Leonardo DiCaprio Private Island Blackadore Caye, The Eco-Friendly Resort In Belize
You may know actor Leonardo DiCaprio from his performances in movies such as Django Unchained, Titanic, The Wolf of Wallstreet, Inception, and The Revenant; but what you might not know is that he is also a world-class environmentalist and climate change activist developing an eco-resort in Belize.
For the past several years, Leo has been leading the charge in Hollywood by demanding change when it comes to climate legislation; and has been working diligently to bring awareness to the most dangerous threat that faces our world today. It was because of this mission that Leo decided to purchase a small island off the coast of Belize in the year 2015.
The island, named Blackadore Caye, was purchased for the princely sum of $1.75 million USD by Leo and his business partner. They purchased the island with the dream of turning it into an eco-friendly resort haven.
So, what does all of this mean? What exactly will this ‘eco-friendly’ resort entail?
Well, the island of Blackadore Caye has suffered tremendous damage to its ecosystem over the years. It has seen mass deforestation, and damage to the wildlife population that calls the island and surrounding waters home. The idea behind the resort is to not only provide guests with luxury eco-friendly accommodations but to also provide a restoration effort as well. In addition to the 36 bungalows, and 36 villas that will exist on the island, a research facility will also be built. This research facility will be dedicated to researching and aiding with the restoration of the island and its ecosystem to its former glory.
The actual resort itself will be composed of completely ‘off the grid’ buildings and facilities. This means that the entire resort will be self-contained, and self-sustained. With solar panels, circadian lighting, open-air buildings, and even infinity pools–everything will operate on as little environmental impact as humanly possible.
Why Blackadore Caye is so important to investors is the free publicity the resort and its A-list developer bring to the region. With every publication and update to the eco-resort Secret Beach and the rest of Ambergris Caye get invaluable publicity.
DiCaprio has said that his dream is to create something that actively makes the world a better place. It’s his hope that other conservation and restoration efforts will be made such as this across the globe. An island resort that is dedicated to helping restore the damage done by the human impact is truly one of a kind. Once the resort on Blackadore Caye is finally opened, it’s safe to say that the future of luxury resorts could be changed for the better, for good.