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Where Was The Fantasy Island Series Actually Filmed?

What if your wildest fantasy could come to life? Would you feel complete? Would attaining everything you've ever wanted leave you feeling hollow and empty without purpose? These are the questions at the heart of the "Fantasy Island" franchise.

Most people are likely familiar with the version of the show that ran from 1977 to 1984, offering 152 episodes of various people getting the chance to wish for whatever they like to decidedly mixed results. The franchise recently received a horror reboot in 2020 with the same name where people's deepest desires were far darker than what they were in the '70s. While it seems unlikely "Fantasy Island 2" will ever come to fruition, the series will live on thanks to Fox.

The new "Fantasy Island" premiered on August 10, 2021. Provided it's a hit, there will be plenty more adventures to come. And if your fantasy is to one day visit the island depicted in the series, we have the information on where to book your next flight.

Fantasy Island filmed in beautiful Puerto Rico

"Fantasy Island" is a tropical paradise. Whether you want to regain your youth or fall in love with that one special person, you can do it all in a beautiful beach backdrop. And for the 2021 series, the crew took the cast to various locales around Puerto Rico to bring the show to life.

According to Republic World, the crew went all over the island to get the shots they needed. Seeing how the show takes place on beaches and bungalows alike, the team traveled to San Juan, Old San Juan, and Río Grande, all of which are known for their beautiful beaches. They didn't just make excellent TV during their time on the island. Republic World goes on to mention, "Filming scenes in Puerto Rico led to the employment of around 400 locals and is estimated to have an economic impact of $54 million."

"Fantasy Island" is far from the first project to film in Puerto Rico. Some movies locals may recognize scenes from include "The Losers," "GoldenEye," and "Fast Five." If you ever decide to take a trip there, you could go on a whole filmmaking tour; that is when you aren't trying out all of the delicious cuisines Puerto Rico has to offer.