Boating among the small islets that form the Lavezzi archipelago is a must, and it's an excursion you can do in a day. Coves for bathing, trails for walking… time flies in paradise. There are several boat services from Porto-Vecchio that will take you on this wonderful trip.
With their huge, white-granite boulders, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, the Lavezzi islands have thoroughly earned their nickname of 'Corsican Seychelles' – minus the coconuts. On Lavezzu, the biggest of the archipelago's eight islands, head to beautiful Achiarina beach, just after the bay of Cala della Chiesa. The short walk to get there takes just over half an hour.
Please note: there are no facilities on the Lavezzi islands, so bring your own water and whatever else you might need. Also, watch out for stinging jellyfish.