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A Private Island in Fiji Called Kokomo

Seashell Massages and Beachfront BBQ at a Breathtaking Escape

By Sarah Freeman ·
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At some point this weekend, perhaps between an embattled dinner conversation and your fourth turkey sandwich, you'll wish you could get away from it all and escape to a ridiculously beautiful island far from everything.

So just to make sure you're picturing the right place, allow us to present... 

Kokomo.

It's a 140-acre Fijian island surrounded by white sand beaches and crystal clear water and, yes, you'll have that Beach Boy song in your head the whole time you stay here, but you won't really mind because you'll be deep-sea fishing or getting a seashell massage or something.

Take a look. Then head to Fiji if you want to be one of the lucky people spending their time here. You could also rally 149 friends and get it privately. Or if you prefer quiet, spend that same $120,000 to get it for just you and a person you really like for the night.

Soon you'll be greeting the day from your own modern cliffside residence, surrounded by a tropical garden and the winged creatures that love it. Inside, you'll have a butler doing whatever butler's do, like setting up a beach barbecue or making cocktails materialize by your infinity pool.

After an afternoon biking the island or snorkeling with Manta Rays or surfing the outer reef or shark-diving or what have you, you may require a thorough kneading with shells at Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary. Just ask. Everything's included with your stay.

After that, you'll be whisked away to the chef's place up on a gorgeous hilltop. There he's going to prepare a private feast utilizing fresh fruit, vegetables and honey from his 5.5 acre farm. He also has some amazing dry-aged Australian beef on hand. 

 It will basically be the polar opposite of Thanksgiving.

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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