- Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle is the streaming service’s latest sci-fi-esque dating show.
- The show is set at a beautiful tropical retreat, and viewers might be wondering where, exactly this is.
- It turns out that the series was filmed at a private resort in Punta Mita, Mexico.
You probably won’t think much while watching Netflix’s latest wild dating show, Too Hot To Handle. But you might end up asking (yourself, or anyone within reasonable vicinity) some questions. Will Harry and Francesca ever get on the same page? What about Sharron and Rhonda? What’s the deal with this Bryce guy? But another natural question might come from the show’s objectively beautiful setting. Where are they for all of this madness? The answer is at a private villa in Punta Mita, Mexico called Casa Tau.
Punta Mita is a tiny is a private peninsula located on Mexico’s southwest coast, and the whole thing is only 1,500 square miles. In addition to the villa where Too Hot To Handle was filmed, Punta Mita also has a few super-luxurious hotels, including The Four Seasons (this one is owned by Bill Gates) and the St. Regis.
According to Oprah Mag, the show’s producers looked hard for a location, and landed on Punta Mita and Casa Tau. “Netflix executives were like, ‘Find the most beautiful place in the world,'” series creator Laura Gibson said. “We went everywhere. There was a really high bar—and this was the one.”
If you find yourself watching Too Hot To Handle and wanting to experience that Casa Tau locale for yourself, the good news is that you totally can. The bad news, though, is that according to TripAdvisor, it’ll cost you $15,660 a night. The villa does come with 12 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, at least, along with working butlers, a wait staff, and a private chef to cook your meals.
Many celebrities you’ve heard of have dabbled with this sort of a vacation; according to The Hollywood Reporter, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, and Selena Gomez, are among those who spent time at a private Punta Mita villa like this, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spent their second honeymoon there too. The peninsula has even been the locale in major movies, such as Limitless (with Bradley Cooper) and Elysium (with Matt Damon).
It’s clear from watching the show that while dealing with the no-contact rules was a challenge, no one ever had any complaints about where they were staying or how they were spending any of their time. In fact, it seems like Harry Jowsey (of Harry and Francesca fame) had such a good time that he couldn’t stop thinking about it—he commented on one of the resort’s Instagram posts back in March, saying that it was “So gorgeous”.
So when you’re watching Too Hot To Handle and feeling whatever you might feel about the show, and the contestants, and, well, everything else going on, at least you can feel solace in knowing that where they’re staying is very much a real place. And for just over *checks notes* $15,000 a night, and nearly 30 friends, you can have that same vacation too.