Enjoy Corsica at its best at La Plage Casadelmar
Corsica is an island of mountains and surf, where the headlands and the beaches rise up to the forests of holm oak. On the southeastern shores of Corsica lies the Benedettu Peninsula and the city of Porto Vecchio, the “Old Port,” and this is where you will find the five-star luxury boutique beach hotel, La Plage Casadelmar. Open since 2012, La Plage was the result of the extraordinary success of its parent estate, the Hotel Casadelmar, which stands one mile across the Bay of Porto Vecchio along the Picovaggia Road.
The two sister manors constantly exchange visitors through the services of Azur Privileges, a boat rental business with docks at each facility, and the Michelin two star restaurant and the spa services at the Hotel are open to visitors from La Plage, just as the long beach at La Plage is open to guests from the Hotel. The hotel staff and Azur will also be glad to arrange bespoke tours of the area, including fishing excursions, skiing, and other water sports. The decks and the rustic cobblestone masonry of La Plage disguise an interior designed in a white foundation and splashed everywhere with bright primary colors, all of which encourage the sense of playfulness needed for a good stay at the beach. During your time at La Plage, enjoy the Library in the hotel’s lounge, and when the sun goes down, order a drink on the red and blond wooden deck above the beach, which faces southwest, and take in the extraordinary beauty of the Corsican sun setting behind the mountains in the distance.
Relaxing in a Resort By the Sea
La Plage Casadelmar is a small hotel, but its sandy beach is large, with a fine rocky headland at the eastern end. There are a total of fifteen guestrooms on the estate, and each of them offers either a garden or a sea view. The superior suites feature terraces and larger spaces, and every room is equipped with lavish designer toiletries and amenities. Designed by Jean François Bodin, many of the guestrooms are calmly laid out in beige and sandy tones, reflecting the natural surroundings of the estate, and providing an interesting contrast to the brightness and color of the lobby, while the Deluxe Sea View Suite is as flashy at the rest of the hotel. A 16-meter long outdoor infinity pool is located by the central building, and all guests enjoy full access to both the Spa and Boutique at the Hotel Casadelmar.
Exploring the Island of Corsica
When you make your way to the long strand of the beach at La Plage Casadelmar, you will find a series of sun loungers and parasols waiting for you. A rocky headland to the east end of the sands cries out for clambering play, and the boats of Azur Privilege await your call. Bespoke scuba diving charters can be arranged to suit your level of expertise, and the hotel can easily book helicopter tours of the island. Corsica is filled with beautiful and rugged low mountains, perfect for hiking, and horseback expeditions to the interior are also available on a bespoke basis. After a day touring Corsica, a fine meal at the La Plage Restaurant and Grill will provide a perfect finish to the day. The world should be better acquainted with the beauty and the warmth of Corsica, and La Plage will provide you with an invigorating, luxurious introduction to this little known island in the Mediterranean Sea.