The 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise premiered on August 2, 2016.
Chris Harrison will reprise his role from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette as host of the show.
As with the previous season, filming took place in the town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico.
Casting and contestants
Lace Morris from the 20th season of The Bachelor was the first confirmed contestant for this season. The rest of the cast was announced on June 8, 2016 with returning Bachelor and Bachelorettes contestants.
|The contestant is male.|
|The contestant is female.|
|The contestant went on 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 was eliminated by production.|
|The contestant had a date and voluntarily left the show.|
|The contestant voluntarily left the show.|
|The couple broke up and were eliminated.|
|The couple decided to stay together and won the competition.|
|The contestant had a wait before appearing in paradise.|
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1, part 1"||August 2, 2016|
|Season 3 begins with the cast arriving on the shores of Playa Escondida in Sayulita, Mexico, and getting acquainted. Later, the first date goes to Jubilee and she shares an intimate dinner with Jared. Back at the house, an unhinged hunk refuses to calm down and offends everyone.|
|2||"Week 1, part 2"||August 8, 2016|
|One bachelor is forced to exit paradise early and insults Chris Harrison and his cast mates on his way out. Back at the house, everyone celebrates his departure as they get back to finding love.|
|3||"Week 2, part 1"||August 9, 2016|
|Things heat up when the women are given the power; a few couples establish their relationships and aren't afraid to show it; one bachelor gets annoyed when an aggressive suitor steals his lady.|
|4||"Week 2, part 2"||August 15, 2016|
|A newly single bachelor makes a desperate plea for the heart of a taken woman; the unattached guys try to bring their A-game to the cocktail party so they won't be sent home.|
|5||"Week 3, part 1"||August 16, 2016|
|A drama queen arrives in paradise and discovers her ex has met someone else and she's forced to watch from the sidelines as he finds love with another woman.|
|6||"Week 3, part 2"||August 22, 2016|
|A frustrated bachelor continues to deal with the emotional breakdown of his crying ex who is unable to move on from him; four single ladies look to the remaining bachelor wild card for their chance to secure a rose.|
|7||"Week 4, part 1"||August 23, 2016|
|A bachelor ends his relationship with a fickle bachelorette and leaves Paradise; a popular couple return to Paradise and deliver a date card that stirs up drama for two couples.|
|8||"Week 4, part 2"||August 29, 2016|
|The cast welcomes a hotly anticipated arrival who asks a desperate bachelorette for a date; insecurities test one couple's limits and cause them to reconsider their relationship.|
|9||"Week 5, part 1||"August 30, 2016|
|A bachelorette decides to leave Paradise after a confrontation with a jealous woman. Meanwhile, a passive bachelor takes control of his heart and decides to leave to pursue love with his Paradise connection, which leaves a jealous woman shocked and tearful that her plan to get rid of her competition backfired.|
|10||"Week 5, part 2"||September 5, 2016|
|A new arrival is disappointed to learn all the men are already paired up; a disinterested bachelor leaves a fickle woman heartbroken so she exits Paradise in hopes of winning back the man she spurned; a handsome hairdresser sends himself home during the rose ceremony and leaves three women without roses; a struggling suitor ends things with his emotional bachelorette who leaves Paradise again without the man of her dreams.|
|11||"Finale"||September 6, 2016|
|Season 3 ends with engagements and heartbreaks. One panicked bachelor voices his concerns to a devastated bachelorette; one vulnerable woman worries that her reserved guy may not reciprocate her feelings; a Southern gentleman introduces his mom to his surprised lady love but she tells them to take it slow.|
Where are they now?
Lace is currently in a relationship with a man named Russell, whom she met on the dating app Bumble.
Carly Waddell and Evan Bass were married in June 2017, in a beach ceremony in Puerta Vallarta. Their wedding was officiated by Chris Harrison. 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. On December 23, 2020, they announced they are separating.
Wells Adams is engaged to actress Sarah Hyland.
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.
Caila began dating Nick Burrello in 2017. She announced their engagement on January 5, 2020.
Lauren got engaged to Doug in December 2019. They were originally supposed to get married on July 11, 2020, but the wedding was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Daniel was in a relationship with Lacey Mark. They have since ended their relationship.
Sarah is currently in a relationship with Dylan Brown.
Leah is in currently a relationship with Ryan Smith.
All of the rings are designed by Neil Lane.