Italy - Corsica or Sardinia?
We have an accommodation of either Ajaccio, Corsica or Olbia, Sardinia. Which island is better for snorkeling, beautiful beaches, clear and warm water, good and value food, and cultural? It would be for 2 weeks visit in August. We are from mid Atlantic of US. Thank you.
Feb 25, 12, 9:49 pm
dcd, I just searching for info on Sardinia and noticed that your thread got no responses. :eek: :( I can't really answer your question, but I thought I'd throw out what I do know.
mrs. iapetus and I spent our honeymoon on the eastern side of Corsica. We absolutely adored it. We drove around a bit, but didn't make it as far up the western coast as Ajaccio. We found beautiful beaches and water everywhere we went in Corsica (well, those beaches are a little harder to come by near Bonifacio, at the extreme southern tip of the island). The food was great and the culture, particularly in the interior of the island, was really intriguing.
My guess is that you'll find everything you're looking for on either island. They'd both be great choices. But I suspect Sardinia is just that much more off the beaten track than Corsica, which is already fairly well off the beaten track, particularly for us Americans. And I also suspect that while Sardinia may be a bit cheaper, it's also a bit harder to get to.
I may be in Sardinia for a work trip this June.
Sorry it took so long for you to receive a response.
In Corsica Hotel Carré Noir is a great place with some magnificent views and a very relaxing setting! Corsica is a great island in every sense, probably much better than Sardinia (can't compare, haven't been)