CORSICA & SARDINIA
Beaches, mountains and luxury life
Corsica & Sardinia
8 day sample itinerary
A charter in Corsica & Sardinia takes in clear turquoise waters, stunning small islands, mountainside towns and hundreds of golden beaches. The wild landscapes of Corsica are great for hiking, and Sardinia’s ultra-luxury Costa Smeralda yacht club is a favourite playground of the superyacht set.
Walk along the seaside rock wall at calvi. Explore cliffside bonifacio. Sip a cocktail at the hotel cala di volpe. dance the night away at the billionaire club
The Lavezzi Islands
Bonifacio - The Lavezzi Islands
Begin your charter in Bonifacio, a picturesque waterfront harbour with pastel-coloured houses rising up behind. Have your camera ready for the cruise out, which takes you through a fjord-like channel with iconic views of this extraordinary hilltop town. Anchor in the Lavezzi Islands, formed by huge granite blocks weathered by the elements, and dive or snorkel to discover rich marine life. Enjoy cocktails and dinner onboard, feeling totally at peace in this magical anchorage.
The Lavezzi Islands
The Lavezzi Islands - The Maddalenas
Cruise to the neighbouring Maddalena archipelago, made up of 7 large islands and 55 tiny ‘isolotti’. Take the tender to discover these castaway islands - the pristine beach of Cala Soraya on uninhabited Spargi or the islands of Budelli and Razzoli. Explore Razzoli with its granite rocks resembling petrified giants. Visit Budelli and wander its famous Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach), now a protected area. Don't miss the signature lobster dish at La Grotta on Maddalena Island.
The Maddalenas - Porto Cervo
the in crowd
Spend the day at one of the many beautiful beaches or exclusive beach clubs surrounding Porto Cervo. Visit a spa for some pampering or play a round of golf at the Pevero Golf Club. Shop in Porto Cervo itself for that perfect outfit. Head to the chic Hotel Cala di Volpe for a dinner of Michelin-quality food and fine wine before dancing the night away at the Billionaire Club.
Porto Cervo - Porto Rafael
Cruise back up the coast and anchor off the fabulous Capo d’Orso Thalasso and Spa Hotel in the luxuriant Cala Capra park. Enjoy the L’Incantu Wellness Centre with its three seawater Thalasso pools with hydromassage water-jets, or have a relaxing facial or body treatment. Visit nearby Porto Rafael, a picturesque, quiet village beloved by celebrities for its seclusion. Sip a cocktail on the pretty piazza before returning to the hotel for dinner in a choice of restaurants.
Find peace among the islands of the Maddalena archipelago, party in Porto Cervo or escape to the cool streets and Caribbean-like beaches of Corsica.
Porto Rafael - Porto Vecchio
hike, swim & party
Leave Sardinia and head back up to the pretty town of Porto Vecchio in Corsica. Enjoy a round of golf on one of the 18-hole courses or take a picnic prepared by the yacht's chef and go hiking in the Ospedale Forest. Explore the area's many pretty coves and beaches by tender and spend the afternoon on your favourite beach. In the evening, wander around the vibrant, historical town, known as the St Tropez of Corsica.
Porto Vecchio - Campomoro Bay
Bays & beaches
The word scenic does not do justice to Campomoro Bay, a calm, protected anchorage with long, sandy beaches and hillsides covered in luscious green trees. Walk along the shoreline with your camera to capture the views. Explore the bay by tender or on your yacht's paddleboards. Quiet dinner at anchor under the stars.
Campomoro Bay - Girolata Bay
Mountain walks, caves & coves
Girolata Bay, lying in the Scandola Nature Reserve and surrounded by high red rock mountains, is a wonderfully scenic and atmospheric place to spend time. Take the tender to explore the area's caves and coves. Walk up through the pine-scented mountains and snap spectacular shots of your charter yacht in the bay below. Stop for lunch in the small village of Girolata, at the Le Bel Ombra restaurant, famous for its locally caught langouste, or spiny lobster. Linger over dessert, taking in the fantastic view.
Girolata Bay - Calvi
A view to remember
Your final stop is Calvi, a charming port community with a medieval citadel. Shop in the boutiques in the old town centre, sip a coffee as you watch the world go by, or visit the Baroque pink marzipan church of Santa Maria. Disembark with a last look out over the water to the distant mountains, a wonderful and memorable view.
Though just a short hop from the Cote d’Azur, Corsica & Sardinia feel a world away when you’re cruising stunning rugged coastlines with dolphins playing in the wake.
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