A delicate ecosystem reborn; Isle Des Indes

A delicate ecosystem reborn; Isle Des Indes

Isle East Indies , our new private island to rent in Indonesia, is a dream realized by antiques aficionado David Salman. David first discovered the island over twenty years ago. He had leased a simple cabin on a neighboring island and would swim daily across the channel to explore the uninhabited islet.

Left unattended for years, the island had lost some of its foliage and had suffered some reef erosion. With a clear vision of restoration in mind, David set about trying to purchase the private island, which was clearly not for sale. With characteristic tenacity, he persevered and finally secured Isle East Indies two years later.

David then set about restoring the delicate ecosystem of the island and it’s beaches. There are two channels flowing alongside and the shifting currents, combined with some damage to the reef, had eroded part of the shore. David constructed a natural stone breakwater to prevent currents from damaging the island.

He then began a reef protection program, educating local fishermen and re-attaching corals. The results after several years are outstanding. Not only is the coral reef thriving, but the beautiful sandy beaches on all sides of the island have also been preserved.

On land he planted numerous indigenous trees including pandanas and whistling sea pines known as casuarinas. Both species are resistant to salt-laden breezes and tolerant of sandy soil. In amongst the island’s flora, David created meandering sandy pathways that allow you to explore and enjoy all parts of the island.

Isle East Indies is now available to rent for up to 8 guests in its entirety. If you’d like more information about the island or would like to book a stay please contact Joanne:

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