Where is 'Love Island' UK filmed? Everything we know about the 2023 villa's locale

Want to know where the islanders are soaking in all the *love*? Here's where the 'Love Island' 2023 villa is...

The Love Island villa 2023/ a picture of the villa's pool and sunbeds in a pink template
(Image credit: ITV/ Lifted Entertainment)

Where is Love Island UK filmed exactly? Let's be honest—the villa is one of the biggest stars of the show year in and year out, as the setting of the islanders make-ups, break-ups, and everything in between. So where exactly is the ITV dating/reality show set?

Nowadays, there are two locations for the filming of Love Island—the summer season sees the guys and gals hanging out under the Spanish sun in Mallorca, and the winter series, which is normally filmed in South Africa. But whether it's the summer or winter, the Love Island villa is always the backdrop to some of the most memorable Love Island moments.

With such beautiful locations, we're always left wondering how we can replicate those epic sun-soaked memories by heading to the iconic Love Island locations ourselves. So, with season 10 now drawing to a close and the pad soon to be empty...where is the Love Island villa 2023? Firstly, make sure you know how to watch Love Island UK, to catch up and then let's get acquainted with where the winter and summer editions of Love Island UK are *actually* filmed...

Where is Love Island UK filmed in 2023?

The Islanders and Maya Jama are back in Mallorca for the current summer Love Island 2023, which is where most of the summer seasons have been filmed so far. In fact, the villa is the same one used in the 2022 summer series, the eighth season of the show.

The famous Love Island 2023 villa is called Sa Vinyassa, and is located in the Mallorcan area of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, and is located on a private, rural 210,000 sq. estate not far from the local town.

The villa was actually a brand-new property for the show in 2022, and the fourth villa change to happen since the start of Love Island. The Love Island season 8 cast—from Davide and Ekin-Su, to Andrew and Tasha—spent their eight weeks there.

And it's certainly impressive! It has a huge six bedrooms (though our Islanders only sleep in one, or two), and normally has seven bathrooms too, though once again, the cast share one bathroom for *dramatic* purposes.

Love Island villa pool

(Image credit: ITV)

Can you rent the Love Island villa for your own drama-fill getaway? Yes! The property is available to rent out when filming isn't going on, but it'll cost you a pretty penny—it's estimated to cost around £5,000 a week, which translates to around $6,300.

This latest Love Island UK location is just 10 minutes away from where the series was filmed before, and was chosen because the previous villa was unavailable. 

But luckily, the Love Island powers-that-be have this season be sure to decorate it in the signature Island way, with the outdoor kitchen, the colorful bean bags, the stylish rectangular pool, and the infamous terrace just above the garden. 

Before 2022, the UK version of Love Island was filmed at a property east of the Spanish island since 2017.

The winter Love Island 2023 villa

Though the winter edition wrapped a few months ago, now we know where the summer series is currently being filmed—where is the Love Island villa for the winter series? 

Back in January, the Islanders were based in a villa in South Africa, described as an "eco retreat" in the Franschhoek wine valley. More broadly, the property is located in the in the Cape Winelands, and is part of the Ludus Magnus estate. Snazzy!

This is what the villa looked like before its Love Island makeover...

The mountainous Love Island UK filming location had all of the classic features that we've come to expect from a Love Island villa, from an enormous pool for our singletons to lounge around, to a host of palm trees and day beds galore for chat pulling and debriefs—in fact, during the winter series, these soon became the setting for some 'mad moves'—one of our favorite Love Island quotes...

Once again, while we're unlikely to ever visit the villa as a contestant, you can actually also stay at this property yourself!

The house is available to rent out, with The Times reporting that a stay in one of the villas will cost you from $1,778/£1,438 per night. So it's certainly not what we'd call cheap—but great if you have the cash to spare!

This series of UK Love Island was the second winter edition. Back in 2020, the first instalment of UK winter Love Island was filmed in a different, equally luxurious villa in Cape Town, South Africa.

So there you have it—if you're wondering, where is Love Island UK filmed? Wonder no more!

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