Pool area was well kept. Breakfast on a lovely terrace directly next to sea. Or stroll 5-10 mins into town for daily farmer's market in square, or numerous cafes and restaurants. Extra for a room with a view was worth it. No dinner in hotel but with so much choice nearby (and a reasonable restaurant opposite) no problem. Hotel beach was nice sand on beach. Water a little shallow and rocky until out in bay, was happy with mask and snorkel but otherwise wouldn't want to swim out - too many sea urchins. Other beaches for snorkelling at Ile Pietra rock 15 mins walk and Ile Rousse bay expanse of white sand and restaurants 10 mins walk. Local train will take you to Calvi and other local beaches.