Former Love Island champion Max Morley has claimed that the islanders are allowed out of the villa by bosses.
Like its rival show Big Brother, Love Island leads viewers to believe that contestants are locked up in the show's Spanish base and filmed 24 hours a day.
However, according to Max - who won the first series of the show's ITV2 revival in 2015 - that is not the case.
Speaking to Johnny Seifert on his talkRADIO show recently, Max revealed: "For us Thursday was a day off.
"There was a live show on the Thursday night so in the daytime you got to do what you want.
“The boys got to go out, and then the girls got to go out the following week. We decided to go to the beach and play football and then we got a McDonald’s.
“We got spotted a little bit, but where we were staying was in the middle of nowhere so it was all Spanish people."
He added: "I think that’s what kept everyone sane. We used to look forward to it because the cameras were off."
Responding to the story, an ITV spokesperson told the Daily Star that the islanders get some time off "on occasion" - but denied that there is a regular schedule for their breaks.
Max's comments came after The Sun pictured some of the female stars of the latest series enjoying covert trips to a beauty salon.
Love Island has been a huge success for ITV2, hammering BB in the ratings and attracting an unprecedented 2.6million viewers for its grand finale.
The broadcaster wasted no time in commissioning a fourth series, which will air in 2018.