News from One of the Four Corners of the Earth
They are honoured, humbled, and excited to have placed at #3 on the list of the world’s best 100 hotels, as well as being named Canada’s best resort hotel for the fourth year running in this year’s prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. It is incredibly heartening to know that the votes and words from you, their guests, are responsible for garnering this recognition. Thank you for your ongoing support, and they can’t wait to welcome you back.
Be among the first to welcome 2021 this New Year’s Eve at Fogo Island Inn. Our province’s singular time zone puts our countdown a half an hour before the rest of the Atlantic Coast, and a full hour-and-a-half before the ball drops in NYC. With an intimate performance by famed Hey Rosetta! front-man and now distinguished solo artist, Tim Baker, it’s a celebration defined by the complimentary notes of remoteness and connection. Baker’s musical endeavours have seen him tour the world, and he was recently an opening musical act for the appearance of President Barack Obama in St. John’s, NL.
As the calendar rolls over, join them for reflection and revelry as we wave “goodbye” to 2020 with music, bonfires, fireworks, and, of course, a special champagne toast. On New Year’s Day, embark on a contemplative and restorative hike along one of Fogo Island’s secluded coastal trails, or pass icy, snow-dusted fishing stages on a quiet meander through the nearby community of Joe Batt’s Arm.
The blueberry bushes are already displaying their blooms, which means a bountiful berry season lies ahead for Fogo Island. In late summer and well into fall, our Island is carpeted in dozens of varieties of edible wonders. Blueberries from July to September, the noble partridgeberry September to October, and the tart and subtle marshberry come late September through October.
Walk the hills in a trance-like state as you easily scoop up handfuls and handfuls of these vitamin-packed, naturally organic treats. The Inn’s dining room menu will feature berries across a variety of preparations, and cocktails and other tonics will be served up with a spin on these seasonal wonders.
They’re adapting to ensure the safety of guests, staff, and community during these changing times. An overview of their Covid-19 standards is posted on their website, and further details are readily available for those interested in hearing more.
Fogo Island has a specific charm and charisma that is difficult to describe or explain to others. These videos and resources may help with sharing memories from our corner of the Earth:
The Floret is a platform for stories. Visit for videos, photos, and text that describe the powerful relationships people have forged with this place.
The documentary film “Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island” is now available for viewing in Canada on CBC Gem. Those in the USA can rent or purchase on iTunes. The trailer is viewable by all; click here.