With the striking combination of mystery, opulence, and wilderness, Corsica stands to be one of the most memorable destinations of the Mediterranean. Offering a mix of volcanic terrain and azure indescribable, yachting in Corsica is an unforgettable experience consisting of indescribably beautiful secluded beaches, natural reserves, vineyards, and a lingering fragrance of local cuisine.
A rare mix of enchanting beaches, snowy mountain tops, and secluded bays, it's a must-see destination for any yachting aficionado. The inhabitants are proud of their Corse culture, so try not to call them French. With a variety of charismatic marinas and chic restaurants to choose from, the most difficult part of your Corsican experience is likely to be - leaving.
While there are six ports on this beautiful French island, we recommend Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio.
The starting point of your trip is likely to be the lovely town of Bastia, where you can enjoy a wide range of restaurants and bars surrounding the famous Vieux Port.
Known as the city of art and history, the second largest city of Corsica is home to some of the most extraordinary baroque churches like the Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bastia located in the old part called Terra Vecchia.
Beautifully situated on Corsica's east coast, you'll enjoy a view of the Tuscan archipelago glimmering from afar. Unspoiled by excess tourism, Bastia is home to some of the most stunning driftwood beaches that you can relish on a serene day of sea, sand, and sun.
While you're staying in this vibrant Corsican harbour town, don't miss out on the chance to visit the beautiful medieval citadel dating to the XII century. The old town is the picturesque sight of narrow streets, shops, and cafes.
Dine in one of Bonifacio's restaurants offering mouth-watering Corse cuisine. We recommend L'an Faim, a Michelin-star restaurant where you can enjoy gourmet meals while overviewing the harbour.
By the way, if you enjoy golfing, don't miss out on Sperone Golf Course. While playing on this breathtaking 18-hole golf course, you can enjoy the view of the beautiful turquoise sea - just after the 13th hole, you can relax a little on Petit Spérone Beach.
One of the things not to miss out on is visiting the incredible "grottes et falaises" - cliffs and caves that are unique to the coastline of Bonifacio. Most are accessible by boat, while others require you to use a kayak or jet ski - like the L'Orca grotto.
Make sure to see the Sdragonato (Little Dragon) grotto, one of Bonifacio's most famous attractions.
Explore the "Hat of Napoleon" otherwise known as Saint-Antoine grotto while enjoying your day on the sea, located just at the entrance of the narrow next to the Rudder of Corsica.
If you're in the mood for a slightly more relaxing activity, take a trip to the Lavezzi archipelago - but make sure you have a seasoned captain or skipper since this is one of the most challenging locations for navigating on the Mediterranean coast. The beautiful collection of 23 small granite islands are certainly going to take your breath away - swim and enjoy the incredible infinite blue.
Previously known as a fishing village, Saint Florent is now the Corse version of Saint Tropez. The beautiful island is dominated by the contrast of the stunning Genoese fortress, Maquis hills, and white sandy beaches - the most famous being Saleccia, perhaps the most splendid beach of the Mediterranean coast.
Interested to try what many call the best lobster of Corsica? Head on to the port of Centuri and immerse yourself in a gourmet experience. If that's too long of a trip to make, you can still have some incredible langouste - we recommend Auberge du pêcheur, a hidden gem of a restaurant, amongst many that St Florent has to offer.
Some of the best wines come from this sun-soaked area - head on to Patrimonio vineyards to pair your yachting vacation with some pale rose. Make sure to get a few spare bottles to enjoy while sailing.