Anyone Can Buy This Beautiful Island In Sabah... As Long As You Have RM1 Million

We stumbled upon Coral Island, which is currently up for sale at an island property listing website.

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For many people, buying a private island is the ultimate dream.

Well, guess what? You could be living that dream because an island off the coast of Sabah is FOR SALE.

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Yes, we're totally serious.

Introducing Coral Island. Part of the Coral Triangle, the island is currently listed for sale at Private Islands Online - an island property listing website

A screencap of Coral Island's listing.

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Coral Island which is situated off the coast of Sabah, North Malaysian Borneo is now open to investors. It is situated at the world famous Coral Triangle.

The Coral Triangle is a marine area located in the western Pacific Ocean. It includes the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands.

Named for its staggering number of corals (nearly 600 different species of reef-building corals alone), the region also nurtures six of the world’s seven marine turtle species and more than 2000 species of reef fish

With a size of 1.5 acres, the island also houses the Maliangin Sanctuary - a protected area for coral reefs and turtle nesting grounds

Tentatively named Maliangin Sanctuary, the model island has a good representation of marine and coastal habitats such as coral reefs, seagrass, rocky shores and sandy beaches that are turtle nesting sites. Maliangin Island is also a significant fishing ground for small-scale and commercial fisheries.

Interested? Well, the island is priced at USD245,000 (RM1 million) and currently undeveloped. However, there are pre-set villa designs available for purchase if you're not interested in working on your island from scratch.

An artist's illustration of the villas.

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The Coral Island boasts an award-winning Balinese architect who has designed four pre-set complete villa plans - one to four bedrooms with infinity swimming pools, Jacuzzis, beach gazebos, tennis courts and even helipads - from which you can mix and match to suit your own desires for your treasured retreat. The designs are very high end, yet as straightforward and simple as possible with fully furnished villas ranging from only $195,000-$975,000 USD.

The project contractor is renowned Borneo Benar, responsible for many resorts in the Maldives and Caribbean.

Coral Island is accessible by boat from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah. If you're feeling fancy, you could also hitch a helicopter ride there.

Coral Island, situated in the heart of the Maliangin Sanctuary is very easily accessible. You can fly in via multiple daily flights from all major Asian cities. Then by air, take a 40-minute scheduled flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kudat. From Kudat, you can take a boat shuttle to Coral Island.

An aerial view of the island from a helicopter.

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For an even more direct route, charter a helicopter in Kota Kinabalu, which will breeze by Mount Kinabalu directly to Coral Island in 20-40 minutes.

Maybe owning a whole island to yourself is still a dream, you can however take a trip to an island to see if that lifestyle suits you and decide whether that RM 1million is worth spending. Get fantastic holiday deals at the Says coupon page.

If you have some spare cash laying around and investing in housing property isn't really your thing, head to the website here for more details on the island and how you can purchase it

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