There has been speculation about its next love-nest, but TV Tonight understands Love Island‘s next season on Nine will be set in the tropics of Fiji.
Construction on a camera-ready villa and casting are currently underway, for the new season hosted by Sophie Monk.
Fiji is a TV-friendly destination, with producer incentives through Film Fiji, and home to recent shoots Bachelor in Paradise and Australian Survivor.
Love Island USA is also filmed in Fiji.
While Nine’s first season was filmed in Spain, the Pacific setting cuts back on costs and with a shorter travel time allows for quicker cast changes by the network.
The series will air on Nine’s primary channel this year, in a post 8:30pm timeslot to allow for racy content.
Nine declined to comment on the next destination.