When Blackadore Caye Resort opens in 2018, it will be one of the world’s most exclusive island retreats, located in gorgeous Belize behind the world’s second largest barrier reef. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio bought the 104-acre Blackadore Caye almost a decade ago for $1.75 million with the vision to create the future home of the greenest luxury development ever built. The eco-resort will be completely powered by renewable energy and designed to increase the biological health of species on the island and in the waters around it.
Blackadore Caye Resort will contain a world-class luxury hotel resort centered on health, wellness and sustainability, off-the-grid ‘living homes’ a research station on climate change and habitat impacts, leading restoration programs and more. New renderings spill some light on the visual aesthetics of the resort, where the outdoors and indoors will blend with open-air buildings encircled by palm trees, lush landscaping, and contemporary infinity pools and finished with natural elements like wood and marble.
Inspired by Mayan architecture, Blackadore Caye Resort is designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the world’s top architect of exclusive hotel resorts and will feature 36 resort bungalows and 36 estate homes. The suits will have circadian lighting which will modulate the color of light throughout the day to help with the natural sleep and wake cycles.
The island’s infrastructure is designed under a unique conservation framework developed by top biologists and ecologists who have studied ways to support and preserve the island’s habitat and biodiversity during construction. The design is intended to restore and reinforce Blackadore Caye by replanting mangrove, replacing invasive species with native species, enhancing soil and habitat and creating additional armature for reef and fish breeding.