Leonardo DiCaprio plans on turning his private land mass Blackadore Caye into an Eco Friendly restorative Island on the Belize coast in Central America.
The 104-acre island was once a fishing spot but because of the fishermen, it is now suffering from land erosion, deforestation, litter and overfishing.
The Oscar nominated star has been actively speaking for environment and it looks like he is putting his money with his ideologies. DiCaprio bought the land for $1.75 million nearly a decade back, when the island was in a lousy shape and he knew then that he is going to make this place a tourist spot.
“The main focus is to do something that will change the world. I couldn’t have gone to Belize and built on an island and done something like this, if it weren’t for the idea that it could be groundbreaking in the environmental movement.”
The island will be 45-minutes away from Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport via boat and a 15-minute boat ride from San Pedro.
The island will have 50 private houses along with 68 guest villas. So if anyone of you out there feel like buying these villas by 2018, make sure you have around $5-$15 million.
The resort will have its perks but the damage to the environment will be reduced as much as they can. The tourists won’t be allowed plastic bottles on the island.
“We are pushing each other the whole way to test the boundaries of what is possible,” said DiCaprio. Some of the villas will be built on water, maintaining reef habitats along with a manatee conservation area. All trees will be replanted including the Mangroves which will give fish a natural habitat to breed.