The Beloved Mississippi Island Resort That Now Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean
Mississippi is full of surprises. One of the biggest is beneath the waters of the Gulf of Mexico – and it’s the Isle of Caprice. Dubbed the “Monte Carlo of the South,” the island included a popular luxury resort, which attracted people from near and far. But it’s success didn’t last long. Sadly, after just a few short years, the Gulf overtook the island and resort, concealing it yet again.Take a look:
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The sunken island resort is out of sight but not out of mind. The heirs of the original owners still pay property taxes on the submerged island just in case it does resurface. Maybe one day, we’ll get to experience the resort for ourselves. Until then, we’ll just have to made do with the islands that we do have.
So, did you know about this island? Or the resort? Know of another spot that’s been reclaimed by nature? Tell us in the comments section.
This island is long gone. Luckily, it’s not the state’s only one. Read about another here.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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