Where Is 'Single's Inferno' Filmed?

Time to book a night in Paradise.

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The best thing about reality dating shows, beyond the delicious drama of conventionally hot, mostly aspiring influencers, fall in and out of love, is the top-tier vacation inspo. Whether they take place in a bright luxury villa or on a tropically decorated beachfront, shows like Bachelor in Paradise and Too Hot to Handle allow viewers to melt away from their current surroundings and mentally transport to clear skies and crystal-blue waters.

Netflix's latest hit dating show, Single's Inferno, offers two main locations for escapist viewing. The joint production between Netflix and Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (JTBC) isolates a group of singles on a sparsely-furnished and uninhabited island, referred to as "Inferno," and gives them the chance to pair up and spend time in "Paradise," a luxury hotel where they can be waited on, eat meat, and enjoy all the air conditioning and amenities their hearts desire. For fans who are wondering where in South Korea the show takes place, both the island and the resorts are pretty close to the filming locations for all our favorite k-dramas.

'Single's Inferno' Filming Locations

Over the course of the show's three seasons, Single's Inferno has been filmed across several locations in two of South Korea's most popular cities. For seasons 1 and 2, both the Inferno and Paradise locations were located near Incheon, a South Korean port city around an hour away from the country's capital, Seoul. If the name sounds familiar to any non k-drama fans, it's because many travelers arrive in South Korea via Incheon International Airport, which is considered one of the world's best airports. Season 3 switched up the filming locations for longtime viewers, by relocating Paradise to a new luxury hotel on Jeju Island, located southwest of the Korean peninsula. The tourist hotspot is best known for its UNESCO landmarks, including volcanic lava caves and the dormant volcano Hallasan.

Thankfully for fans who want to turn their escapist viewing into reality, all of the Inferno and Paradise locations are open to visitors. See some of the scenery of the reality hit below, and read on to learn how to visit Single's Inferno's filming locations.

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The season 3 cast gets ready for a challenge on Inferno.

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Season 1's Se-hoon, Ji-a, and Ji-yeon have lunch on Inferno.

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Season 3's Won-ik and Ha-jeong raise a toast on Inferno.

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Season 3's Jin-seok and Min-ji have a date in Paradise.

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Season 1's So-yeon and Jin-taek take a dip in the pool in Paradise.

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Saseungbong-do, a.k.a. Inferno.

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The Inferno setting is located on Saseungbong-do, a small island that is registered as one of the nation’s official uninhabited islands as well as as a marine sanctuary, per The Korea Times. Known as "Sado" by locals, the island measures 2.5 miles long by 1.25 miles wide, and has a long history as a filming location. It has been used as the backdrop for several beloved variety shows, including Running ManMuhan Dojeon, and Two Days and One Night.

The island is open to visit, and its tourism website recommends it as a location for camping, swimming, fishing, clam-digging, and viewing a picture-perfect sunset. To get there, visitors have to take a boat from the Incheon Port International Passenger Terminal, with ferries running regularly during the peak season. Fees are around 100,000 won (about $83.50) for solo passengers or 15,000 won (about $12.53) for those in a group, though you can also rent a private boat.


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A room in Paradise City, Incheon.

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The extravagant couple dates for seasons 1 and 2 were filmed at the literally-named Paradise City Hotel and Resort near Incheon Airport. First opened in 2017 and completed in 2019, per CNN Travel, the 3 million square foot complex is jam packed with attractions rivaling the wildest Vegas resort, including outdoor and indoor pools, a sauna and spa with an anti-aging clinic, a fitness gym and kids' zone, a "Safari Park" entertainment center, several dining and shopping options, a casino, a club, a theme park, *breathe,* and an art gallery with regular exhibitions.

While season 1's contestants only spent time in the suites (if you can say “only” about the hotel's "Deluxe Pool Villa," which is larger than an average apartment and includes a private pool), season 2 expanded the dates to include more of the “art-tainment” in the resort, including trips to the property's public indoor pool and rides on its theme park carousel.

And the price to visit this mini-Vegas? A two-night package in the Paradise Hotel's deluxe single room starts at 289,000 Korean won, or around $220. There's also a second hotel, the boutique-style Art Paradiso, that only accepts guests over the age of 18.

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A pool at Grand Hyatt Jeju.

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Season 3's couple dates took place at several locations around Jeju, with the Grand Hyatt Jeju serving as the central "Paradise" where couples stayed for the night. The five-star hotel, which is hosted in the twin buildings known as the Jeju Dream Tower, opened in late 2020 and became Hyatt's largest hotel in the Asia-Pacific region at the time, per Business Traveller. The resort is also packed with add-ons including 14 restaurants and bars, two premium spas, Jeju’s largest outdoor deck featuring an infinity pool, a patio deck called "Dining in the Clouds," and a two-story mall that showcases over 200 Korean fashion designers and brands. For anyone interested in visiting, rates start at around 260,000 Korean won or $200 USD a night.

Quinci LeGardye
Contributing Culture Editor

Quinci LeGardye is a Contributing Culture Editor who covers TV, movies, Korean entertainment, books, and pop culture. When she isn’t writing or checking Twitter, she’s probably watching the latest K-drama or giving a concert performance in her car.