6 Exotic Movie Locations You Will Love To Travel To

Have you ever watched a movie that became the inspiration for your next vacation? Although the pandemic has put a dent in travel, there are still dozens of awe-inspiring movie locations around the world that are accessible to you right now.

So let’s look at some of the world’s most spectacular destination that are ready to welcome you.

Movie Locations: The Beach – Maya Bay, Thailand

Is it 15 years since this film was released? When moviegoers could take their eyes off Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, they will have noticed some of the most spectacular scenery ever seen in a movie.

Maya Bay in Thailand starred as a beach paradise on a secret tropical island. The primary location for the action was the lovely, crescent-shaped island of Ko Phi Phi Lee off the coast of Thailand. However, all was not paradise on The Beach.

The Danny Boyle-directed film featured digital special effects added later that transformed the look of the actual beach. This resulted in the filmmakers being sued by the Thai government for ‘despoiling’ the setting!

Thailand has currently suspended quarantine-free travel policy to stem the spread of the Omicron variant.

Help! – the Bahamas

With 16 major islands, the Bahamas is an unmatched destination, a heart-pounding adventure across 100,000 square miles of the world’s clearest ocean. But not all glamorous film locations are chosen because of their beauty or exotic appeal. Take, for instance, the Beatles film, Help!

In 1965, The ‘Fab Four’ had begun making their first millions and were urged by their financial advisor to set up a tax shelter in The Bahamas. Just one problem: their financial advisor had to spend a year living there as part of legal obligations. (Not a bad job, some would say!)

The movie features some of the best tracks by the Fab Four including ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘You’re Going to Lose That Girl’ and, their hit song, ‘Help!’.

It just so happened that the Beatles were planning a new film and agreed to film in The Bahamas as a goodwill gesture. They stayed at the Balmoral Club near Cable Beach, a hotel on Nassau’s Cable Beach now renamed the Sandals Royal Bahamian, working 14 days without a day off filming Help!

The movie features some of the best tracks by the Fab Four including ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘You’re Going to Lose That Girl’ and, their hit song, ‘Help!’.

With 20 international airports, plus dozens of smaller public and private airports, flying to the Bahamas is a breeze. From Grand Bahama Island all the way out to Eleuthera, the Bahamas is a safe and clean destination for all to enjoy.

Castaway – Monuriki, Fiji

BULA! If you ever visit Fiji, you’ll hear that a lot. It’s more than just a greeting, it’s the spirit of the country. With 333 islands, white sand beaches and year-round tropical warmth, it is hard not to feel happy in this Pacific Island nation.

Ever since Robinson Crusoe captured people’s hearts, we’ve always loved a good story about being stranded on a remote desert island. In the case of Castaway, it was Hollywood star Tom Hanks being given the dubious pleasure of surviving the hardship of personal isolation.

The location was Monuriki, one of the Fijian Mamanuca Islands. The film’s popularity and the sheer beauty of the place have inspired tourists worldwide to discover this island paradise.

Fiji islands movie locations

The Blue Lagoon – Fiji

The owner of Turtle Island in Fiji allowed his private paradise to be used as a setting for the 1970s remake of The Blue Lagoon starring Brooke Shields. The owner enjoyed the experience so much, he decided to open it up as an upmarket holiday destination.

A nice little unexpected bonus of filming here was that a nature expert watching the film spotted something unusual – a species of iguana previously unknown to science!

As of 1st December, Fiji is open and sharing its Bula Spirit with the world once again.  So if you’re looking for a romantic escape, an adventure or just a relaxing vacation, you’ll find it in Fiji.

Lord Of The Rings – New Zealand

New Zealand’s otherworldly landscapes brought the Lord of the Rings trilogy to life. Filming locations spanned more than 150 locations boasting breathtaking scenery and sparsely populated landscapes, in both the North and the South Islands. From the towering Mount Doom in Mordor, to the dreamy Hobbiton™ in the Shire.

Lord of the Rings New Zealand Movie Location

The lush dairy farming landscape around the Waikato town of Matamata was used to portray the peaceful Shire region of Middle‑earth™. Created with brilliant attention to detail, the village of Hobbiton, was later rebuilt for the filming of The Hobbit Trilogy and is now a permanent attraction. Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

Traveling to New Zealand is currently subject to restrictions.

Mallorca, Spain

Last but not least. Our lovely Mediterranean island of Mallorca has always attracted movie makers to its shores. The black comedy film “A Long Way Down” – starring luminaries such as 007 star Pierce Brosnan, Jurassic Park actor Sam Neil, Toni Collette from The Sixth Sense, and Aaron Paul from TV’s Breaking Bad – was partly filmed on the island.

Halle Berry and Tom Hanks in “Cloud Atlas.”Credit…Jay Maidment/Warner Brothers Pictures

“The Stranger Inside,” a thriller movie released in 2013, spotlights the beautiful Tramuntana Mountains and the stunning western coast of Mallorca. The main action takes place in a traditional Mallorcan Finca with a swimming pool and sea views. And then there’s the futuristic thriller “Cloud Atlas” starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant, which included filming in the delightful Mallorcan resort of Port de Soller.

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To find out about the latest travel and entry protocols and plan your next vacation or one of the above destination, contact Indigo Voyages.

  • The Best of Mallorca team is made up of people who are in love with Mallorca, each with unique experiences and insights to share with you. From adventure, to gastronomy and lifestyle their hobbies and interests range far and wide. They are passionate about turning your time in Mallorca into meaningful memories and bringing you inspiring ideas to enjoy this beautiful island.

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