Visit Sardinia in Style
Visit Sardinia in Style
Visit Sardinia in Style
Visit Sardinia in Style

Cavallo Island

One of the most exclusive and luxurious destinations in South Corsica is the private island of Cavallo. Located just a short boat ride from the mainland, between Sardinia and Corsica, Cavallo is a pristine paradise with turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and lush vegetation. The island is only accessible by boat, and visitors must have a special permit to dock there.

Cavallo is a popular destination for wealthy travelers and celebrities seeking privacy and seclusion. The island is home to several luxury villas, a marina, and a small village with a few restaurants and shops. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities on the island, such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and boating.

Cavallo is also a popular destination for yachters, as it is located along the route from Sardinia to the French Riviera. The island’s marina can accommodate yachts up to 80 meters in length and offers a range of services, including fuel, water, and electricity.

Overall, Cavallo is a truly luxurious and exclusive destination that offers a unique and unforgettable experience for those who can afford it. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning natural beauty, Cavallo is a true paradise that is sure to leave a lasting impression on visitors.

Luxury and Seclusion: Hotel des Pecheurs on Cavallo Island is the Ultimate Mediterranean Getaway

If you’re looking for a luxurious and secluded escape in the Mediterranean, Hotel des Pecheurs, the only one on Cavallo Island is the perfect destination. The hotel offers an idyllic setting with crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches, and lush gardens that provide a peaceful and serene atmosphere.

The hotel’s rooms and suites are decorated in a Mediterranean style, and each one is equipped with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. The rooms offer stunning views of the sea or the gardens, and some come with a private terrace or balcony.

When it comes to dining options, the hotel’s restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The bar offers a wide selection of cocktails and drinks, and you can enjoy them while taking in the stunning views of the sea.

For those looking to relax and unwind, the hotel’s spa offers a variety of treatments and massages that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. If you’re more active, you can take advantage of the fitness center or the tennis court.

The Best Things to Do on Cavallo Island

You can enjoy a range of activities and excursions, such as snorkeling, diving, fishing, sailing, and hiking, that allow you to explore the natural beauty of the island and the surrounding area. You can also take a boat trip or a helicopter tour to discover more of the stunning coastline and nearby islands.

  • Relax on the beach: The hotel is situated on a beautiful beach, where you can soak up the sun, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and enjoy the stunning views of the sea.
  • Explore the island’s natural beauty: Take a hike or a bike ride to discover the island’s lush gardens, rocky cliffs, and stunning vistas. You can also go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the colorful underwater world.
  • Enjoy water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing. You can also rent a boat to explore the nearby islands and beaches.
  • Indulge in spa treatments: The hotel’s spa offers a range of treatments and massages using natural ingredients to help you relax and rejuvenate.
  • Dine on delicious Mediterranean cuisine: The hotel’s restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. You can also enjoy a drink at the bar, which offers a wide selection of cocktails and drinks.
  • Take a boat trip or helicopter tour to explore the stunning coastline and nearby islands.
  • Play tennis or workout at the fitness center: The hotel has a tennis court and a fitness center, where you can stay active and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at the same time.
  • Visit nearby towns and attractions: You can take a day trip to the nearby town of Bonifacio, which is located on the southern tip of Corsica and offers stunning views of the sea and the cliffs. You can also visit the nearby Lavezzi Islands, which are known for their beautiful beaches and clear waters.
How To Get There

Cavallo Island is located approximately 7 kilometers off the southern coast of Corsica, in the Strait of Bonifacio. It is a small, exclusive island that measures just 2.5 kilometers in length and 1 kilometer in width, and it is only accessible by boat or helicopter.

Please note that it is not permissible to reach Cavallo Island with any vehicle, including cars. You can only reach Cavallo Island from Corsica via Piantarella port using a mini-ferry with a fixed schedule, through a hotel boat transfer if you have booked accommodation at Hotel Des Pecheurs, or via a private boat that must be booked in advance. Alternatively, from Sardinia, you can reach the island through a hotel boat transfer (for guests who have booked accommodation at Hotel Des Pecheurs) or via a private boat, which must also be booked in advance. Another option is to book a helicopter transfer directly from the airport or any place in Corsica or Sardinia to Cavallo Island.

From Corsica

Fly into the Figari-Sud Corse Airport in Corsica, which is the closest airport to the island. We provide private transfer to the nearby port of Piantarella, which is about a 15-minute drive away. You can only reach Cavallo Island from the port by taking a small ferry or a private boat (which must be reserved in advance). However, if you have booked accommodation with us at Hotel Des Pecheurs, we will arrange and reserve your boat transfers to and from the hotel based on your arrival schedule.

The ferry ride from Piantarella to Cavallo Island takes about 15 minutes, and there are several departures per day during the high season (June to September). Tickets for 20€ per person one way can only be bought directly on the mini ferry.


From Cavallo Island to Piantarella port in Corsica
From Monday to Sunday:

  • 7:15 AM
  • 9:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM


  • 9:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM

From Poantarella port in Corsica to Cavallo Island

From Monday to Saturday:

  • 7:30 AM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM


  • 9:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM

It’s important to note that the time schedule for transportation to Cavallo Island may change during the season. You should check with the transportation providers or your hotel for the latest schedule information before making your travel arrangements.

From Sardinia

Fly into the Olbia – Costa Smeralda Airport in Sardinia. Transfer to the port of Santa Teresa di Gallura, which is about 1 hour drive away. From the port by a private boat to Cavallo Island, which have to be booked in advance.

The ride from Santa Teresa to Cavallo Island takes about 30 minutes, and time of pick up in the port has to be booked in advance. It can be shared private boat. 

If you require private boat transfers or a helicopter from any location in Corsica or Sardinia, we can arrange these services for you. Please let us know your specific requirements, and we will  provide you with the best options and pricing.

During your stay at Cavallo Island, we offer private excursions to Corsica, including Bonifacio and/or Porto Vecchio, or to Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. You can reach the mainland by taking a mini-ferry or private boat , and we arrange for transportation with a driver for excursions. Alternatively, we also offer panoramic tours via helicopter for a unique and breathtaking experience.

When taking a mini-ferry to or from Cavallo Island, it’s important to follow the fixed schedule to ensure that you arrive at the port on time. Similarly, all transfers to and from the island, whether by mini-ferry or private boat, as well as helicopter transfers, must be arranged in advance to ensure availability and to avoid any delays or inconveniences.

Please let us know your preferences, and we will work with you to create a customized itinerary.

For more information and to make reservations for a private boat or helicopter, talk to an expert.

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