Already well known in Hollywood for championing environmental causes, actor Leonardo DiCaprio is now supposedly to be building an eco-friendly resort on Blackadore Caye which is an unpopulated, 104 acre island off the coast of Belize. With a 2018 opening on the cards, the resort -called: “Blackadore Caye, a Restorative Island”- will feature the usual trimmings like sprawling villas, infinity pools, secluded beaches etc.
Through the building of his resort, DiCaprio aims to reverse the damage suffered by the island due to overfishing, an eroding coastline and the deforestation of its mangrove trees. Having purchased the island for $1.75 million in partnership with Jeff Gram (who owns a luxury resort on another private island in Belize), the duo have enlisted the help of Paul Scialla of Restorative Islands L.L.C. to build the ambitious eco resort.
Guests at the hotel will undergo an ecology orientation program and will adhere to guidelines dictating what they can take with them to the resort (plastic bottles are a no-no!). They will also enjoy a wellness program focused on health and anti-aging spearheaded by Deepak Chopra. It’s as yet undecided how much guests will have to shell out for a stay in this eco palace but we’re betting that Leo’s name on the project alone will triple the value of the resort.
[Via – Huffingtonpost]