Find the best place to stay — Corse-du-Sud

Where to stay around Corse-du-Sud?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,151 holiday lettings near Corse-du-Sud. From 2,012 apartments to 1,956 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Corse-du-Sud is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Corse-du-Sud?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Corse-du-Sud. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Porto-Vecchio: 2,950 holiday homes
  • Ajaccio: 1,773 holiday homes
  • Bonifacio: 1,841 holiday homes
  • L'Extreme-Sud: 3,428 holiday homes
  • Palombaggia Beach: 2,275 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Corse-du-Sud! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Corse-du-Sud?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Corse-du-Sud with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Porto-Vecchio: 2,950 holiday lettings
  • Ajaccio: 1,773 holiday lettings
  • Bonifacio: 1,841 holiday lettings
  • Figari: 2,029 holiday lettings
  • Piana: 386 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Corse-du-Sud?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Corse-du-Sud are:

  • Sud Corse Airport (FSC): 3,231 self catering accommodations
  • Campo Dell Oro Airport (AJA): 2,644 self catering accommodations
  • Propriano (PRP-Tavaria): 2,112 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Corse-du-Sud?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Corse-du-Sud. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palombaggia Beach: 3,109 holiday rentals
  • Santa Giulia Beach: 3,126 holiday rentals
  • Campomoro Beach: 1,721 holiday rentals
  • Filitosa Corsican Prehistoric Site: 2,529 holiday rentals
  • Porto-Vecchio Marina: 3,198 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Corse-du-Sud listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a villa in Corse-du-Sud your home away from home

HomeAway's villas in Corse-du-Sud are spread across the southern part of Corsica (which is precisely what Corse-du-Sud means). More precisely, the administrative border between Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse splits the island diagonally, with Corse-du-Sud occupying the southwesterly portion. The primary attraction of staying at Corse-du-Sud accommodation is the proliferation of beaches around its coast. Pristine, clean, idyllic coves, many unreachable by road, are a mixture of sand, shale and pebble. It's quite possible, even in the high season, to find an empty beach hidden from view. The only things to worry about are access and the lack of lifeguards: only about 25% of Corsica's beaches are manned. With Corsica's position in the middle of the Mediterranean, the water is exceptionally clean, which makes for great snorkelling and scuba diving.

Proximity to the coast means most Corse-du-Sud holiday rentals don't come with access to a pool, being surplus to requirement with a beach right on the doorstep. The rural nature of many of the holiday rentals in Corse-du-Sud means many are inaccessible by wheelchairs. Most villas and apartments in Corse-du-Sud have dishwashers and washer/dryers, and about half have internet access.

Things to do

Beaches: Corsica's small size means visitors are not necessarily tied to a single beach, and the choice of alternatives is literally overwhelming. Santa Guilia and Palombaggia are probably the most prominent beaches for Corse-du-Sud villas, just south of HomeAway accommodation in the large town of Porto-Vecchio.

Nightlife: Corse-de-Sud pays lip service to the Mediterranean party scene rather than fully commits. The majority of evening entertainment consists of more subdued restaurants and cafés, though there is the occasional nightclub in the larger towns. One of note is Via Notte in Porto-Vecchio, which claims to be the largest open-air nightclub in Europe.

Outdoor pursuits: Corsica is probably most famous its hiking, and there are many mountain paths and trails throughout the island. Each takes hikers through some spectacular and little-known scenery, especially the famous GR 20 route, which wends for 130 miles, very roughly following the Corse-de-Sud/Haute-Corse border. Watersports are also very popular around the busier beaches.

Shopping: Aside from the usual souvenir bric-a-brac in touristy coastal towns, the only real shopping opportunities are the local markets typical to each settlement. There are more boutique-style stores in chic destinations such as Ajaccio, Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio, however, to cater to the international sailing set.

Culture: Napoleon was born on Corsica in the town of Ajaccio, where HomeAway has luxury holiday homes for rent. His family home is now, of course, a museum. The town is also home to the Musee Fesch, which houses an impressive collection of Italian art. Elsewhere, the history is strewn across the landscape in castles, towers, and hilltop villages, with the village of Bonifacio particularly worth visiting.

Weather in Corse-du-Sud

The Mediterranean climate of these central islands is typified by long, hot summers and short, mild winters. High temperatures in the summer can reach 28°C and above, while the winter highs rarely drop into single digits. Rain mainly falls during the winter, and typically slightly less annually than on the Cote d'Azur, the closest part of mainland France.

Travel to Corse-du-Sud

Regular ferries run from mainland France and Italy, but can get busy in the summer, especially from Nice – which also, incidentally, has a very convenient international flight option: the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport. Nice is also reachable by train from London in about nine hours with fortuitous connections. For direct flights, there are two linking directly with the UK: Bastia and Ajaccio.

Attractions in and around Corse-du-Sud

First time in Corse-du-Sud and looking for places to see? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can take a trip to Filitosa Corsican Prehistoric Site and Ajaccio Cathedral or spend an enlightening afternoon at Musee Fesch. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Propiano Beach. Also you might want to add Maquis Discovery Trail, Cricheto Pass Train or Ajaccio Citadel to your agenda.