LOVE Island is back for series nine with a brand new batch of contestants – and new host Maya Jama.
The summer series is filmed in a Mallorcan villa, but due to the unreliable weather of the Spanish winter, another location has been chosen for the winter edition of the ITV2 dating show.
Where is the Love Island 2023 villa?
The new Love Island villa is located in the Ludus Magnus estate in Franschhoek, a 25-acre estate near Cape Town, South Africa.
The villa is the biggest one yet of all the series and ITV2 bosses have reportedly splashed out £1.2 million to hire it for five months.
It boasts a 400-metre running track, a football and rugby pitch, 17 bedrooms, a treehouse and a freshwater dam with Olympic-length swimming lanes.
The villa is also environmentally friendly, as it has a 100 per cent off-the-grid status which allows it to generate its own electricity, water and numerous food sources.
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Luxury villas are located nearby the main property which could perhaps be the new hideaway.
Can I stay at the Love Island villa?
Yes, you can stay in the villa, but it doesn't come cheap.
It reportedly cost £8,000 a day to rent the whole place or £430 per room.
Where is the old Love Island villa?
The previous Winter series of the dating show was filmed at Eagles Nest in Cape Town, South Africa.
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The luxury villa was believed to be worth more than £ 5 million.
Three stories high, the villa boasted several new features such as a boys' dressing room, a bigger bathroom complete with bath and twin showers – and a 'dog house'.
It is not known if the villa is available to rent.
However, it was reported that the villa had previously been rented out for roughly £105,000 PCM.
When is Love Island coming to ITV2?
It is widely reported that Love Island 2023 starts on January 16, 2023.
This will be the second winter series of the show after ITV2 was forced to cancel the next season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The show will air for its usual run of eight weeks, with the final rumoured to be on March 13.
Maya Jama takes over hosting from Laura Whitmore, who stepped down after the summer of 2022.
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