Corsica is a dream holiday destination for UK travellers. Only a couple of hours away by plane, it is easy to reach and you will soon find yourself surrounded by beautiful beaches and bathed in sunshine. This island – which is where both Napoleon and (supposedly) Christopher Columbus were born – enjoys a relaxing pace of life and is the perfect place to spend a few weeks chilling out.
In the summer, Corsica enjoys the perfect Mediterranean climate, boasting temperatures up to 35°C and water warm enough for swimming from around June right up until October. This means the holiday season here is long, giving you with more freedom to choose when to visit.
As with most hot holiday destinations, one of the favourite activities is relaxing on a beautiful sandy beach, and you won’t be disappointed in Corsica. It actually boasts a whole range of beaches, from soft and sandy to pebbly, and many of the beaches are hidden away, so you have to seek them out, which is part of the fun. Beaches here are very clean and water sports like windsurfing and kite surfing are popular.
Festivals in Corsica are very popular, and if you can time your trip to coincide with one of these, you’ll have an even better time. All of the towns and villages have their own festivals during the year, mainly during the summer months, and these usually consist of lots of dancing, music, food and fireworks.
Fiera di u Vinu is the main wine festival and this is held in the village of Luri, but there are plenty of other festivals, so find out what’s on when you book your holiday.
Top Destinations to Visit
There are plenty of great destinations where you can stay on your holiday, whether you want to book a villa or enjoy luxury breaks with Club Med for instance. Sant’Ambroggio is a resort in Corsica that you will find on the train journey from Calvi to L’Île-Rousse. It is a popular resort with a lovely sandy beach, as well as tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool and plenty of restaurants. Go sailing on catamarans, take a railway trip to Calvi, or go hiking – there is plenty to see and do to keep you busy for your whole trip.
Algajola is another seaside town that is popular with visitors. It has a wonderful beach that is ideal for snorkelling, and it is a very old town, so you can also find some ancient ruins to explore, whether you visit for a day or stay for longer.
Calvi is the main destination for tourists, and the citadel is the main point of interest here, which you can climb right to the top of and visit an art gallery. It is also a great spot for scuba diving, and Calvi Marina is a good place to enjoy some evening entertainment.
Corsica is a very popular holiday destination, and as you can see from the information above, it has plenty of attractions. So if you want to book your holiday somewhere hot, sunny and with lots to see and do during your stay, consider booking a stay in Corsica.
Yogesh Mankani owns a property in Corsica. He is also a travel agent and his articles predominantly appear on travel related websites.