06/04/2015 10:00 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

What? Leonardo DiCaprio Wants To Convert This Island Into An Eco-Resort

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US actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses during a photocall of Shutter Island on February 8, 2010 in Rome. Shutter Island is the fourth collaboration between US director Martin Scorsese and his favorite actor Leonardo DiCaprio. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/GettyImages)

'Titanic' star Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money where his mouth is — DiCaprio who is also an environmental activist has plans to improve the ecosystem of an entire island.

The 40-year-old actor is launching a project that will transform a small island off the coast of Belize into an eco-resort and conservation area, according to the New York Times, reports

The 'Wolf Of Wall Street' star, along with a partner, purchased the 104-acre Blackadore Caye nearly a decade ago for $1.75 million. But he recently united with Paul Scialla, the chief executive of New York development firm Delos, to create the eco-conscious resort, with plans to open in 2018.

"It was like heaven on earth. And almost immediately, I found this opportunity to purchase an island there," DiCaprio said of his visit to the island.

The ambitious project will be called 'Blackadore Caye, a Restorative Island'. It is likely to be like many other luxury resorts and include sprawling villas, infinity pools and beautiful views.