Love Island USA host Sarah Hyland gives first look at 'huge' new villa

Season 5 of Love Island USA is going back to its roots. Peacock, the reality dating competition filmed in four different locations throughout its first four seasons, follows a new group of sexy singles as they search for love in a luxury villa in Fiji. CBS launched "Love Island" in the United States in 2019. (Due to pandemic-related restrictions, production on Season 2 moved to Las Vegas, with subsequent filming in installments in Nineveh, Hawaii and California.) Own the new Love Island villa - which sits on a stretch of white sand with views The stunning beaches of Fiji's Mamanuca Islands - are an "upgrade", host Sarah Hyland gave viewers a sneak peek during a virtual villa tour.

"More Islanders than ever will be walking through this corridor hoping to find 'the one.' Or two. Or three, four, five," the "Modern Family" alum joked, praising The creativity of production designer Richard Jensen. Highlights of the house she showcases include a classic oceanfront PEI heart-shaped shower, a "stirring the pot" kitchen, the largest hot tub yet (in a completely private garden), extra fire pit and sunset nook, Highland Point out that if she were an islander, she would spend all her time there.

The 45,000-square-foot villa, which the production team spent seven weeks building, also features more than 50 neon signs, not to mention 4 miles of neon and an additional 15 miles of fairy lights. The Hideaway is covered in faux fur from floor to ceiling and features a “Press Here for a Great Time” button for an “extra bonus.”

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Additionally, for the first time ever, the Love Island US villa features "Vibe Check," a lounge "for private chats" that can also be converted into a sleeping area "while you're in the doghouse," Hyland revealed . The NBCUniversal-owned streamer also noted that special areas within the house may also work for two Islanders who "haven't become a couple yet."

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In a new BuzzFeed interview, Hyland said fans don't know the behind-the-scenes story of how the villa was built. "Our crews are working really hard, it's hot outside, they're building everything, they're painting things, they have landscapers. It's such a beautiful thing," she shared. "That's why I talk about this villa so much, because just the staff, the art department and all the work that goes into building the villa is hundreds of people working non-stop. This year's villa is going to be epic. It's huge. We’ve added new features to it and it’s on a beach in Fiji.”

It's not all Love Island fans have been waiting for. "We have a very, very sexy season coming up," Hyland explained to E! News ahead of the July 18 premiere, teasing a "surprising new way" for the bombshell to enter the villa. "We have a really fun beach challenge and this season is going to be about hugging in a new way that we've never seen before. So ladies, hold on to your panties, it's going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait for the show. "