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Most people get married in summer (congrats if that’s soon to be the case, incidentally) and we at Original Travel have long believed this makes luxury European honeymoons a fine option. After all, in summer the continent is at its finest, and it means you avoid long flights and jet lag. So now you’ve settled on Europe - where specific? Well, it’s hard to go wrong with either France or Italy - two of the most romantic places on the planet - but what about an island that combines the best bits of these two honeymoon favourites? Welcome to your luxury honeymoon in Corsica.
So what are the main attractions? Well, the food, obviously,
which is an alluring 'best of' of French and Italian cuisine, but
this is also one of the most beautiful islands anywhere in the
Mediterranean. Like neighbouring Sardinia, Corsica combines
dramatic interior mountain scenery with picture perfect coastlines
and beaches, all fringed with extraordinarily blue seas that
wouldn't look out of place in the Caribbean.
You will doubtless spend time on the coast, in one of the luxury hotels in Corsica that Original Travel has specifically with honeymooners in mind, but don't rule out the wild and wooly interior. The mountainous landscape is truly dramatic, and for any couples keen on walking, the interior is criss-crossed with well marked trails, and also the GR20, the most famous of all French walking routes. This two-week walk would be a very memorable trip, but maybe not the most relaxing of honeymoon activities, so we can instead arrange a trip to one section or other for the day. We can also arrange speedboat hire for the day, as well as sailing, snorkelling and kitesurfing trips, plus guided tours of some of the fascinating ports and places on this, the island of Napoleon's birth.
One more thought - there are regular flights from Paris to Corsica (not something that can be said from the UK), so you can combine a stay in the ridiculously romantic French capital with this island idyll.