Leonardo DiCaprio Buys His Own ‘Beach’

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  07.28.05 | 9:51 PM ET

In the travel film “The Beach,” Leonardo DiCaprio plays a young backpacker in Thailand who ditches Bangkok’s Khao San Road in search of an idyllic island. That, of course, turns out to be a big mistake. But it looks as though DiCaprio himself is still itching for the island good life. According to reports, he has purchased a private island off Belize for $1.75 million.


DiCaprio apparently bought all 104 acres of Blackadore Cay and is planning to create an eco-friendly resort. Was it a smart move? We don’t know. But according to Islands magazine, Central America is an “up and-coming region” for private islands, “especially the islands off Belize, Panama and Costa Rica.”