Love Island's new villa: Here's where the contestants will be spending the summer

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
·3 min read
Love Island villa entrance
Contestants enter the Love Island villa through a giant heart. (ITV)

This year's Love Islanders will be moving into a brand new set when they launch the dating show this summer - which has been designed with maximum drama in mind.

Love Island's familiar setting at Sant Llorenc des Cardassar in Mallorca has closed its doors to singles looking for love as it has been sold since last series finished, leaving the ITV2 show in need of a new location.

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Now, the 2022 villa has been unveiled and the show's executive producer Mike Spencer has revealed that for the first time, the property has been designed to prompt intimate chats and features a showcase arena for dumpings.

Love Island villa
The fire pit gets an arena feel for all the drama. (ITV)

He said: “It’s the first time, I think, that we’ve designed it more editorially. We know how many chat areas we need, we know you want those places you can sneak off to.”

Spencer added that the fire pit area where the islanders often gather ahead of dumpings and new arrivals is now more of an “arena” for the show’s most dramatic moments.

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The newly renovated property is close by to the old villa in the same mountainous area of the east of the island and Spencer said that it was selected in December and began being redesigned in January, making it over into the familiar Love Island backdrop for romance and rows.

Love Island villa
There are plenty of outdoor areas for intimate chats. (ITV)

Islanders will enter through a new giant chrome heart which sits outside the front of the building over a wooden walkway leading to the front door.

With a similar layout to the show’s previous location, the bedroom is on the ground floor of the villa and houses a selection of double beds - but the show has done away with placing them in a row, and has a number of beds facing each other for a more communal feel.

Love Island villa
The villa's new bedroom - who will be sharing with who? (ITV)

The new villa brings back “the dog house” – a foldout bed in the living room, where islanders who find themselves on the wrong side of their partner may spend the night.

The girls’ dressing room again leads out to the enclosed sun terrace overlooking the infinity pool, which this year features in-water sun loungers.

Love Island villa
Contestants can cool down with a floating sun lounger in the pool. (ITV)

A pop art theme and eye-catching neon lights run throughout the villa and a rose-gold kitchen has been installed outside, while the garden features a variety of seating areas decorated in yellow, blue and pink.

Laura Whitmore is back to present the series and her husband Iain Stirling will also return to narrate the drama between the contestants, who were announced on Monday.

Love Island launches on ITV2 on June 6 at 9pm.

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