Where is The I-Land filmed? The Location of the beach and the island of the new Netflix series

The I-Land Location
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The I-Land is Netflix new sci-fi adventure series that combines elements of Lost and The Hunger Games movies. This story of survival revolves around ten strangers who wake up on a mysterious island with no memory. They soon discover that they are trapped in a world where nothing is what it seems.

The cast is lead by Natalie Martinez (Kingdom, The Crossing), Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, The Domestics), Alex Pettyfer (Stormbreaker, Magic Mike), Kyle Schmid (Six, Being Human) and Ronald Peet (First Reformed).

The I-Land was entirely filmed in the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean nation is promoting itself as a filming location destination. The country offers a cash rebate scheme on productions shooting on the island. It also hosts a new Pinewood Studios complex featuring one the most advanced water-filming facilities in the world. You can also check out the locations where Kildare island is located in out report: Where is Outer Banks filmed?

The I-Land island
In the Samaná Peninsula are located some of the most secluded and dazzling beaches in the Dominican Republic. The area, isolated from the rest of the country by the dense jungle, has impressive unspoiled beaches like the undeveloped Playa Lanza del Norte near El Limón.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Bert van der Heijden - Map


The I-Land beach
The Lanza del Norte beach, a key filming location in The I-Land series, is not even marked on Google Maps. This hidden paradise of virgin tropical forest and endless blue-green waters is located north of the Bay of Samaná. The area used to be a pirate hideout during the 17th century. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


The I-Land waterfall
The waterfall is the Salto Alto de Bayaguana in Monte Plata. Located near one of the most popular spas in the country, the fall has 3 streams that plunge into an emerald green pool of water surrounded by lush vegetation. Image courtesy of Dr. Eugen Lehle - Map


Hotel Shooting locations
The three-story buildings resort in the middle of nowhere is the Hotel Barceló Capella in Juan Dolio, located directly on the beach of Villas del Mar. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The real prison
The Texas Correctional complex is the Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, situated on the southern coast of the island of Hispaniola (La Española). Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The I-Land drehort
The production was also using the awesome Horizon Water Tank facility at Pinewood Studios. The plot of The I-Land shares some ideas with Plymouth Island from Serenity movie
Image courtesy of Pinewood Studio - Map

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