The 2nd season of Bachelor in Paradise premiered on August 2, 2015.
Chris Harrison reprised his role from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette as the host of the show.
Filming and development
Like in the previous season, it continued filming in Mexico but this time, it is taking place at the Playa Escondida Resort in the town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico.
Casting and contestants
Prior to start of the season, Ashley Salter from the 19th season The Bachelor, was offered a spot to join the show during that season's Women Tell All and later accepted the offer. Along with Salter, 10 of the other 15 contestants from the first batch were revealed on June 10, 2015 in which they were confirmed. Plus, four castoffs from the most recent season of The Bachelorette also joined the show. The mystery contestant revealed is Lauren Iaconetti, the sister of Bachelor season 19 contestant Ashley Iaconetti.
|The contestant is male.|
|The contestant is female.|
|The contestant had a date and gave out a rose at the rose ceremony.|
|The contestant went on a date and got a rose at the rose ceremony.|
|The contestant gave or received a rose at the rose ceremony, thus remaining in the competition.|
|The contestant received the last rose.|
|The contestant went on a date and received the last rose.|
|The contestant went on a date and was eliminated.|
|The contestant was eliminated.|
|The contestant went on a date and rejected a rose and ended up quitting.|
|The contestant had a date and voluntarily left the show.|
|The contestant voluntarily left the show.|
|The contestant left the show after admitting they were in a relationship back home.|
|The couple broke up.|
|The couple decided to stay together.|
|The contestant had a wait for appearing to paradise.|
|The contestant returned at the end of the episode at the request of another contestant.|
|The contestant was saved when a previously eliminated contestant returned.|
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1, pt. 1"||August 2, 2015|
|Season 2 begins with the cast arriving on the shores of Playa Escondida in Mexico and getting acquainted at a cocktail party. But their revelry is soon interrupted by a mystery woman. Later, Clare Crawley from Season 1 shows up and shakes things up; and one lady becomes ill and must be taken by ambulance to a hospital. Also: the wedding of 2014 cast members Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd.|
|2||"Week 1, pt. 2"||August 3, 2015|
|Clare receives a date card and goes on a mission to find herself a man. Later, Ashley S. gets a date card and chooses Dan to accompany her. On the date, the two discuss her infamous crazy girl reputation. At the rose ceremony, the men hand out roses and one woman is forced to leave paradise.|
|3||"Week 2, pt. 1"||August 9, 2015|
|One bachelorette has a tearful meltdown and considers leaving Paradise. Meanwhile, Josh gets a date card and asks Tenley out; and a new bachelor arrives but his abrasive behavior puts everyone off. He takes Juelia on a date but their budding relationship is short-lived after he reveals his true intentions behind coming to Paradise. Back at the house, Jared becomes embroiled in a love triangle that involves Ashley I. and Clare.|
|4||"Week 2, pt. 2"||August 10, 2015|
|Jared and Clare go on an adventurous date that includes bungee jumping. Back at the house, a new bachelor arrives with a date card and asks Tenley out. They go to a luxurious resort where they are serenaded by a mariachi band. Later, Clare lectures the entire cast before the cocktail party; and Jonathan and Mikey try to convince Juelia that Joe is playing her.|
|5||"Week 3, pt. 1"||August 16, 2015|
|A new bachelorette arrives with a date card and asks Joe out. Their date includes a sexy magazine photo shoot. Later, Carly receives a date card and invites Kirk; Dan tells Ashley S. he has doubts about their relationship; and Megan shows up with a date card and asks out unclaimed J.J.|
|6||"Week 3, pt. 2"||August 17, 2015|
|Samantha and Joe are confronted about their relationship and their history together. Later, Ashley S.'s hopes to reconcile with Dan are dashed when her best friend Amber arrives and asks Dan out. Also: J.J. and Megan enjoy a date on a yacht.|
|7||"Week 4, pt. 1"||August 23, 2015|
|Joe and Samantha address the controversy surrounding their relationship; Juelia asks Chris Harrison for an unprecedented favor; Tanner and Jade visit Tequila, Mexico; notorious Nick Peterson returns and takes Ashley S. on a date; Jared ends his relationship with Ashley I., leaving her in tears.|
|8||"Week 4, pt. 2"||August 24, 2015|
|Mikey and Juelia go on a date to Guadalajara, Mexico; Joe confronts Samantha and threatens to expose her lies in order to clear his name as a villain; Kirk surprises Carly with an impromptu fishing date; Justin Reich arrives and takes Samantha out.|
|9||"Week 5, pt. 1"||August 30, 2015|
|Samantha cancels a date with Justin to go back to Joe, so Justin takes Amber out and they learn the sexy art of salsa dancing. Meanwhile, bachelor Chris Bukowski arrives with a date card, but he struggles to make a good impression and is rejected by Tenley. Later, new arrival Chelsie steps into Paradise.|
|10||"Week 5, pt. 2"||August 31, 2015|
|Chelsie asks Nick out and they enjoy an ocean cruise on a luxurious yacht and go snorkeling. Later, Mackenzie arrives in Paradise and invites Justin on a date. The pair are then "married" by a Shaman. Back at the resort, Jaclyn shows up and sets her sights on Jared. A jealous Ashley I. then asks Chris Harrison for an unprecedented favor---an overnight fantasy suite date.|
|11||"Week 6"||September 6, 2015|
|Ashley I. whisks Jared away to a luxurious hotel; Mikey decides to end his relationship with Juelia; two new bachelorettes, Jaclyn and Cassandra, arrive and they both want to take Justin on a date; Samantha and Nick visit an elegant resort; eight people are eliminated at the rose ceremony.|
|12||"Finale"||September 7, 2015"|
|Season 2 ends with the final four couples still reeling from a shocking breakup that makes each of them question the stability of their own relationships before they go on their final fantasy suite dates. At the rose ceremony, one couple break up and one bachelor decides not to give out his rose.|
Where are they now?
J.J. failed to win back the girl he left Paradise for. In January 2019, he got engaged to Kayla Hughes. They married on February 29, 2020.
In May 2018, after nearly three years of "will they or won't they?", Ashley and Jared announced that they were dating. They got engaged on June 17, 2018, in Mexico, while filming for the 5th season of Bachelor in Paradise. They were married on August 11, 2019 in Rhode Island.
In early 2016 Jade and Tanner married. Their wedding was documented on a special episode of the twentieth season of The Bachelor. On March 8, 2017, the couple announced that they are expecting their first child. On May 4, 2017, they revealed that they are having a girl. Their daughter, Emerson Avery, was born on August 17, 2017. On January 28, 2019, they announced that they are expecting their second child. On March 11, 2019, they revealed that they are having a boy. Their son, Brooks Easton, was born on July 29, 2019. On May 18, 2020, they announced that they are expecting their third child. On July 14, 2020, they announced that they are expecting another boy.
Ashley S. married her college sweetheart Austin Brannen on September 10, 2016. They have one child, son Brooks, who was born on April 7, 2016. On September 18, 2019, they announced that they are expecting their second child, a daughter. In March 2020, they had their daughter, Kennedy.
Carly is now married to Evan Bass whom she met on the 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise. On August 7, 2017, they announced that they are expecting their first child. Their daughter, Isabella Evelyn "Bella", was born on February 15, 2018. On May 9, 2019, they announced that they are expecting their second child. Their second child, a son, Charles Wolfe "Charlie", was born on November 12, 2019.
Tenley married her longtime boyfriend Taylor Leopold on April 27, 2018. On March 23, 2020, they announced that they are expecting their first child. On April 23, 2020, they revealed that they are expecting a girl.
Joshua married actress Allison Paganetti in October 2018. On August 12, 2019, they announced that they are expecting their first child. Their son, Alden Joshua, was born on January 25, 2020.
Amber is currently in a relationship with Weston Kappel.
Mackenzie married Nate Orchard on September 2, 2018. On February 4, 2019, they announced that they are expecting their first child together. On February 22, 2019, they announced that they were having a daughter. Their daughter, Cleo, was born in June 2019.
Chris was engaged to Katie Morton whom he met on the 6th season of Bachelor in Paradise. They announced their break-up on December 10, 2019. He briefly dated Katrina Badowski from the 24th season of The Bachelor.
Megan got engaged to Kyle Davis on February 16, 2019. They were originally getting married on May 2, 2020 but the wedding was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They were married in July 2020.
Jillian got engaged to Mike King on June 13, 2019.