Santa Giulia Palace

Overview

Santa Giulia Palace

Situated amongst extensive Mediterranean gardens, lawned and hedged with oleander bushes, Santa Giulia Palace offers comfortable accommodation in a sought-after location. Just a short walk downhill lies one of the most magnificent beaches on the island, with white sands gently shelving off into the sea; this is a beach lover’s paradise.

The residential complex is set on the hillside and most apartments afford superb views out towards the turquoise blue waters of Santa Giulia bay. With fresh, modern interiors and excellent service on site, these apartments are the perfect choice for a beach holiday. Facilities include a large swimming pool, a lap pool for Premium guests, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and daily bread service (on request and payable locally).

For the more active guests, a wide variety of water sports are available on the beach and there are tennis courts nearby. Although the supermarket and central Porto Vecchio are a short drive away, there are a couple of restaurants around the beach area and a small shop selling basic groceries. Santa Giulia Palace is a perfect choice for couples or a small family looking for the ultimate beach escape in Corsica.

Whats Included:

  • Return flights
  • Car hire
  • FREE Airport Lounge
  • 23kg luggage

Facilities

Things to see and do

Old Porto Vecchio

The old Genoese walled town still seduces visitors with its picturesque narrow streets and the austerity of its high stone houses that are set within the Citadel's ramparts. Wander the ancient streets, the Borgo, where you can see the enormous twisted tree of the Place de la République, the 19th century church of St-Jean Baptiste and the gallery housed within the Bastion di A Funtana Vecchia. Experience live Corsican music and soak up the local atmosphere. Amongst the best venues is 'la Taverne du Roi', which is tucked away in the citadel of Porto Vecchio. Many restaurants also host a Corsican night once a week featuring a local band - look out for posters or ask your representative for up-to-date information.

Porto Vecchio Marina

Within a few minutes walk of the old town, the marina lined with cafés is an excellent place to enjoy a leisurely drink during those hot summer evenings. There is also a variety of boat trips on offer with tours around the beautiful coastline.

Horse riding

Go horse riding on Palombaggia or San Ciprianu beach early morning, a truly memorable experience.

L'Ospedale and Col de Bavella

Drive inland more than 1200m up to the spectacular Col de Bavella, one of the most dramatic passes in Corsica with stunning views across extensive forest, ocean and mountains. Also visit the surrounding mountain villages in the area. Try canyoning or take a dip in a rock pool in the rivers of the Bavella massif. There are many walks through the forests to the hidden waterfalls of the Alta Rocca, including Piscia di Gallo, or Cockerall falls. A short drive inland from Porto Vecchio will bring you to the Ospédale forest, and some great spots for a picnic.

Prehistoric settlements

Explore the prehistoric settlements of Casteddu d'Araggiu, just north of Porto Vecchio above the hamlet of Palavesa - a well-preserved site dating back from 1500BC. The views from here over the Gulf of Porto Vecchio are truly spectacular. Should you wish to venture further afield, the prehistoric sites of Cucuruzzu and Capula near Levie are also worth the detour.

Mountain restaurant

Try one of the mountain restaurants and indulge your tastebuds with mountain food. Amongst our recommendations are 'le Refuge' near the Lac de l'Ospedale or 'A Pignata' in the village of Levie.

Bonifacio

At Corsica’s southernmost point, the fortress town of Bonifacio sits in an isolated location perched high on a limestone plateau and surrounded by an expanse of maquis. Mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey, the precipitous white cliffs overhang the turquoise waters below and are honeycombed with old watery grottoes. Established in 833, the old town is rich in history with its dramatic Citadel, ramparts and maze of narrow cobbled streets. The newer harbour has a more Italian flair with an abundance of cafés and restaurants dotted along the Quai Comparetti – the perfect spot to watch the yachts set sail.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Facilities in hotel

  • Two shared pools with children’s pool area and sauna (25m x 10m)
  • Lap pool and Jacuzzi (only for guests staying in Premium apartments)
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Barbecue (excluding studios)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Daily bread service (on request and payable locally).

Hand Picked By

Leah Vooght

Unspoilt, un-commercialised and truly beautiful. I discovered Corsica only a few years ago and fell in love with it. It’s an Island of immense natural beauty, with stunning coastlines, clear turquoise waters, breath-taking mountain scenery, medieval villages and chic seaside resorts which capture the hearts of returning visitors year after year. The great news is that you can now fly to Corsica direct from Bristol Airport, which is a real bonus.

Leah Vooght

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departures for 2021 & 2022
  • Board Basis: Self catering
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Departure Airport: London
  • Guide Price: From £954pp
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