Need to know
27 villas, including six luxury residences. Two of the three-bedroom beachside villas have been designed specifically for families, and two of the luxury residences have nanny rooms.
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.
Double rooms from $2250.00, excluding tax at 25 per cent.
Almost everything is taken care of by the time you set foot on the island, butler service, all meals, non-alcoholic drinks, non-motorised watersports, on-island activities, and one 45-minute spa treatment and a one-tank scuba session a stay.
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. Guests staying in residences get a private in-residence barbecue experience and have an island buggy to use throughout their stay.
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 luxury 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.
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.
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.
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.
All of the resort's public areas are wheelchair-accessible. The guest rooms are very spacious, but not specifically adapted.
Children of all ages are very welcome. Cots are free, as are extra beds for children under 12. Over-12s cost US$812.50 a night (includes tax). From 9am to 5.30pm, nanny services are free for tots 3-and-under; babysitting is US$10 an hour.
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.
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.
There’s no crèche, but there is a free nanny service (between 9am to 5pm) for children up to the age of three.
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.
The main pool is always staffed during operating hours – there’s also a lifeguard stationed on the west beach.
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 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.
Audio and video baby-monitoring equipment is available.