The Oscar-nominated “Wolf of Wallstreet” star, Leonardo DiCaprio and his colleagues are planning to open the world’s first ‘restorative island’ in Blackadore Caye, Belize. The 'restorative island' will be considered as the greenest island resort in the world once it reached its completion date of 2018. This eco-tourism project is designed with sustainable building techniques where the surrounding ecosystem will be restored and regenerated as it reverses the effects of climate change. Thanks to the biologists, ecologists, scientists, architects and engineers who will be working hand in hand, the eco-project of DiCaprio will be a dream come true.
For Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio who is also an environmental activist. Buying the Blackadore Caye Island with a land mass area of 104 acres which is wild and unpopulated off the coast of Belize, is a great way to promote the future of eco-tourism and green building through ‘restorative island’ development project. He strongly believes that climate change threatens the 'islands and coastal areas all over the world where the rise in sea levels, ocean acidification, and habitat pressures’ happens. However, with this project implemented, it will lead a new way in eco-tourism, green building, and development, as well as human development where the attempts to restore the environment will be truly beneficial.
The resort’s design to heal the island includes mangrove replanting, invasive species replacement of native species, soil and habitat enhancement and creation of additional armature for reef and fish breeding. The other half of the island will remain as a protected and preserved wildlife. And with this restorative island project that will feature 68 villas, 48 estate homes, and private clubhouse with luxurious amenities no doubt that it will create a bigger impact on the Belize real estate market. That is because Blackadore Caye happens to be in the west of Ambergris Caye and is in the east of Belize mainland.
According to Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow, the plans of Leonardo DiCaprio in developing a neighboring environment will ‘welcome lots of benefits'. That include the commitment to boost local employment, favorable international exposure for Belize, and a boost in economic status and industries”, particularly in the real estate business. Many people, local and abroad, will be attracted to make real estate investments in Belize that includes buying and selling of Ambergris Caye real estate properties that can be designed into eco-friendly estate homes. With this in mind, it could be a good sign for Belize people because the economy will further improve.
Mr. DiCaprio chose Blackadore Caye in his plans because Belize is a country that is rich in a variety of wildlife. It is strategically situated between the North and South America. It has a wide range of climates and habitants for animal and plants. And since Belize is low in human population and there are square miles of undistributed land that is an ideal home for more than 5,000 plants and animal species; it is just right that this wildlife should be preserved and protected. Moreover, Belize is an ideal place to start anew or retire in because the cost of living here is very cheap which allows retirement checks, stocks, and investment income to go further.
People moving anywhere in this country do not have to learn new languages as the natives of Belize speaks the English language. Considerable improvements in health can be observed once people live here because there are plenty of fruits and vegetables grown locally in the country. And best of all, they can enjoy great outdoor activities as they are rest assured that the air they breathe is crisp, clean and unpolluted compared to the artificial climate-controlled residences in urban countries. Which is why, choosing Belize as a place to live in is significantly the best choice.