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10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

Why you should pick Corsica for your next Family Holiday in a Villa!

During the first week of the Summer holidays in July we spent a week in a family friendly villa in Corsica with Simpson Travel.  It was an absolutely glorious week jam packed week with swimming, beaches, food and wine and a little adventure thrown in too.

So here are 10 Reasons why you should book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica next year.

1.  Flight time is less than 2 hours!

We flew early on a Sunday morning from Heathrow into Figari, an airport to the South of Corsica, and we were in Corsica in less than 2 hours! It was easy and quick with a fabulous relaxed flight with British Airways.  When you are travelling with kids an easy flight of a really short duration is always a win.

2.  Weather

The average summer weather temperature is usually a balmy 25 degrees which is great for kids, not too hot and not too cold.  We experienced some windy days at the beginning of the week but save for blowing up my dress when ideally it wouldn’t have done, this just meant that the kids stayed a little cooler on the beach and didn’t complain too much when we were wandering around exploring.  There is always ice cream to cool you down anyway!

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

3.  Activities Galore

If you don’t just fancy a week lying by the pool or the beach then Corsica is the perfect choice. Whilst we were there we saw people cycling and hiking everywhere. My girls had only just learnt to cycle so this wasn’t an option for us this time but will be in the future. We did however try out the pedalos with slides, the horse riding and even climbing in spectacular surroundings.

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

4. Beautiful Marinas

There are spectaculars marinas all over this island. During our glorious seven days we spent time in Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio both of which we loved but there are plenty more to choose from and explore.

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

5. Simply Stunning Villas

When you drive around the Island it’s difficult to see all the stunning villas that are available as they tend to be set back away from the roads and into the hills. You can see why when you get there though as the views from the villas are simply spectacular.  We adored all the swimming pool fun at Villa Laetitia but there are many many more to choose from.

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica


10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

6. Wine

I couldn’t write a top ten of reasons to book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica without mentioning the Rosé wine.  Whilst my husband wouldn’t profess to being a Rosé fan usually, there was something pretty special about the Rosé in Corsica, and if you want particular recommendations, and you’ve travelled with Simpson Travel like us, then just ask your rep as she is a wine expert!

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

7. Beaches

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

Miles and miles of quiet and beautiful beaches.  Whilst some may have pebble beaches, others enjoy beautiful fine sand with pine forests to the back for some lunchtime shade.

8. Spectacular Lakes and Rivers

Taking a drive up into the hills and finding lakes and rivers for a swim was an unexpected surprise. The girls absolutely loved swimming in the rivers and paddling in the lakes. Quieter even than the beaches and just something that little bit different.

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

9. French Italian Fusion

A French Island so close to Italy brings with it possibly the best of both countries cuisine.  Whilst wild boar and wonderful cheeses definitely grace the menus, for families the food and the restaurants seem a lot less formal than in France with a heavy Italian influence of pizza and pasta restaurants for example. There is also the ever present crepes for which the French are famous for and the islands very special honey makes for some pretty special desserts and happy children.

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

10. Crystal Blue

The sea and the sky just has a spectacular blue colour to it don’t you think! You can just spend hours gazing at it!

10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

If my 10 Reasons to Book a Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica haven’t quite persuaded you then I think this video might!  It was a pretty special trip!

NB: We were guests of Simpson Travel in Corsica but all views and opinions as ever are our own.

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Family Friendly Villa Holiday in Corsica

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

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  1. 25th September 2017 at 7:39 am — Reply

    Agree wholeheartedly. Corsica is a wonderful place #mondayescapes

  2. 25th September 2017 at 10:22 am — Reply

    Wine, beaches and amazing food…I’m sold! What great memories from your holiday too!

  3. 25th September 2017 at 10:26 am — Reply

    Corsica looks like a wonderful family friendly place to visit! Thank you for sharing! #mondayescapes

  4. Allison
    25th September 2017 at 11:51 am — Reply

    It looks like a fabulous location for a family vacation. #MondayEscapes

  5. 25th September 2017 at 12:04 pm — Reply

    You’ve convinced me! I hadn’t realised it would be such a short flight – that’s always a big plus. Having a rep who’s a wine expert is an even bigger bonus!
    It really does look beautiful.

  6. 25th September 2017 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    Didn’t know Corsica was famous for rose – sold!

  7. 25th September 2017 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    What a persuasive list of reasons. We’ve never been and I’m now very tempted! #MondayEscapes

  8. 25th September 2017 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Looks great. Never been but another place for the list!

  9. 25th September 2017 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    Well, you’ve convinced me! But then I need very little convincing to spend time on a Mediterranean island with pretty harbours, great rivers to swim in, fabulous hiking and wonderful beaches. I’ve always fancied visiting Corsica and a villa holiday seems like the perfect way to do it. #MondayEscapes

  10. 25th September 2017 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    I had no idea Corsica was such a short flight! Tbh I knew very little about it ’till I read this post – I can see that’s there lots of great reasons to pick it as a travel destination now! #MondayEscapes

  11. 25th September 2017 at 4:51 pm — Reply

    So many good reasons! I’ve visited some great beaches in Corsica but not had the chance to swim in the lakes and rivers, looks amazing. #MondayEscapes

  12. 25th September 2017 at 8:38 pm — Reply

    The Italian/French cuisine mash-up sounds very enticing! I love both countries, so I’m sure Corsica would suit us down to the ground. #MondayEscapes

  13. 25th September 2017 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    Wow! Looks like a wonderful holiday and such a fab destination for families.

  14. 25th September 2017 at 9:38 pm — Reply

    I’ve already watched your video a couple of times do you had me at ‘Corsica’! Stunning place! Yes please. #MondayEscapes

  15. 25th September 2017 at 9:50 pm — Reply

    My friend went to Corsica when we were 8 or 9 and I remember the villa company sent her a little pack to prepare before she went. It had a hand drawn map in, and photos of what it would be like. I always wanted to go since then because I did most of her prep pack with her. Now I’ve seen your photos I *really* want to go!


  16. 25th September 2017 at 11:14 pm — Reply

    I worked in Corsica one summer and it is simply stunning. I remember loving the marinas. #mondayescapes

  17. 26th September 2017 at 3:04 am — Reply

    Corsica looks wonderful from your photos. You can’t beat an average of 25 degrees, that’s pretty perfect weather. The lakes you discovered look so peaceful too!

  18. 26th September 2017 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    Love that the flight time is so reasonable. And the average of 25 degrees has me persuaded too! #MondayEscapes

  19. 26th September 2017 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    That looks an amazing place for a family holiday. I know my family would love it x #mondayescapes

  20. barjerow
    26th September 2017 at 5:36 pm — Reply

    Corsica looks a fabulous place to visit, and what a great video too!!

  21. 26th September 2017 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    Corsica looks stunning. My mum has been there a few times but I’ve never actually thought to consider it before. I didn’t realise it was only a 2 hour flight. I think I will definitely add it to my list of destinations to consider. #mondayescapes

  22. 27th September 2017 at 5:52 am — Reply

    Wow!!! Loved this post… one day we will travel to Europe and Corsica just hit the list of things to include. Coming from #MondayEscapes

  23. 27th September 2017 at 6:43 am — Reply

    Wow — so much to do in Corsica! Who knew? 🙂

  24. 27th September 2017 at 1:33 pm — Reply

    Corsica looks stunning. #MondayEscapes

  25. 27th September 2017 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    It looks just amazing I know this is something Chris would live to do and I loved following your trip x

  26. 27th September 2017 at 7:55 pm — Reply

    Looks a stunning place to visit. Another place to add to our list! #MondayEscapes

  27. 27th September 2017 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    I absolutely loved following your trip, I’m totally sold it looks like a stunning place to visit! #Mondayescapes

  28. 28th September 2017 at 10:15 am — Reply

    I will certainly consider visiting Corsica in the future after reading this. #MondayEscapes

  29. 29th September 2017 at 7:09 pm — Reply

    We used Simpson Travel alot when my teens were younger and their villas are exceptional. We never made it to Corsica but it is on my list of places to visit for a short break very soon. Thanks for hosting. #MondayEscapes

  30. 2nd October 2017 at 10:26 am — Reply

    I didn’t think of rivers and lakes when I thought of Corsica, just Mediterranean beaches. Nice to know 🙂

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