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The Sims 4: Island Living
The Sims 4: Island Living
The Sims 4: Island Living
Escape the ordinary and enjoy a laid-back lifestyle surrounded by beaches in The Sims 4 Island Living! Explore a breezy world drenched in sun, sand, and endless fun as your Sims make their own paradise.
Developer(s) Maxis, The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Release date(s) June 21, 2019 (PC and Mac) (Worldwide)
July 16, 2019 (console)
Technical information
Platform(s) Windows, OS X
Mode(s) Single-player
Media DVD or Digital (PC), Digital-only (Mac)
Game features
Genres Life simulation
Themes Island life
Creatures Mermaid, Dolphin
Worlds Sulani
TS4 EP7 Island Living Icon

The Sims 4: Island Living is the seventh expansion pack for The Sims 4. Its official description alongside various images was accidentally leaked by EA in Origin on June 7, 2019, essentially confirming the earlier rumors and leaks to be true.[1] The expansion pack was officially announced during EA Play on June 8, 2019, and released on June 21, 2019, for PC and Mac. The PS4 and Xbox One versions were released on July 16, 2019.[2] It is a spiritual successor to The Sims 3: Island Paradise, with some elements of Vacation Island from The Sims: Vacation, Felicity Island and Wanmami Island from The Sims: Castaway Stories, Twikkii Island from The Sims 2: Bon Voyage and the downloadable world Sunlit Tides from The Sims 3 Store.

The expansion pack allows Sims to live in the world of Sulani, a tropical archipelago full of clear waters, coral reefs, beaches, and volcanic activity. Sims can enjoy themselves in many relaxing beach activities or explore the ocean by either snorkeling or canoeing, where they can even meet mermaids, a playable life state reintroduced from The Sims 3: Island Paradise. Alongside mermaids, Sims can befriend dolphins while swimming in the ocean or get to know the locals, who have various traditions, such as the fire festival, and can teach them more about their folklore stories. A conservationist career is also introduced along with lifeguard, diver, and fisherman part-time jobs.

Official description[]

Escape the ordinary and enjoy a laid-back lifestyle. Explore a breezy world drenched in sun, sand and endless fun as your Sims make their own paradise in The Sims 4 Island Living. Whether they contribute to the conservation effort or prefer living off the grid, your Sims can take the plunge and enjoy what this unique culture has to offer. Embrace traditional events, wear native clothing styles or sip on some kava. It’s all part of Sulani island life.

Sit Back and Relax – Welcome to Sulani, where the sun shines bright and the nights are totally chill. Set sail on the glistening water in your island canoe, swim to your heart’s content, and explore the scenery on a watercraft. Build a spectacular sand castle, catch some rays and even meet a mermaid!

Pitch In or Help Out – Become a conservationist, clean up the beaches and watch your Sims’ impact bloom all over the island. Take to the waves in a fishing or diving career, or become a lifeguard to keep the locals safe under the sun. No career? No problem! Sims can do odd jobs or fish for their next meal.

Engage in Local Culture – Tradition runs deep on Sulani, and your Sims get to experience everything it has to offer. Immerse Sims in their newfound lifestyle by attending a pit barbecue event, learning about local folklore, tasting tropical delicacies and chatting with ancestors from the island.

Rock the Island Vibes – Dress Sims in tropical garb inspired by sun, sand and waves. Or, gear up for water activities like snorkeling and swimming. Decorate a rustic oasis with home objects and unwind at the tiki bar. Everything is chill (except for the occasional sunburn) when it’s Island Living.

New features[]

World and neighborhoods[]

Sulani is divided into three islands.

Ohan'ali Town - This is where most lots on the islands reside and are notably the most inhabited island on Sulani. It has now developed into the main town region. On this island, there is The Sand Bar, along with Ohan'ali's beach. Two sim families currently reside here: these are the "Hoapili" and "Kealoha" families. There are two free lots which would be the Lagoon Look, where it's partially on the water and the Tangled Flat.

Lani St. Taz is a tropical paradise where the beaches are filled with white sand, along with the water is warm. Some notable families that live here are the Kahananui and Ngata families. There is also the Sand Simoleon Beach, which has the trait of "oceanic paradise". It is a lot for the Sims to live in, but a house should be built on the 50x50 empty lot.

Mua Pel'am is situated near the active volcano. Nature rules over this island, from the volcano to a waterfall to a cave. There are no Sims that live on this island. There are currently two pre-built lots, the Admiral's Wreckage and the Caldera Camp, along with a free lot (40x30). Both Admiral's Wreckage and Key Point are "off the grid lots".

Island life[]

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Mermaids have similar needs to normal Sims, but replace the Hygiene need with a new need, Hydration. To maintain this need, a mermaid Sim can go swimming (either in the ocean or a swimming pool), shower, bathe or take a drink of water. In exchange for this restriction, mermaids can influence the moods and actions of other Sims with various Siren Songs, most of which deplete Hydration. While swimming in the ocean, mermaids also can summon an azure dolphin. Azure dolphins function identically to regular dolphins, save for the ability to summon them anywhere. Mermaids also respond to the Ordinary Conch, an item found while Diving for Shells. If a conch shell is blown, mermaids in the area will make dolphin noises.

New additions[]

New Objects

New Lot Assignment

New Traits

These Sims experience a spiritual connection to islands of Sulani. Honor the islands by partaking in their culture, summon powerful elementals and reap the reward of their blessings—or the consequences of their disfavor.
Answer the call of the ocean! Sims with this trait will prefer water-related activities and feel closer to denizens of the sea.

New Lot Traits

  • Oceanic Paradise
  • Island Spirits
  • Volcanic Activity

New Radio Station

  • Island Radio

New Aspiration

  • Beach Life (Location) - This Sim wants to take it slow and enjoy beach life.
    • Tourist - Get a Suntan · Earn Gold on a Kava Party · Eat a Coconut
    • Sand-Sifter - Find Things Beachcombing · Grill, Barbecue, or Roast Food
    • Leisurely Local - Explore the Beach Cave · Discover Buried Treasure
    • Beach Fixture - Doze-Off while Relaxing in Lounge Chair or Float Lounger
      • Reward trait: Laid-BackSims who are Laid-Back never become tense.

New Career

New Part-Time Jobs

New Collectibles

  • Buried Treasures
  • Fish
    • Celestial Grouper
    • Clownfish
    • Mahi Mahi
    • Neon Angelfish
    • Fighting Plakat
    • Parrotfish
    • Butterflyfish
    • Green Plakat
    • Bluefin Tuna
    • Leopard Shark
    • Scorpionfish
    • Royal Sabrefish
    • Swordfish
    • Golden Mahi Mahi
  • Plants
    • Coconut
    • Pineapple
    • Taro Root
    • Kava Root
  • Seashells
  • Underwater Photos

Other New Features


  • Island Living was supposed to be compatible only with 64-bit operating systems. However, it was later confirmed that the legacy edition had been postponed to allow everyone to play the expansion pack and that Island Living still supported 32-bit.[3] 32-bit support was then dropped with the release of The Sims 4: Discover University.
  • This expansion pack did not have a launch trailer. The last time an expansion pack was released without a launch trailer was during the release of The Sims 2: Apartment Life.
  • There is a necklace that can be found while scuba diving called The Heart Of Sulani, which is a reference to the necklace The Heart Of The Ocean from the 1997 James Cameron film Titanic.



Island Radio[]

  • Mark Buys - Solomon Beach Party
  • Jeremy Sherman - Hawaii Bounce
  • Frank Mizen - On The Island
  • Lincoln Grounds - Be Pacific
  • Bruce Maginnis - Tutira Mai Nga Iwi
  • Tom Fox - Oceania
  • Jacen Touchstone - Mora Mora
  • Nui Nui - oo Maroo


  • Zara Larsson - All The Time
  • Au/Ra - Emoji
  • BC Kingdom - Reverse N Stop
  • Maisie Peters - Stay Young
  • Olivia Dean - Cheer Up Love


  • Zuzu - How It Feels
  • Wovoka Gentle - Peculiar Form of Sleep


  • Hans of Ten Hands - Beach Beach Weee
  • Unicorn Hunter - Boogie Boardin Stasis


"The Sims" Chronology
Preceded by
The Sims 4: StrangerVille
February 26, 2019
The Sims series PC games Followed by
The Sims 4: Moschino Stuff
August 13, 2019
Preceded by
The Sims 4: Get Famous
November 16, 2018
The Sims 4 expansion packs Followed by
The Sims 4: Discover University
November 15, 2019
The Sims series expansion packs