With a $49 Raffle Ticket,

You Could Win an Island Resort in Micronesia

if you’ve ever dreamed of giving it all up

to go live on a tropical island somewhere,

we may have found your one-way ticket

—as well as your future career.

As Condé Nast Traveler reports, Doug and Sally Beitz are giving away the Kosrae Nautilus Resort, which the couple has run for the last 22 years. With the purchase of a $49 raffle ticket, you’ll be entered in a lottery that will be drawn on July 26. The winner becomes the 100 percent owner of the 16-bedroom hotel located on Micronesia’s Kosrae Island. It’s an enterprise that, according to the raffle website, is “debt free,” and the resort features a swimming pool, private beach, fully-stocked restaurant, and SCUBA dive operation. The winner also inherits $10,000 in the company bank account. There’s just one caveat: If fewer than 50,000 tickets are sold, the resort is off the market and the Beitzs will split the money from the lottery with the winner.

Why in the world would the innkeepers abandon a life of island bliss? “We’ve had our time in the sun and enjoyed a career most people would never even dare dream about, but our current goal now is to become professional grandparents,” Doug Beitz says on the contest website. “We feel like a new chapter in our lives is beginning, and we’re ready to pass the baton to someone else.”

credits: mentalfloss, caitlin schneider, conde nast traveler, kosrae nautilus resort


33 responses »

  1. I bet there are some really special challenges in that job. You sure aren’t going to pop down to the store for a pound of butter if you need it. And my dialysis would be a problem.

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  2. That’s one heck of a plane flight but if you’re looking to get away from it a all..:)
    I read last year that owners of a B&B in Maine were doing the same thing for the same reasons. You just had to write a letter explaining why you want to own it and they would choose the best one. I was tempted..:)

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