A Family Passion

Since 2018, Hélène, Lise and Paul, the three children of the owner of the hotel Cala Rossa, Toussaint Canarelli, now write the new pages in the history of the legendary Relais et Châteaux 5 stars. In the summer of 1977, Toussaint Canarelli decided to buy the estate which will become the Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa, a holiday resort where luxury mixes with nature and authenticity.

An area where the three children grew up and became immersed in the unique atmosphere. Paul will become the owner of Domaine de Murtoli, Hélène and Lise, are creators of the brand Nucca, they took over the torch in the respect of the work done by their father, while slipping their personal touches. The rooms and spaces are Mediterranean-inspired, modern, elegant, but no question of distorting the soul of the place. Every corner of the hotel has its history, its memory, its treasure. It is a reflection of the preserved authenticity of this house, its charm and atmosphere that defies time.

A Family House by the Sea

This is the confidential address nestled in Porto-Vecchio Bay that is passed down from generation to generation. The family secret of a large charming hotel with an enchanting setting. A timeless place where reigns a sweet atmosphere full of memories. Witness the children's photo albums that everyone can browse and illustrate the family history. There are atmospheres that make you reconnect inevitably with a part of childhood, perfumes, nature, atmosphere. Cala Rossa is a story.

Starting with the charismatic owner of the premises, Toussaint Canarelli, who has passed on to his children the task of perpetuating the spirit of this house. An identity that is orchestrated in a recital without false notes a faithful team for several decades who knows the customer on the fingertips. An extra soul that gives the big hotel of Cala Rossa its singular character. Upon arrival in the private domain, we appreciate the friendliness, serenity, it feels like home, luxury and more.

A responsible five-star

Cala Rossa adopts "reasoned" management methods. For this it multiplies the good practices: recycling of the glass, batteries, bulbs, composting of vegetable waste used for the kitchen garden. Vegetable garden that does not use any chemical fertilizer or pesticide. Selective sorting is also implemented in all departments. Use of eco-labeled products for detergents and detergents. Solar panels for the Spa in order to strive for energy autonomy … A permanent quest for the right balance between economic performance, environmental impact and societal commitment.

Cala Rossa: Corsica in all its beauty

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Service & elegance

Excellence is played out in detail

Do not neglect anything, anticipate everything, accompany each customer as if it were unique: this is the mission observed daily by the teams of Cala Rossa. A quality of service that has greatly contributed to the loyalty of its customers for 40 years. Behind what is visible, there is what feels, this multitude of details that provide the client with optimal comfort.

The passion to receive according to Hélène and Lise Canarelli

They cultivate the taste of work well done, the sense of refinement and the art of receiving. For Cala Rossa, they seek the perfect balance between modernity and authenticity: "we slip into a place with a soul, an identity, a family spirit" … that must be respected at every decision so that any change does not distort the spirit of the place.

Mediterranean-inspired rooms and suites

At the Grand Hotel Cala Rossa, one gets up to the rhythm of the first rays of sun and postcard views in an elegant and warm atmosphere.

Three suites have recently been renovated and echo the exceptional environment surrounding the hotel. Each with its Mediterranean-like personality: large arches, white walls, rough woods and objects found during the owners' journeys, invite to the change of scenery and give them a singular character. Near the bed, a selection of books is placed on each bedside providing the sweet feeling of being in a family home. Each bathroom is equipped with the range of products Nucca, natural care of the Corsican Maquis. Alone, as a couple or with the family, from the standard room to the Suite, everyone finds his cocoon. The rooms with balconies invite you to relax at the sight of a dazzling landscape whose tones oscillate from golden to amber.

A cabin in the heart of the pine forest

Cala Rossa: Corsica in all its beauty

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For a bucolic night in a secret hideaway, the hut in the trees.

To relive the magic of childhood memories and take a "bath of the forest", the Grand Hotel Cala Rossa has a luxury cabin, on stilts, with a terrace facing south, a cozy bed facing the bay of Porto -Vecchio, a bathtub overlooking the beach, a walk-in shower … and one-way windows for perfect privacy. Since the hut surrounded by trees with considerable well-being, the show is dazzling at any time of the day. Romantic at will, the experience promises to be alone in the world.

Floral emotions with enchanting fragrances

The perfect alchemy of green and fragrant compositions very present in Cala Rossa, a palette of vegetal creations unveils to awaken the senses of the guests of the house.

Every week, Pierre-Anthony Lorenzoni flowers the reception, the bar, the tables of the restaurant. His creations are instinctive, never prepared in advance. In his artistic compositions the habit does not exist. An unbounded imagination that has found its place in Cala Rossa. The pastel shades, the textures, the varieties agree with the sweetness of the places and draw each time a new painting. Containers are for many: the bouquet is above all a staging, a natural harmony, almost imperceptible, between the case and the ornament.

Spa & activities

The Nucca Spa

Enter a bubble of well being, pure and luminous.
Let time stop, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
To offer to his body a bath of youth.

Find serenity

Place dedicated to Nucca (name of Hellébore of Corsica) the brand of cosmetics and care created by Hélène and Lise Canarelli who celebrates the richness of the island flora in total harmony with nature, is a total experience to live where the listening and expertise are the key words.

Nucca, the natural care of the Corsican maquis

The birth

Everything starts from a basic observation: the skin has the ability to balance and regenerate itself. But while most cosmetic products often contain irritating, allergenic ingredients or endocrine disruptors, Hélène and Lise decide to develop products excluding these additives using only the power of plants Corsican maquis. This project was born three years ago, thanks to the meeting with Marie-Paule Magonet, owner of the first natural cosmetology laboratory in France. Today, the Nucca Spa offers a range of cosmetic haute-couture treatments from the active and pure concentrate of wild plants: creams for the face and body, elixir, serum, masks, milk, sun oils with figs. It is essential to try the experience of the care provided by a team of attentive experts for regenerating and modeling sensations.

The hair is also the object of all the attentions with the specific revitalizing treatments: a pointed range of Biosthétique Paris which restores and reconditions the scalp.

The best beauty care

Lorraine and her team welcome you in a zen universe all in wood whose entry has just been revived. You will be captivated by the aromatic scents and care with unique gestures.

Let your body fully feel the energy of the Corsican maquis, sand and sun and surrender to the sweetness of custom-made rituals, such as applying essential oils to the palm of your palms and tasting soft drinks. plant extracts. Choose from six personalized facial skincare rituals: flash energy, "tender", moisturizing, purifying, regenerating or masculine. Several formulas exist for body care according to the desires of the moment.

Not to mention the Kobido facial treatment, the Hinokibo facial and body treatment, the Ayurvedic massage and the Vacuodermie sessions. Unless you let yourself be tempted by a morning getaway for a total let go by extending the pleasure in the heated pool of 14 meters, the sauna, the steam room or make you beautiful to the tips of your nails with a nail Kure Bazaar and a biosthetic hair salon and Léonor Greyl.

Fitness room at its best

A bright gym and latest generation Thecnogym equipment. It offers its customers a space dedicated to sports and well-being: wall of weight training, cross training … Everything has been thought according to the needs and desires of each.

Activities and well-being, we take care of you under the sun of Corsica

The Grand Hotel Cala Rossa offers many sports and spiritual activities for a day of relaxation and absolute well-being

It is 10:15, after a vitamin breakfast, direction the gardens of the hotel for a muscular awakening with Eric or Laetitia, sports house. From Monday to Saturday, a stretching course alternating with an aquagym session at sea or in the pool is offered to the hotel's clientele, close to the surrounding nature. The opportunity to fill up with energy and vitality.

At noon, a gourmet break is required for a healthy lunch feet in the water. we spend the afternoon in the shade of pine trees or a session of activity at sea. Hervé, the head of the beach, provides deckchairs, paddles, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats. On reservation, go water skiing. At any time of the day, continue your fitness at the hotel's state-of-the-art gym or in private lessons with the coaches. On weekends in high season, yoga classes are offered from 18h to 19h in the enchanting shady garden or according to your wishes by booking a private lesson with our yogi. Released from all your tensions the evening promises to be delicious.

© Grand Hotel Cala Rossa

Flavors & temptations

The Grand Hotel Cala Rossa at the gourmet hour

Conjugate Dolce Vita and pleasures of the palate
Enjoy the French culinary know-how of our chefs
Rediscover Mediterranean flavors
Delight your taste buds in a delicious setting

The Pinewood

The cuisine of the pine forest, Mediterranean and inventive, is thought in respect of the dishes of inspiration "brewery" that have made the reputation of French know-how. To discover the lunch at the restaurant of the beach and the evening terrace under the pines. The menu of the day changes daily according to the picking of the kitchen garden and the market next to a selection of meats, fish and suggestions like this fabulous crumbled sea spider sea crista or these delicious linguines in the local Boutargue.

I Piattini

The "piattini" (Corsican tapas) are offered in the evening with breathtaking views of the sea at the beach bar or in the gardens in the form of plates to share: artichokes snacked with caramel of lime, migliacci to the Corsican tome and the garden sauce and salad of fennel with hazelnut salt will be sublime, accompanied by a house cocktail.

Pascal Cayeux, a chef with fresh products

At the Piano of the restaurants of the Grand Hotel of Cala Rossa, Pascal Cayeux, who made his arms in the biggest Relais & Châteaux, celebrates Corsica with freedom and creativity.

It was only two years left and finally it's been 22 years, including 9 as Chef, Pascal Cayeux uses his talent to travel the taste buds of its guests with its gourmet nuggets. His card is generous, greedy, a real ode to fresh products that reinvents itself every day with his suggestions. Fishing is possible locally, organic cereals, vegetables and herbs carefully selected by his brigade each morning in the kitchen garden of the Grand Hotel. Perfectly mastered cooking: Hake, octopus, spider crab, prawns with fennel and orange juice are divine, the perfect organic egg with Muratello brocciu and poultry with turmeric, lime and coriander are simply exceptional. His selection of local charcuterie and creations by Piatini locavores create moments of wonder. And what about his carrot jams whose recipe comes from his grandmother? A resolutely authentic and refined cuisine that boosts its flavors in an idyllic setting under the pine forest and breathtaking views of the magnificent Gulf of Porto-Vecchio.

Francis Péan, the cream of confectioners

This Tourangeau with a big heart, bulimic working – without stopping in training at Claire Heitzler, Michalak, Lenôtre, Ladurée … is a gifted gourmandise.

The Pastry Chef of Cala Rossa arrived in Corsica almost 35 years ago. He literally fell in love with the island that he traveled in trekking, kayaking or scuba diving …

During this time, he is swarming with a thousand ideas of desserts to delight guests and share his knowledge of sweetness. Francis is a true gourmand, he only offers cakes that he loves to eat deeply, and everything is to fall! Above all, he uses and abuses Corsican plants from the garden: nepita (marjoram), herba barona (thyme) … In majesty: "a tasty mellow chestnut with homemade chestnut ice cream" … "a suspension of raspberries served with a creamy yuzu, lemon and mint cervina … "or this" passionnément chocolat ", a perfect match of chocolate praliné with hazelnut from Cervione and citron sorbet.

To compensate for the summer heat, it melts for ice cream pine nuts, myrtle, honey corsican or sherbet plants infused from the garden. We also love homemade chocolate and fruit yogurts and candied fruit cakes from Soveria.

The chef's recipe for happiness: to please!

A plant Eden in Cala Rossa

Cala Rossa: Corsica in all its beauty

© Grand Hotel Cala Rossa

The kitchen garden of Cala Rossa is simply extraordinary. A green paradise a few meters from the stoves that magnifies the dishes of the chefs.

The landscape architect Philippe Niez, poet of the senses and emotions, inspired by the exalted nature of the Mediterranean basin, has composed a deliciously sensual and prolific garden. Surrounded by mimosas and tamarisks, lavender and fig trees mix with aromatic herbs, tomatoes, aubergines, rockets, gourmet peas and a thousand others … All in a step that attracts pollinating insects, uses straw and compost to preserve the micro-fauna soil and thus get a totally organic vegetable garden!

The reward is there because the vegetable garden becomes a great place of meditation and discoveries. Here grow the mertensia maritima with oyster taste, there the turmeric, the ginger, the peppers of the séchuan, and at the bottom the circle of the citrus, citrats, combavas, limequats, hand of buddha and the rare lemons caviar or microcitrus australasica … Before sunset, clerks appear, as in a culinary dream, to pick borage flowers, barona erba, nepita, raspberries and wild strawberries to enchant the creations of the chefs of these places.

The Tisanerie

Every morning, under the "Calarossian gloriettes" of the vegetable garden, natural drinks with therapeutic virtues created by the brand "home made" Nucca or picked the same day are proposed to quench their thirst and offer a moment of meditation "so green"!

Served in small thermos chic in hot and cold version with straws and cups recyclable, these compositions of soft magic inspired by the shimmering light of the dawn, promise relaxation, slimming detox and circulation, where blackcurrant, apple parsley and Lemon are the perfect ingredients of an iron health.

Useful information

40 keys divided into

  • 4 Standard Room
  • 23 Grand Comfort
  • 7 Junior Suites
  • 5 Suites
  • 1 Hut

The restaurants :

  • The pinewood, open for lunch and dinner
  • The Bar, open for lunch and dinner with an offer "Piattini" evening on the terrace facing the sea

The Nucca Spa

  • 7 treatment cabins
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • A Technogym fitness room
  • Open to the public by reservation

All services

  • Room service open on restoration times
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Private parking and valet parking
  • Laundry

For more information: https://www.hotel-calarossa.com

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