Fiji

Kokomo Private Island Fiji

Rates from (ex tax)$1,995.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD2,493.75), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

All-out private isle

Setting

Right on the reef’s edge

Kokomo Private Island is like a one-man band – only the music's some of the best you’ve ever heard, spanning several genres without a single wrong note. Pulling off that most difficult of balancing acts, this indulgent resort has made itself as enticing for honeymooners as it is for family escapades. From the moment you swoop in on the resort seaplane, it’s all about where the mood takes you: there’s more activities than you could shake a sea-kayak paddle at, but having your own infinity pool and the ability to dine in-villa makes it just as easy to play hermit for a while. There’s a free nanny service and an all-the-bells-and-whistles kids club to keep young Smiths entertained, too, leaving adults free to sip cocktails as the sun sets. On leaving, guests have been known to shed tears – we’ll wager it was mostly the parents.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

For singles or couples, a sundowner cocktail each at Walker D'Plank. For families, a sunset cruise for two adults and two children

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

27 villas, including six luxury residences. Two of the three-bedroom beachside villas have been designed specifically for families, and two of the luxury hilltop residences have nanny rooms.

Check–Out

Check-out is 90 minutes before your transfer back to Nadi. Check-in is at any time: a room will be made available to guests when they arrive on the island. If the booked room isn't ready, guests will be given a temporary alternative until it is.

Rates

Double rooms from $1995.00, excluding tax at 25 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD2,493.75), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Almost everything is taken care of by the time you set foot on the island, including all meals, non-alcoholic drinks, non-motorised watersports, island activities including the gym and spa, one intro spa and dive voucher a villa, and the kids club.

Also

For a romantic dinner that you’ll remember for years to come, book one of Kokomo’s private dining experiences (at a supplement). You’ll get to create a bespoke menu with Kokomo's chefs, and dine in your villa or residence. You'll also have one chef-cooked barbecue a residence is included with your stay.

At the hotel

Spa with hammam and bure treatment huts; a fully-equipped gym, complete with personal training and a variety of fitness, yoga and Pilates classes; free butler and laundry services; tennis courts; a supervised kids club; and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, games console, minibar, Bluetooth speaker, a well-equipped kitchenette including a Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making facilities, and custom Pure Fiji bath products. Each villa also has its own private infinity pool.

Our favourite rooms

At Kokomo, even the entry-level One-Bedroom Villas are impressive, with generously sized living areas, sleek indoor/outdoor bathrooms, private pools and direct beach access. For an unforgettable experience for the whole family, you could plump for one of the hilltop residences. Containing between three and six bedrooms, these villas occupy elevated spots among the island's lush vegetation, and have large, open-plan living areas and impressive views.

Poolside

As well as the individual pools, the resort has a large, communal pool surrounded by cabanas with sunloungers inside them. Here, you’re perfectly placed to take advantage of the aptly-named Poolside Cabana restaurant, which will keep you topped up with coffees, cocktails and comfort food like wood-fired pizzas.

Spa

The moment you set foot in the Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary, you’re in for some serious spoiling. Guests begin their pampering at a relaxation pavilion in a peaceful stretch of garden, where they can unwind before, in-between and after treatments. The spa menu is extensive, offering a head-to-toe programme with everything from hand massages to the decadent Island Revival Journey, which clocks in at three-and-a-half hours of pampering time. There are also treatments unique to the Pacific Islands, including the seashell massage, a guest favourite. All spa products are by Australian brand Sodashi, who eschew synthetic oddities in favour of nature’s own bounty.

Packing tips

An underwater camera. Diehard divers have been known to save their hard-earned cash for years so they could make a once-in-lifetime trip to the Great Astrolabe Reef, which is meters from Kokomo’s beach.

Also

All of the resort's public areas are wheelchair-accessible. The guest rooms are very spacious, but not specifically adapted.

Children

Children of all ages are very welcome. Extra beds and cots (both free) can be added to all villa types. Nanny services are free from 9am to noon and 2pm to 6pm, babysitting is US$10 an hour from then on. Overnight babysitting is available for US$100.

Overview

With a wealth of baby equipment, a dedicated kids club, nanny services and babysitters-for-hire, Kokomo is just as comprehensive in its child-friendly offerings as it is for adults.

Best for

All ages.

Recommended rooms

The Three-Bedroom Deluxe Family Beachside Villa, which has everything you need to keep the entire family happy. It’ll sleep up to six as it is, but has room for two extra beds if you need them. The open-plan living space is perfect for family gatherings.

Crèche

There’s no crèche, but there is a free nanny service (between 9am to 5pm) for children up to the age of three.

Activities

The Kaji Club is open from 9am to 9pm, and has a daily programme packed full of activities to keep kids from the age of four to eleven occupied. There’s all sorts of arts and crafts, a dolphin safari, treasure hunts, mini beach Olympics, Fijian dancing lessons, coconut bowling, and a hermit crab hunt (and race). There’s also a tween club for children aged eight to fourteen, which has an emphasis on exploring Kokomo and getting to know Fiji and its heritage.

Swimming pool

The main pool is always staffed during operating hours – there’s also a lifeguard stationed on the west beach.

Meals

The restaurants are very family-friendly, with dedicated children's menus and highchairs – they are also more than happy to adapt items from the regular menu. Children at the Kaji Club get all their meals there.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available for US$10 an hour, or for US$100 overnight; advanced booking isn’t necessary.

No need to pack

The hotel have a lot of items on hand: changing mats, baby food, child-friendly snacks, arm bands and more. That said, be sure to pack non-standard essentials, as they'll be difficult (and potentially very expensive) to get hold of once you've arrived.

Also

Audio and video baby-monitoring equipment is available.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

The tables on the Beach Shack’s deck are our pick of the bunch. From here, the views across the horizon are impressive, particularly when the sea is stained marmalade-and-rose by the sunset.

Dress Code

We like to think that private islands have a certain do-as-you-please element to them. There’s no need for formality – breezy linens and your best sunglasses will do just fine.

Hotel restaurant

The main restaurant, the Beach Shack, is on the island’s west beach next to the arrival jetty. The look is elegantly organic, with smart rattan furniture and a decked area covered with a traditional bure roof. As the island’s fine-dining offering, the eatery showcases the best of Fiji’s flavoursome produce. Executive chef Anthony Healy is also insistent on the absolute freshness of ingredients – which is why dishes change daily. Usually, there'll be a three-course menu with two or three options for each course; expect mains like beef tataki with nori, egg yolk, miso, wild rice; and desserts like champagne jelly with passionfruit and strawberry granite. Tucked behind a small cove, Walker D’Plank is a springboard into the Asian street-food scene, serving tantalising fare alongside exotic cocktails and iced beers. Designed by artist Chris Kenyon, the restaurant is filled with ‘found objects’ like old anchors, nets, shells and driftwood. Poolside Cabana is the most casual of the three, and is ideal for families. In the morning, there’s a fruit and yoghurt bar, freshly baked bread, pastries and juices. Around lunchtime, they fire up the grill, smoker and wood-fired pizza oven.

Hotel bar

There’s no standalone bar on the island; instead, each of three restaurants does the honours. The staff are just as happy to shake you a cocktail and bring it to your villa or the beach, however.

Last orders

The Beach Shack is open from 7am until late (when the last guest leaves); Walker D’Plank is open from 12 noon until late; Poolside Cabana is open from 8am to 10pm (pizzas available round the clock).

Room service

In-villa dining is available round the clock.

Location

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Address
Kokomo Private Island Fiji
Yakuve Island
Kadavu
0000
Kadavu
Fiji
This booking requires a mandatory transfers

You need a transfer to reach this hotel. For approximate costs, see location information

Planes

The majority of flights to Fiji come from Australia and New Zealand, which make up the bulk of the country’s tourism market. Travellers from Europe and the US generally fly to Los Angeles first, before transferring to Nadi. To get to Kokomo, guests take either a Twin Otter seaplane or helicopter, which takes 45 minutes from Nadi and costs US$590 (plus tax) for an adult return and US$298 (plus tax) for a child (three-to-11 years). Children under-3 go free. Due to Fijian regulations, the last air transfer leaves at 4pm, so you’ll need to land at Nadi by 3pm to get to Kokomo the same day. Flights and transfers can be arranged with the Smith24 Team; call 24 hours a day.

Automobiles

You’ll have no need for a car on the island – and you’d have a tricky time getting one there if you tried. Golf buggies are available whenever you need to be whisked anywhere.

Worth getting out of bed for

Yogis can kickstart their day by joining the free yoga class, which is usually held in a villa by the pool; those who like to pound the pavement can get their blood pumping on the far more scenic trails winding through the island’s lush vegetation. For a challenge, take one that leads up to the island’s summit – from here, you’ll be be able to see three more verdant islands, all of which belong to Kokomo owner Lang Walker. After some well-earned lounge time, head to the beach to try your hand at sea kayaking, catamaran sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding or paddleboarding – all of which are free. For an extra charge, you can go deep-sea fishing, catch your first waves with a surfing instructor or go island hopping. Come evening, set sail with your significant other on a romantic sunset cruise. One activity that’s unmissable while staying on the island, however, is a scuba diving trip to the Great Astrolabe Reef, coveted by divers the world over for its intensity of colour and teeming sealife: expect to see kaleidoscopic coral and giant manta rays. Novices needn’t miss out on the underwater safari, as you can take a beginners Padi diving course with expert instructors.

Local restaurants

You’ll have to charter a boat if you want to have dinner elsewhere. That said, we’re confident that you won’t feel the need to do so...

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this private island hotel in Fiji and framed their newly-framed Padi diving certificate, a full account of their indulgent break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Kokomo Private Island in Fiji…

Kokomo Private Island impresses before your feet even touch its fine white sand. That’s because the resort’s sea plane (or helicopter – the choice is yours) soars high over Viti Levu, Fiji’s verdant main island, on the scenic 45-minute flight to the resort. As you come in to land, you get your first glimpse of the Great Astrolabe Reef, a natural wonder that’s on the to-dive list of every self-respecting scuba enthusiast around. Once your feet are firmly back on the ground, you’ll see why Kokomo market themselves as a destination for the ‘intergenerational traveller’. Here, you have every sort of indulgence you could possibly want, whether you're newlyweds looking to forget the world for a week, or have four kids and a great aunt in tow. The villas themselves are extravagant in size and style, mingling Pacific Island traditions like bure roofing with private infinity pools and personal butler service. Located right by the beach or perched on the island’s jungly hill, they’re also spaced so that there’s nothing but tropical greenery and the sea in sight.

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