Classic and iconic, cruising along the Mediterranean coastlines is a vacation option favoured by the elite for decades. Whether it's the best bars, rustic restaurants, luxury spas or party destinations, if you're heading to shore for a night or two, you might want to try out some of the best hotels to rest your head.
Hôtel Casadelmar, Corsica
Nestled unobtrusively on the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio shoreline, the recently renovated Hôtel Casadelmar showcases Corsica’s natural beauty. Two hectares of lush, perfumed gardens afford privacy and space to the French politicians, musicians and sports stars who visit, while each of the 31 rooms offers a sprawling vista of the sea and mountain villages beyond. The interior is just as impressive, with tasteful artworks and sculptures adding pops of colour to the rosewood-and-glass decor. Anchor out, arrive by tender at its private jetty and grab a cocktail to accompany the Mediterranean sunset, followed by dinner at the island’s only two-Michelin-starred restaurant. Head chef Fabio Bragagnolo emphasises fresh local produce in his spectacular dishes: hazelnuts, game, honey, cheese and seafood all feature heavily. And if you overindulge, don’t worry: Casadelmar’s gym has floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can work o those extra calories while the island continues to bewitch you from the treadmill.