The cult of farniente

farniente

true luxury

Cultivate farniente: the art of doing nothing. Pamper laziness. Give in to letting go. Slow the flow of your thoughts, forget worldly hassles. What a delicious fantasy. Or only a fantasy? Perhaps. Unless… Yes, until you push open the door of our hotel-spa here in southern Corsica. Until you set down your bags and take a well-deserved intermission from it all. Plunge into laziness like a religious convert, with passion and devotion. Of course, like any cult, this one requires unwavering will and belief: belief in your own capacity to just observe the hours pass. A belief in the existence, here and now, of a peaceful and soothing universe. A belief too in the sacrosanct siesta. Requirements which are only good for you – aspirations wholly indispensable for the health of your body and soul.

Hotel with swimming pool bonifacio

A Corsican hotel with a heated pool. What else? A hotel by the sea!

Follow the sea. A bit further. Voilà! You’ve arrived to the foot of the hotel U Capu Biancu, at the heart of Bonifacio’s Santa Amanza gulf. Here where the Mediterranean, weary of its tantrums, drew two delicately charming beaches. One equipped with gazebos, mooring buoys (by reservation) and a pontoon, the launching point for water activities. The other, secret and tucked away, inviting calm and surrender. Both have deck chairs, parasols and beverage service. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine… Imagine your footprints on the shore. The warmth of the sand beneath your feet. The caresses of sea spray on your body and marine breeze on your face.

Health at the Spa U Capu Biancu

A Corsican spa hotel to regain possession of your soul.

And to once more find harmony with your body. Melt into a one-of-a-kind universe, like ours at the U Capu Biancu hotel spa in Bonifacio: a universe entirely crafted of wood, intimate and exclusive. A cocoon designed to welcome only one of you at a time. Here you abandon yourself wholly to the expert hands of our masseuse. You breathe in the island scents that perfume our oils, creams and balms. The remarkably authentic treatments of the Crena Care Cosmetics® line plunge you into the heart of the maquis, exploring the natural qualities of a fertile land and of a generous natural heritage. And for the ultimate in refinement, there’s nothing quite like a donkey milk bath: a haze of sweetness and escape for a moment of utter relaxation.

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Sea outings, bonifacio

Sea outings

The Mediterranean: Corsica’s salt-tinged breath, her blue lung. It sharpens her silhouette and polished her curves, creates her shores and draws her little bays, scattering them with grains of sand and shells. Long feared for its sudden, uncontrollable fits of rage, this sea has little by little allowed itself to be tamed…just enough for you to sail and dive. Here at the hotel, we invite you to soak up the Med’s vital energy.

Set out aboard a Boston Whaler Outrage 370 with a 3x300 horsepower engine to discover the Lavezzi islands or Bonifacio’s caves.

Navigate in search of dolphins on a smaller craft, or get dropped off at one of the fabulous nearby beaches with a taxi boat.

Above all, keep your eyes open! You’ll see how precious this marine world is.