Find the best place to stay — Bastia

Where to stay around Bastia?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 974 holiday lettings near Bastia. From 427 apartments to 278 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bastia for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bastia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bastia. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Eglise Ste-Marie: 1,324 holiday lettings
  • Bastia Vieux Port Marina: 1,318 holiday lettings
  • Place du Donjon: 1,329 holiday lettings
  • Church of St-Jean-Baptiste: 1,323 holiday lettings
  • Palais des Gouverneurs: 1,328 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bastia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Bastia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 427 apartments in Bastia. Our other popular types of Bastia holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 278 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 187 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 15 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including mobile homes and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bastia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 329 holiday homes with pool available in Bastia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make an apartment in Bastia your home away from home

    It is testament to Corsica's rugged rural character that the second-largest city on the island has a population of only 40,000. Only Corsica's capital Ajaccio, where HomeAway also has luxury holiday accommodation available, is larger. Apartments and villas in Bastia enjoy not only the facilities a sizeable town has to offer, but also its position as the gateway to Le Cap Corse, Corsica's wild northern peninsula unspoiled but for the occasional mountain village or medieval Genoese Tower. Bastia holiday rentals are located in a living, breathing city, which means the arcades, squares and streets provide an authentic Corsican experience rather than one manufactured for tourists. A citadel, old town, and a host of Baroque churches remind visitors they're somewhere special, and the lack of cheap plastic souvenir shops tells them they're somewhere a little different.

    Bastia accommodation consists mainly of apartments with a few villas. As one of Corsica's largest towns, Bastia has a proliferation of amenities to keep guests busy. Golf and tennis fans are well taken care of, as are keen walkers, mountain bikers and horse trekkers: le Cap Corse is a huge expanse of village-dotted mountain wilderness to explore.

    Things to do

    Beaches: Bastia apartments are located on the northern tip of the beach that runs along Corsica's immense eastern seaboard, almost unbroken for 70 miles south to Solenzara. Busier stretches near settlements provide the usual facilities for food, toilet and beach activities, while more remote areas are often nearly deserted even in the height of the season.

    Nightlife: Villas in Bastia inhabit one of the busiest nightlife scenes on Corsica, though that doesn't mean it quite matches the excesses of the French Cote d'Azur, where HomeAway also offers luxury holiday accommodation. It's primarily restaurant and café driven, with an extensive bar scene, but only a couple of nightclubs.

    Outdoor pursuits: Le Cap Corse is often called 'the island within an island', because of its remoteness. It's an incredible place to explore on foot, by bike, on horseback or by car. Though the vast majority is wilderness, there are remote mountain and costal villages to visit or stage adventures from.

    Shopping: If visitors want to shop like a Corsican, they can do much worse than Bastia. While there is the shopping infrastructure one might expect from a sizeable town, it is refreshingly lacking in tourist-trap dross. For the self-caterer, the markets are a dream come true, while speciality stores deal in local wines, olive oils, charcuterie and honey.

    Culture: The 17th-century Saint-Jean Baptiste cathedral is the largest church in Corsica, and well worth a visit. The Genoese citadel dominates the town and contains what is known as the New Town along with the Palais des Gouverneurs, from where the Genoese governed Corsica during the middle ages, now a museum.

    Weather in Bastia

    The Mediterranean climate is mild for most of the year, with temperatures soaring into the high-20s during the summer months. Bastia is worth a visit even in the winter, though, as temperatures are rarely uncomfortable and most of the rin falls in the autumn. Freezing temperatures are virtually unknown.

    Travel to Bastia

    Bastia has the main airport on the island, which couples with the ferry port to make the town Corsica's main travel hub. The airport caters to most of the major airlines, with many direct links to the UK. Ferries arrive from Nice, Toulon and Marseille, as well as the Italian ports of Genoa, Livorno, Vado Ligure and Civitavecchia.

    Attractions in and around Bastia

    Looking for places to see while you're in Bastia? Don't miss landmarks such as Church of St-Jean-Baptiste, Palais des Gouverneurs and Oratoire de la Confrerie de Sainte Croix. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at L'Arinella Beach, or experience the natural beauty of Romieu Gardens. Fun activities in the city include Bastia Vieux Port Marina and Port de Bastia. Discover Eglise Ste-Marie, Oratoire de Monserato or Place St-Nicolas while exploring the city during your stay. Other things to do while in town include a visit to UNA Volta Cultural Center, Musee de Bastia and Place du Donjon.