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Why Jeffrey Epstein's infamous "Paedo Island" is being turned into lavish resort?

Jeffrey Epstein's property, which once was lust-nest of underage orgies, boasts three private beaches, a gym, and an array of bold and distinctive buildings

By Web Desk
January 04, 2024
Jeffrey Epsteins former home on the island of Little St James in the US Virgin Islands. — AFP
Jeffrey Epstein's former home on the island of Little St James in the US Virgin Islands. — AFP

In a surprising turn of events, Jeffrey Epstein's infamous "Paedo Island" is set to undergo a dramatic transformation into a dream holiday resort, fetching a staggering £40 million in its sale, The Sun (US) reported.

Once associated with the sordid activities of the disgraced financier, the two islands were acquired in May by billionaire Stephen Deckoff for a sum considerably below the initial asking price. 

Deckoff, the founder of Black Diamond Capital Management, had tantalised the public with promises of ambitious plans for the tropical property, and now those plans are materialising.

Spanning an expansive 230 acres, the islands present a canvas of possibilities for Deckoff. The entrepreneur envisions the creation of a luxury hotel complex, featuring 25 rooms in a paradise-like setting. 

The real estate listing and online videos depict the existing infrastructure on "Epstein Island," including a helipad, private dock, gas station, high-capacity water filtration systems, two pools, and a tiki hut.

Among the island's notable structures are the main compound, described as menacing, and four guest villas fit for royalty or political figures. 

The property boasts three private beaches, a gym, and an array of bold and distinctive buildings. The second, larger island encompasses five buildings, including Epstein's main luxury villa, a library, a theatre, a cinema, and a bathhouse.

A controversial centrepiece on the island is a large blue and white striped temple-style structure featuring a golden dome and a statue of the Greek god Poseidon.

 As the transformation unfolds, Deckoff's vision for turning a once-notorious enclave into an upscale holiday destination is generating significant attention and speculation about the future allure of this revamped resort.