Relaxation, Luxury, and Adventure in Corsica
We have put together a guide of the top 5 places to visit and things to do on your Luxury Villa Vacation in Villa Luna with Amazon Creek.
With incredible beaches and breath-taking mountain scenery, Corsica never ceases to amaze. With both French and Italian flavours, fantastic cuisine and a friendly atmosphere, this island will capture your heart. Its unique appeal sets it apart from the crowded Mediterranean resorts, it is the perfect mixture of adventure, luxury, and relaxation!
The ultimate luxury for your Corsican vacation is of course a stay in our stunning Villa Luna. This magnificent luxury villa overlooks Palombaggia beach, close to the trendy town of Porto Vecchio, and sits on a quiet hillside, surrounded by stunning scenery and unrivalled sea views.
Sunsets across the large outdoor pool with jaw-dropping views will be the highlight of your stay. Carefully designed to work within the natural surroundings and complete with comfortable loungers, the pool may well be as far as you wish to ever travel from the villa. However, we just know you are going to love exploring this beautiful island and these are our top 5 places must have experiences!
This beautiful town dates to the 14th century and is worth visiting during your stay at Villa Luna. The fortified hilltop old town has many narrow-cobbled streets with eclectic luxury boutiques, excellent restaurants, and numerous bars. There is also a marina, with many beautiful boats to admire. We recommend you choose one of the lovely wine bars or restaurants to sit at and watch the yachts, and world, go by.
You can also hire boats to take you out to see the ‘Bouches de Bonifacio; stunning cliffs and caves with views of the old town, best viewed from the sea. Your skipper will personalise the adventure; stop and have a swim, head off to a deserted island for a picnic lunch and enjoy sunset drinks looking back at the island.
There are a variety of historic buildings to visit in the ‘Haute Ville’ of the town. Bastion de l’Etendard is a remnant of the fortifications built in the aftermath of the town’s siege in 1533. The 14th century Eglise Ste-Marie Majeure is worth a visit, as is the gothic church Eglise St Dominique. There is a legendary 187 step staircase running down the citadel to the sea, The Escalier du Roi d’Aragon.
2. Ospidale Forest
Escape into the hills to the charming little town of L’Ospedale, surrounded by beautiful forests, lakes, and waterfalls. The journey takes a good 40 minutes from the villa, but is well wort the drive, with stunning views of Porto Vecchio along the way.
The town of Ospidale itself is small and charming; located at 900m and surrounded by beautiful mountains. The Foret de L’Ospedale is well worth exploring; there are a variety of short walks through the forest and with plenty of places to park along the road, you can choose your starting point. Adventurous hikers can head out for half or full day treks, accessing beautiful waterfalls and lakes. While thrill seekers can get their adrenalin rush bunggie jumping, quad biking or canyoning. Families looking for adventure can explore the forest rope course.
Barrage de L’Ospedale
A few kilometers further along from the town, is the vast lake of the Barrage L’Ospedale, a man-made reservoir supplying Porto-Vechhio with water. Encircled by dramatic mountains and ines, this is a beautiful location and well-worth a stop. There are parking areas all along the lake although the best views are from the parking at the far end of the reservoir.
Xtrem Sud have set up an adventure park in the middle of the forest, just before the large lake, Barrage de L’Ospidale. The Ospedale adventure course is a series of platforms, cables and ropes that allow you to move from tree to tree safely and playfully on routes arranged a few meters from the ground and dotted with obstacles: zip lines, Tarzan creepers, monkey bridges, Himalayan bridges. Adventure suitable for the whole family!
3. Palombaggia Beach
Just a 10 minute walk from Villa Luna, Palombaggia is the closest beach, which has been voted top 10 in Europe. Palombaggia comprises 3 beaches with the largest being our closest beach. Fantastic restaurants, rock pools, beautiful white sand and turquoise waters make Palombaggia the perfect place to relax for a day at the beach. You can stand-up paddle board or take a jet ski out, but whatever you do, we can promise it will be relaxing.
Palombaggia offers a stunning panorama of the Cerbicale. These five bare islands, popular with birds and often bitten by the winds are classified nature reserve. This natural beauty extends south to the Cape of Acciaghju with beaches Tamaricciu and Acciaghju on-frequented in summer.
4. Boat trip around the island
Embark on a magnificent cruise in the South of Corsica. From Porto-Vecchio or Bonifacio, for a full day, half day, or sunset dinner cruise. You can discover the reserves of Cerbicales, the Lavezzi Islands, through the cliffs of Bonifacio. With a choice of sailboat, motor boat, or even a fishing vessel for half day fishing trips followed by secluded beach picnics. Private cruises around the Extreme South of Corsica and the north of Sardinia provide unrivaled views of the archipelago of the Maddalena Islands and the Lavezzi Islands.
5. The Cavu Valley
Located in the town of Zonza, in the heart of the Corsica Regional Natural Park, the San Martinu valley is a haven of peace, a place to discover unspoiled nature. It offers many possibilities for activities, from walking to hiking or mountain biking, as well as the possibility of eating in the shade of the maquis. The Cavu river also offers magnificent natural pools known for their calm and beauty. Take a dip in the crystal clear water that forms natural pools, you'll be surprised at how warm the water can be!