Just west of Ambergris Caye in Belize is a long and narrow, 104 acre island called Blackadore Caye. If I had to guess, I would say that it has existed well protected on the leeward side of Ambergris at least since the days when buccaneers and privateers and pirates sought shelter inside the barrier reef.
It has existed unchanged for the decade or so since actor Leonardo DiCaprio bought it for a pittance.
But now, DiCaprio and his investors have decided the time has come to “rescue” this helpless piece of sand and mangroves from itself.
They will do so by building a super high-end resort that will require development of 55 percent of the land. Read the rest of this entry »