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PARADISE FOUND

Guests are encouraged to learn about sustainability by planting their own coral in the island’s coral garden and catching their own dinner as part of the Dock to Dish initiative.

I have discovered a new state of being. It sits somewhere between deep relaxation and full catatonia. I’ve decided to call it obscene relaxation. It’s a state I enter repeatedly during my time on Kokomo Private Island, a resort found 45 minutes’ flight south-east of Nadi. Even thinking about it now slows my breathing and warms my skin, a phantom sun beaming down.

I first enter this curious state while swinging in my oceanfront hammock, strung between two perfectly angled coconut trees, as a light sea breeze gently rocks me like an infant. It strikes again as I float in

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