Coral Caye, a self-sustaining, private island in Belize that legendary Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola has leased for the past six years has listed for nearly $2.2 million. Currently owned by Los Angeles-based lawyer Terry Tao, the 2.5-acre private island located just 25 minutes from Placencia in southern Belize, features a small coral sand beach and fascinating mangrove ecology.
“Coral Caye has been a joyous retreat for me and my family,” Tao told Mansion Global. “The tranquil ocean and the warm sunshine were a sanctuary for us all and a deep breath of life in this fast-moving world. We celebrated many family milestones there and the island of Coral Caye will always be a dear memory in our hearts.”
The coastal decor consists of airy fabrics, open space, seaside-inspired colors, beachy accents, sturdy woods; visitors can swim, snorkel, kayak or paddleboard in the turquoise blue waters.
Part of the filmmaker and hotelier’s Coppola’s Hideaways collection, Coral Caye can accommodate up to 10 guests in in two rustic yet elegant cottages and a great house, offering complete solitude, privacy, with 360-degree panoramic water view.
Got a spare $2.2 million lying around? This is a great price to be able to have an island getaway. Don’t you think so?
Images Courtesy of Terry Tao/The Corcoran Group