The resort's island neighbors one of the most scenic coral beds in the world
Private infinity pools in each villa
Torch-lit dinners at The Beach Shack
Complimentary nanny service for children ages three and under
What To Know
Even the entry-level rooms here have direct beach access
The hotel’s Kaji Club caters to children aged 4-11 and offers activities like coconut bowling, beach Olympics, and a dolphin safari
The property is a passion project for Sydney-based real estate developer Lang Walker
The authentic Fijian spa onsite features a languid three-and-a-half hour treatment option
Dreamy open-plan villas, untethered from mainland Fiji, ringed by verdant rainforests and powder-soft sands
Solitude has never looked as stylish as it does on this slice of the South Pacific. Kokomo is the pristine vision of an Australian billionaire, who spent six years transforming the unruly jungle island of Yaukuve (an 50-minute seaplane ride from Fiji’s main airport) into a reverie-like expanse of beachfront villas, hilltop residences, and wet-edge pools separated by bougainvillea-lined paths. Developer Lang Walker, whose extravagant portfolio also includes the country’s very exclusive Laucala Island Resort, brought his over-the-top swagger to Kokomo’s 140 acres, gilding them with star-studded embellishments like hardwood furniture sourced from the cinnamon trees on actor Mel Gibson’s private Fijian island and villa art by Chris Kenyon (the architect designed the sets for the original Mad Max films). The five-star PADI dive center onsite (the resort is also equipped for other types of water play, such as stand-up paddle-boarding, deep-sea fishing, and laser sailing) is an ode to the locality’s prime attraction: guests at Kokomo are granted front-row access to the Great Astrolabe Reef—a treasure trove of manta rays, clownfish, and humpback whales (depending on the season)—and kaleidoscopic coral beds long considered an underwater paradise.
In the Area
With a private plunge pool, sundeck, complimentary minibar, and the option to take your meals (often made with the catch of the day) en-suite, you might struggle to ever leave your sprawling, wicker-clad villa. But the azure waters will eventually beckon, whether it’s in the form of an awe-inducing dive (each villa is provided one complimentary scuba voucher), a snorkeling trip alongside the resident turtles, or a windswept Hobie Cat sail. Back on land, choose from gratis yoga classes held poolside or a rainforest hike, which will lead you to Yaukuve’s lofty summit. There, you’ll be able to spy a trio of lush neighboring isles—not surprisingly, it’s more Lang Walker territory.