Hôtel & Spa des Pêcheurs Corsica, Cavallo Island

The Ile de Cavallo is one of Europe’s premier ‘barefoot living’ destinations, and the island’s one and only hotel is the perfect place to revel in those most elusive of modern luxuries: space and time.

Arriving by boat on the island the pristine beaches are a stunning sight.  The island is completely free of cars and guests can walk, cycle or explore the island by golf buggy.

The hotel is constructed of local stone, so close to the water in places that it feels as though you could lean out and trail your fingers through the sparkling turquoise shallows. Most of the 50 bedrooms overlook the sea and the distinctive granite boulders of the Lavezzi Islands, and the gorgeous white sand beach is never more than a meander away.

The snorkelling and diving on Cavallo is outstanding, but if sea swimming does not appeal then a lounger awaits you by the pool or in the spa, which offers a full range of beauty and wellness treatments. The hotel aims to nourish body as well as soul, serving modern Italian and French dishes in its waterside restaurant, preceded perhaps by a chilled aperitif on the terrace.

The Hôtel & Spa des Pêcheurs is neither glitzy nor ostentatious, as befits the back-to-nature atmosphere of the island, but the service is unfailingly warm and welcoming. We are proud to be the only UK company to feature this unique and very special place.

See what the papers say:

"Cavallo: the A-listers' secret island" - The Sunday Times, June 2015

"The best Mediterranean island holidays" - The Telegraph, May 2015

"Find la dolce vita in France" - The Independent, August 2014

"Just Off Corsica, The Caribbean" - Financial Times, July 2014

"Cavallo, the Mustique of the Med and Europe's Best Kept Secret" - The Telegraph, June 2014


  • 50 suites and rooms
  • All rooms are en-suite with air-conditioning, satellite TV, wifi, mini-bar, safe, hairdryer and balcony or terrace on specific room types only
  • Concierge service
  • Swimming pool 13m x 4m
  • Restaurant and bar (sample restaurant menu)
  • Spa with indoor pool (list of spa treatments)
  • Beach facilities and beachside restaurant
  • Tennis available
  • Mountain bike hire (from €30/day)
  • Golf buggy hire pre-booked in advance or booked locally (June €100/day, July €130/day, August €150/day)
  • Car hire on mainland or public ferry transfers included
  • Private island of Cavallo (accessible by boat)
  • Figari airport to Piantarella Port (mainland) 40min drive
  • Piantarella Port to Cavallo 20min crossing by boat
  • Transfer time from port to island subject to boat schedules
  • Helicopter transfer 15min (additional cost and subject to availability)

From breakfast buffets on the terrace to dinner in the waterfront restaurant, the hotel’s upmarket dining service offers a tasty and beautifully presented combination of French and Italian cuisine – and little ones will love the fact you can watch the fish that swim right up to the terrace.

Rooms are booked on a half-board basis, including breakfast and dinner. Lunches cost €50 per person, excluding drinks. Here’s a preview of the menu.

For an holistic approach to health and wellbeing, the hotel spa offers facials, massages, luxurious body rituals and full-day programmes to leave you rejuvenated and glowing. Read the full menu.

There’s also a gym, pool, sauna, whirlpool bath and private yoga and pilates lessons. And if you can’t bear to be inside, there’s a tented massage table by the pool too.  

For swimming and sunbathing in beautiful, natural surroundings, you’re in the perfect place. However, there’s more to do if the mood takes you. 

On Cavallo:

  • Snorkelling and scuba diving (if you’re a certified diver) 
  • Bicycle hire
  • Walking trails
  • Tennis (including coaching in August)
  • Golf buggy hire (June €100/day, July €130/day, August €150/day)
  • Boat hire with skipper

Read our blog about Becoming a master castaway.

On Corsica:
Boats leave for Piantarella Port on Corsica 4-6 times daily.  The crossing takes around 20 minutes, and from here you can easily access the myriad attractions of Southern Corsica with your hire car, including: 

  • Porto Vecchio old town and harbour: chic shops, dining, people watching. 
    A 30-minute drive from Piantarella.
  • Bonifacio: historic cliff-top town, with restaurants, boat trips, diving. 
    A 10-minute drive or take the 9am ferry which reroutes to Bonifacio, allowing direct access to the town for a few hours before returning to Cavallo.
  • L’Ospedale Forest: walking, canyoning, mountain villages, natural rock pools for swimming.
    An hour’s drive from Piantarella.
  • Beaches: many outstanding beaches between Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio including Palombaggia, Rondinara and Petit Spérone
  • Sperone Golf Course18-holes set in dramatic scenery.
    A two-minute drive from Piantarella.  
  • Windsurfing: Santa Manza beach, Piantarella beach
  • Stand-up paddleboards: Piantarella beach  

Our island representatives can make bookings for you and help you plan your days.