Oscar-nominated Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is planning to heal an island. He announced ;ast Friday that he is now building a multimillion dollar eco-tourism resort that will be open in public by 2018. The resort would have a name of "Blackadore Caye: A Restorative Island".
After his scuba diving trip in Belize in 2005, he bought this beautiful 104-acre Belizean island for $1.75 million with Jeff Gram, the owner of Cayo Espanto Island Resort, which is also a luxury vacation spot nearby.
According to NY Times, DicCaprio said while speaking on the telephone from Los Angeles, that the island was like heaven on earth, and almost immediately, he found this opportunity to purchase an island there.
NY Times added, that the "Blackadore Caye" is a 45-minute boat ride from Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City and a 15-minute boat ride from the nearest big town, San Pedro. Based on the statement of Juan Rovalo, the biologist who leads a team of scientists studying the caye, the island has been used for hundreds of years.
The majestic project called "Blackadore Caye" will have many luxury resorts which will include a lot of villas, infinity pools, stunning views of sunset and a whole lot more of magnificent nature-friendly amenities. A nursery that grows indigenous marine grass will also be included to the plan. This is to support a manatee conservation area and mangrove trees replanted to replace invasive species.
Based on Daily Mail's report, this is an unpopulated, private island which has been over-fished and suffers from sand erosion. Leonardo wants to reinstate the area. He recently teamed up with Paul Scialla, the chief executive of New York development firm called Delos, to design the eco-conscious resort. He is now working with the NYC developers Delos to build 68 resort villas and 48 private houses. Some are expected to be sold privately and cost between $5 million and $15 million each while others will be available to the guests.
The Titanic actor has known himself as an environmental activist. He was aiming to do something that will change the world. He wants this idea to be groundbreaking in the environmental movement.