Where Was HBO Max’s “The White Lotus” Filmed?

Check in and check out these White Lotus filming locations in both Hawaii and Italy.

Book your flights now for The White Lotus Resort as season two finale just aired. Follow Tanya McQuoid-Hunt (Jennifer Coolidge) as she travels to the same hotel at a new location with new guests, including stay-at-home mom Daphne Sullivan, (Meghan Fahy) and Cameron Sullivan, her husband (played by Theo James) as mysterious new vacationers. Explore these filming locations and create your own 5-star drama.

White Lotus


Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. fsmaui via Instagram

The first season of “The White Lotus” was filmed in Hawaii, at The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. This resort also features Wailea Beach which recurs frequently throughout the series. Tanya McQuoid helms the White Lotus season one, returning in season two. The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – in addition to the Palm and Pineapple Suites that are main rooms – offers tennis courts, poolside massages, and mountain hiking to keep many guests busy in between the drama playing out on screen. Although there are not head-shaped vases within this design plan, the beach-inspired décor adorning the walls will not disappoint.

The San Domenico Palace, Taormina

The San Domenico Palace, Taormina
The San Domenico Palace, Taormina. fourseasons via Instagram

San Domenico Palace, Taormina stands in for the new franchise location in Sicily, Italy. With beautiful guests in a gorgeous town, and the $900 a night rooms for the far away vacationers, it is bound to be worth it. As the hotel is another Four Seasons location in Italy, it boasts similar amenities and more, including an outdoor infinity pool, a pop up Botanica spa. Don’t forget to pack your popcorn to enjoy along with the sunshine from the Sicilian sun.

Villa Tasca and Noto

Tasca Villa
marsalaoggi via instagram


anninatorto via Instagram

Noto is one of the two towns featured during the trips away from the hotel. “This small town in the south-east was founded again in the 1700s. It is the heart and the starting point for a visit to the valley of the Sicilian Baroque.” Daphne and Harper (Aubrey Plaza) take a stroll past the cathedral and Palazzo Ducezio, before settling into their villa for the night. You too can stay in this picturesque villa, even though it is not located in Noto, but Palermo which is 45 minutes away from Noto.


vitor.esteves via Instagram

Cefalù is the second Sicilian town explored in season 2. If you were hoping to find the landscape shots and beach scenes, look no further than Cefalù. The beachside town is considered, “one of the most evocative destinations” in Italy. It also features a multitude of cathedrals including the Duomo – a cathedral commissioned by Ruggero II The Norman. Cefalù is a smaller resort town than Sicily, but you can be sure it has plenty of luxurious hotels similar to the White Lotus should you choose to spend your vacation like the Sullivans.

Stream White Lotus season 1 and 2 on HBO Max now!

Daleney Teske

Contributing Editor

Daleney is a Minnesota native, who considers herself an entertainment junkie. She never travels anywhere without a good book and headphones for the long rides and is always looking forward to the next new experience.

Jetset Times in your inbox

Sign-up for our newsletter

By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy.