Unless you also have a Swiss bank account and/or a private jet, you'll likely never sip a Mai Tai by the pool of your private island resort. But one couple is trying to change that by giving away their privately owned resort to any average Joe. Even you. Even if your name isn't Joe.
Doug and Sally Beitz own the Kosrae Nautilus Resort, a waterfront, luxury resort on the remote island nation of Micronesia in the Western Pacific Ocean. But after 24 years of ownership, the couple is looking for a new owner for their little slice of paradise. Instead of taking the traditional route and selling the place, however, they're raffling it off at just $49 a ticket.
Why are the Beitzes (Beitces? Beitzs?) doing this instead of just selling? Well, as Doug Beitz explains in a press release, "We wanted to make our resort affordable for everyone. While we are sad to part with it, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to make someone’s dreams come true.”