The first renderings of Leonardo DiCaprio's luxurious eco-resort, which has been in the works since April 2015, are finally here.
The resort, located on a small island off the coast of Belize, is slated to open in 2018 and will feature fewer structures than previously expected — 36 residential homes and 36 villas, according to the — but will still be as eco-friendly and luxurious as anticipated.
We now know that the buildings will be constructed using local materials, and will be powered by . Plus, all vehicles on site will be required to use clean energy and only reusable water bottles will be allowed, according to Business Insider. The food will, of course, also be locally sourced and organic.
Décor inspired by the Belize's ancient Mayan architecture is said to be expected, with architect Jean-Michel Gathy, who is responsible for creating some of the most lavish hotels around the world, outfitting the exteriors with dark wood, thatched roofs and marble accents, reports.
If that's not enough to sell you, the beachfront infinity pools certainly will.
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Leonardo DiCaprio has dedicated his time and resources to environmental causes for years, but he's taking his love for the Earth a step further with the creation of a new eco-friendly resort. According to , DiCaprio, along with a partner, purchased a private island in Belize, known as Blackadore Caye, for $1.75 million back in 2005, and the actor is now planning to create an eco-resort on that property.
The 104 acres of unpopulated land will soon feature 68 elevated resort villas, "fish shelters" in man-made reefs, marine grass grown to feed manatees, and private houses that will cost between $5 million and $15 million each. DiCaprio hopes the estate will prove to be beneficial for the area and the planet at large, with a team of scientists, engineers, designers and landscape architects monitoring how the resort affects its location. DiCaprio spoke to the about his intentions, saying: "My goal was always the fact that I wanted to create something not just environmental, but restorative, a showcase for what is possible."