Fly off to Corsica and check out these gems

Flights from Heathrow to Figari, on the French island of Corsica, have resumed at a cost of £116 per person return with British Airways.

Holidaymakers now have the opportunity to check out the island’s characterful villages, magnificent mountains and turquoise sea.

Pierre & Vacances, provider of self-catered accommodation in Europe, is offering three new first-class residences in Corsica.

Private pool

The five-star Vensa Rossa is located in the beautiful area of Porto-Vecchio, less than a five-minute walk (300 metres) from Cala Rossa beach and Saint-Cyprien bay. Each luxury  holiday rental (24 in total) has a private heated pool. Guests can also access the Wellness Centre, complete with fitness facilities and calming spa, for a small fee.

A week’s stay at Premium residence Vesna Rossa costs from £1,187 total for four people sharing a two-bedroom villa.

Eat outside on a private terrace at Les Villas de Porto-Vecchio

Also located in Porto-Vecchio, five-star Les Villas de Porto-Vecchio are spacious apartments for four to six people. Each has a private terrace and its own barbecue area. There are three pools on the resort (one is 50cm deep and perfect for little ones) and there are four beaches within striking distance.

A week’s stay at Premium residence Les Villas de Porto-Vecchio costs from £595 total for four people sharing a one-bedroom apartment.

Take a swim in a private pool at Les Terrasses d’Arsella.

Combining green countryside and sparkling seas, five-star Les Terrasses d’Arsella is an ideal place to get back to nature and enjoys stunning views over the Saint-Cyprien bay. If you want a private pool, book one of the houses that sleeps up to eight people.

A week’s stay at Premium residence Les Terrasses d’Arsella costs from £1,302 total for six people sharing a three-bedroom house.

(main photo: Vesna Rossa in Porto-Vecchio).

Brighton & Hove Independent