'The White Lotus': The Real Life Resort Where the HBO Show is Filmed

With its tropical surroundings and gorgeous Hawaiian scenery, The White Lotus must surely be the most attractive show coming to HBO this summer.

Premiering Sunday, the dark comedy focuses on the lives of the staff and guests at a high-end resort over the course of a week. It even stars beautiful people like Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Steve Zahn and Alexandra Daddario.

Get ready to check in to this enthralling six-part mini-series which starts on Sunday, July 11.

If you become so enthralled by the surroundings of The White Lotus, you could even book to stay at the real-life location that the series is filmed.

Where is 'The White Lotus' Filmed?

Although The White Lotus is the name of a fictional luxury resort, it's based and shot at a real location.

It was filmed in Hawaii during the later part of 2020 at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Birdseye view of the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. It's the setting for the new comedy series "The White Lotus" coming to HBO on Sunday, July 11. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Based along the Wailea Beach, the five-star resort boasts convenient access to multiple dining options, three golf courses and even more activities on its doorstep. Guests can also enjoy the in-house spa with cutting-edge treatments, premium retail boutiques, and an open-air lobby with ocean views and a nightly hula show at sunset.

The staff steal one-half of the limelight in The White Lotus, but the staff at this Four Seasons Resort offer a unique experience too. Amongst the hotel's specialist staff are 20 sommeliers, an aesthetics and longevity specialist, a chiropractor and a nutritionist.

There's plenty of space for guests across the 383 rooms and suites available. With such elegance comes an appropriate price tag though, and vacationers will have to be willing to part with a solid amount of cash.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Hawaii
"The White Lotus" is filmed at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea in Hawaii. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

What is 'The White Lotus' About?

The show is described as a social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort called The White Lotus.

Both the guests and the staff are the focal point of the show, as we watch many of them spiral and struggle with their own personal issues despite the paradisaical surroundings.

Connie Britton and Steve Zahn
Connie Britton and Steve Zahn play a married couple in "The White Lotus" on HBO. Mario Perez/HBO

The guests at the hotel are played by the likes of Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy, Sydney Sweeney, Brittany O'Grady and Jennifer Coolidge.

The staff trying to keep their cool while serving them includes Murray Bartlett, who plays Armond the resort manager, and Natasha Rothwell, the down-to-earth spa manager.

Natasha Rothwell and Murray Bartlett
Natasha Rothwell and Murray Bartlett in a still from Episode 2 of "The White Lotus" on HBO. Mario Perez/HBO

Making appearances through the series are Molly Shannon, Jon Gries and Lukas Gage.

Gage hit the headlines for unfortunate reasons in November 2020 after he overheard a director badmouth his apartment during a video-call audition. He documented his experience on the set of The White Lotus by posting several pictures with his cast mates on Instagram.

Each episode of the series is written and directed by Mike White, who also wrote and starred in School of Rock.

When Can I Watch 'The White Lotus'?

Episode 1 of The White Lotus, suitably titled "Arrivals," airs on HBO at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 11.

There are six episodes in total throughout the series and each episode airs weekly. The final episode will air on Sunday, August 15.

Each episode of The White Lotus will be available to watch on HBO Max after they've aired on HBO.

The White Lotus poster
"The White Lotus" airs weekly on HBO at 9 p.m. ET. The first episode is on Sunday, July 11. HBO