Fogo Island is the largest island off Newfoundland, an incredibly remote and romantic place where ancient folk customs and dialects survive. On Fogo Island you’re living amongst the force of the sea and of nature, and it can be pretty dramatic. Fogo Island is home to 11 communities or ‘outports’ as they call themselves, and they’re all very different from each other, so it’s difficult to say which might be among the best places to stay on Fogo Island. What our Gurus can say is that the best places to stay in Fogo Island are those with the most spectacular views!
This was among the first places in Canada to be settled by immigrants from England and Ireland and the bonds and traditions from the original descendants remain strong. Fishing has always been the main industry here, and it still is, though now tourism is on the rise.
As well as the wildness of the place, and its amazing history, people come to see the strange mix of modern and traditional architecture, which matches the mix of modern and traditional lifestyles. As well as descendants of the original fisherfolk, Fogo Island is now home to many artists and writers, and there are some incredible contemporary studio spaces here.
Other sights include the Experience Fogo Sit, the Marconi Wireless Interpretation Centre, the Marine Interpretation Centre and the Bleak House Museum, which shows the differences between the lives of the working and merchant classes on Fogo. There are also several very worthy art galleries. Our pick of the best places to stay in Fogo Island is almost a work of art in its own right, and it boasts some of the most spectacular views you can imagine.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay on Fogo Island for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay on Fogo Island, expand your search to include all our Newfoundland recommendations, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
Striking architectural masterpiece overlooking the Atlantic - a seasonal landscape for a 365 hideaway haven. Floor-to-ceiling ocean views, wood burners and stylish chic interiors make a romantic and memorable stay. Homemade food makes up the locally sourced inspired cuisine. A stunning hideaway.