Welcome to a dream location, at the heart of a pine forest by the sea, with exceptional views of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio and the town, a large infinity pool, a swimming pool, any number of idyllic little spots to relax at your leisure, and a private pontoon… these are the enchanting surroundings of Hotel Don César.
Step inside to find the height of luxury, with days full of delights and the perfect night’s sleep: 39 luxurious rooms and suites with private terraces all overlooking the sea, gourmet restaurant and beach restaurant, lounge bar, NUXE Spa, relaxation pool and gym.
Experience a thrilling sense of timelessness. The majestic landscapes, colours and scents of Corsica invite you to set out on the journey of a lifetime. Discover the joys of a restorative stay with gourmet dining on the Island of Beauty. Our hotel in Porto Vecchio offers a haven of peace by the sea.
Get a taste of the good life at the Don César, and find delight in its refined interiors and attentive service. Discover the character and the elegance of its rooms and suites. Enjoy gourmet pleasures in its restaurants or relax at the beach hut bar.
From the hotel’s private pontoon, rent the boat of your choice, and discover the most beautiful coves of the region. You can use the pontoon to moor your own boat, on request.
Relax by the infinity pool overlooking the sea, keep in shape in the swimming pool by the gym, and treat yourself to a visit to the NUXE Spa wellness space, entirely devoted to your relaxation and well-being… Take time to be good to yourself!
THE STORY OF THE HOTEL
Our 5-star hotel and Spa in Southern Corsica opened in June 2012 and is famous for its exceptional service and its stunning location in the Gulf of Porto Vecchio.
1970: A first hotel in Corsica, designed and built by Edouard Cardi, then aged 20, is opened.
1996: Edouard and Marie Ange leave for the Côte d’Azur and take over a 4-star hotel in Cap d’Antibes.
2001: They take over a second 4-star hotel in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
2005: They return to Corsica with the aim of building Hotel Don César. Construction starts in 2008, and the hotel opens in June 2012. The hotel is entirely designed and its construction supervised by Edouard, from the floor plan to the design of each item of furniture. Marie-Ange is responsible for launching and running the hotel.
The Villas of the Don Cesar hotel: the promise of a unique stay in privileged conditions. Ideal for lovers of peace and nature, they offer a setting conducive to escape and relaxation.
Located in the heart of our pine forest, a true haven of peace in a green setting preserved and planted with trees, they will delight anyone seeking serenity, comfort and privacy.
Le Don César is the perfect place to spend unforgettable moments with your family, and our Family Villas are ideal to welcome your tribe in a luxurious and friendly setting, nestled in a green and preserved tree-lined setting.
The Family Villas offer a surface area of 60 m² each. Each villa has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate toilet, a living room and a beautiful private terrace overlooking the pine forest and the sea.
Our Evasion villas are ideal for couples seeking a luxurious, private and intimate experience. Located in the heart of our pine forest, a true haven of peace in a green and preserved setting, they will delight anyone looking for both calm and serenity.
They offer a surface area of 60 m², and consist of a bedroom, a large dressing room, a bathroom with separate toilet, a living room and a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea, with private relaxation pool and double sunbathing.
Our 5-star hotel in Corsica offers a number of suites which combine prestige, top-of-the range facilities and spacious interiors. The classic, refined furnishings, light tones of the materials, Italian marbles, and varnished wood and leather, all create an atmosphere of luxury and warmth.
All suites feature vast windows that bathe the room in light and offer stunning views of the sea. The Gulf of Porto Vecchio and the old town are there before you !
Welcome to the Prestige Suite, the largest suite in our 5-star hotel in Corsica. It offers an exceptional space with a lounge, dining room, dressing room and a panoramic terrace with sun beds and parasols where you can take in the delights of the waterfront atmosphere at your leisure.
Superior Junior Suites
These large suites with a lounge area invite you to drift away into a state of blissful contemplation at the heart of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio. With their sea views and high level of comfort, they are the ideal place to come back to after your adventures in Southern Corsica.
Rooms feature a south-facing terrace or loggia with an exceptional view of the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio and the “City of Salt”, an unforgettable and enchanting sight.
Admire this magnificent vista, too, among family, in our triple rooms or our family rooms that accommodate up to four guests. All rooms are bathed in natural light that draws out the exquisitely refined harmonies of the interiors.
Superior Triple Rooms
These spacious rooms with their refined furnishings accommodate up to 3 guests in the highest level of comfort. Triple rooms feature a small cabin room, just as elegant, with a window and an 80×200 cm bed.
These rooms, with their refined furnishings and light-toned materials which seem to radiate peace and harmony, have been designed in a contemporary and elegant style. They offer panoramic views over the gulf and the Porto Vecchio old town.
A FEAST FOR ALL THE SENSES
Treat yourself to a gourmet break in Porto Vecchio among stunning natural surroundings. Come sample the fresh, refined cuisine dreamt up by our chef.
RESTAURANT & BEACH HUT
Two places to satisfy your every craving: sunshine, mouth-watering dishes and the dazzling blue of the sea await. At the heart of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, the gourmet restaurant and waterside beach hut, with their stunning vistas, invite guests to share in a thrilling, creative cuisine.
THE RESTAURANT AT THE DON CÉSAR
With its soft tones, refined leather seats and wide bay windows opening onto the terrace, the gourmet restaurant at Hotel Don César does not lack in charm or character. It radiates elegance, inviting guests to sample gourmet delights inspired by French and Italian cuisine.
Chef Luciano Santa Maria serves an elegant, exacting cuisine full of flavours and colours, giving pride of place to sea food. Drawing inspiration from the changing seasons, local markets, and his travels between Northern Italy and Corsica, he captures the flavours of the Mediterranean in a selection of irresistible dishes.
For a lunch in total symbiosis with your environment, the beach hut is the only place to go in the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, with its terrace overlooking the sea. Choose from carpaccio, mixed salads, grilled fish and meats, a selection of pastas and other chef’s specials for an unforgettable, sun-soaked lunch.
THE LOUNGE BAR
Turn your gaze outwards and admire the spectacular view from our waterside beach hut. The lounge bar overlooking the gulf and Porto Vecchio old town is the perfect place to get together, enjoy a drink and watch magnificent, romantic sunsets over the sea.
In season, our lounge bar puts the bay of Porto Vecchio at your feet. Once on the terrace, plan your stay in Southern Corsica, or simply give in to the splendour of the sea and the hills while enjoying our selection of cocktails.
Relax in the plush interiors of the hotel bar before and after high season. The peaceful, refined atmosphere is perfect for a quiet drink after a shopping ship to Porto Vecchio, an adventure at sea or an outing to discover the region.
For the space of a day, a week-end or a week… escape to sunny Southern Corsica! The NUXE Spa at Hotel Don César invites you to set off on a sensory adventure unlike any other at the heart of Porto Vecchio.
DISCOVER THE NUXE EXPERIENCE
The elegant, contemporary hotel Spa is run in partnership with NUXE, which combines nature and luxury to offer you exceptional experiences. It includes four well-being rooms, including a double room, a steam room, a relaxation pool, beach and hairdresser’s salon.
LET YOUR WORRIES MELT AWAY
Among the superb surroundings of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, Hotel Don César presents spaces steeped in harmony and exclusively devoted to well-being, peace of mind, relaxation and recovering a sense of freedom.
Outside, you will find the 300 m² infinity pool overlooking the sea, the swimming pool (with its swim jet) by the gym, and the sun lounge.Inside, discover the exceptional, contemporary and authentic NUXE Spa with its natural materials, delicate fragrances, and exclusive music for an unrivalled sense of well-being.
A DAY OF SWEETNESS
Our 5-star resort offers a one-day wellness stop in a NUXE spa. This wellness getaway offers access to the hammam, the relaxation pool and the fitness area. You can also enjoy a NUXE modeling and a “Eclat Immédiat aux fleurs” face treatment.
During the day, you can enjoy a dietary breakfast at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant in Porto Vecchio. Book now and let yourself be guided by an exceptional day at the Don César NUXE spa.
NUXE AND THE ART OF HOSPITALITY
NUXE Spa is the brand of reference for treatments and massages with NUXE Laboratory products; NUXE is an expert in natural cosmetology. Make the most of NUXE’s extensive manual techniques for optimal results.
You will find a selection of classic NUXE Spa treatments a la carte as well as specially tailored regimens. Discover the exclusive 1h30 Don César massage which uses small pockets of hot sand to restore your energy.
SEMINARS & EVENTS
Known for its crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches, its strong sense of character and perfectly preserved natural environment, Corsica provides an enchanting setting for your events.
SET SAIL FOR HOTEL DON CÉSAR
Just a few hours from major European cities and less than 2 hours from the main French cities by plane (Figari airport 30 minutes from the hotel), Southern Corsica is a destination of choice, full of stunning attractions. Hotel Don César in Porto Vecchio invites you to take over its welcoming, luxurious spaces.
The dream starts here, between the sea and the mountains. At the heart of a 2 hectare pine wood, Hotel Don César is the ideal place to meet, get together, or get married, with the sea on the horizon.
Surrounded by the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, you will have access to everything you need to bring together your family or friends.
Come and dream, unwind, sunbathe, swim, relax, sail and get away from your everyday worries… our 5-star hotel in Southern Corsica offers all of the above for your summer holidays: on site at the hotel, nearby in the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, which is home to the most beautiful beaches in Corsica, or further afield, on a trip to Bonifacio or the Aiguilles de Bavella.
ACTIVITIES ON SITE AT THE HOTEL
At the heart of a large pine wood in the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, Hotel Don César is a prestigious destination, a haven of peace, well-being and leisure.
The large infinity pool overlooking the sea invites you to let all your worries melt away and enjoy a complete change of scenery, deep in contemplation of the sparkling blue sea.
Swim a few lengths in the sun, in our heated swimming pool with its swimming jet. The sun lounge and mini private beach are perfect for taking some time out to sunbathe quietly.
For an experience of complete and utter relaxation, head to the steam room or the NUXE Spa which offers a range of massages and treatments dedicated to well-being and beauty. Finally, the gym with its cardio and Technogym workout equipment is the perfect place to keep in shape during your stay.
ESCAPADES AT THE END OF THE PONTOON
Want to try a unique experience during your visit to Corsica? The Don César will speak to your adventurous side by allowing you to discover places only accessible by boat and to visit the loveliest beaches in the very south of Corsica, including Palombaggia Bay, Santa Ciulia Bay, the Gulf of Porto Novo, the Îles Cerbicales, the Gulf of Sant’Amanza, the Îles Lavezzi, the Strait of Bonifacio with its cliffs and grottos, and the Maddalena Archipelago.
The hotel can provide you with tailor-made rental options with or without skipper. Our skipper, well liked by all our clientèle, is an added bonus who will help you to better appreciate Corsica, from its beaches to its wild creeks.
SAIL THE TURQUOISE WATERS
Rentals are made directly from the hotel’s private pontoon. The following quality boats are available: Capelli Tempest (7 m, 8 pers. maximum, with or without skipper), Capelli Tempest (9 m, 12 pers. maximum, with or without skipper), Chris Craft (9 m, 8 pers. maximum, skipper compulsory) and Magazzu MX 11 (11 m, 12 pers. maximum, skipper compulsory).
AROUND PORTO VECCHIO
With a stay at Hotel Don César in Porto Vecchio, all the most prestigious destinations in Southern Corsica are within reach.
A highly sought-after destination for holiday-makers, Porto Vecchio and the surrounding region are home to magnificent landscapes between the sea and the mountains, the forests and natural reserves, the sheltered coves and heavenly beaches.
Southern Corsica is full of natural treasures, prehistoric sites and a rich architectural heritage that you must visit if you want to properly get to know the island.
During your stay with us, make sure you take a trip to admire the Aiguilles de Bavella red granite rocks, also known as the Cornes d’Asinao, an hour’s drive from the hotel. Bavella is one of the most stunning Corsican mountain landscapes.
It is both a massif, a pass and a forest – a majestic site which seems to bring together all the idiosyncrasies of Corsican landscapes, with its extravagant, brightly coloured rocky formations that go from the lightest of reds to the darkest of greys, and its vast laricio pine forest.
The Bavella mountain chain is a big draw for amateurs of trekking (with the famous GR20 path at the foot of the massif), climbing and canyoning. It peaks at an altitude of almost 1,900 m, linking the west of the island to the east.
To the south of Porto Vecchio, 30 minutes’ drive from the Don César, you will find a little gem at the far south of Corsica: Bonifacio. Surrounded by an emerald sea, Bonifacio, the southern-most commune in France, is full of precious treasures.
Protected by its high cliffs, the Citadel, built on a stunning limestone headland, proudly dominates the sea, where the Strait of Bonifacio separates Corsica from Sardinia.
With its rich history which can be traced back to Neolithic times, Bonifacio has been the site of events which have left their mark on the town with its places of worship, medieval architecture, military installations and port. Not to be missed!
DISCOVER PORTO VECCHIO
Known as the “City of Salt” (it was once famous for its salt manufacturing), Porto Vecchio is a must-visit destination for any type of stay. With its vestiges of the past, breath-taking landscapes, and stunning beaches, this corner of Southern Corsica is a little diamond shining in the Gulf of Porto Vecchio.
Easy to reach by land (there are several roads), sea (one of the best mooring locations on the eastern coast of Corsica), or plane (with Figari airport nearby), the town is located deep in a shimmering bay between Bonifacio, the southern-most point of Corsica, and the Côte des Nacres, a small region on the eastern coast of the island.
The hotel, 1.5 km from the centre of Porto Vecchio, gives you easy access to this many-faceted seaside resort. Once you reach Place de la République, in the centre of the old town, set off to discover the citadel with its ramparts, five bastions, Genoise tiled gate, paved streets, and shaded squares.
Below the ramparts, the marina is particularly busy in summer, as is the entire town, both by day and by night. The town centre is also known for its boutique shops which stay open until midnight in the high season.
If you’re feeling lively, have a drink, and then head to one of the clubs which host some of the world’s biggest DJs. Sheltered from all this bustle, Hotel & Spa Don César is the ideal place to retire to after adventures in Porto Vecchio.
SANTA GIULIA BEACH
This is also one of the most famous beaches in Southern Corsica. At the end of the magnificent, lagoon-like Bay of Santa Giulia, its white sands stretch out for miles on end. Its shallow, crystalline waters make it an idyllic location for visitors of all ages.
The beach has as much to offer those simply looking to lounge in the sun as it does those more adventurous holiday-makers seeking the excitement of outdoor activities.
This is without doubt the most famous beach in Corsica. Opposite the Cerbicale islands, and surrounded by red rocks, this sumptuous white sandy beach stretches out at the foot of the dunes where the stone pines grow.
The water shimmers with turquoise, navy and amethyst hues. It is also a great beach for families, as the water remains shallow.
ST CYPRIEN & PINARELLO BEACHES
St Cyprien beach, one of the most beautiful in Corsica, is located by the town of Lecci, to the north of the Domain of Cala Rossa, famous for its celebrity guests.
The 2 km long Pinarello beach is sure to delight with its white sands and stone pine forest. Like with all of the aforementioned beaches, the shallow waters make it ideal for bathers of all ages.