Holidays from Manchester

Updated on Mar 06, 2020 by Stacey Parsons

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Spend a week or two this year enjoying everything from great food and warming sunshine to beautiful scenery and culture – flying direct from Manchester to Bastia.

If you’re based around the Manchester area and are looking for a dose of Mediterranean sunshine in 2019, we can help.

Still a relatively unknown tourist destination, a holiday to Corsica offers not only summer temperatures in the late twenties, but also beautiful fortress towns, cobbled streets, powder white sand beaches and tasty French cuisine.

Flying direct from Manchester to Bastia in the north of the island, here are some of the holidays you can expect.


Holidays to Corsica from Manchester

Self-catering holidays from Manchester

We offer flights with easyJet from Manchester to Bastia, in the north of Corsica, as part of a package holiday.

Although we don't currently have any villas in the city of Bastia, a scenic 45-minute drive will take you to the charming harbour town of St Florent, where there are a number of beautiful properties to base yourself at.

Villa Cléa is a popular choice for people booking a package holiday from Manchester to Bastia. Set high on the Fromentica hillside, its large windows and inviting outdoor area – complete with private pool – certainly make the most of the amazing views.

Villa Cléa

You can also find a number of properties in Propriano, a remote village sitting just a 30-minute drive from Bastia.

New for 2020, the three-bedroom Villa Bleu Nature is a great base for families flying from Manchester airport. Blessed with a stunning outdoor space and sprawling decking area, set over two levels, this stylish villa was designed with al fresco living in mind.

Villa Bleu Nature

Although there’s some fantastic properties and absolutely stunning scenery in this area of the island, we'd also recommend hiring a car and driving south along the east coast of the island down to Porto Vecchio.

This drive takes around 2.5 hours; however the views along the way are breathtaking. You can also make a slight detour and spend some time inland in the Corsican mountains.

Once you’ve reached Porto Vecchio, we recommend staying at Villa Terra Vecchia. A modern villa for up to six guests, there’s a private pool and sunbathing deck with spectacular countryside views. Here, you’re just 6km from the town, and only 13km from Santa Giulia Beach – one of the best in the south.

Villa Terra Vecchia 

Porto Vecchio

Santa Giulia Beach


Hotel holidays from Manchester

Those looking for a hotel holiday in and around Bastia will be spoilt for choice. In Bastia itself, the 4-star Hôtel des Gouverneurs is set right within the city's historical citadel and offers an indoor pool and a bar with a panoramic terrace.

Alternatively, travel west towards St Florent to be tempted by the likes of Hôtel La Roya, a beautifully styled beachfront hotel with a gastronomic restaurant – one of the best in town!

Hôtel des Gouverneurs


Hôtel La Roya


If a holiday to Corsica fits the bill and you’re looking to travel from Manchester, take a look at our website for more inspiration, or browse our complete range of accommodation in Calvi and L’Ile Rousse, St Florent and the north east, or L'Extrême Sud in the south.

If you’d rather talk to someone directly about your holiday requirements, call our knowledgeable reservations team on 01489 866931.


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