$10 Could Net You This Sweet, Multi-Million Dollar Eco Resort

What's better than spending a sweet holiday in a luxurious resort in the Caribbean? Owning a luxurious resort in the Caribbean so you never have to leave would be pretty sick.

That might seem like a pie-in-the-sky dream for most people, but it's not. Not, that is, if you have any interest in becoming the owner of the Casa Cayuco Eco Adventure Lodge in Bocas del Toro, Panama, in Central America.

Because instead of selling their multi-million pound island getaway the regular way by listing it, the American couple who own it, Suzanne and Dave Smith, are instead offering the chance for anyone to buy it - along with their lifestyle and profitable business - with the purchase of a $10 ticket.

Get a glimpse of what could be yours below:

Not bad, eh? And it gets better. Not only is the resort - which Dave and Suzanne spent five years converting from a rustic lodge into the number one resort in Panama, according to TripAdvisor, but British competition organisers WinThisLife are also offering a $50,000 cash injection to welcome the new owners.

So what do you get if you're the lucky winner? Well, the resort - which has capacity for 24 guests, comprises four stand-alone cabins, a main lodge, two lodge suites and an air-conditioned luxury owner's suite designed by Dave and Suzanne and which was built by local carpenters.

Credit: WinThisLife
Credit: WinThisLife

Beyond the resort itself, Casa Cayuco comes with its own jetty and thatch-covered sun terrace and other stuff like a commercial kitchen, communication tower, laundry and maintenance building and three power boats, each over 23-feet long. Yeah, whatever, my mate's house has a garage...

There's also kayaks, snorkelling, spear fishing and paddle boards and surf gear, all ready to be used by the lucky ticket holder - and guests, too, obviously.

When the couple first arrived on the island in 2013 - leaving behind their corporate jobs in Detroit - the resort was totally off the electricity grid, which was a massive change from their previous life.

So, if you also want to leave the rat race behind - or just spend your time on a tropical island - you could do worse than try your luck. After all, what's the worst that could happen?

Featured Image Credit: WinThisLife

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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