Corsica checks all our summer holiday boxes: trek through forest-clad mountains, explore charming villages or laze on hidden beaches. These are five of the best hotels on the French Island – make one of them your base.

La Signoria

Framed by a backdrop of mountains on one side and endless blue on the other, La Signoria is a true island escape. Rooms are filled with original artwork and antique furniture that are complemented by peachy tones and Corsican floor tiles. Wander through the hotel to admire original 18th-century features, before heading outside to lounge by the swimming pool surrounded by palm, conifer and orange trees. Spend mornings exploring mountainous hinterlands and afternoons at the Spa Casanera, where homegrown, organic Corsican products soothe sore muscles and melt away stress.

  • +33 049 565 9300
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  • Route de la Forêt de Bonifato

U Capu Biancu

On the island’s southern shores, U Capu Biancu is a sun-seeker’s paradise. Choose between either of the hotel’s two private beaches or the sparkling infinity pool and, if you get itchy feet, borrow one of the hotel’s paddle boards or canoes to explore nearby caves and bays. Wine lovers can delve to the depths of the hotel to find the cellar filled with Corsica’s finest bottles before heading to the wonderfully rustic beachside restaurant La Paillote for traditional Corsican cuisine amid exposed stone walls and ornate lanterns.

  • +33 049 573 0558
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  • Lieu dit ricetti Domaine de Pozzoniello

Hotel Version Maquis Citadelle

Just outside of the quaint Bonifacio harbour, this hotel slots naturally into the Corsican countryside. Wood-and-stone exteriors extend and enhance the surrounding greenery, providing a dreamy backdrop to your Corsican retreat. Work on your tan by the infinity pool, kick back on your private panoramic terrace, or head to Le Restaurant VM for refined Mediterranean cuisine with views across the Citadelle de Bonifacio.

  • +33 042 040 7040
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  • Quartier Brancuccio Lieu dit Padurella

Pietra Nova

Lose yourself inside this carefully curated holiday home, where art from around the world adorns walls of natural, earthy tones. Simplicity is key here; the design is functional yet beautiful, intriguing touches are peppered throughout the property, such as sliding walls revealing jaw-dropping mountain views and hanging woven lanterns bobbing in the gentle breeze. Sit yourself on the terrace overlooking the village nearby and sip on a glass of Corsican wine as you watch the clouds drift.

La Plage Casadelmar

Rooms of muted tones seemingly melt the surrounding landscape as branches laden with leaves frame ocean vistas through your window. Tucked in a sandy cove, the hotel’s ethos is centred around relaxation. Get stuck into a good book on the hotel’s private white-sand beach, taking frequent dips in the crystal clear Mediterranean to cool off. Come evening, dine at La Plage Casadelmar’s Restaurant & Grill, where exquisite food, fresh from nearby markets, is served on a terrace overlooking the bay of Porto-Vecchio.

  • +33 049 571 0230
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  • Casadelmar Beach
    Presqu'Ile du Benedettu

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