It may be freezing in the UK, but it's hotting up on ITV2 next week thanks to Love Island returning with its highly-anticipated winter season.


From Monday onwards, we'll see new host Maya Jama welcome the 2023 cast of singles into the villa – however, it won't be the standard Mallorca property we're used to seeing.

The upcoming season of Love Island is being filmed in South Africa, in a new luxury villa complete with an Olympic-sized pool and 25 acres of property.

Here's everything you need to know about the new Love Island villa and all the places where the show is filmed.

Where is Love Island filmed?

While the summer show is filmed in Majorca, Love Island is moving to South Africa for the upcoming winter season.

Season 9 will welcome its cast of singles to a new villa in Franschhoek, South Africa.

The villa, which is named the Ludus Magnus, is located near Cape Town and is reportedly worth £1.2 million.

For season 8, the series took place in a villa in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Mallorca.

What is the Love Island villa like?

Love Island winter villa 2023
The Love Island winter villa 2023. ITV/Lifted Entertainment

The estate features an Olympic-length swimming pool, a treehouse with a zipline and stretches across 25 acres.

The 17-bedroom property has also been kitted out with classic Love Island staples, from colourful patio furniture, pool decking, multiple beds in the shared bedrooms, a sexy hideaway and of course, the 'dog house'.

Fans will also spot lots of cheeky signs dotted across the villa, including, "Eat, Sleep, Crack On, Repeat", "Lipsing", "Bubbles not troubles" and "Get sexy".

Where was the old Love Island villa?

The villa featured in season 8 and was located in Mallorca.

It includes a bedroom, lounge area, make-up room, bathroom, beach hut, balcony, outdoor kitchen, pool, and fire pit and is said to be worth £2.7 million.

Speaking about some of the designs for season 8, the executive producer Mike Spencer said that it was the "biggest bedroom" they've ever had on the show.

"So basically the idea behind this was we wanted to take it back to what it used to be in the early series where they're opposite each other. So yeah, it has that because I think there's so much more banter when you're cross and going to bed at night."

There was also more space in the girls' dressing room, with six tables instead of four, which will make it more comfortable for when the house gets a little more crowded with bombshells.

Can you rent the Love Island 2023 villa and stay there on holiday?

Love Island winter villa 2023
Love Island winter villa 2023. ITV/Lifted Entertainment

You can! The Ludus Magnus is bookable for the exclusive use of the property, featuring eight Manor House rooms and three villas – however, you need to contact the owners for prices and rates.

To book the villa for a wedding can cost between £20,036 and £44,610. You can find out more on the Ludus Magnus website.

Where is Casa Amor and how can you rent it?

While we don't know details about the 2023 winter season's Casa Amor villa, we can tell you where the previous Casa Amor villas are located.

Casa Amor is the infamous second villa introduced to Love Island in the third series to create some added spice and drama. It is where couples get split up and put with different partners in the hopes of turning their eye and twisting their feelings.

Like the main summer villa, it can be found in the Majorcan countryside and is privately owned. However unlike the main villa, Casa Amor is available to rent when not occupied by the Love Island crew.

Coming with a private chef and chauffeur, Casa Amor is the height of luxury and merely minutes away from the main filming location. At a cost between £4,572 and £7,417 per week, it can be all yours.

It is available to rent through Villa Retreats here.

Where is Island Vibes beach club?

Island Vibes Club
Island Vibes ITV

In the summer 2022 season, we saw the islanders head off for a day at a beach club, known as Island Vibes.

Although the exact location of the beach club was kept secret, it's likely that it's also in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, where the main villa was based at the time.

It didn't appear to be an actual beach club, but rather a villa that the Love Island producers made into their own beach club.

Winter Love Island starts on ITV2 and ITVX on Monday 16th January 2023 at 9pm. Previous seasons of Love Island are available on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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