Situated in the small, secluded village of Tizzano on the south western coast of Corsica, the recently built Résidence Mare e Macchia is the ideal base for an off-the-beaten-track getaway by the sea. With only 16 apartments and views across the coastline below, the atmosphere at Mare e Macchia is pretty laid-back and would appeal to both couples and families alike.
Designed in a Mediterranean style and well equipped with air-conditioning throughout, the apartments comprise two bedrooms, a large open-plan living area and a private terrace with glimpses of the sea. Pretty thatched parasols and plenty of sunloungers are dotted around the shared pool, while Tizzano’s sandy beach is just a short walk away, along a tree shaded footpath. There is a string of more secluded coves nearby and walking enthusiasts will love the coastal path leading to Capu di Senetosa and Campomoro, which offer some of the wildest and most stunning coastal scenery in Corsica.
Sartène, said to be “the most Corsican of Corsican towns”, is within easy reach for a day trip, as are the beaches of Tralicettu and Roccapina, both blessed with soft, white sand and crystal-clear water. For an evening out, try L’Escale, a popular restaurant by the marina or venture out to Propriano for a greater choice of amenities and livelier atmosphere.