After a brief hiatus, get ready to drift away into the world of CBS’s reality series Love Island, which returns for Season 3 on July 7. The dating show follows the popular British format, which is filled to the brim with relationship drama, tons of hookups, and a lot of sexy singles. Much like the first two seasons, Season 3 of Love Island will follow a group of men and women as they embark on a journey to find love.
“Every few days the Islanders pair up and those who are not coupled are at risk of being dumped from the island,” the CBS show bio states. With new contestants being introduced each week, the show will definitely leave viewers on their toes. We certainly can’t wait to watch the 90-minute season premiere, but first, here’s what you need to know about where the newest season of Love Island and where it's filmed.
So, where is 'Love Island' filmed?
Seasons 1 and 2 took place in Fiji and Las Vegas, but it appears that Season 3 was shot in Hawaii. CBS teased that this season will be full of surprises, including unexpected guests and "dramatic twists."
With zero access to the outside world, the contestants will be forced to spend every minute together on the island getting to know one another. However, these reality stars will not be living in a shack or forced to make their own camp Survivor-style. They'll happily be living in the lap of luxury at The Grand Naniloa Hotel.
For those who are unfamiliar with the hit U.K. show, here’s how 'Love Island' works.
Similar to the hit CBS reality series Big Brother, Love Island is shot almost in real-time with each episode being edited down the day prior. This means that relationships are forming and falling apart the same week that viewers are watching it happen.
"You never know what’s going to happen. That’s why it’s also so addicting,” host Arielle Vandenberg told USA Today. “Especially because it’s on five nights a week you’re like, 'Who’s going to have the upper hand next?'”
Arielle will be throwing a few curveballs into the competition and hosting the most dramatic aspect of the whole game, the “re-couplings,” which gives each guy and girl the option to potentially ditch their current partner. And those without a significant other will be going home. The nail-biting eliminations will surely give us a few OMG moments.
Here’s how you get in on the action and start voting for your favorite contestants.
Not only will fans get to watch the drama unfold on Love Island, but they have the ability to control the game. Viewers can cast their votes for contestants to go on dates and for their favorite and least favorite couples.
The pair who makes it to the Season 3 finale will need to win the vote of fans to ultimately walk away with the prize money and possibly a new boyfriend/girlfriend. Showrunners announced that the winning contestants will leave the island with a $100,000 prize.
The new season kicks off on Wednesday, July 7 at 8 10:30 p.m. EST on CBS.