Need to know
Twenty-nine, all suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $1411.04 (CA$1,875), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
All rates include a welcome snack, daybreak service and a half-day community host island orientation. Full-board rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. Tipping: no need to fumble for cash. Gratuities are included.
Create one-of-a-kind souvenirs when you sign up for one of the small group watercolor painting, still-life drawing or found-object collage workshops led by local artists.
At the hotel
Gym, wood-fired sauna, rooftop hot tubs, cinema, contemporary art gallery, library specialising in Newfoundland history, laundry, on-site parking and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: locally-sourced bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The third-floor Newfoundland Suites make for a romantic nest. Cuddle in the glow of the wood-stove fireplace or soak in a massive tub, all set against the dynamic background of the ocean crashing into the rocky coastline just beyond your wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. As with all of the rooms, each detail – the bright bed quilts, sleek Scandinavian-influenced furniture, throw rugs and wallpaper – is the work of local artists.
No pool, but you can soak up the views as you steep in one of the three wood-fired hot tubs perched on the rooftop.
An artist’s sketchbook for doodling blue-hued icebergs and traditional wooden rowboats. You can leave the binoculars at home, though; scan the horizon for signs of marine life with the pair provided in every room.
Two of the suites and all of the public areas are disabled-accessible. And, as a warm-up to breakfast, you’ll find a daybreak tray stocked with coffee, tea and pastries outside your door every morning.
Some Fogo Island suites can sleep up to two adults and two kids. Baby cribs are available. Kids 12 and under stay and dine free with an adult on the full-board rate.
The inn’s environmental impact has been carefully considered. Locally sourced, sustainable building materials where chosen whenever possible for everything from floors to furniture. Recycling and composting programs, rainwater catchment systems and renewable solar and wood-burning energy sources are in place throughout. Also, local, organic and seasonal food is a priority – the hotel even established the Fogo Island Agricultural Co-op.