As reported by The Cinemaholic, “Resort to Love” was filmed on location in the Republic of Mauritius, an island nation about 1,200 miles southeast of Madagascar. Like it is in the movie, Mauritius is one of the world’s most popular tropical vacation destinations.
Much of the film was shot at the Constance Prince Maurice Resort, a five-star luxury resort, which is located in the coastal Belle Mare region of the country. Some of the film’s sequences take place in a lush jungle setting. These were filmed in Mauritius’s Le Morne Brabant peninsula. Finally, a few scenes are set in New York City. The film used Mauritius’s capital city of Port Louis as a stand-in, bringing in fake snow to simulate a winter sequence.
“Resort to Love” was filmed from October to December 2020, while the COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing. According to Christina Milan, filming the movie gave a much needed break during months and months of lockdowns. “Honestly, it was a joy, it was a gift, it was a blessing,” Milan told Cinema Blend. “Going through the circumstances that we all went through last year with the pandemic and everything, to get an opportunity to just kind of work and also be in the most beautiful space I’ve ever been in, in my life, the culture on the island, the people, it was, I think speaking for everybody on the cast, it was such a gift […] I was able to go to the water every day, which is one of my happiest places and I felt very filled in the space.”
Milan added that she would love to film her next nine movies in Mauritius, if that were possible. Nice work, if you can get it.