While not all of the world’s best hotels belong to the major hotel chains, there are some incredible hotel experiences you can have on points. For example, as far as city hotels go, it’s tough to beat the Park Hyatt in Sydney or St. Regis in New York.
Then there are some boutique hotels that unfortunately don’t belong to any of the major chains, or any group at all. There’s one hotel in North America that has long interested me, that unfortunately isn’t part of any loyalty program. It’s also quite pricey.
But I use this blog to talk about my travel dreams/goals, so I feel compelled to at least write about it here. Over the past couple of years I’ve learned that I far prefer nature vacations to city vacations. I’m usually connected to the internet constantly, and there’s something so relaxing to me about being able to enjoy nature.
However, there’s one hotel in North America that looks unlike any other hotel I’ve seen. A couple of blog readers have mentioned it in the comments section over the years, which is how I first learned about it.
Specifically, I’m talking about Fogo Island Inn, which is located in Newfoundland. It’s located on an island off an island.
Does that look amazing or what??
In case that doesn’t look stunning enough, here’s a video about Fogo Island Inn:
And another one:
If that first video isn’t the most amazing marketing video ever, I don’t know what is.
To get to Fogo Island Inn you first have to fly into Gander, Newfoundland, and then you have to take a ferry to Fogo Island.
As you’d expect, this hotel isn’t cheap… at all. Rates start at ~$1,277 per night, though if it’s any consolation, rates include full board, so at least you won’t be spending a lot more once you’re there.
While the primary topic of this site is about miles & points, occasionally I see a non-chain hotel so special that I can’t help but write about it. For example, for my mom’s last “round” birthday I took her to stay at two Aman hotels in Bali, which were incredible, and worth the price.
I’d love to visit Fogo Island some day — it looks like a very special place.
Has anyone been to Fogo Island before, or more broadly, Newfoundland?