KOKOMO PRIVATE ISLAND FIJI
Kokomo Private Island Fiji
Yaukuve Island, Kadavu, Lami, Fiji Islands
Date of Creation
1 April 2017
Hotel General Manager
Jacques Louw – Resort Manager
Before joining Kokomo Private Island as its opening General Manager, Martin was based in the UAE in executive management roles for Jannah Hotels & Resorts and Anantara Hotels & Resorts. Martin’s early career years were spent perusing entrepreneurial projects in the nightclub and restaurant industry’s in his home country of Sweden.
5 star Boutique Luxury
Kokomo Private Island Fiji
History & Story
Renowned Australian property developer Lang Walker has lived and breathed place-making for over 50 years. Having sailed and dived the South Pacific extensively, Fiji was a favorite destination. Lang Walker came across an abandoned resort in the Kadavu Group of Islands, fringed by the Great Astrolabe Reef (fourth largest in the world). In 2011 development began with the vision to create a unique, high-end island paradise that caters to the intergenerational market.
Now, together with his family, Lang has brought his vision for an island paradise unlike any other to life. A venture straight from the hearts of the Walker family, Kokomo Private Island Fiji is a private escape for the intergenerational traveller; a place to celebrate life, where big smiles, genuine laughter, a warm welcome and seamless hospitality is effortless.
Not one to do things by half, Lang Walker has delivered a whole new level of exclusivity. Everything is taken care of the moment you set foot in Fiji, from your spectacular sea plane arrival to dining, your private suite and infinity pool, an island of adventures and sea of activities awaits you. A paradise for those in search of unique experiences, retreat for families and haven for honeymooners.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Ultra luxury, private island resort framed by two long, white sand beaches.
Accessible via the resort’s privately owned and operator helicopter or seaplane.
Guests arriving to/from Nadi will have access to the resort’s dedicated aviation hangar and luxury transfer lounge.
All villas and residences feature private infinity pools, lush tropical gardens and artwork by renowned artist, Chris Kenyon.
Unforgettable escape for multi-generational families and small groups, with residences catering for up to six bedrooms.
Situated on the Great Astrolabe Reef, the fourth largest reef in the world. Offers the best snorkeling and diving experience in Fiji, with access to over 40 unique dive sites not frequented by other resorts.
World class culinary offering, harnessing the resort’s dock to dish and farm to table approach.
The Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary is the largest spa facility in Fiji, equipped with 9 treatment rooms, a hammam and outdoor relaxation bure.
Kokomo Private Island is situated on the edge of the celestial Kadavu Island Group, south of Viti Levu (mainland Fiji). The pristine Kadavu islands are encircled by the Great Astrolabe Reef, the fourth largest on the planet, renowned as a world-class diving location. A true undiscovered paradise, the island is dotted with pockets of lush rainforest and one of the few rare islands in Fiji with stretches of stunning white sand beach.
Key sites/activities in the area
· Great Astrolabe Reef
· Inner and outer reef snorkeling
· Diving in the Great Astrolabe Reef
· 5-star PADI centre facility
· Outer reef surfing
· Local neighboring island excursions, including village tours and waterfall hike
· Farm tours in our 5.5-acre farm
· Yaukuve Sanctuary Spa
· Coral Gardens, Walker Restoration Reef
· The Great Astrolabe Reef is the world’s fourth largest barrier reef with Kokomo having access to more than 40 dive sites.
· Yaukuve Sanctuary Spa is the largest spa in Fiji with 9 treatments rooms and a Moroccan Hamman room, which is the only property in Fiji offering this experience
· Kokomo boasts a 5.5-acre (2.2 hectares) farm, including beehives, free-range chickens and hydroponic garden
· Kokomo is the most lavish yacht destination in the South Pacific, with exclusive anchor packages available
Kokomo is just as exhilarating for the little ones as it is for you! While you relax or enjoy a day trip away, your children are cared for complimentary in our interactive and dedicated kids’ clubs or by a nanny. Bespoke children’s programmes and activities are scheduled during school holiday’s and are available on request.
· Dedicated nanny from 9am – 5pm
· Infants from 0 – 3 years (one nanny per infant)
· Nanny services charges apply outside of daily hours (price provided on application).
· Children 8-14 years
· Specially designed interactive programs
· Children partake in exciting land and water based activities, explore the stunning natural wonders of the island, and connect with Fiji’s rich cultural heritage
Number of villas: 21 Sunrise and Sunset Villas
The epitome of privacy, luxury and space, each of our twenty-one exclusive Villas include their own private pool, tropical walled garden, ocean view and direct beach access. Open plan living at its finest, our villas feature a large living area and kitchenette with air-conditioning and ceiling fans throughout, coupled with a master bedroom with walk in closet, rain shower, a deep soaking bathtub and outdoor shower. A refined and fresh take on Pacific design, each villa boasts a unique marriage of contemporary design practices and traditional Fijian nuances, alongside elegant stonework, and artwork by renowned artist Chris Kenyon.
Number of Residences: 5 Luxury Residences
Kokomo’s five expansive residences offer an unforgettable escape for multi-generational families and friends travelling together. Perfectly positioned on the hilltops, and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, each residence offers captivating views from sunrise to sunset. The sheer magnitude of space, while awe-inspiring, welcomes and envelopes guests in their home away from home, whilst providing the perfect backdrop in which to celebrate life’s milestones. Enjoy all the benefits of our beachfront villas, whilst securing yourself a private vista, serviced by a dedicated butler and nanny for the duration of your stay.
Number of rooms (keys): 26
Kokomo Private Island operates shared or private domestic air transfers from either Nadi international airport or Nasouri (Suva) international airport. The journey is approximately 45 – 60 minutes via Kokomo’s owned and operated Twin Otter dual command Seaplane or Bell 407 helicopter.
Restaurants & Bars
Setting a new standard in Fijian cuisine, indulge your senses in a place where island grown and locally sourced produce is transformed into decadent gourmet meals. Beachfront, poolside, destination and in-villa dining is available from sunrise to sunset. All menus are updated daily and champion Fiji’s seasonal, flavorsome produce.
Leave the world behind and enter a realm where time doesn’t exist. Our highly skilled therapists draw on Fiji’s natural elements to help you relax, restore and rejuvenate. With a range of blissful treatments and relaxation practices; this is your place to take a moment before returning to the world completely transformed. For a personal experience, treatments and holistic practices (yoga and meditation) are available in your villa or residence, upon request.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
· Luxury Travel Magazine’s 2019 Best South Pacific Luxury Resort
· Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for Beach Shack
· Travel + Leisure’s 2018 Best New Hotels in the World
· Conde Nast’s 2018 Hot List
· Robb Report’s 2018 Best New Hotels in the World
· Signature Luxury Travel & Style’s Top 10 Private Islands of 2018
Corporate & Celebration Events
We tailor each and every one of our events on Kokomo to cater to your individual desires. From weddings to birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events and family meetings, we will organise and style an unforgettable event.
Our exquisite venue options on and around the island are equipped to cater for large scale events or intimate gatherings.
Island buy-out packages available for events up to a maximum of 120 guests.
Additionally, we have private jet and super yacht packages.
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