Love Island is back for 2022, which means ITV2 will be packed with sun-kissed singletons for the next few weeks.
The return of Love Island also means one thing: the return of the Love Island villa, where friendships are made, relationships are broken and drama (surely) ensues.
And this year, contestants (and fans) can enjoy watching a brand new, upgraded Love Island villa.
But not sure where Gemma Owen, Tasha Ghouri, Liam Llewellyn and the cast have jetted off to?
Here’s all you need to know about Love Island’s filming locations.
Where is Love Island 2022 filmed?
You can find the villa near Sant Llorenc des Cardassar in Majorca.
Sant Llorenc des Cardassar is located in the east of the Spanish island, and is around a 55-minute drive away from Palma, Majorca’s capital, to the west, and Alcudia in the north.
The small area has been the location of the Love Island villa since 2017, but for 2022, a brand new villa has been built just a few minutes away – as the previous locale was unavailable for filming.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s managing director of media and entertainment, addressed the change of villa a while ago, saying: ‘We didn’t own [the last villa], we rented it, and we are choosing a new house for this summer so that is all secrecy. It is going to be marvellous…’
Metro.co.uk‘s own Adam Miller jetted out to Majorca for a tour of the new villa – before even host Laura Whitmore managed a peek.
And during the trip, found plenty of exciting design changes sure to intrigue fans.
It’s a tad more rustic-looking than the previous villa, and boasts a giant pink-coloured bedroom, an upgraded dressing room, a large gym, 20-feet swimming pool and a giant fire pit.
The Beach Hut, where contestants confess all to camera, wasn’t quite you’d expect, though – as you can see from the below video.
Where were previous Love Island villas located?
Love Island has been going for a while now, so where else has the ITV2 series set up for previous summers?
2005 – The original series Celebrity Love Island was filmed all the way out in Fiji, on Armstrong Island.
2015 to 2016 – Production moved to Majorca when the show returned in its current form in 2015. The villa used in the first two series was based in Ses Salines, and was owned by a French businessman.
2017 to 2021 – The production moved to its home in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar in 2017.
A rented villa was used from then and was last seen in 2021’s series. It included a pool, hot tub and garden with an outdoor kitchen area – as well as the infamous ‘Hideaway’, where couples can go to get some privacy.
Casa Amor, a secondary villa often setting the stage for many a ‘twist’, was located near the main villa, close to the Levante Hills.
Love Island 2022 starts tonight on ITV2 and the ITV Hub at 9pm.