Grand Hôtel Cala Rossa


L'Extrême Sud  |  Cala Rossa

42 rooms - Each sleeps up to 2
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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

An exclusive beachside hotel, Grand Hotel Cala Rossa exudes an intimate, exclusive feel.

Situated overlooking one of the most prestigious bays on the island and with stunning sea views, Grand Hôtel Cala Rossa is indeed a grand hotel in the best sense, standing in beautiful, extensive grounds and gardens, a dreamlike seaside setting of straw huts, fine sand and turquoise waters. All in all, the Grand Hôtel Cala Rossa is one of our most highly recommended hotels and particularly suited to couples and honeymooners.

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The beachside bar and restaurant offers well-deserved refreshments and snacks or that much needed break from the midday sun. If you can tear yourself away from your sunlounger for long enough, the hotel’s own private jetty offers you water sports, deep-sea outings and island discoveries making sure you have every opportunity to appreciate the Gulf of Porto Vecchio that little bit more. 

The cuisine at Grand Hôtel Cala Rossa's restaurant is renowned all over the island. Seasonally inspired food, where the vegetables are picked fresh from the garden, the fish and seafood selections come straight from the angler’s fishing expeditions the night before and the choice of meat will have you contemplating what to choose for some time!

This luxurious hotel has a very exclusive and intimate feel with each of the bedrooms individually styled. To pamper yourself just that little bit more, you can retreat into in the hotel’s on-site spa where a range of pampering beauty treatments are offered in the boutique: from hot stone massages, body wraps, face, hand and feet treatments to body wraps and a hydra jet bath. There is also a full fitness programme, a sauna and steam bath, and even a hairstylist to complete the ultimate holiday beauty package. 

Official local hotel rating: 5 star


Good to know

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

  • There is a vegetable garden to supply the hotel's kitchen

  • Smart dress code for evening dining - gentlemen are required to wear long trousers after 7pm

  • Occasional live music in the bar

  • It is recommended to book any beauty treatments in advance

  • The indoor pool, sauna and hammam are adult only

  • Boat rental, walking and hiking maps and guides are available from the in-house concierge



Facilities in hotel

Restaurant I Piattini for dinner (smart dress code after 7pm) and Restaurant La Pinède for lunch or dinner, private beach, private jetty, Spa Nucca (featuring indoor pool measuring 15m x 6m with a maximum depth of 2m, a range of treatments and massages, Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna for adults only) gym, hair salon, water sports, boutique, lift, parking, courtesy area for any early arrivals / late departures, electric vehicle charging point.

Facilities in room

En-suite bathroom, television, telephone, DVD player, minibar, safe, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi.


  • Beach:On the beach
  • Restaurants: On site, 1km
  • Shops: 500m
  • Main Town: Porto Vecchio 10km
  • Airport: Figari 34km

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Rooms at Grand Hôtel Cala Rossa

Grand Comfort Room

From £2,255pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Standard Room

From £1,800pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Junior Suite Oriu

From £2,437pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Junior Suite Pinu

From £2,437pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Suite Scopa

From £2,696pp

Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)


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Suite Eddera

From £3,039pp

Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)


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About the Local Area


Cala Rossa is the most prestigious area on the Island. Only accessible through the huge gates that lead into the resort , unless you are a resident, no access is allowed. Containing a lovely amount of little coves, for people to explore, it’s a truly beautiful area, and situated just 15 mins drive from Porto Vecchio, you have plenty of livelier places to appreciate.


Cala Rossa
A beautiful bay of reddish sand and turquoise waters. Fantastic to explore with its many tiny coves and because the area is not accessible unless you are a resident, it is never crowded. The perfect way to relax and appreciate the area.

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. 

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.


Fête de la Saint Jean Baptiste - Porto Vecchio, June
Celebration of the Patron Saint of Porto Vecchio to mark the end of the harvest season.

Festi Lumi - Bonifacio, July
A magical festival of lights across the streets of Bonifacio with concerts and a light show taking place at the weekend.

Festa di Luddarreddu - Porto Vecchio, July
"U Luddarreddu", a historical figure made of straw and cork, will be paraded through the streets of Porto Vecchio and set alight on the Place de la République to celebrate the end of the hot and difficult conditions in which local artisans and farmers have to work in July.

Les Médiévales de Levie - Levie, early September
A medieval fair that will transport you back to ancient times. On the programme: medieval tournaments, street parades, equestrian displays, music and crafts.

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


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 Vecchia. 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'Ospedale 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.

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.