Tucked away on the untouched northwest coast of Corsica is La Cabane du Lodu, a heavenly beach club delighting with its laid-back charms and harmony with nature.
There could be no better setting for a tranquil beach retreat. One bay along from Saleccia – the Corsican beach renowned for its dazzling white sands – is Lodu beach, lapped by sparkling azure waters and backed by the pristine wilderness Désert des Agriates.
Such an isolated setting makes La Cabane du Lodu tricky to reach for those without a boat (it requires a 4x4 or a three-hour trek across the desert). But fortunately for those on a Mediterranean yacht charter in Corsica, the beach has a jetty serving as a tender drop-off point.
A genuine paillote (beach hut), La Cabane du Lodu eschews high-class thrills and extravagance. Rather, the emphasis is on remaining at one with the jaw-dropping natural surrounds, with an eco-friendly ethos (all juices are freshly squeezed to cut down on plastic) and a hip bohemian flair.
The décor has been put together by Hervé Pagni (the owner) who put his background as an interior designer to work to create the dreamy enclave. There are wooden barrels as tables, wicker chairs and sun-faded cushions while high-slung hammocks call for siestas in the shade.
Not only can those on a luxury yacht charter come here to relax over a refreshing capo spritz, but they can also dine on delicious fare. In keeping with the no-fuss, nature-orientated ambience, a minimalist menu lets the flavours of the local produce do all the talking.
La Cabane du Lodu’s signature dish is the plancha-grilled king prawns, but other grilled meats and a selection of colourful salads likewise impress. The desert line-up, which includes tiramisu and a variety of fruit-based wonders, is also top-notch.
Opening hours are from 9.30am to twilight. To visit on a yachting vacation, speak to your preferred charter broker. Alternatively, start planning by looking at all the luxury yachts available for charter in Corsica.