Wondering where Love Island USA is filmed? We've got all the deets.
While the Spanish island of Mallorca is the iconic location where Love Island UK is filmed, the whereabouts of the stateside incarnation of the show are rather different, for obvious logistical reasons.
The American show's first four seasons each took place in a different location, with islanders walking into a brand new villa each time. First, CBS filmed the series in Fiji, before moving it to Las Vegas for the second—due to pandemic restrictions—then to sunny Hawaii for the third and Santa Barbara, California for the fourth.
With Love Island USA having moved channels to Peacock, the location of the luxurious property—where a series of singletons will attempt to navigate romance and drama in the hope of finding their happy ever after—has moved yet again.
But to where, you ask? Read on to discover everything we know about where our islanders will spend their summer of love, plus everything we know about the villa itself...
Where is 'Love Island USA' filmed? A look at the villa:
Love Island USA season 5 is at a different sunny destination than season 4, but it's one familiar to fans of the show: yes, the fifth season of the Peacock reality dating competition is back in the island nation of Fiji.
However, though it's a repeating locale, the luxurious villa—"located on a stretch of white sandy beach with views of the Mamanuca islands"—is entirely new, complete with an infinity pool, a gym overlooking the ocean, three fire pits and more than 50 neon signs decorating the property. According to producers, the sprawling dwelling took seven weeks to construct.
The classic Love Island heart shower on the beachfront is back, but the place is tricked out with new features, including an arrivals runway flanked by brightly colored mirrors, a hideaway covered in floor-to-ceiling faux fur and the franchise's biggest hot tub yet.
In a sneak peak video released on Monday, July 17, iewers got a tour of the swanky villa by Love Island USA host Sarah Hyland. Those watching at home followed the Modern Family actress as she showed off the islanders' new home.
But while the villa is set in an absolutely stunning beach setting tropical Figi, our islanders' stay will be anything but relaxing...
How can you watch 'Love Island USA':
The fifth season of the American version of Love Island launched on Tuesday, July 18th. New episodes air Tuesday to Sunday every night at 9pm ET on Peacock, with the reality dating experiment running for six weeks.
That means you will need a Peacock subscription if you want to watch Love Island USA from its native country. Current Peacock plans include the commercial-supported Premium option for $5.99/month and the ad-free Premium Plus option for $11.99/month.
If you're not stateside, then fear not. You can watch Love Island USA on Peacock if you're in the UK and Ireland via your usual Sky and NOW subscriptions. Or you can cross your fingers that it makes its way to ITV2—as it has for the last four series, a month after its American release. Until then, get your villa fix by revisiting the show's most memorable moments...
Lauren is a freelance writer and editor with more than six years of digital and magazine experience. Most recently, she has been the Acting Commissioning Editor of Women's Health—where she co-produced the Going For Goal podcast—and has previously also written news and features for titles including The Telegraph, Grazia, Stylist, Dazed, The Sun's Fabulous, Yahoo Style UK and Get The Gloss. She covers all aspects of lifestyle, specializing in health, beauty, and travel. Can't live without: oat milk lattes, new podcast episodes, long walks, and great skincare.
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