We arrived on Woody Island around 11 am to the smell of freshly baked bread and pea soup! We had already made friends on the dock and on the boat trip over! People came from all over! One of our travellers was from Australia! We were shown to our room, a quaint, clean, airy room with homemade quilts and our own bathroom! We spent the day wandering the island and rowing a dory around the bay! The latter part of the afternoon we took advantage of the shady deck and kitchen bar where we opted for icy cold beers!!! We chatted the time away with our fellow travellers until the aroma from the kitchen drew us inside for a feast of fresh fish, vegetables and cottage pudding for dessert! Seconds were always available and noone left hungry! The dance/kitchen party started at 9:00 and included some fine traditional music!!!
After a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast ( more homemade bread) the boat picked us up and we travelled to a cove for a boil up!!! Homemade soup, fresh bread, sandwiches and baked goods completed our meal!!! Onward then to Garden Cove where we bid our farewell to our new friends.
This was truly a fabulous trip! The entire experience was amazing, mostly so I think because of the exceptional employees of the place!
Upon arrival, the captain commented, "Make yourself at home" and that says it all! We were welcomed and made to feel at home from start to finish!
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, young or old!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Resort is located on Woody Island in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland on the Avalon Peninsula. Woody Island Resort's uniqueness lies in the fact that you can experience just about every attraction that Newfoundland has to offer - all at one location. This quaint outport fishing village once boasted a population of 400 before government resettlement forces residents to relocate elsewhere in the province. Today Woody Island is home to mainly summer residents and their families who come back to pursue the fishery and relax in their former home village. Tourists also visit the island to take part in the many attractions that Woody Island has to offer including, breathtaking scenery, comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, Newfoundland "kitchen party", boat tour with beach picnic, and a wide variety of activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Woody Island Resort Newfoundland, Canada