If you’re looking for your own private little piece of paradise, you could do worse than consider the South Sea.
It looks like the Widi Reserve, a Marine Protected Area and an archipelago with more than 100 tropical islands, is set to be auctioned, according to the online listing. Bidding begins on December 8, so be ready to spend some cash. While it doesn’t state an expected starting price, those interested are required to submit a $100,000 deposit just to bid.
The reserve is uninhabited and is known for its incredible natural scenery, including white sandy beaches and rainforests, as well as its vast marine life.
As a future buyer you will be able to access the reserve via a private airstrip that is included in development plans–always a great perk. It’s approximately a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Bali, a three-hour and 45-minute flight from Singapore, and a four-hour and 30-minute flight from Hong Kong.
The reserve is located in the Coral Triangle, a marine area in the western Pacific Ocean that’s known for its coral and marine life. With 600 different species of reef-building corals alone, according to World Wildlife, you’ll be able to enjoy great diving, snorkeling and fishing.
Meanwhile, the reserve’s rainforests have colonies of parrots, kingfishers, and falcons, the spokesperson added, as well as rare plants which have never before been officially documented, in case you should want to do some nature spotting.
It’s technically owned by the people of Indonesia, so while Indonesian law does not usually permit private ownership of islands, shares in a business with development rights can be sold to anyone, including you. That means you can own your own share of an island if you get in on the action.
Good luck and don’t forget the sunscreen.
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