Despite still not having an Oscar to call his own, Leonardo DiCaprio is pretty awesome. He helped introduce Margot Robbie to the world, left a Miami club with at least 20 women, and now he’s doing his part to save the environment.
Actually, Leo’s been a stalwart supporter of numerous environmentalist causes for some time, but his latest project is his most stylish effort yet. He bought an island to save it from destruction.
According to an interview with The New York Times, DiCaprio purchased Blackadore Caye off the coast of Belize to save it from the terrors of humanity’s destruction. To ensure its survival, he’s going to turn it into a luxury resort:
Now Mr. DiCaprio has joined with Paul Scialla, the chief executive of Delos, a New York City-based developer, to create an eco-conscious resort there. When it opens to guests in 2018, “Blackadore Caye, a Restorative Island” will feature the trappings of many luxury resorts, with sprawling villas, infinity pools and stunning sunset views.
But the “Restorative” in the title refers not just to the impact the island might have on visitors, but to the island itself. Blackadore Caye has suffered from overfishing, an eroding coastline and the deforestation of its mangrove trees, and the partners mean to put it back to rights.
Only Leo could do something as extravagant as buying an entire island to build a resort on it in the name of nature. Even when he tells the interviewer, “The main focus is to do something that will change the world,” I still can’t fault him for any of it.
This inability to be critical probably has more to do with my wanting a free ticket to the place, but let’s not complicate things. (Call me, Leo.)
(Via The New York Times)