Fantasy Island Filming Location: The real house where the 2020 movie was filmed

Fantasy Island 2020 Filming Location
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The new Fantasy Island movie is a horror film adaptation based upon the 1970s ABC TV series of the same name. The popular show starred Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke and Hervé Villechaize as Tattoo. The original series was not a horror story, but included supernatural elements. The plot revolves around the mysterious Mr. Roarke who makes the secret fantasies of his guests come true at an opulent and luxurious tropical resort in a mysterious island, located somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. However, obviously there's a catch for the guests: when the dreamy stay turn into a nightmare, they have to solve the island’s enigma in order to escape with their lives.

Fantasy Island was filmed in Taveuni, a small lush island situated on the Northern part of Fiji. The filming locations of the original series opening scenes where shot in the awesome Na Pali coast in Kauai (Hawaii), with most of the studio work filmed in Burbank, California.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2, Truth or Dare), the producers of this 2020 Fantasy Island remake are the same guys behind the acclaimed terror films Get Out and Halloween. Michael Peña (Narcos: Mexico, Ant-Man) plays obscure Mr. Roarke, star in the film, and will work with a seasoned support cast that includes Lucy Hale as Melanie Cole (Pretty Little Liars, Katy Keene) Maggie Q as Gwen Olsen (Designated Survivor, Divergent), Austin Stowell as Patrick Sullivan (Dolphin Tale, Bridge of Spies), Portia Doubleday as Sloane Maddison (Mr. Robot, Carrie), Michael Rooker as Damon (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jimmy O. Yang as Brax (Silicon Valley).

Fantasy Island house location
Cast and crew spent two months filming in the small Taveuni island, but very little is know about the exact location of the house and the resort. We reckon that this place is just a CGI creation, as there are no mansions like this one in the island. The design of the house is loosely inspired by the original Fantasy Island opening series house, the Queen Anne Cottage in the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia (California). Image courtesy of Blumhouse Productions and Mark Mauno


Fantasy Island drehort
"The plane! The plane!" - Taveuni, the third largest island in Fiji's archipelago, inhabited by only about 12,000 souls, is also known as the Garden Island. Fantasy Island was filmed in the dense jungle and rainforests that cover most of the rugged and pristine landscapes of Taveuni. The Bouma National Heritage Park is a protected forest reserve featuring a fine array of birdlife. Image courtesy of Blumhouse Productions - Island Map Location


Fantasy Island waterfall in Taveuni Fiji Islands
There are plenty of waterfalls in the island, including Wanibau Falls (picured) and Tavoro Waterfalls. The Lavena Coastal Walk is a scenic coastline track, also great for swimming and snorkelling in the beach. The Veaux Peak and the Vidawa Rainforest Hike are two challenging treks into the heart of the island. Diving the Rainbow Reef, a colorful and extremely rich eco-system, is one of the most stunning experiences that Fiji offers.
Image courtesy of Vlad Karpinsky

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