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Love Island villa: Where is season five filmed? Plus how to bag your very own stay at Casa Amor



In just matter of days, twelve oil-slicked, ridiculously buff twenty-somethings will be jetting off for sunnier skies and some summer loving – yep, Love Island is back!

ITV2 announced the official line-up on Monday, and the excitement has already got us packing our bags.

But if you want to be even closer to the Love Island action, we may have the answer to your prayers.

Why not make like the Love Islanders and fly away with your own set of single friends, taking inspiration from this season’s Mediterranean destination:

Where is Love Island filmed?

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According to local media reports in Spain, Love Island is based in Ses Salines, a small town of the east coast of Mallorca.

The area boasts unspoiled beaches, pretty towns and charming al fresco restaurants right on its doorstep – as well as a flight time of under three hours from London.

Things to do in Ses Salines

Luckily, there’s more to do here than just fighting and snogging.

The beautiful, natural surroundings of this region are great for hiking and biking, with many very flat areas and cycle paths to explore.

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The rocky coastline is also perfect for sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba and other watersports.

If you enjoy wine, a day trip Mallorca’s second largest wine region, Felantx, is also not too far away.

Where will contestants be staying?

The famous Love Island villa is back for a fifth season.

This year’s contestants will have the enviable job of holing up in this luxury accommodation complete with hot tub, gym, outdoor kitchen and one of the largest outdoor pools in the Balearics.

The converted farmhouse is set in lush countryside surroundings, complete with an infinity pool and the famous ‘hideaway’ bedroom where contestants can enjoy some alone time.

According to The Sun, construction work and a team of builders have been seen at the accommodation, hinting that the 2019 villa could be due a revamp.

Can you book the villa?

Unfortunately not. According to sources, the villa is privately owned and not available to rent.

The villa’s sister lodge, Casa Amor, however, transforms into a luxury holiday home once the cameras turn off.

A week in Casa Amor costs from £4,572 to £8,128 at Villa Retreats.

Get your booking in quick though – The Sun has reported that Casa Amor could be dropped from this season, with TV bosses allegedly claiming that the typically drama-fuelling villa has lost its element of surprise.

There are no doubt plenty of other affordable alternatives around the Ses Salines area. TripAdvisor has a list of Love Island worthy villa rental suggestions – including this large 6 bedroom Mallorcan house with its own massive private pool.

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Meanwhile, Airbnb is offering this gorgeous beachfront 6-bed apartment from £147 a night.

And of course, once you’ve touched down in Majorca, you can always spend your romantic break island hopping.

Why not make a beeline for our top three spots:

1. Deia

This tiny village might seem quaint with its uniform green-shuttered houses, but it’s actually been home to everyone from poet and novelist Robert Graves to the super rich looking for a coastal hideaway. Head to the town’s small shingle beach, Cala Deia, for (optional) naked swimming and probably some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste.

2. Lake Martel

It doesn’t get much more magical than a boat tour of Lake Martel’s stalactite and stalagmite-filled caves, while a quartet serenades you with classical music. All that’s left for you to do is gaze in wonder at the 10 million-year-old caves and one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world.

3. Valldemossa Town

Valldemossa is a sleepy town surrounded by the forest-covered hills of the Tramuntana range and vast expanses of countryside, making it a great spot for hiking. Don’t leave without trying one of the local delicacies from its traditional family bakeries – coca de patata is a sweet cake made with boiled potatoes and served with a mug of hot chocolate.



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