It's back for winter! Enjoy snoop around this year's Love Island villa ahead of show airing

The new islanders have been revealed, and now so has the new-and-improved villa in South Africa for this year's winter edition

Are you ready for the return of Love Island? The controversial show is back for a brand new winter series, starting this Sunday! Love it or loathe it, you surely can’t help but swoon over the idyllic Love Island villa every year.

So as the latest gaggle of eager singletons prepare to make their way to sunnier climates, we take a snoop inside this year's home of love!

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The new Love Island villa resides in the picturesque hills of Cape Town, South Africa.

Join us for a sneak preview behind the scenes...

Step inside the Love Island villa 2020

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You don't have to be a fan of the show to be a fan of the impressive Love Island Villa. The new glass and wooden-clad structure is 100 per cent out type of modern architecture.

The bedroom

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What's new in the bedroom? Not a lot in all honesty. The small heart pool float images of last year have been replaced with aerial beach scene photography – offering a more serene feel.

Also the bedding is less decorative this year, in plain crisp white linen. The throws are still yellow and blue this year, but pinks cushions have been added to perk up the  colour scheme.

The famous Love Island fire pit

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We'd gladly gather round this inviting fire pit! The familiar fire pit, the setting for the infamous re-coupling, looks almost identical to previous years – only with spectacular surrounding gardens with breathtaking views over Cape Town.

The brightly coloured bean bags are back of course. We look forward to watching the contestants kick back and formulate plans for 'grafting' from those comfy loungers.

The pool

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The pool looks as inviting as ever. A luxury pool with picturesque views of Cape Town beyond– what's not to love?

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Who wouldn't want to spend a sunny afternoon relaxing right. The planter walls are totally captivating, we'll be drawn to those more than the islanders.

The outdoor kitchen

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The outdoor kitchen area is ready and waiting. The famous water bottles will be topped up many times at this handy outdoor sink.

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The bar/kitchen area has a new seating area integrated to get the islanders in the party mood – with a heart-eyes emoji neon light to add some cheer. This will no doubt '100 per cent' lead to fun and games for our viewing pleasure/shock/embarrassment/amusement!

The islanders will certainly not be short of places to seat back and relax this year.

The living room

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The new addition to the South African villa is the pull-out bed in the lounge. Dubbed the 'Dog house' this is where contestants will sleep when feuding – which we saw plenty of last year!

The beach hut

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The Beach Hut, where islanders go to reveal all the 'muggy' goings-on, is almost  identical with its large woven bed. We look forward to catching up on all the drama from this very sofa.

The bathroom

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Not much has changed in the bathroom decor – the famous catchphrases still decorate every surface. The bathroom is fully stocked with beauty products, to keep them looking their best.

The beauty room

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Another all-important area is the glam room. Complete with plush comfy stools, mirror and every hair tool imaginable, this is the dream room for the glam squad. Is the 'Girl Code' sign set to cause controversy?

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Prepare to tune in or zone out for the next six weeks, as Love Island is back on our screens!  Kicking off this Sunday 12th January at 9pm on ITV2, it’s time to cancel those rainy-day plans.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.