For nearly a decade, showrunners have played matchmaker on ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise.
The ABC series returned for Season 8 on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and introduced viewers to the first group of islanders to arrive in paradise. Although BiP alum Demi Burnett confirmed that was not coming back for a third season, more than a few fan favorites returned in her absence.
Hosted by Bachelor veteran Jesse Palmer, this season of the dating show promises more drama than ever, as the trailer hinted that more than a few curveballs will be thrown at contestants in the weeks to come.
Production for Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise kicked off in June. But where was this season of BiP filmed? Here’s what we know!
Where is ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ filmed?
Last season, and the season before that, and the season before that, were all filmed in Mexico. Every season of BiP — with the exception of Season 1, which was set at the Casa Palapa resort in Tulum, Mexico — has been filmed at the Playa Escondida, a boutique resort located in Nayarit, Sayulita, a city that sits on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
Viewers will be pleased to learn that you can book a stay at the luxurious resort year-round, even while Bachelor in Paradise is filming.
Although it’s a three-star hotel, the resort offers five-star accommodations. And judging from the reviews, guests will get exactly what they pay for. Along with access to a spa, private beach, and several pools, the hotel also has an on-site restaurant and bar.
What’s the release schedule for Season 8 of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’?
Bachelor Nation, rejoice! Season 8 of BiP is scheduled to air not one, but two days a week. Viewers can tune in to watch live every Monday and Tuesday on ABC at 8 p.m. ET starting Oct. 4, while the Season 8 finale is scheduled to air Tuesday, Nov. 3.
According to Wells Adams, ABC will air — at most — more than a dozen hours of additional footage this season. In an interview with Nick Viall, he explained, “ABC ordered 13 more hours than we have done in the past, so that’s, like, six more episodes depending on how they cut it up.”
“I just think that all the things that in the past would be left on the cutting room floor, will now be on the show… So I’m excited for that,” the BiP bartender added.
You can watch new episodes of Bachelor in Paradise Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.