Episode one: Made in Chelsea in Corsica

Updated on Aug 15, 2023 by Ella Brundle

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From stunning azure waters and luxury villas, there is no surprise as to why Corsica is the luxury holiday destination of the affluent cast of Made in Chelsea.

‘I’m falling in love with Corsica already’, states one of the cast members as they cruise along a winding mountain road, backed by clear blue skies, fragrant pines and of course, remarkable scenery. Corsica is a popular destination for those seeking an exclusive retreat in the Mediterranean, away from the hustle and bustle of the large resorts you might find elsewhere in the region. Corsica may well be the new up-and-coming playground for the rich and the famous and we can see why.

Mountain road, Piana


Corsica is just over 2 hours from the UK but provides those who visit with a unique and spectacular escape, filled with exclusivity and indulgence! Airing this summer 2023, we loved seeing parts of the island featured in the first episode. The cast are staying in the beautiful town of Porto Vecchio in the south of the island, this seaside town is perfect for a luxurious summer holiday packed with food, wine, and magnificent views. This attractive old town is home to boutiques and bars perched atop a hillside boasting views down to the sea. As one of Corsica’s most fashionable towns, it attracts plenty of groups looking for a luxurious stay, browse our accommodation in and around Porto Vecchio here.

Quaint streets of Porto Vecchio boasting fine cuisine restaurants

Amongst the drama of the show, there are some magnificent shots showcasing the long stretches of white sand beaches, where there are plenty of chic beach bars nestled on the edge of the glittering sands. Here, you can while away the afternoons with a refreshing drink as gentle music plays, a paddle in the turquoise waters is a must or maybe even a game of volleyball! View our top 10 beaches blog here.


The beautiful beach of Palombaggia is also featured on the show and is considered one of the finest beaches on the island. Located in the south of Corsica this stunning stretch of white sand meets crystal clear waters glistening in the sun. You can find refreshments at one of the bars on the beach, Tamaricciu was featured on the latest episode of Made in Chelsea, a wonderful spot serving fresh seafood, pizza, tapas, and cocktails!

Palombaggia Beach

With a Corsican Places holiday, you can opt for a hire car as part of your package, making it easy to get around the island and visit the many beautiful places on offer. There is no shortage of luxurious properties available in Corsica, perfect for those seeking a lavish getaway in all the spots that the Made in Chelsea cast frequented, browse our premium villa collection here. 

Casa Regina, part of our premium villa collection

Whilst Corsica is certainly the place to go for an exclusive holiday, where you can opt for an exclusive stay, visiting the finest of restaurants and bars, shop in deluxe boutiques and soak up the sun in the most elaborate beach bars, it is possible to holiday in Corsica on a budget. For those looking for an authentic Corsican experience without the fuss, there are some beautiful studio apartments, cosy boltholes, and charming hotels within our collection, you can browse them here.

To find the perfect lavish getaway in Corsica this summer, or browse to pre-plan your summer 2024 escape, click here.

 

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