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PICTURED: The small village next to Bachelor In Paradise’s luxury resort

For the singletons looking for love on Bachelor In Paradise, life at the four-star Mango Bay Resort in Fiji is all about sun, sand and hook-ups.

But if the D-list celebrities were to take a 20-second drive down the street, they would be confronted with an altogether different scene. 

The village of Namatakula is home to approximately 2,500 people, who lead far more humble lives than their Australian visitors.

How the other half lives: For the singletons looking for love on Bachelor In Paradise, life at the four-star Mango Bay Resort in Fiji is all about sun, sand and hook-ups

Different worlds: But if the D-list celebrities were to take a 20-second drive down the street, they would be confronted with an altogether different scene

Different worlds: But if the D-list celebrities were to take a 20-second drive down the street, they would be confronted with an altogether different scene

Photos taken by Daily Mail Australia show streets lined with tin-roofed shacks and children earning extra money selling food.

While it’s possible the producers employed villagers and supported local businesses, it is unlikely Bachelor viewers will ever see the other side of Paradise on-screen.

Instead, they will be treated to their twice-a-week dose of drama, dates, and romantic betrayals.

Local residents: The village of Namatakula, home to about  2,500 people, lead far more humble lives than their Australian visitors

Local residents: The village of Namatakula, home to about 2,500 people, lead far more humble lives than their Australian visitors

Just visiting: Bachelor In Paradise stars are shown enjoying cocktails at the resort bar

Just visiting: Bachelor In Paradise stars are shown enjoying cocktails at the resort bar

Life in Namatakula: Photos show streets lined with tin-roofed shacks and children appearing to selling food to earn extra money

Life in Namatakula: Photos show streets lined with tin-roofed shacks and children appearing to selling food to earn extra money

Community: While it's possible the producers employed villagers and supported local businesses, it is unlikely Bachelor viewers will ever see the other side of Paradise on-screen

Community: While it’s possible the producers employed villagers and supported local businesses, it is unlikely Bachelor viewers will ever see the other side of Paradise on-screen

Four-star destination: Bachelor In Paradise contestants Michael Turnbull (left) and Davey Lloyd (right) are pictured in the luxury Mango Bay Resort

Four-star destination: Bachelor In Paradise contestants Michael Turnbull (left) and Davey Lloyd (right) are pictured in the luxury Mango Bay Resort

Villagers: A boy is pictured sitting on a 'Hot Food' stand in Namatakula

Villagers: A boy is pictured sitting on a ‘Hot Food’ stand in Namatakula

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Network Ten for comment. 

Bachelor In Paradise brings together previous contestants from The Bachelor and Bachelorette for a second chance at love.

The males and females alternate between positions of power: one week, it will be the boys handing out roses, the next week it will be the girls. 

Trade: A villager is pictured preparing food outdoors under a tin-roofed structure

Trade: A villager is pictured preparing food outdoors under a tin-roofed structure

Outdoor scenes: A rubbish-strewn beach in Namatakula is shown

Outdoor scenes: A rubbish-strewn beach in Namatakula is shown

Outdoor scenes: A rubbish-strewn beach in Namatakula is shown

Pristine: Mango Bay Resort looks positively picturesque in this aerial photograph

Pristine: Mango Bay Resort looks positively picturesque in this aerial photograph

Inside look: Photographers who flew to Fiji to document Bachelor In Paradise's filming also captured striking images of Namatakula

Inside look: Photographers who flew to Fiji to document Bachelor In Paradise’s filming also captured striking images of Namatakula

Repeat performance: The Mango Bay Resort was also used for the filming of The Bachelorette finale last year

Repeat performance: The Mango Bay Resort was also used for the filming of The Bachelorette finale last year

There is an uneven number of male and female contestants, which means if you are left empty-handed at a Rose Ceremony, you are sent home. 

One path to success on Bachelor In Paradise is to ‘couple up’ early in the series, meaning you will always have someone to give you a rose at the Rose Ceremonies.

However, this gameplan can be disrupted by ‘intruders’ who are thrown into the mix later on to shake things up. 

Return: The producers decided to return to Fiji to film Bachelor In Paradise

Return: The producers decided to return to Fiji to film Bachelor In Paradise

Exotic: The Mango Bay Resort is a four-star holiday destination, according to travel websites

Exotic: The Mango Bay Resort is a four-star holiday destination, according to travel websites

Close: A sign for the Mango Bay Resort in Namatakula is pictured

Close: A sign for the Mango Bay Resort in Namatakula is pictured

Picture series: Photographers captured the daily lives of the residents of Namatakula

Picture series: Photographers captured the daily lives of the residents of Namatakula

 Picture series: Photographers captured the daily lives of the residents of Namatakula

Villagers are pictured below a sign reading '2017 Fiji Population and Housing Census'

Villagers are pictured below a sign reading ‘2017 Fiji Population and Housing Census’

Idyllic: The lush surroundings of the resort are featured prominently in Bachelor In Paradise

Idyllic: The lush surroundings of the resort are featured prominently in Bachelor In Paradise



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