Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland
Travellers preoccupied with the appeal of a truly secluded escape may have conjured up images of a stilted hotel perched on a wind-worn island off the coast of another island. Since it opened in 2013, Fogo Island Inn has been one of the most coveted remote hotel stays on Earth, with just 29 rooms and suites on an austere spit of land that juts out into so-called Iceberg Alley.
Located in Canada’s easternmost province, off the island of Newfoundland, Fogo Island Inn overlooks a rocky headland in the North Atlantic. And getting here is part of the experience. Travellers will likely fly first to the closest international airport in Gander (YQX). From Gander, you can charter a private helicopter or drive to Farewell to catch the ferry to Fogo Island (a drive of a little over an hour). The ferry will add another hour to your trip, and the drive to the inn will take another 30 minutes. Rates start at 1,975 Canadian dollars (about £1,160). Be sure to request a room with a wood-burning stove.