Forget the contestants, it’s the Love Island villa we’re lusting after.
It’s in Mallorca like last year’s villa, but this time it’s in the sleepy town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar on the island’s stunning east coast.
There’s no point making a trip if you happen to be on holiday near there, though. Our spy in Mallorca tells us that getting to the villa is a bit of a mission. It’s at the top of a very steep, bumpy track that winds up and up – no doubt so it’s far away from prying eyes.
This year’s villa is technically the same size as last year’s but they’ve managed to squeeze in a few more cameras: 72 instead of 69.
From the outside, it looks like a typical rustic Spanish villa, but ITV have had the decorators in and they haven’t held back – now the contestants may need to wear their sunglasses inside too.
Nor is there much privacy for lovebirds hoping to retire to the bedroom.
When the production team arrived, the back garden only contained an infinity pool, so they spent four weeks building an outdoor gym, a hot tub and an outdoor seating area.
The big difference from last year is the pool. 2016’s Love Island villa boasted the largest private pool in the Balearic Islands. It turned out it was too big: it’s hard to flirt when you’re exhausted after a single lap, or your fellow swimmers are half a mile away.
This year’s is smaller and heated so ITV are hoping for some steamy pool action.
The bad news? The villa is privately owned so you can’t rent it for a massive sleepover with all your mates when Love Island moves out.
We wonder what the owner will make of ITV’s improvements.
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