Extensive gardens, a private beach, a back drop of mountains... the setting is perfect for this unusual hotel with its minimalist architecture and sleek elegance. The clear bright light of Corsica floods into Casa del Mar – the name means 'the sea house' – and into the rooms that all look out over the blue waters of the Mediterranean.
A part of the Design Hotels group, the modern structure of glass, stone and red cedarwood is the work of the architect Jean-François Bodin and, although quite unlike anything else to be found on the island, the unobtrusive low-lying building harmonises discreetly with its surroundings. The interior houses 34 rooms and suites in soft, natural shades, which all feature large windows, stone floors and cedarwood decks overlooking the bay of Porto Vecchio. The interior decor includes classic furniture designs such as Rietveld and Le Corbusier and bright splashes of primary colours.
There are a number of dining options, including the fine Mediterranean cuisine of the Michelin starred restaurant. Enjoy a cocktail on the beach, go water skiiing, scuba diving, horse riding, jet skiing, or even hire a classy Itama 48 yacht for a day for a pleasure trip for up to 10 people. Or simply focus on the balance between body and spirit and indulge yourself with a luxurious treatment at the hotel spa.
Further information: Casa del Mar