Casa Paradisu

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Calvi & la Balagne  |  L'Ile Rousse

17 rooms, sleeps up to 4

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5 star luxury nestled in a beautiful oasis on the water's edge, close to charming L’Ile Rousse.

Casa Paradisu is a peaceful haven on the north coast of Corsica, offering guests a luxurious holiday in beautiful surroundings. Comprising just 17 rooms and suites, this is the ideal hotel for couples to treat themselves to a well-deserved escape. With a boutique feel combined with contemporary luxury, each room is furnished to the highest standards with fresh and light tones. Guests can unwind on their private balcony or terrace, looking over the immaculate gardens and the coast beyond.

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With a delightful backdrop of sea and mountains, the two infinity pools are the perfect place to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine, with comfortable loungers dotted around the deck.

The bar offers welcome refreshments throughout the day, while guests can enjoy balmy evenings on the open terrace with delicious local wines or signature cocktails. The fine-dining restaurant offers tastes of the island in charming surroundings and is the perfect place to unwind after a day's exploring or sunbathing.

For those seeking pure indulgence, there is a new on-site spa, specially created for guests to enjoy a treat of extra holiday tranquillity.

Car hire is also included in packages to this hotel, making it easy for guests to enjoy the local area, and there really is plenty to discover. Explore charming L’Ile Rousse, with its beautiful beach, classic market square and wide array of bars and restaurants. A short drive away you will find the historic mountain villages of the Balagne with stunning coastal views and, perhaps best visited by train from the nearby station, the great port town of Calvi, with its ancient citadel and picturesque marina. 

 

Good to know

  • No local charges to pay as the Taxe de Séjour is included in the price of your holiday

  • There is a 100m walk through the hotel's gate to the sea, the sandy beach of L'lle Rousse is 2km away.

  • 20-minute walk to the train station

 

Facilities in hotel

Two swimming pools (heated in low season), restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, massage menu (payable locally), car park, electric vehicle charging point.

Facilities in room

En-suite walk-in shower and bathtub, wc, television, minibar, safe, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, toiletries, balcony or terrace.

Location

  • Beach: L'Ile Rousse 2km, rocky cove 100m
  • Restaurants: On site, L'Ile Rousse 2km
  • Shops: L'Ile Rousse 1km
  • Main Town: L'Ile Rousse 2km
  • Airports: Calvi 25km, Bastia 70km

Rooms at Casa Paradisu

Chambre Classique

From £1,375pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Chambre Deluxe

From £1,865pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Suite Classique

From £2,264pp

Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)

   

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Suite Deluxe

From £2,579pp

Sleeps up to 4 

   

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Named after the islets that blush a deep russet red in the sunset, L'lle Rousse is a laid-back seaside town with a central square, lively cafés, restaurants and ice-cream parlours. With one of the warmest microclimates in Corsica, thanks to the sheltering Balagne hills that surround the town, and three gently shelving large beaches in close proximity, L'Ile Rousse is an ideal spot for a summer holiday.

BEACHES

L’lle Rousse
The town beach of L'Ile Rousse can be very busy in the peak of the summer and has excellent facilities with cafés, restaurants and sunloungers lining the beach. If you're prepared to wander a little further, you can generally find a quiet spot. Another benefit of its size is that it is generally patrolled. It's a fine yellow sand beach and the water is a gorgeous clear blue. There are good opportunities here for water sports.

Bodri
Just west of L’Ile Rousse, Bodri Plage is an unspoilt beach, a walk through the maquis and over the railway line. The walk is worth it, as the beach has almost white sand and a turquoise sea.

Baie de Giunchetu
A short walk further west, around the rocky Punta di Genebre you will find this beach. It is slightly less picturesque, but larger.

FESTIVALS

Festimare
A celebration of the sea held in L'Ile Rousse every May. In addition to fish and seafood produce, there are many activities for children as well as scientific stands, competitions, exhibitions and workshops.

Estivoce in Pigna 
Estivoce is a celebration of Corsican music and arts with concerts of polyphonic music from June to September with many of the celebrations being in July.

Foire de l'Amandier in Aregno
Held in the Balagne village of Aregno every August, the Foire de l’Amandier includes tastings, painting exhibitions, events for children and cooking contests all based around the almond and its trees.

Fiera di l’Artigiani in Felicetu
The craftsmen of the Strada di l’Artigiani congregate to celebrate their crafts every August.

Fiera di u Sumere in Sant’Antonino
Celebrating the donkey in August, the only form of transport in the cobbled winding streets of this mountain village. Take a donkey ride around the village to view the picturesque surroundings and magnificent views.

Rencontres Polyphoniques in Calvi 
Polyphonic singing is at the heart of Corsican culture every September in Calvi and singers from around the world perform in the citadel at the Rencontres Polyphoniques.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

L’Ile Rousse old town
Wander the streets and make sure you take a trip to the market held every morning in a majestic covered market place. The produce is local and fresh and includes fish, vegetables, local honey, charcuterie and cheeses. There are ample restaurants to choose from in the narrow streets and around the main square beneath the plane trees and the silver sand of L’Ile Rousse beach is very tempting.

'Le Petit Train'
For the young or the old take a trip on 'Le Petit Train' a tourist train of L’Ile Rousse which will show you the sites at a leisurely pace.

Visit Calvi and the Citadel
Calvi's social life focuses on the many restaurants and cafés of the quai landry which is a large seafront walkway that links the marina and the port effortlessly. To get the best possible feel of the town, this is the place to be! A walk up through the narrow passageways off quai landry will take you to rue Clemenceau where you will find an array of restaurants and souvenir shops plenty. Further walking will present the Ste-Marie-Majeure, built in 1774.

L’lle Rousse to Calvi by train
This regular service allows you to explore the coastline to the west of L’lle Rousse, stopping at all of the beaches en route. The line, built in the 1880s and 1890s hugging the coast is undoubtedly one of the world's most scenic railways. The complete journey takes approximately 50 minutes, and depending on the time of year travelling, there are between five and 10 return journeys a day.

Monticello
This is the village where it is believed that Christopher Columbus's mysterious mother was born. The village has a couple of charming restaurants and sports facilities. You can enjoy pony trekking through the Balagne hills to discover the area’s true natural beauty.

Explore the mountain villages of Haute-Balagne
Drive on the mountain roads that meander up to the fortress villages clinging to the hillsides and take in the astounding views across the maquis-carpeted mountains down to the coastline below. You can also follow the craft trail 'Strada di l'Artigiani' and sample the local specialities en route.

Sant'Antonino
Explore the narrow streets of Sant'Antonino, the oldest inhabited village in Corsica and labelled as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'. The village affords 360° views of the surrounding countryside and coast, has several restaurants, a local produce shop and the famous ‘maison du citron’ (run by Mr Antonino), which serves excellent citron pressé.