Love Island 2018: Where is the villa this year? Can you stay in the Mallorca resort?

Find out all you need to know about the location for this year's show.

Love Island is back on ITV2 for its biggest series yet, bringing some sunshine and sizzle into your lives across the unpredictable British summer.

10 contestants are heading into the show’s famous villa looking for love, fame and a good time – but where is the show actually filmed?

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Here is everything you need to know about reality TV’s most luxurious filming location, which will soon be the home to Dani Dyer, Dr Alex George, Jack Fincham, Hayley Hughes, Kendall Rae-Knight and the rest of the Class of 2018…

Where is Love Island?

Love Island villa Mallorca

It’s no surprise that the UK fell in love with Love Island when you discover that it is filmed in the sunshine of the Baleraics.

The villa is in Mallorca, only a three-hour plane journey away, if you’re feeling tempted by a last-minute holiday.

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Where is the villa?

Love Island Villa - Mallorca

Love Island is shot on the north-east of the island, high in the hills and on the outskirts of Sant Llorenc des Cardassar.

Around 200 crew members take over the area for each series, which is a boom for business in the local area.

It’s no surprise that so many crew are needed when they want to capture every moment in the luxury holiday home, which is kitted out with an infinity pool, hot tub, gym, outdoor kitchen and fire pit. In total there are 69 cameras in the villa, watching the Islanders every move.

The second villa introduced in 2017 Casa Amor (The Love House), was used by the show for new arrivals and romantic encounters. It has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a 14 metre pool and was listed at £2.5 million in 2017.

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Love Island also films in the boutiques and restaurants of Sant Llorenc for dates and prizes for the contestants and has headed out as far as the capital Palma de Mallorca for pampering sessions with the female contestants.

Can you stay at the Love Island villa?

Love Island villa Mallorca

Sadly, the Love Island villa is a private property, so there's no chance of you hiring it for a holiday, hen or stag-do in the near future.

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Check out our guide to the best Love Island villa alternatives that you can rent out with your friends for the holiday of a lifetime.

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Mallorca - Love Island

Love Island Mallorca

Love Island Mallorca

Love Island Mallorca

The lavish pad has a new-look for 2018 with a few nods to classic Love Island moments.

Where was the original Love Island filmed?

The 2005 and 2006 series, which was hosted by Patrick Kielty, Kelly Brook and Fearne Cotton was filmed on an island in Fiji.

When does Love Island start?

The third series of Love Island will start on Monday, June 4th at 9pm on ITV2 with presenter Caroline Flack and comedian and narrator Iain Stirling returning,

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What is Love Island?

Dani Dyer - Love Island contestant

If you’re not yet initiated into the all-encompassing world of Love Island, you have a lot to look forward to this summer.

The programme is a reality contest that sees a group of single contestants shacked up in a luxury villa in Majorca, where they’re set a series of challenges and games.

It’s part Big-Brother-style entertainment as the contestants are filmed around the clock, but the main aim is for them to couple off and win the £50,000 prize together as the viewers’ favourite pair.

But the course of true love never runs smoothly, so it’s common to see contestants dumping early partners and recoupling with someone else – awkward when they’re all sharing bedrooms.

The 2017 winning couple was Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, who have since sadly gone their separate ways.

However, the enduring bromance of the series - between Kem and his best mate Chris Hughes - was arguably the most compelling love story and is still going strong today.

Who are the 2018 Love Island contestants?

 

When applications opened at the end of December, it’s said that more than 60,000 people put their names forward to register their interest in the first 12 hours.

Love Island 2018 contestants cast

The first 11 contestants are Adam Collard, Alex George, Dani Dyer, Eyal Booker, Hayley Hughes, Jack Fincham, Kendall Rae-Knight, Laura Anderson, Niall Aslam, Samira Mighty and Wes Nelson.

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