Family Holidays in Corsica

Corsica is fantastic for family holidays - for younger families and for those with older children.
Whether you're after villa-based relaxation or seaside and mountain adventures, Corsica has it all.

 

Corsica is a very low-stress destination, being only a short distance from the UK, compact in size and an island where things happen at a much slower pace; and while it isn't known for its kids clubs and wild nightlife (part of the reason we love it so much!) there is plenty for everyone to do, for all ages and aptitudes. Plus it's always worth remembering that Corsican life is very inclusive and children are welcome at most, if not all, cafes and restaurants. Below are just some of the reasons we think Corsica is the perfect destination for a family holiday.

Outside of Villa and Pool Area

Family Villas

A family holiday in Corsica is sure to leave you with some glorious memories, and the central focus for this will be your villa. Spacious, well-equipped, with outdoor eating areas where you're sure to spend long hours watching the sun set, not to mention your own private pool... Tempted?

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Swimming pool

Résidences for families

Our collection of residences are great for a family holiday in Corsica. These self-catering apartments or mini-villas are centred around shared pool areas and gardens and provide a combination of a traditional villa holiday and something more communal and social. All of our résidences enjoy great locations and great bases for exploring the local area and beyond.

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Porto Vecchio

Corsica for young families

  • Short flight time from the UK and easy car rental pick ups at the airports.
  • Short transfer times to the properties.
  • Fine Mediterranean temperatures.
  • Properties designed with families in mind - including annexes on some properties.
  • Very good pool security at villas, houses & résidences - unless otherwise stated.
  • Gently shelving beaches, fine sand & beautifully clear water.
  • Culture and food is very accessible & children welcome everywhere.

Family fun

Families with older children

Including all of the above, Corsica is also great for older children:

  • LOTS of activities! From canyoning, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding.
  • Not to mention water sports including diving, kite surfing, water skiing & more.
  • Towns & cities to visit with plenty of historical interest.
  • Boat trips to offshore islands & even Sardinia.
  • Prehistoric sites to discover across the island - some of which are remote & provide a real challenge to get to.

Child & Infant Discounts

Departure Date Infant Price (<2) Child Discount (2 to 12)
18th May-24th May £50 15%
25th May-31st May £50 10%
1st June-5th July £50 15%
6th July-30th August £50 10%
31st August-27th September £50 15%

Top Family Days Out

There are many reasons why Corsica is ideal for families, and we're on hand to help you choose the best location and the best accommodation for you and your family.

 

Family fun

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Bucket and spade beaches

With gently shelving sands and crystal clear waters, most beaches in Corsica are extremely safe and perfect for children. Build giant sandcastles or play pétanque, the choice is yours! Corsican beaches.

Corte

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Corsican History

Rich in history, the island is ideal for inquisitive children. There are crumbling Genoese watchtowers dotted along the coastline with tales of pirates and ancient battles. Castle-like Citadels dominate the towns whilst archaeological sites inland tell stories of historic times gone by. Filitosa, in the Sartène featuring numerous standing stones is also well worth a visit.

Balagne Train

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Coastal Train

The rattling “U Trinighellu” train between Calvi and L’lle Rousse is an exciting adventure for kids. Called the boneshaker by the locals, this exhilarating ride hugs the coastline with views up into the mountains on one side and the sea on the other.

L'Ile Rousse beach

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Water sports

For children who love the sea, there are plenty of activities available. Try sea kayaks and dinghy sailing in one of the gentle, sandy coves.

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Boat Trips

Boat rides are a must for families giving a different perspective of the island. Try visiting the isolated Loto and Saleccia beaches from St Florent harbour, or for those on the south coast, take a trip to explore the tiny string of islets known as Iles Lavezzi, where on a good day you can see Sardinia.

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Horse, Pony & Donkey Rides

From trekking through the countryside to galloping along the beaches, horse riding and pony treks are widely available for children of all abilities. Donkey rides are also available at Olmi Cappella in the Guissani or Sant'Antonino in la Balagne.

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Tortoise Sanctuaries

"A Cupulatta" is Europe’s largest tortoise sanctuary, just to the north of Ajaccio, it holds over 150 different species of tortoise and turtle. There is also a smaller sanctuary at Moltifau in la Balagne.

Family fun

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Climbing

For older children looking for adventure, the mountains of Corsica are well worth a visit. Try “Via Ferrata” with monkey bridges, rope swings, cables and ramps perched high on the mountainside.

Local crafts in Pigna

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Crafts & Local Produce

Skills passed on through the generations are on show all over the island with woodcarving and pottery displays as well as many local farms opening their doors to families wanting to pet the animals or try the local produce.

Adults 13+, Children 2-12, Infants under 2

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