Nadine Moezinia

Le Maquis

with Nadine Moezinia
  • Where:Porticcio

  • Why:Beach chillin'

  • When:Late June

  • Who:Me and my Russian.

Highs & Lows

  • Amazing views across the coast.

  • Attentive and discreet service; everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Hotel boasts “L’Arbousier”- probably the best restaurant on the west coast.

  • They could have promoted the outlets and activities better - I didn’t know there was a tennis court until we were checking out.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Understated Corsican luxury hotel.

  • Vibe

    Old school Corsica meets the seaside.

  • Location

    A 20 minute drive from Ajaccio, Napoleon’s birthplace, on the Corsican coastline.

  • Rooms

    18 rooms and 7 suites.

  • Music

    Nothing noticeable.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    The hotel has been designed by many people over the years, most notably Mr Grateau who also designed Bridget Bardot's home in Saint-Tropez.

  • Pool/Gym

    Beautiful pool and you can hire a yoga instructor or personal trainer for a sunrise or sunset workout in the outdoor pavilion.

  • Restaurant

    Formal restaurant specializing in seafood and typical Corsican fare called “L’Arbousier.” One of the best restaurants on the West Coast of Corsica.

  • Bar

    Yes, Moet is served daily at sunset.

  • Minibar

    Water, champagne, salted nuts - the usual.

  • Wifi

    Free WiFi throughout and most importantly, on the beach.

  • Children

    Leave them at home - no supervision poolside or on the beach.

  • Price

    Moderate to expensive luxury – the penthouse suite is totally worth it for the bathroom and balcony.

Perfectly blue water and flour-like sand.

Rent a moped and drive to Isolella beach

isolella corsica

Perfectly blue water and flour-like sand.

Explore the beaches of West Corsica that can only be accessed by sea.

Take a boat out for the day

Unnamed Road, 20169 Bonifacio, France

Explore the beaches of West Corsica that can only be accessed by sea.

Le Maquis

BP 94 Hameaux du Soleil, Porticcio, France

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