Corsica: Family Holiday

A little slice of heaven (out of peak season)

Corsica is a low-stress destination if you are travelling with children. With a flight time of less than two hours and good weather lasting from May until October, there are many reasons why Corsica is great for families. The beaches in Corsica are very attractive with hundreds to choose from. The fine white sands and warm, crystal clear waters are great for families. Twenty five of Corsica’s beaches have life guards so it may be good to get a beach guide. The wide variety of scenery, from deserted, as well as bustling, beaches to mountain villages and forests, makes the island appealing to all ages. It’s a good idea to hire a car as public transport isn’t too frequent and it will make life a lot easier. The roads in Corsica are often better than those in the UK. You will be able to pack in a variety of land and water activities in Corsica. From snorkelling in the warm waters to cycle rides and exploring the nature reserves Corsica has lots to offer. On a drive or train ride up to the mountains you will come across the island’s wild cows, sheep, goats and even wild boar. Although hotels in Corsica always welcome children, the majority of families opt for self-catering because of space and flexibility. Private villas offer plenty of space for families to relax, and many villas have pools. Note that some hotels will charge for a cot. Babysitting in hotels is quite rare so if you do want this option check before booking. Eating out with the family in Corsica is can be a great experience. To keep costs down you will see well priced set menus where children are very positively welcomed. Corsicans love children, and while eating out isn't cheap, a good children's menu is no more expensive than in the UK. As Corsica is closely linked with Italy there’ll be good pizzas and pasta dishes on the menu as well as Steak Haché (Burger Steak).