Corsica, France

Where to stay in Southern Corsica

Planning a trip to Corsica and want to make sure you have the best experience possible? It all starts with finding the best accommodation! If you’re questioning where you should situate yourself and stay on your trip to Corsica, you’ve come to the right place.

This article is going to talk about where to stay in southern Corsica. I will share with you our personal choice of accommodation as well as some other options around the 2 common areas to situate yourself: Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio.

For each place to stay, I highlight its rating as well as some features that make it stand out from the others. Each accommodation includes free parking because, I’ll explain below, having a car in Corsica is absolutely essential.

By the end of this, I hope you find accommodations that work perfectly for you and your trip!

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Tips for visiting Corsica

🚗 You NEED to rent a car. Public transportation is basically non-existent on Corsica. You can either bring your own car on a ferry departing from mainland France (the popular port is Marseille) or if you’re flying to Corsica, rent a car. It is the only way you’ll be able to get around, see the sites and visit the beaches. You can also visit Corsica using a camping car! This is a really popular choice and there are a lot of campsites to choose from! For my most recent road trips, we’ve renting our cars from, it’s been the easiest way to find the best deal!

💰Corsica is known for being expensive. Keep in mind that Corsica is known for being a rather expensive holiday compared to mainland France. Food and accommodations are typically more expensive. The best way to keep your expenses low is to stay in a place where you can prepare your own meals and bring picnics to Corsica’s beaches. But remember to leave no trace!

🗺️ Visit either the south or the north of the island. Don’t overestimate the size of Corsica! Typically, French people have a favorite side of the island, either the north or the south. But if you want to experience it all, you should allot enough time to get the full experience. I’d advise at least one week for each side of the island minimum depending on how much you want to see and do!



Where we stayed in Corsica

left: a wooden table sits empty on a covered porch with a beautiful view of the Corsican countryside in the background middle: a girl is in a swimming pool with her back to the camera overlooking the lush garden right: a barbecue sits with smoke coming out of the top and the magnificent Corsican countryside in the background

Entire villa in Porto-Vecchio, France

11-minute drive from Porto-Vecchio

👩🏼‍🍳 Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and living room

🏊🏻 Pool included

⭐️ 4.88 stars on Airbnb

We chose this particular Airbnb because we were looking for a full apartment, with a beautiful view and a pool. We found everything we needed in this Airbnb! It is very well equipped and was perfect for our 2-week stay. Probably one of the best parts for us was how warm and welcoming the hosts were; 10/10 recommend!

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A computer sites on a wooden table on a porch. In the background there is the faint hint of rolling hills with trees and bushes right up to the edge of the porch.

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Where to stay in Porto Vecchio

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Hotel San Giovanni (budget to mid-range) 

6-minute drive to Porto-Vecchio

🏊🏼‍♂️ Pool and sauna on site

👧🏼 Great for families

⭐️ 416 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor

If you’re a family looking for where to stay near Porto Vecchio in Corsica, the Hotel San Giovanni is a great option! It is located just outside of the city and is surrounded by nature. For children, there is a pool, a park, and plenty of games. While for adults there is a jacuzzi, sauna, and spa. It really looks like a little peaceful oasis! This family-run hotel was also awarded Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor in 2023!

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Hotel Costa Salina (mid-range)

4-minute drive from Porto-Vecchio

🌱 Fresh produce from the vegetable garden for the on-site restaurant

🧖🏼‍♀️ Spa services available

⭐️ 480 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor

This 4-star hotel is located right on the Porto-Vecchio harbor. The Hotel Costa Salina is appealing to both couples and families as they have services and interests for both! Its location is particularly great as it’s only 15 minutes walk away from the Porto-Vecchio old town! The rooms either offer a city, mountain, ocean, or pool view – beauty surrounds it on all sides! This hotel was awarded Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor in 2023.

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left: dried meats sit waiting to be purchased at a Corsican market middle: a building face is covered in hanging plants right: a quiet empty street in Porto Vecchio in Corsica


Hotel Roi Theodore & Spa (luxury)

6-minute drive from Porto-Vecchio

🍽️ Gourmet restaurant on-site

💖 Perfect for couples

⭐️537 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor

The Hotel Roi Theodore & Spa looks absolutely divine! This beautifully decorated hotel is equipped with a spa, 2 swimming pools, and a fine dining experience. Even browsing through the photos of the rooms, you can already feel the charming yet luxurious atmosphere this 4-star hotel emits! This hotel is perfect for those looking for a complete romantic getaway! This hotel was also awarded Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor in 2023.

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Where to stay in Bonifacio

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A Cheda (budget to mid-range)

7-minute drive from Bonifacio

🌱 They have an Ecolabel certification

🐶 Dog friendly

⭐️ 487 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor

The A Cheda Hotel has been awarded an Ecolabel certification based on its efforts to minimize its environmental impact. Their restaurant uses organic produce, the infrastructure has been built from recycled materials or eco-managed forests, and has many efforts to preserve electricity and water. You can also find fine dining and relaxation services! It truly sounds like a perfect escape!

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Hotel Solemare (mid-range)

5-minute drive from Bonifacio

♿️ Accessible rooms

🌊 Excellent views

⭐️ 229 5-reviews on TripAdvisor

The Hotel Solemare describes itself as chic and I must totally agree with that description. From the poolside, you can admire a magnificent view of the Bonifacio citadel and the lounge and bar offer a stylish space to admire the view of the harbor. Personally, what drew me to this hotel was the rooms! They are all so colorful, stylish and offer a harbour or marina view. Who doesn’t love a room with a view? This hotel was also awarded Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor in 2023.

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left: a view of the Bonifacio citadel from the port with palm trees on either side of the phot middle: an empty street in Bonifacio with a church's belltower at the end of the road right: a girl stands in the foreground fixing her hair, behind her is the jagged coastline leading towards Bonifacio sitting on a cliff in the distance


Residence Casarina (mid-range)

11-minute drive from Bonifacio

🚚 Food truck on-site

🐶 Dog friendly

⭐️ 175 5-reviews on TripAdvisor

The Residence Casarina is beautifully situated with countryside to one side and ocean views to the other. You can find a variety of options on-site. Whether you are looking for a room, an apartment, or your own private villa – there are beautiful views and spacious available for all! Plus, they are 300 meters away from the beach, you really can’t get any better than that!

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Hotel Cala Di Greco (luxury)

11-minute drive from Bonifacio

☕️ Breakfast included

🛥️ Excursions available

⭐️ 592 5-reviews on TripAdvisor

This is definitely the most luxurious option on this list and is quite the place to splurge on! Your stay at the Hotel Cala di Greco comes with a buffet breakfast and several other exciting services including boat and electric bike rental. And of course, you can also find 2 pools, a jacuzzi, and a spa on site! If you’re traveling with a group, you can also inquire about their villa which can house up to 8 people! This hotel was awarded Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor in 2023.

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Need help planning your trip to Corsica

Where to stay in Corsica

Deciding where to stay in Corsica can be a bit tricky if you are torn between seeing the north or south. For visiting the south of Corsica, I highly recommend staying near Bonifacio or Porto-Vecchio. Everything worth visiting is in a pretty close proximity and its nice to be near a larger city to experience the local markets and eat at a restaurant from time to time.

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