Hi just got back from 2 week stay at the Castell Verde apartments absolutely loved everything about this island and resort.
Apartments clean and very well catered for, yes there are two small supermarkets on Santa Giulia however they are much more expensive than large supermarket in Porto Vecchio.
On arrival if arranged transfer you get the chance to stock up at the Spar in Figari, very reasonable prices. Thomson did a supermarket run into Porto Vecchio on both Saturdays which is well worth doing for the small cost. Bus organised to take you there then give you 2hours to shop and take you back.
There is a bus shuttle service which runs from the beach various times during the day into Porto Vecchio and returns for only 9 euro return. However this only runs from July until the end of August.
There are several very good restaurants in Santa Giulia itself however are a bit pricey, but the food is fantastic. We had a bottle of wine, steak for two and fish course and two desserts for 95 euros so all in not too bad I suppose. The presentation of the food however was amazing.
Many more restaurants in Porto Vecchio and 3 course meals available from 15-20 euros a head. We took shuttle bus in and out one day and had a lovely late lunch and wander. Many taxis available if you want to return later than the last bus at 645pm, again not expensive.
Various organised trips can show you more of the island but it is easy enough to do them yourself. Shuttle bus into Porto Vecchio, taxi down to Bonifacio not expensive and from there you can arrange snorkelling trips out to uninhabited islands, spend the day the travel back quite easily.
If you go high season then a car is not necessary as I said due to the great value shuttle bus service and from Porto Vecchio more excursion options easier to organise.
Loads of watersports available at Santa Giulia beach again very reasonably priced not expensive at all, in fact think more expensive in Spain.
This is a very French island so good idea to brush up on your French prior to going as no English translation on menus etc which definately adds to the appeal of this island. The local Corsican wine is absolutely gorgeous too and very cheap.
NO problems with any mosquitos much to my delight too.
Thomson are not doing any package holidays to this island from next year. Local Corsican companies taking over so if wanting to return as we most certainly will then you will need to source and book direct with island accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castell'Verde hotel is located in a wooded park overlooking the Santa Giulia Bay. The elegant rooms with balcony are facing the sea or the bucolic garden. You will enjoy a heated private pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castell`Verde Hotel Santa Giulia
- Castell`Verde Hotel And Resort
- Castell Verde Resort
- Hotel Castell'Verde Corsica/Santa Giulia