Kokomo Private Island Fiji
What We Love
- 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
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.
How to Get There
If you like barefoot luxury on the beach it has to be a top choice in Asia. Last march we spent a week at the Brando, which might be the only comparable resort I have seen. Which is better? probably the answer is, if you can afford to pay 3000/night and like beach resorts you best go to both places. The villas at kokomo are huge and extremely well appointed. If I had a criticism it would be the bathtub was just too big to be comfortable. Loved to shower in the outdoor shower though. The food might be one thing that sets Kokomo apart. Loved the fish burgers for Lunch....One day at lunch they brought some amazing pesto for dipping so I went back and asked the italian guy cooking if he could make some pesto pasta, which was awesome...just ask for whatever you want and its great. For dinner most people seemed to go to walk the plank and dine with Caroline the friendly chef at that laid back beachside place. A good choice for sure. We loved her chicken dumplings, grilled fish and stir fried veggies. If you want the course menu at the main dinning room its also amazing and you might be the only one having dinner there on any given night!!!!
We were there for five nights in the middle of what was supposed to be the wet season, but I have to say the weather was pretty nice. A bit of rain, but you can enjoy the rain as well and every day there was some points where snorkeling was very much possible and the sun was baking....
Its a very special place for sure
This private island is simply spectacular. Kokomo has got to be the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed at. The staff & food is absolutely incredible. I absolutely love snorkeling & they have stunning coral, turtles, fish & black tip sharks right off the beach. The hotel is also just 15 minute boat ride from the Great Astrolabe reef. Simply amazing!! Can’t wait to return!
I consider myself a luxury travel expert. Kokomo is the top of the tops. The rooms are the most beatiful I ve ever seen, and the island and service is spectacular. Better than any hotel in polynesia, or seychelles, and much easier to get there than maldives. It is in the level of Aman, Singita or the Brando. The best in Fiji now (better than Laucala). When you arrives the hotel plane (very nice plane) is waiting for a 50 minutes flight . The food of kokomo is amazing!! Thanks Caroline for her incredibles recipes (we are mexicans and they prepared habanero sauce just for us). Jaques the manager is now part of our family and it s team is one of the world s best. The bay watch guys are more than incredibles!! Bill, Menasa, every one!!! Everything is included, even in villa barbecue!! Yoga is stunnig, and they have every water sport and toys for the perfect vacation!!! Is absolutely the perfect honeymoon spot!!! (And ideal for families too). Thank to your amazing team!!! jaques Mana, Andre, Bill, Luisa, Menasa, Walter, Olivia, Caroline!!! THE FIRST PLACE I CRYED WHEN I ARRIVED AND WHEN I LEFT!!! Heaven on earth!!!
My husband and I arrived at the domestic airport to be met by Kokomo Staff . Everyone was courteous and helpful. We boarded a beautiful seaplane With 7 other passengers for a comfortable and stunning flight to Kokomo. On arrival we were treated by the staff with a fun welcome song and quickly introduced to all the activities and dood service Kokomo had to offer. Our Villa was stunning and in a great location I. The middle of the beach. Every detail had been attended to, from the coffee machine and pods, stocked refrigerator, fresh cookies , snacks and a beautiful bedroom and bathroom with a indoor and outdoor shower and a walk in closet area. The outdoor space maximized the view and our comfort with chaise lounges in multiple beautiful locations as well as a pool. the food was exquisite , you could order anything you wanted for breakfast lunch and dinner and the preparations were fresh, innovative and delicious . Water sports were readily available and staff were always willing to make themselves available to help us with kayaking , sailing and snorkeling. Though we did not travel with our children and grand children this time , we would love to return with them. Pool and kids club area could not be more welcoming. Clearly the owner loves his property and wants all who visit to feel at home and have a special experience. There is nothing lacking at this property
Vow. Big spacious villas. On the beach
Excellent service. Great food. Very friendly staff. Snorkeling was great
Beach outside the villa. Fantastic beach
Can’t say enough good things about this place.
Owner is a fabulous guy.