Casadelmar

  Hotel  

L'Extrême Sud  |  Porto Vecchio

31 rooms - Sleeping 2-3

7 night package departing Sun 18 May 2014 from £2362 £2052pp (based on 2 sharing)

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Holiday in style at Casadelmar – a fabulously designed boutique hotel with first-class facilities and idyllic position by the sea.

This refined luxurious beachside hotel has been immaculately designed to seamlessly blend its sleek sophisticated interiors with its superb natural surroundings and unsurpassed views across the bay.

Built to an extremely high specification, all rooms are very modern and minimalist in style, with an injection of colour to add warmth – a design thoughtfully created for a stress-free experience. Each room comes with a large balcony or terrace overlooking the sparking bay of Porto Vecchio and miles of beautifully rugged island landscape.

Fabulous design aside, the facilities here are first class: the heated infinity pool is the perfect place to relax and soak up the Corsican sunshine whilst the stunning spa features a range of treatments, fitness equipment and a resting space overlooking the sea. Not to forget the restaurants… A gastronomic Michelin star restaurant will spoil you with its choice of sophisticated menus, and the beachfront Grill restaurant serves more traditional dishes using locally sourced produce and is complemented by the pool bar – ideal for relaxing cocktails and simple bar food throughout the day.

Should you have enough of relaxing in the lounge bar, enjoying the warmth of the Corsican climate on the beach, taking time out in the spa or chilling on your large balcony embracing the view of Porto Vecchio bay, you can explore everything else Corsica has to offer. Porto Vecchio is only 20 minutes’ drive away its buzzing old town, boutique shops, restaurants and glamorous harbourfront. Take your car on a day trip and explore what this fantastic island has to offer.

Ideally suited to honeymoons or that special holiday just for the two of you, Casadelmar is simply, the exception.

Facilities in hotel

Pool, private section of beach, gastranomic restaurant, lounge bar, Spa, hair salon, quiet zone, fitness room, pool bar, parking, private pier, helipad, boutique shop, room service, laundry service, baby sitting (by appointment), Wi-fi.

Facilities in room

Air-conditioning, safe, minibar, television, all bedrooms have a view of the bay.

Location

  • Beach: By the sea
  • Restaurants: On site, 3km
  • Shops: Porto Vecchio 3km
  • Main Town: Porto Vecchio 3km
  • Airport: Figari 30km

Board Basis

Rooms at Casadelmar

Superior Room

Superior rooms are 27-30 msq with a terrace overlooking the gardens.

Sleeps up to 2

Executive Room

Executive rooms are 31msq with a terrace overlooking the sea.

Sleeps up to 2

Deluxe Room

Deluxe rooms are 38-39 msq with a terrace overlooking the gardens and the sea.

Sleeps up to 2

Superior Junior Suite

Junior Suites are 45 msq with a terrace overlooking the gardens and the sea. They also have a separate lounge area.

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

Deluxe Junior Suite

Junior Suites are 45 msq with a terrace overlooking the gardens and the sea. They also have a separate lounge area.

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

Superior Suite

Superior Suites are 60 msq with a terrace overlooking the gardens. With two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other one with a single bed, as well as a separate lounge area.

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

Executive Suite First Floor

Executive Suites are 60 msq with a terrace situated on the first floor overlooking the sea. They have two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other one with a single bed, as well as a separate lounge.

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites are 60 msq with a terrace overlooking the sea. They have two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other one with a single bed, as well as a separate lounge.

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Porto Vecchio as we see it today has grown up around the famous 16th-century citadel, perched atop an outcrop of granite; and the rampart restaurants offer splendid views from this ancient vantage point. The town’s old centre, a maze of narrow streets, has kept its charm and still has the atmosphere of the fortress town it once was. Just a few minutes walk away is the marina, lined with lively cafés, this is a great place to enjoy a leisurely drink on a warm summer evening.

BEACHES

Palombaggia
Arguably the most famous beach on the island, the beach at Palombaggia is one of Corsica's finest and therefore one of its most popular. It was recently voted one of Europe's top 20 beaches in a poll in the Times and as such it can be very crowded in peak season - and it's easy to see why. An exquisite blend of fine white sand guarded by huge red granite rocks and fronted with gorgeous blue seas, and lined with beautiful pine trees. 

Santa Giulia
Santa Giulia is another very popular beach and arguably the most photogenic of all the beaches in L'Extrême Sud - it sits in a magnificent horseshoe bay with its shallow and translucent water making it the perfect swimming spot for the little ones. Around 10-15 minutes drive from Porto Vecchio, this beach has a good selection of shops and restaurants and it is also very popular with water sports enthusiasts.

Pinarellu
This exquisite bay situated 7km north of Porto Vecchio with its fine sweep of yellow sand is more than worth a visit and was recently included in The Times' list of the best 20 beach holidays in Europe. While you're there you can check out the near perfect Genoese tower which dominates the peninsula. It has a long sweep of soft white sand and is backed by a pine forest, ideal for any members of the party who need shade. If there is a breeze on the day you plan to visit it is well worth taking a body board with you to surf some of the breaking waves. That said the beach is also great for younger children as there is a nice wide stretch of warm shallow water too.

San Ciprianu
Around 15 minutes drive north of Porto Vecchio, San Ciprianu is a beautiful half moon of white sand and turquoise water. Parking is available on the approach road to the beach or if you are lucky there may be space available in the smallish car park about 50m from the beach. 

FESTIVALS

Foire de Porto Vecchio - Porto Vecchio, June
Traditional artisan fair.

Lumières de Toscane - Porto Vecchio, June
Lyrical concerts, parades, theatrical representations, art exhibitions, arts and crafts, cinematography and workshops for school children. This event is held in three places: cultural centre, bastion de France and the narrow streets of the town.

Journées Médiévales - Bonifacio, June
A variety of mediaeval entertainment and exhibitions.

Festival de Jazz - Pinarellu, September
Some of the best jazz musicians in Europe gather for a week in Pinarellu to perform latino jazz, blues, piano, trumpet, etc... A mesmerising event not to be missed if you are in the area.

Fête de la Nativité de la Vierge - Bonifacio, September
Stuffed aubergines ‘à la Bonifacienne’ are prepared and distributed amongst the people attending the ceremony of this religious feast.

Mosaicales du Rire de Porto Vecchio - Porto Vecchio, September
The Tourist Office and Philippe Delmas Productions, the organisers, are proud to present this event welcoming both famous French comedians and up-and-coming artists as well as celebrities to entertain - all under the theme of laughter.

Defi Inter-Isles - Bonifacio, September
Supporting the Corsican windsurf championships, this competition will see some hundred windsurfers from all corners of the world participating.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Old Porto Vecchio
The old Genoese walled town still seduces visitors with its picturesque narrow streets and the austerity of its high stone houses that are set within the Citadel's ramparts. Wander the ancient streets, the Borgo, where you can see the enormous twisted tree of the Place de la République, the 19th century church of St-Jean Baptiste and the gallery housed within the Bastion di A Funtana Vechju. Experience live Corsican music and soak up the local atmosphere. Amongst the best venues is 'la Taverne du Roi', which is tucked away in the citadel of Porto Vecchio. Many restaurants also host a Corsican night once a week featuring a local band - look out for posters or ask your representative for up-to-date information.

Porto Vecchio Marina
Within a few minutes walk of the old town, the marina lined with cafés is an excellent place to enjoy a leisurely drink during those hot summer evenings. There is also a variety of boat trips on offer with tours around the beautiful coastline.

Horse riding
Go horse riding on Palombaggia or San Ciprianu beach early morning, a truly memorable experience.

L'Ospédale and Col de Bavella
Drive inland more than 1200m up to the spectacular Col de Bavella, one of the most dramatic passes in Corsica with stunning views across extensive forest, ocean and mountains. Also visit the surrounding mountain villages in the area. Try canyoning or take a dip in a rock pool in the rivers of the Bavella massif. There are many walks through the forests to the hidden waterfalls of the Alta Rocca, including Piscia di Gallo, or Cockerall falls. A short drive inland from Porto Vecchio will bring you to the Ospédale forest, and some great spots for a picnic.

Prehistoric settlements
Explore the prehistoric settlements of Casteddu d'Araggiu, just north of Porto Vecchio above the hamlet of Palavesa - a well-preserved site dating back from 1500BC. The views from here over the Gulf of Porto Vecchio are truly spectacular. Should you wish to venture further afield, the prehistoric sites of Cucuruzzu and Capula near Levie are also worth the detour.

Mountain restaurant
Try one of the mountain restaurants and indulge your tastebuds with mountain food. Amongst our recommendations are 'le Refuge' near the Lac de l'Ospedale or 'A  Pignata' in the village of Levie.

River Cavu at Taglio Rosso
Take a drive to Taglio Rosso which leads you to the river Cavu. Here you will find some beautiful rock pools, big enough to swim in – a fantastic alternative to the beach.

Bonifacio
At Corsica’s southernmost point, the fortress town of Bonifacio sits in an isolated location perched high on a limestone plateau and surrounded by an expanse of maquis. Mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey, the precipitous white cliffs overhang the turquoise waters below and are honeycombed with old watery grottoes. Established in 833, the old town is rich in history with its dramatic Citadel, ramparts and maze of narrow cobbled streets. The newer harbour has a more Italian flair with an abundance of cafés and restaurants dotted along the Quai Comparetti – the perfect spot to watch the yachts set sail.