My Favourite Place: Corsica

Lindsey Childs, Charter Broker at Ocean Independence explains why Corsica is her favourite place.
Close enough to the Côte d’Azur to be visible on a bright sunny day, Corsica feels a world away when you are cruising along the stunning rugged coastline with dolphins playing in the wake, to be shortly afterwards anchored in absolute peace and tranquillity.
The most mountainous island in the Mediterranean, almost half of Corsica is dedicated to nature reserves. This is a spectacular backdrop to the 1,000 km of coastline waiting to be discovered bay hopping on a yacht.
Anchor in Girolata to get active with the watersports equipment; take an evening stroll in Rocapina; picnic on Barcaggio beach on the Cap Corse, cruise to Porto for a fantastic catch-of-the-day lunch; explore the Lavezzi Islands. In the far south Bonifacio is one of the most spectacular destinations in the Western Mediterranean, arriving by yacht cruising through a dramatic gateway of steep stone cliffs into the natural harbour is a breathtaking experience.
For the energetic, the island offers so many opportunities to get active in the crystal clear water or the mountain ranges: for utter relaxation, Corsica offers the opportunity to escape the crowds and experience spectacular scenery. Just a short hop from the vibrant Côte d’Azur or a leisurely cruise from jet-set Costa Smerelda; Corsica is a sensational destination within easy reach.
Cruise to Corsica aboard the Astondoa 102 Celtic Dawn from €49,000pw available thorough Ocean Independence