This idyllic Greek island is a compelling mixture of pristine beaches, atmospheric forests and traditional villages. But it's also a great party destination, with buzzing nightlife spots such as Kavos. There are hotels to suit for those who want to be in the centre of the action, and those who want to get away from it all. Grab a cheap last-minute deal or search for a luxury option. Here are some highly recommended picks.
The sophisticated Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel is on the beach, surrounded by well-kept gardens with amazing ocean views. The large lagoon pool is studded with fountains, and there's a smaller pool for kids too. There's also a Mediterranean-themed buffet restaurant and an upmarket Asian eatery. The hotel is located 100m from the attractive village of Gouvia.
This idyllic hotel is popular with honeymooners, but it's also family-friendly. The rooms are simply yet luxuriously decorated. The outdoor area steals the show, with a large lagoon pool, several hot tubs, and a kids' pool complete with water slides, all with fantastic ocean views. You'll be amazed by the number of restaurants on-site, including a Mediterranean taverna and a pizza-and-pasta joint. The hotel also has an enviable location, right on the sandy beach at Coral Bay.
This TUI Family Life hotel is both luxurious and family-friendly. The two pools are curvy showstoppers set in several acres of landscaped gardens, boasting amazing ocean views. A dedicated kids' club and a programme of family-friendly activities ensures there's never a dull moment. What's more, the hotel is ideally located right next to the beach, situated on the edge of historic Corfu Town.
These apartments are a great budget-friendly option for both friends and families. They come in a range of different sizes, sleeping 2-6 people. While simply decorated, they come fully equipped with a kitchenette. The pool area, surrounded by sun loungers, is a great spot to relax, and the pool bar is open 24 hours a day. The apartments are located just a couple of minutes' walk from Kavos Beach and the main strip.
The LTI Louis Grand Hotel is a luxurious pick, popular with honeymooners. It has a serene setting on Glyfada Beach, one of the most beautiful in Corfu, surrounded by forested hills. The large pool and restaurant terraces offer stunning ocean views. For a special occasion, book a swim-up room, with a private terrace offering pool access. There's a free shuttle bus to Corfu Town, 10 miles away.
Lively Ekati is a pocket-friendly choice for those looking to party. It boasts a 24-hour bar and regular pool parties for you to enjoy. Catch some rays on the loungers by the outdoor pool or soak in the jacuzzi. The simple yet comfortable rooms are equipped with a kitchenette. Ekati is only a few minutes' walk from central Kavos, a prime party spot, and a five-minute stroll from the beach.
Those who love to party will love Agnes Beach, a few minutes' walk from the nightlife destination of Kavos. But the hotel itself offers plenty of scope for relaxation, with a pool surrounded by loungers, and a location right on the beach. The simply furnished rooms come with a kitchenette, but you can also treat yourself at the restaurant.
This upmarket, adults-only hotel is located on a pebbly beach, surrounded on both sides by olive groves. It has a peaceful atmosphere, and the outdoor pool and al fresco terrace offer sweeping views of the Ionian Sea. There's a buffet restaurant and an a la carte Mediterranean restaurant, Culinarium, as well as an atmospheric cocktail bar. The hotel is located a mile from the peaceful village of Nissaki.
This 4* hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms and a lot of onsite facilities. The three large pools and mini waterpark really stand out, as does the tennis court and spa. There's an extensive programme of family friendly activities on offer, from sports to concerts. The hotel boasts a large buffet restaurant and a Mediterranean a la carte bistro, The Olive Tree. It's located right on the sandy beach at Agios Georgios.