Located in the pristine Kadavu Islands, south of Fiji’s mainland, Kokomo is an all-inclusive island paradise for travelers seeking adventure, romance, and cultural experiences. A true passion project rooted with a deep commitment to preserving the island with regenerative and sustainable programs, Kokomo incorporates environmental strategies in all facets of operation. After a long hiatus, Kokomo is poised to welcome back travelers this winter with a sleek refreshed room design and new guest programs for the ultimate tropical island experience.
Opened in March 2017, the island was founded by Australian property developer Lang Walker who transformed the island into a tropical retreat designed to embrace travelers of all ages. “Kokomo has always been about family for me,” said Walker. “It’s a place where you can create incredible memories in an idyllic secluded location that has sustainability and conservation at its core.”
Dotted sparingly along the island’s two beaches are 21 private sunrise and sunset villas each with their own infinity pool and oceanfront view. With a refined take on the South Pacific, the villas boast an intimate pairing of contemporary and traditional Fijian design, alongside new artwork by resident artist, Chris Kenyon. Tucked away amid the natural landscape, five luxury residences provide expansive living spaces for families equipped with a private butler and nanny for additional housekeeping assistance. At Kokomo, the private villas and luxury residences seamlessly separate the experience between family and romance travel.
Since COVID-19 forced a temporary closure, the island tripled capacity of its coral restoration program, restored thousands of mangroves in neighboring village shores, and launched the ‘Acoustic Manta Project’, the first Manta Ray tagging project in Fiji. Guests are invited to participate in marine biologist-led manta snorkel excursions, ‘Dive Against Debris’ reef clean-ups, and mangrove maintenance workshops. Kokomo also sources sustainable building materials and utilizes saltwater desalination to preserve and protect the surrounding ecosystem.
A true farm-to-table operation, Kokomo boasts a 5.5-acre farm and hydroponics garden yielding 60 percent of the island’s produce for everchanging menus and seasonal specials. Guests can dine at the island’s three restaurants for locally sourced cuisine and caught-to-order seafood from an international “Dock to Dish” sustainable fishing program, the only operation in the South Pacific. Culinary stand out dishes include wild sea greens with health benefits sourced from the island’s sea foraging program. Kokomo’s new wine cellar will accommodate intimate dinners and wine appreciation courses, featuring varietals from Europe, California, Australia, and New Zealand.
Special guest experiences designed for families and couples alike include:
- The Great Astrolabe Reef, just meters from the shore, presents premium diving, kayaking, and snorkeling opportunities
- Beyond the reef, Kokomo offers deep sea fishing, sailing and yachting expeditions, and motorized water sports
- For parents seeking rest and relaxation, the resort offers a ‘Kids & Teens Club’ and complimentary nanny services
- Couples can embark on romantic sunset cruises, waterfall excursions, wellness journeys, and private dining experiences
- Local village tours and traditional Fijian craft classes immerse guests into the local culture and lifestyle
Villa rates start at $1,995 including meals, an introductory spa treatment, and a discover scuba dive experience. The island is accessible by seaplane or helicopter transfer via Nadi International Airport for an additional cost. An official reopening date of Fiji’s borders is forthcoming. For bookings or further information on Kokomo Private Island’s latest developments, please visit: www.kokomoislandfiji.com.