Blue & Beyond #12 - The Beauty of Corsica & Sardinia

Combining the staggering natural beauty and fortress towns of Corsica with the glamour and exquisite beaches of Sardinia’s Emerald Coast, a Corsica and Sardinia yacht charter is the perfect summer itinerary. Whether you are cruising beneath the cliffs of medieval Bonifacio, anchored in the breathtaking Maddalena Islands, or living it up in style in exclusive Porto Cervo, Corsica and Sardinia offer treasures beyond counting.

By Jo Morgan • 20 February 2019
On the island of Corsica, pine-forested mountains fall away into blue-green coves, and medieval forts stand guard above superyachts docked in ancient ports. Sleepy fishing villages dot the rugged coast, where vast arcs of golden sand are among some of Europe’s finest. No one forgets their first entrance to historic Bonifacio hidden behind sheer cliffs, while Calvi’s walled citadel dominates the city skyline of church towers and terracotta roofs. Ajaccio and Porto Vecchio attract the superyacht crowd with boutiques and restaurants, while the twisted narrow streets of Bastia are like stepping back in time.

For all the pleasures to be found on land, Corsica’s stunning natural beauty is best revealed from the sea, whether you are anchoring for a day of snorkelling in the magical Lavezzi Islands, visiting the fashionable beach clubs of the south, or floating through the Gulf of Porto, where deep red cliffs loom high above turquoise sea, and hiking paths are lined with wild rosemary and sage. Within the Gulf of Porto, the UNESCO-listed Scandola Reserve takes the breath away with its stunning creeks, known as calanches in Corsican, 16th century watchtowers, and quaint villages only accessible by boat.
It is only a short cruise from Corsica across to Sardinia, where the famous Costa Smerelda becomes a glittering superyacht playground in the summer months. The prestigious town of Porto Cervo offers luxury boutiques, Michelin-star restaurants and A-list nightclubs, while yachts anchor in the Cala di Volpe for long summer days of watersports and relaxing at beach clubs including Phi Beach on the nearby Baja Sardinia.

When guests have had their fill of the celebrity scene, the yacht can cruise along the idyllic coastline, where emerald waters of startling clarity lap at sugar-white sands and countless rocky coves. A stop in fashionable Porto Rotondo is another opportunity to soak up the finer things in life, before floating out into the dazzling Maddalena Archipelago, where giant granite boulders, turquoise lagoons, and pink-sand beaches are scattered through a sapphire sea. A heavenly day or two can be spent snorkelling, swimming, and exploring this island chain, finishing the day with a delicious seafood meal at a waterfront trattoria. Back on the mainland, yet more of Sardinia’s attractions await, whether up in the cool, pine-scented mountains, or in the fascinating southern city of Cagliari overlooking the Gulf of Angels.
Taking in both France and Italy, a Corsica and Sardinia yacht charter itinerary allows you to explore two Mediterranean islands of spectacular beauty, each promising its own unique culture, cuisine and history. Corsica and Sardinia both offer an enchanting combination of ancient grandeur and decadent modern glamour, and a private yacht is the ultimate way to discover these tranquil isles.

Contact the Bluewater Charter Specialists now to book your dream yacht charter this summer.

A selection of yachts available to charter in Corsica & Sardinia

Super Yacht ICON
A pioneering benchmark in superyacht design
With her unique elements, including a beautiful pool, four expansive decks, a beach club (with fitness area, steam room, sauna and bar) and an impressive selection of water toys, this is a truly exquisite yacht with something for everyone to enjoy. 68m ICON has a crew of 17 and can welcome 12 guests in 6 well-appointed staterooms.
Motor Yacht MOSAIQUE
The ultimate choice for sophistication and style
A 50m superyacht built by Turquoise (Proteksan), MOSAIQUE is a beautiful charter vessel with a thoughtful and creative design that allows her to retain a sense of intimacy throughout her spacious decks and luxurious suites. The yacht’s sundeck is a highlight of the design and incorporates a Jacuzzi pool surrounded by sun pads and loungers, a bar and two tables for relaxed, alfresco meals.
Motor Yacht FIORENTE
Sophisticated naval architecture combined with strong Italian heritage.
After a €4,500,000 refit, this timeless and refined yacht offers a contemporary interior with all the latest innovations in comfort and technology. FIORENTE is a superyacht truly deserving of her name; having only flourished with time, she graces the Mediterranean Sea without a hint of vibration or noise and brings her warm, effortless style wherever she goes. FIORENTE can accommodate ten guests in five cabins and benefits from a highly-skilled crew of six.
Motor Yacht DESTINY
The perfect choice for a charter adventure
DESTINY stands out from the crowd with her impressive outdoor areas: ‘al fresco’ dining experiences on the aft deck, BBQ grill and wine fridge on the sun deck, and a paradise for sun lovers on the foredeck with whirlpool Jacuzzi and sun pads. A fantastic crew of 4 will ensure the guests make the most of everything Corsica and Sardinia have to offer.
Motor Yacht LONG MONDAY
The luxury yacht charter with a difference
A sleek power catamaran providing guests with large open spaces and exceptional comfort, LONG MONDAY feels like a superyacht and is sure to create an unforgettable charter holiday. Delivered in 2018, this Lagoon 630 has an elegant, contemporary interior and can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins.