Discover the Wild Beauty of Corsica on a Luxury Yacht Charter
If you are seeking a relaxing yacht charter, Corsica makes the ideal getaway. Corsica is a beautiful French island located west of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. Known for its mountainous terrain, superb beaches and citrus groves, Corsica offers a classic Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Bask in the sunshine on your sundeck; Corsica has one of the highest average daily sunshine records of all the French territories.
Ajaccio, which is Corsica’s regional capital and home to the island’s principal airport, is an attractive city bursting with history and culture. Ajaccio is situated on one of the most beautiful bays in the world, sheltered on three sides by mountains. Here, you can take a stroll through the charming old town or enjoy a drink in one of the relaxing cafés looking out over the bay before re-joining your luxury yacht to watch the sun go down.
Take your pick from over 200 beautiful sandy and pebble beaches spread along the coastline. In the south, you’ll be dazzled by the stunning beach at Palombaggia with its fine white sand, red granite rocks and turquoise waters. Looking to the north, enjoy a paddle or a dip in the warm, shallow waters of incredible Calvi beach. Due to the nature of the landscape many of Corsica’s best beaches are in hidden coves accessible only by boat. So why not dive off your swimming platform, stop at a secret spot for a picnic or soak up the sun in complete privacy?
If your luxury yacht charter comes complete with on-board diving equipment, you will find plenty of opportunities to use it at a host of great snorkelling and diving sites in Corsica. Thanks to a number of conservation areas where fishing is prohibited, Corsica’s waters boast a wider variety of marine life than many other Mediterranean destinations.
Dive into the crystal clear waters of Porto-Pollo beach in the south with hundreds of fish whilst Sagone in the west is home to a superb range of species including octopus and barracuda.
As a result of the island's position, it also receives some good winds for a wide variety of water sports. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to improve your windsurfing, wake boarding and kitesurfing skills.
Corsican food is a blend of French and Italian influences whilst maintaining its own unique style. Wild boar or ‘sanglier’ is arguably Corsica’s signature dish, whilst seafood and ‘Corsican lamb’ are also popular, accompanied by Mediterranean fruit and vegetables. After a day spent cruising the azure waters, why not head ashore to sample some local cuisine in one of the island’s excellent restaurants?
Corsica is a yacht charter destination that offers that rare blend of beauty, history and culture. The island is incredibly unspoilt and many areas are quiet, even at the height of summer. So, sit back, relax and get ready to truly unwind!
If you are having trouble choosing which yacht to charter to Corsica, Fraser Yachts have selected some stunning yachts in order to help you decide.
63.3m M/Y FORCE BLUE is another explorer yacht, designed by Tom Fexas and built by Royal Denship. This large, elegant yacht has expansive decks with plenty of social and entertainment areas, and can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms and has 19 crew. Features include a Jacuzzi, gym and a spa centre fully equipped with a sauna and a hammam. The interior of the yacht is decorated by the renowned Celeste Dell Anna, giving FORCE BLUE a sophisticated look.
34.7m M/Y BELUGA is the first explorer to be constructed by the German shipyard, Moonen Yachts. She can accommodate up to ten guests in five staterooms. On the decks you will find a Jacuzzi and a wet bar, where you can relax with a glass of champagne whilst watching the sunset. The interior of BELUGA is spacious and luxurious, and includes a gym as well as a lounge with panoramic windows. For the more adventurous there are lots of water toys to play with.
Both FORCE BLUE and BELUGA are fantastic yachts available to charter in Corsica and will guarantee a luxurious and exciting holiday.