The best spot for Michelin-starred dining and unforgettable sunsets: Corsica

Corsica, an island with wild scenery, is an excellent yacht charter location. Here, you have the opportunity to discover the allure of its natural beauty, historical charm, and unique cultural traditions – our Monaco magazine’s team has discovered it all. Corsica is a popular luxury yacht charter destination located west of Italy and southeast of the French Riviera. Its eastern coastline has quiet beaches and a few different harbours, whereas the western side has steep cliffs, beautiful coves, and numerous anchorages. The island has it all: orange groves, river valleys and herb-scented maquis, vineyards, sandy beaches, and spectacular Corsican wild flowers in bloom beginning in late April.

The main yachting season here lasts from May to October, with temperatures ranging from 21 to 28 degrees Celsius on average. Keep in mind that northern Corsica is hotter than southern Corsica. Many of Corsica’s most beautiful locations, such as Calvi’s historic fortress, the red granite Calanques of Piana, and the hilltop village of Bonifacio, appear much more spectacular from the water. Furthermore, Corsica’s coastline is stunning, with over 200 sandy and pebbly beaches.

Corsica has a generous amount of places to park depending on your preferences, from Porto-Vecchio with its old town allure and modest yet breathtaking anchorage to Calvi, which boasts excellent facilities for superyachts and exudes French Riviera style with chic waterside restaurants. 

Casadelmar 5* (Porto-Vecchio) – striking art, tranquil gardens, a large infinity pool, and the only two Michelin-starred restaurant in Corsica

La Villa Calvi 5* (Calvi) – for those looking for an unmatched upscale experience

Hotel A Piattatella 5* (Monticello) – barefoot luxury at a sleek and contemporary resort

Misincu 5* (Cagnano) – a modern luxury-meets-beachcomber vibe

Hôtel Marinca & Spa 5* (Olmeto) – a harmonious relationship between an unparalleled spa experience and breathtaking views

Corsica is a foodie’s paradise, with over 1000 restaurants ranging from Michelin two-star fine dining to beachside BBQ vendors. Corsican cuisine is a mash-up of cultural influences from Italy, North Africa, and France, with some of the world’s best Michelin restaurants exploring its rich heritage. However, it also has a more rustic side that highlights the best local produce, such as shellfish, chestnuts, honey, Brocciu goat’s cheese, wild boar, charcuterie, and excellent grilled veal, hog, and lamb chops. Take note of the generous portions and look for Patrimonio reds and Vermentino whites to pair with your meals. Here is our list of the best Michelin-starred restaurants on this culinary island:

Le Casadelmar ** (Porto-Vecchio) – culinary masterpieces in the enchanting setting of the Mediterranean bay

La Table Di Mà * (Calvi) – locally sourced dishes on a gorgeous terrace overlooking picturesque landscapes

La Signoria * (Calvi) – a spot in a pine forest with 18th-century décor that takes its guests on a gastronomic journey through time and history

U Santa Marina * (Porto-Vecchio) – an innovative fusion of Corsican flavours and Celtic motives

Table de la Ferme * (Sartène) – chic and rustic cuisine on a terrace overlooking the golf course and fabulous wine cellars

What else is Corsica famous for?

Relax on one of southern Corsica’s most beautiful beaches, such as Rondinara, Santa Giulia, or Palombaggia.

Visit the Sanguinaires Islands, a nature preserve teeming with rare species.

Discover charming tourist towns and villages such as Bonifacio, Porto Vecchio, Calvi, Cap Corse, and Propriano.

Golf at the Golf de Spérone course

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