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
Resort beautiful. Private accommodations were very well maintained and housekeeping did an exceptional job. Resort staff took care of everything. We love to dive and snorkel and were not disappointed with boats, equipment and staff service. Snorkeling off the beach was easy and saw everything from beautiful fish to manta rays.
Wonderful new private island which is perfect for families or couples. From the moment you take off on their sea plane the experience really begins. The service is impeccable and there is a fantastic atmosphere and attitude. Anything you can think of they can make happen! It’s truly a must visit and the best food in Fiji!
Im not usually one to write online reviews but after our weekend at Kokomo I feel compelled to do so. My partner and I stayed 3 nights in a one bedroom beachfront villa and were continually amazed by what Kokomo island has to offer. Having stayed at many top resorts around the world i can confidently say that this is a cut above the rest.
ROOMS - Our room was incredibly generous in size and opened up onto a beautiful deck with an infinity pool overlooking the beach. I loved having both an indoor and outdoor shower and the high ceilings of the room which meant that combined with the ceiling fans you had great air flow. Im not usually a fan of air con but this system was completely hidden from sight and dead silent, you also didnt wake up in the morning with that dry throat feeling. Me and my partner both agreed that the king bed was the most comfy we've ever slept in and we've taken photos of the mattress so we can try get one for ourselves!
FOOD - Coming to a small remote island i wasnt expecting the food to be anywhere near the quality that it was! There are multiple dining locations, each with different menus/vibes/views BUT the amazing thing is that even if you're at the main fine dining restaurant having dinner and halfway through you decide you want a wood fired pizza from the other restaurant, you can simply ask anyone of the staff and they will arrange it immediately for you. The night before we arrived they had caught a huge yellow fin tuna and for our whole trip we were treated to as much sashimi as we could eat (definitely the best tuna ive ever tasted). Even the steaks, which were Australian imported, were better than any ive had at the numerous steak houses in Sydney.
STAFF - a highlight for us was definitely the friendly, loving and welcoming staff who happily assisted with anything you needed, even if it wasnt their department. We became friends with many of the team and are exctied to go back again to see them. Special mentions must go to Caroline, Lesley, Eroni, Alisi, Joe and Bilbo!
ACTIVITES - during our 4 days we managed to go scuba diving, snorkelling with manta rays, sailing, biscuiting and on a waterfall hike! Although a small island the team at kokomo have put alot of thought into the activites on offer and everything we did was amazing! I would highly recommend sailing over to neighbouring islands with Bilbo and going on the waterfall hike with Aku!
BEACH - often Fijian resorts dont have beaches that are ideal for swimming but the beach right in front of our villa had deep crystal clear water.
whether youre a family or a couple, If youre considering a trip to fiji i couldnt recommend Kokomo island more highly!
Absolutely loved the resort! Perfect getaway. The kids club was amazing, my daughter (7yo) absolutely loved all the activities and we had to pry her away. So relaxing. Private pool and beach with our Villa and a main pool near the kids club. Spa was wonderful and really enjoyed the restaurants. We had a private chef one evening which was great. The service and ammenities A+. Luxury at its best and would highly recommend - I have booked to revisit again.
We have arrived home, Gold Coast Australia, after our second trip to Kokomo and whilst there booked our third visit later this year with our family. The facilities have to be seen to be believed, and the staff are all magnificent. The beach side villas are very well designed and furnished, and the welcome from the Fijian staff is very stirring--as is their Kokomo farewell song. All the food outlets offer quality meals, and the flexibility of the Chefs to prepare special orders is much appreciated. Highly recommend a holiday to Kokomo---a real pearl in the Pacific--and be prepared to be spoilt.