Under an hour from Bastia lies the Naturist resort of ‘Tropica’, a vast, natural area of parkland on the seafront in Corsica and where we’ve just returned from another successful BN Members’ Holiday. Guests stayed in modern, well-appointed bungalows in lush green surroundings, a 3-minute walk from the very long (6km) naturist beach on the east side of Corsica. This truly relaxing environment led to a wonderful week where we were ‘at one with nature’. Tropica has its own beach bar, but there is also a bar and separate restaurant at nearby Club Corsicana and a delightful ‘favourite’ of our group called ‘Chez Rose Marie’ reached on foot along countryside/beach tracks by the river where you are greeted by the a chorus of frogs croaking and bird song in the morning or in the evening.
Activities included a BBQ at the site owner’s (rather splendid) house along the beach, where we swam in a huge pool; an early morning stretch session accompanied by relaxing music and bird-song; a trip to the other-worldly Roman remains and modern sculptures on the hilltop plateau at Aléria; a drive into the mountains where pink villages decorate the dark green hillsides; and a morning at Naturist resort Riva Bella where we met donkeys and llamas before a stroll on the beach. During the days we swam in the clear sea with sand underfoot, walking along the sandy beach or taking a stroll along meandering countryside tracks - where walking without clothes was possible. Some also chose to relax with a massage from Marielle on the beach, who was accompanied by her beautiful companion Max, a pure white Labrador who sat quietly by her side. We dined as a group most evenings, enjoying quizzes and card games - and great company. This was a gentle, relaxing, captivating week of escape that we were all very sad to leave.
There are more BN Members’ holidays to come this year, check them out!