Opened in the spring 2013, the Fogo Island Inn combines luxury accommodation with sustainability to create a unique geotourism destination. While the five-story Inn presents a silhouette that matches the drama of its Atlantic Ocean backdrop, it intuitively remains in scale with other buildings on the island, with which it shares a likeness. Among the natural resources the Fogo Island Inn takes pains to preserve is a brilliant night sky, through the use of “dark-sky” lighting. Complementing the Fogo Island Inn’s twenty-nine guest rooms are a conference room, heritage and contemporary art libraries, a contemporary art gallery, a digital E-cinema, sauna and rooftop spa. For each room in the Inn, floor to ceiling windows frame panoramic views of the ocean.
Building on the legacy of local craft traditions, all furniture is handcrafted and made by local craftspeople, working from the designs of an international roster of visiting designers. The restaurant at the Inn features a locally-sourced menu based on Island culinary traditions. Daily menus draw from the abundance of available ingredients, including partridge and juniper berries, scallops and lobsters, lamb and caribou. An initiative of the Shorefast Foundation, a Canadian registered charity, the Fogo Island Inn creates jobs for the people of Fogo Island and the nearby Change Islands, with all surplus being fed back into the community.
For more information: www.fogoislandinn.ca