Netflix’s Too Hot to Handle Was Filmed at This $15,660-a-Night Mexican Villa.
“Netflix executives were like, ‘Find the most beautiful place in the world.'”
- Too Hot to Handle, a new dating show on Netflix, premiered on Friday, April 17.
- The show was filmed in Punta Mita, an exclusive peninsula in Mexico, and a favorite vacation spot among celebrities.
- Find out everything about Too Hot to Handle‘s filming location—including how to stay in the villa where the show was filmed.
Netflix’sToo Hot to Handle is filmed in paradise—or as close as humanly possible. “Netflix executives were like, ‘Find the most beautiful place in the world,'” series creator Laura Gibson tells OprahMag.com.
On the show, a group of singles gather in a beachside villa for what they think will be a raucous free-for-all. In fact, Too Hot to Handle is the opposite: The singles are challenged to resist hooking up with one another. Each instance of physical touch results in money being docked from the $100,000 prize.
The social experiment unfolds near the crystal-clear waters of a luxury private villa in Mexico, which producers found after a worldwide search. “We literally scoured the world,” Gibson said. “We went everywhere. There was a really high bar—and this was the one.”
Here’s what you need to know about the filming location of Too Hot to Handle—and whether you can stay there yourself.
The show was filmed in a super-exclusive resort community in Mexico.
Too Hot to Handle was filmed in Punta Mita, a private peninsula located on Riviera Nayarit on Mexico’s Southwest Coast. “The executives were like, ‘Show us the place where the A-list of the world could only afford to go,'” Gibson says.
Punta Mita certainly fits that description. Only 1,500 square miles, this exclusive hideaway is home to 5-star hotels like the Four Seasons Punta Mita and St. Regis Punta Mita, 16 private communities, and many multimillion-dollar villas, like the one in Too Hot to Handle.
Once a quiet beach, Punta Mita has developed into a hideaway for the mega-rich about 15 years ago, per Forbes.
“The very affluent are drawn to Punta Mita because we offer something that can’t be found elsewhere in the world. A master-planned community like Punta Mita would be extremely difficult to duplicate in today’s financial climate, and geographically, Punta Mita is stunningly unique,” Andrés Rossetto, the Managing Director of Punta Mita Development, told Forbes.
Punta Mita is also popular among celebrities. Per The Hollywood Reporter Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé, Richard Gere, Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga, David Duchovny, and Jennifer Aniston have all vacationed there—and Bill Gates owns the Four Seasons.
Too Hot to Handle‘s luxury villa is available for rent.
The show was filmed in Casa Tau, a private villa that is available for rent at a massive price tag. According to Trip Advisor, Punta Mita’s Casa Tau costs $15,660 a night.
Still, you get what you pay for. The 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom home comes complete with a waitstaff, butler, and private chef. The villa has an infinity pool, spa, bocce court, billiards, ping-pong, water sports—and a suite of massage therapists available. The cast of Too Hot to Handle couldn’t use the TVs, but there are those, too. Naturally, a stay at Casa Tau would not be complete without indulging in the villa’s BVLGARI toiletries.
One TripAdvisor reviewer called it “over the top in every way.” Another elaborated on the gorgeous space: “Architecturally, it is unlike any place I have ever seen. The detail of each room and furnishings are simply spectacular and the lush landscaping is breathtaking. There are many things to do in and around Punta Mita, but honestly once you have arrived at Casa Tau, it is difficult to leave.”
After Too Hot to Handle wrapped filming in April 2019, Ludacris and his wife, Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, stayed at the same villa.
There was only one drawback.
Even paradise has its faults. “The waves were loud,” the show’s creator, Louise Peet said. “That was probably the only issue.”
But for Peet, this small inconvenience was but a blip on the overall experience. “It was worth it for the beauty of the paradise,” she said.
Source: Oprah Mag
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