|Daat Island - The 242.9 hectare island is privately owned and guess what, it is currently up for sale. |
Daat Island has absolutely gorgeous views of the South China Sea and Labuan Island, as well as a patch of rainforest.
Due to its private nature, it is not open to the public but hey, if you have a cool USD 51 million to spare, you may just want to consider getting this charming island all to yourself.
Papan Island - Just next to Daat Island is a 10.52 hectare tiny islet called Papan Island. A favourite weekend getaway and campsite for the locals and tourists alike, it was originally used as a lighthouse base in 1895.
In 1902, the dimmer reddish lights were replaced with brighter "dioptrie" lamps Ã¢â‚¬â€œ so bright that it could be seen 13 kilometres away. The faithful lighthouse steered passing vessels into Victoria Harbour until after WWII when the Allied forces used it as a temporary detention camp of Japanese prisoners-of war.
Today it is under the jurisdiction of Labuan Corporation (Perbadanan Labuan). The island has facilities such as chalets, campsites, sports grounds, a surau, a BBQ area, volleyball and sepak takraw courts. Adventurous souls can embark on an exciting bout of jungle trekking at the island, too.
Accommodation rates start from RM350 per night for a normal 3-room chalet.