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You’d be hard pushed to find a more se­cluded beach than the one at Hô­tel & Spa des Pêcheurs on pe­tite pri­vate is­land, Cavallo, in the Bouches de Boni­fa­cio – the straight be­tween Cor­sica and Sar­dinia. Tucked away from the French riviera crowds, this is the place to enjoy some solid R&R. Sur­round­ing the ho­tel – the only one in the Lavezzi archipelago – glis­ten­ing turquoise in­lets from the Med rip­ple up to a stretch of pink-tinged sand shrouded by myr­tle and ju­niper trees. Ideal for bona fide sun-wor­ship­pers, only shel­tered wooden cab­ins pro­tect you from the ele­ments – the is­land’s sta­tus as a nat­u­ral marine re­serve for­bids the use of para­sols, pro­vid­ing a dif­fer­ent aes­thetic from the usual drop and flop break. Luck­ily, sunbeds sprawl far enough apart so as not to feel re­vealed. Later, evoca­tive seav­iews come as stan­dard at the beach­side bar, the per­fect spot to enjoy the blaz­ing red sun­set over an aper­i­tif be­fore din­ing on de­li­cious Italian French cui­sine be­fit­ting to the lo­cale. Else­where, bed­rooms com­bine mod­ern touches with tra­di­tional de­sign, and there are ten­nis courts and a golf course. Dou­bles from £270. hotelde­specheurs.com

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