Amazing story and a wonderful example that you should never stop believing!
In 2005 Koulmandas Melita and her husband, Rory moved to Cambodia because of Rory’s work. A year later Rory had no business commitments anymore. The couple went with their son Naryth on holiday to the coast of Cambodia. They visited the island of Song which is located about 29 kilometers off the coast of Sihanoukville.
The population on the island really wanted to move from the island. In 2006 the locals saw their chance when the couple – the first foreigners ever on the island – celebrated holiday celebrated on Song Saa. The islanders offered their island for sale. The asking price? Only $ 15,000. The couple bought and now owns the rights to the island for the next 99 years.
Melita and Rory decided that they wanted to create an exclusive resort on the island. Until she overcame the disease cancer in 2008 and the island was after that indeed a beautiful resort. Know in 2015 the couple has a private paradise with 27 villas. Check the amazing result below here!