Casadelmar, Porto-Vechio, Corsica $$$$
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:Casadelmar has breathed new life into the boutique-hotel idiom with a modern wood-paneled exterior and an array of original and amusing details. All 20 rooms and suites have drop-dead views over the Bay of Porto Vecchio and are done in an appealing Japanese-Scandinavian style of raw-oak furniture, beige upholstery, Frette linens, and sisal-edged rugs made from thin strips of wood on mushroom-colored tile floors. The infinity pool has the same stunning bay views, and there's a dock for anyone who wants to take a dip in the Med. The exceptionally intelligent and friendly staff and spectacular setting more than make up for the lack of a proper beach, and besides, the gorgeous white sands of Plage Santa Giulia are less than five minutes away.2005 Hot List
When to go: June and September, for the best weather and minimal crowds (open AprilNov.).
Which room to book: Nos. 201, 204, and 207, for their large decks and direct access to the pool
Amenities: Bar/lounge, Beach, Gym, Pool, Spa, Wheelchair-accessibleSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›