My Private Island: Leonardo DiCaprio's Blackadore Caye
Leonardo DiCaprio partnered with Jeff Gram, owner of Cayo Espanto Island Resort in Belize, to purchase Blackadore Caye in 2015 for $1.75M.
Don’t worry, you too can enjoy his oasis getaway. DiCaprio has teamed up with NYC-based developer Delos to build a luxury, environmentally friendly resort. It took him 10 years to find the right development partner after a deal with Four Seasons Hotel fell through.
The resort aims to restore the island by replanting mangrove trees, returning native animals to the land and reducing invasive species. DiCaprio has long been an advocate for the environment; his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was created specifically to address environmental and humanitarian issues. He also sits on the board of the World Wildlife Fund.
The resort will include 68 villas, infinity pools and amenities like special lighting that encourages sleep. Additionally, a team of designers, scientists, engineers and landscape architects will monitor the resort’s impact on its surroundings.
Deepak Chopra, author and alternative medicine advocate, will be heading up a program focused on health and anti-aging at the resort. The eco-friendly resort is slated to open sometime in 2018.