The Bachelorette: Location Scoops for Last Chance Dates and Finale

Finale Estate Pool

Who gets what date on the season finale of The Bachelorette, filmed on Hawaii’s Big Island, and where did filming take place? Here are some scoops. Going further, KapohoKine Adventures says on their website they took Jillian and one of the F2 bachelors on this date:

Tune in and watch Jillian and one of the two final bachelors relax in style at one of the many breathtaking private locations available only to KapohoKine Adventures’ guests. After being flown over hot lava by private helicopter, then landing alongside a stunning, secluded waterfall for a gourmet Hawaiian barbecue followed by kayaking, champagne and frolicking with her man, Jillian allowed the magic of Hawaii and the aloha spirit to relax her soul and guide her heart in her quest for true love.

The second date was arranged by Captain Zodiac Adventures. Here’s their press release about the date (pdf):

An exhilarating, high speed ocean rafting ride on Captain Zodiac will take Jillian and her date along the Gold Coast of the Big Island, bringing them to a virtually inaccessible and remote, black sand beach. There, the adventurous Bachelorette, Jillian, and her companion will enjoy the extremely popular sport of paddle boarding, followed by a romantic beach picnic for two.

Since we have screencaps of Kip paddling and on a beach picnic, Ed gets the first date, Kiptyn the second.

The hotels: The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, the Mauna Kea and the Fairmont Orchid (Jillian and host Chris Harrison) and a private residence in the Bluffs Estates (near both hotels) for the FRC. Which does Kip stay at and which does Ed stay at? And, where’s Reid? Maybe at the Hilton Waikola Village with the production crew. The Fairmont Orchid has a press release on the event:

The resort’s cameo is set to appear on Monday, July 27. Crews spent time at the 32-acre oceanfront resort filming the reality show including the 3,736 square foot Fairmont Gold Presidential Suite; the ultimate romantic Hawaiian date also featured the delectable offerings of Sushi Chef Norio Yamamoto who personally prepared items such as tuna tataki and spicy tuna roll for their private dinner.

Usually, the one the show knows Jillian will pick as her F1 gets the better hotel. There’s screencaps of a guy looking like Ed in room 327 at the Mauna Kea. The shot of him getting dressed for the finale matches the interior of a Mauna Kea room. But Kip’s room seems to match the Mauna Kea as well. The prices? Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel—rates start at $415; Mauna Kea Beach Hotel—rates start at $700.

Here’s the Hawaii Vistor Bureau’s Press Release:

Jillian and the final two bachelors – Ed Swiderski and Kiptyn Locke – find themselves on incredible final dates that take them across the Big Island highlighted by an aerial tour of Kïlauea volcano’s active lava flows with Sunshine Helicopters, landing beside a secluded Hilo waterfall for a private barbecue with KapohoKine Adventures, and discovering a remote black sand beach with Captain Zodiac Rafting Adventures.

After exploring the diversity of the island, the couples continue their dates with dinner and alone time at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii resorts on the legendary Kohala Coast, the sun-soaked northwest side of the island that was once a popular retreat for Hawaiian royalty.

A private oceanfront estate on the Kohala Coast provides the setting for what could be a life changing moment for Jillian as she makes her final decision. As the largest of all of the main Hawaiian Islands combined and home to Maunakea, the world’s tallest mountain, Hawai‘i’s Big Island is a perfect symbol of the enormous decision to be made there.