A paradise on earth for 15 thousand dollars
• Paradise on earth for 15 thousand dollars
The story of a housewife who created a paradise on earth for 15 thousand dollars
Private Island in the beautiful azure waters - it is certainly good fortune: all the sunrises and sunsets, the birds singing, noise of waves and white beaches - only to itself favorite. But even nicer to take a savage land, surrounded on all sides by water, and build on it something amazing. In any case, since at the time I decided to humble housewife from Australia, and now a successful owner of a luxury island resort Kaulmandes Melita Hunter.
Melita Kaulmandes Hunter appeared in Southeast Asia almost by accident: her husband Rory in 2005 was invited to work in the business capital of Phnom Penh Cambodia.
Initially, the pair planned to stay in Cambodia for a year, and then go to noisy, but well-developed and intuitive civilized man New York.
Since then, 10 years have passed, and the "Big Apple" Melita has not attracted: she still lives on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand. However, the quality of life has changed.
daunshifterom Australian is not exactly call: she bought in Cambodia deserted island for ridiculous 15 thousand dollars and could make him ultradorogoy resort.
Today paradise called Song Saa Resort - it's 27 villas, restaurant Khmer cuisine, a bar, spa services, and, of course, stunning for its beauty and unspoiled nature.
Price per day stay on the island is about $ 870 - a lot, but the problems with attracting tourists from Melita no.
To get to heaven, you can by boat from the town of Sihanoukville - it is located less than 30 kilometers from the island, or by helicopter from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
All properties on the island is made of natural or pererabotannh materials - wood, stone, and something - even from the remains of old boats.
Coca-Cola, hamburgers, sausages and other hazards to the health resort guests do not offer meals: the food - only local, the most useful. For the most concerned about their well-being has a special "detoxifying" spa menu.
By the way, a villa on the island can not only remove but also to buy. However, the price tag is not funny - from 600 thousand to 1, 7 million dollars for the cottage.
It should be noted that the locals were glad the emergence of active Australian once - in Cambodia, there is a problem with employment.
More than 80 percent of the staff of the resort - Cambodians from other islands and the "big" land.
In addition to the activities on the content of the resort, Melita is actively involved in charity work, and very different. Help her in this glorious endeavor you can simply come to rest.
So, in the period from May 1 to October 31, 2015 revenues from the stay on the island three guests per month transferred to the Song Saa Fund.
Spend the money Melita plans for educational, environmental and other initiatives in Cambodia. In general, no New Year's fireworks, followed by arrests and crosses half-naked through the jungle.