Why we like it
- Unique and cutting edge, the inn has been designed with authentic Scandinavian touches
- Just 29 guest suites, each offering their own unparalleled ocean views
- Famed daybreak tray every morning, which comes stacked with coffee, tea and pastries
- Each bedroom comes with its own set of binoculars
- Over 200km of walking and hiking trails to explore within a short distance from the hotel
About Fogo Island Inn
A futuristic interpretation of a rural retreat, Fogo Island Inn is an island off an island, off the radar and seemingly on the edge of the Earth. Its dramatic location provides the ultimate departure from the everyday: the only views for miles and miles are the pounding waves, rocky outcrops and endless stretches of the swirling navy ocean as it blends into the horizon. Set in a traditional fishing village, the 29 suites occupy a commanding position that allows for fantastic vistas, best appreciated through the multitude of floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let in the dazzling light. Built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture, the award-winning inn belongs to the community. All earnings from the operation of the inn are reinvested in the community through the Shorefast Foundation to help secure a long-lasting resilience for Fogo Island.
Inside, the inn is furnished in a contemporary style; each of the suites has been uniquely designed with most textiles and pieces of furniture handcrafted locally, from the quilts to the chairs and even the wallpaper patterns. Natural wood floors feature in-floor heating, and each room comes with its own set of binoculars, perfect for scanning the horizon for marine life. Our pick of the rooms are the Newfoundland Suites on the third floor, which have wood-burning stoves and stupe.
The island itself is a collection of 11 communities, each quirky in its own unique way. One of the best ways to while away a day is a gently hiking between the villages, exploring the fishing, ship building and native arts industries that have thrived here since the 18th century. Take to the seas in a traditional wooden skiff and uncover hidden bays and coves you’ll likely have all to yourself or try and land your own catch of the day. The inn itself has a host of guides who can take you on everything from intensive multi-day hikes to educational rambles. Thanks to the artistic influences here there’s also various drawing and painting classes on offer, led by local artists.