If you are looking for a relaxing but luxury sailing holiday in untouched nature we strongly suggest the Lavezzi Islands itinerary. This incredible mass of scattered pink rocks lies right in the middle of Bonifacio Strait and deserves the title of most amazing island in the area. The Marine Reserve of Lavezzi, a granite archipelago located between Corsica and Sardinia, is known to divers as "Meruville" due to its impressive tally of resident meru (or grouper) fish. The reef comprises a series of rocky pinnacles coated in yellow cup coral. "This is as colorful as anything you'd find on the Barrier Reef," says Simon Rogerson. "It's also amazing to see so many moru; they're used to being hunted so they're usually shy fish, yet here they are practically tame."
Lavezzi Islands are listed in the Unesco World Heritage. If you are not guided by one of our skipperchoosing a bareboat charter watch for a rock awash just 100 m off the entrance, slightly to the S. In Lavezzi Islands then Winds can be fierce and only a very small cove in the east side provides good shelter, with lines ashore and anchor set manually in the rocks in the NW side. This is probably one of the most amazing anchorages in Corsica. In good weather the coves in the SW sides are simply marvellous, with the pink and grey rocks just standing on white beaches and blue lagoons. Paradise of the walkers, yachtsmen, divers…and lizards, the Lavezzi islands is submissive to a strict regulation from its classification in natural reserve in 1982. Is forbidden to move away from the beaconed paths, if we manage to identify it…. Many hours on the island are necessary to be able to see the different facets and to take advantage of all its beaches (if you choose to sail bareboat remember to plan water and food!). Lavezzi island is definitely a perfect destination: relax and take a swim during your amazing sailing cruise among Corsica, Maddalena Archipelago and Sardinia Coast.