetto occupying the perfect place. Self-catering studios and apartments only 1.2 miles from the center of Bonifacio delivers private terraces and perfect views out across the gold and blue countryside. Whip up wondrous meals in your own kitchenette, lavish in modern bathroom amenities and head to the nearby beach for surfing, sailing and other watersports.