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.


Where to go

Medieval house and lavendar


France is essentially the perfect destination for a luxury holiday – a fact born out by the statistics that the country is the most visited on earth year after year.

Sunset at Corsica


Take two of our favourite countries – France and Italy – blend their cultures (and particularly cuisines), plonk the resulting Franco-Italian population onto a staggeringly beautiful island in the Mediterranean and hey presto, you have Corsica.

Where to stay

Les Bergeries de Palombaggia

Les Bergeries de Palombaggia

This chic boutique hotel is located just above Palombaggia Beach, arguably one of the best beaches on Corsica.

La Signoria

La Signoria

Located just outside the town of Calvi, La Signoria has the best of both worlds – it’s at the foot of the Corsican mountains, yet close to the beach.

Domaine de Murtoli

Domaine de Murtoli

Off the beaten track and deep in the Murtoli landscape, Domaine de Murtoli is a hamlet of rustic Corsican cottages.

Les Mouettes

Les Mouettes

A 19th century boutique hotel located on the seafront in Ajaccio Bay, Les Mouettes is simply charming.

U Palazzu Serenu

U Palazzu Serenu

Part luxury lodgings, part art gallery, U Palazzu Serenu is a sophisticated boutique hotel in northern Corsica near the city of Bastia.

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