Corsica Honeymoon Travel Guide
Discover Corsica – a dramatic island boasting the most idyllic and (arguably) the best beaches in France – the perfect spot for a European island honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Blessed with a mountainous interior that descends to an indented 1000km-long coastline edged with secluded coves and more than 200 gorgeous white-sand beaches, Corsica offers a wonderful choice of honeymoon experiences.
Famous as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and nicknamed ‘L'île de beauté' ('the island of beauty'), the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean offers visitors a wide range of exciting holiday activities.
Go scuba diving in crystal clear waters or try rock climbing, rafting, horseback riding and hiking through a diverse and unspoiled interior of lush green pastures, native maquis bushland, chestnut and pine forests and rugged mountain ranges that soar to more than 2000m.
A good base for hiking is the charming old town of Corte, with a 15th century citadel and dramatic views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. In Bonifacio, descend the 187 stone steps of the magnificent Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King of Aragon Steps), which are carved into a sheer limestone cliff face.
From Porto or Calvi, cruise out to the Reserve Naturelle de Scandola – an impressive UNESCO World Heritage site of porphyritic rock and much loved by several species of seabirds as well as dolphins and seals.
Discover a choice of bustling beach resorts, including Calvi and Port Vecchio, which offer a wide range of water sports as well as cafés, bars, restaurants and a choice of honeymoon accommodation to suit all budgets.
Browse lively markets crammed with stalls selling Corsican handicrafts, such as the markets in Bastia, L'lle Rousse and Ajaccio, the island's capital, which also offers a tantalising range of small boutiques along rue Napoleon.
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The best time to visit Corsica is between June and September when you can expect balmy temperatures, averaging around 28°C (82°F) in July and August.
For more climate info: Corsica Weather Guide…
Corsica is located in the Mediterranean Sea, around 170km south of France, 90km west of Italy and just 12km north of Sardinia.
From Nice, Corsica is four hours by ferry and 40 minutes by air. There are also frequent daily flights from Paris and other major European cities.
For more information: how to get to Corsica…
Latest update Corsica honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017