Unique Features and Cheats for The Sims 4: Island Living

Unique Features and Cheats for The Sims 4: Island Living

The Sims 4 is the current iteration of its franchise, released initially in 2014 for PC and in 2017 for consoles. Like the other games in the franchise, Sims 4 focuses on creating and controlling virtual people called Sims. The game received mixed reviews and is currently sitting at a 70 on Metacritic. The Sims 4: Island Living expansion pack is the seventh one released by Maxis. Unsure whether it’s worth your time? This article will cover the unique features and cheats available for the expansion.

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Sims 4: Island Living Premise

This expansion pack allows you to create sims to live in the tropical islands of Sulani. Sims can now enjoy many tropical-themed activities. You can explore the ocean, meet mermaids, and even befriend dolphins. The content doesn’t stop there, new jobs were also introduced such as lifeguard, diver, and fisherman.

The Sims 4: Island Living Main Characters

The series doesn’t have main and side characters in the same way other games would. The Sims instead have recurring families for player-made sims to interact with. It’s debatable whether or not I would refer to them as main characters but they are there for those interested in Sim lore. You can find a definitive list here.

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Sims 4: Island Living Titles In The Series

A screenshot showing the dynamic weather effects in The Sims 4: Seasons.

The Sims series is a very popular franchise spawning many games for your enjoyment. If you like The Sims 4 you definitely will like the other games. Here is an extensive list of every game and expansion in the series.

  • The Sims (2000; Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS, macOS)
  • The Sims: Livin’ Large (The Sims: Livin’ It Up in the UK, Ireland and Portugal)
  • The Sims: House Party
  • The Sims: Hot Date
  • The Sims: Vacation (The Sims: On Holiday in the UK, Ireland, China and Portugal)
  • The Sims: Unleashed
  • The Sims: Superstar
  • The Sims: Makin’ Magic
  • The Sims Deluxe Edition
  • The Sims Double Deluxe
  • The Sims Mega Deluxe
  • The Sims Triple Deluxe (UK and Ireland only)
  • The Sims Complete Collection (The Sims: Full House in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa)
  • The Sims Expansion Collection
  • The Sims Expansion Three-Pack
  • The Sims (PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox)
  • The Sims Online (2002)
  • The Sims Bustin’ Out (2003; PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, N-Gage, Game Boy Advance)
  • The Urbz: Sims in the City (2004; GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS)
  • The Sims 2 (2004; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • The Sims 2: University
  • The Sims 2: Nightlife
  • The Sims 2: Open for Business
  • The Sims 2: Pets
  • The Sims 2: Seasons
  • The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
  • The Sims 2: FreeTime
  • The Sims 2: Apartment Life
  • The Sims 2: Holiday Party Pack (The Sims 2: Christmas Party Pack in the UK and Ireland)
  • The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff’
  • The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff (The Sims 2: Festive Holiday Stuff in the UK and Ireland)
  • The Sims 2: Celebration! Stuff
  • The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
  • The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Special DVD Edition
  • The Sims 2: Holiday Edition (2005)
  • The Sims 2: Holiday Edition (2006)
  • The Sims 2: Deluxe
  • The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
  • The Sims 2: University Life Collection
  • The Sims 2: Best of Business Collection
  • The Sims 2: Fun with Pets Collection
  • The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection
  • The Sims 2 (GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Mobile)
  • The Sims 2: Pets (Wii, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable)
  • The Sims 2: Castaway (2007; Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Mobile)
  • The Sims 2: Apartment Pets (2008; Nintendo DS)
  • The Sims DJ (2008; iPod)
  • The Sims Bowling (2008; iPod)
  • The Sims Pool (2008; iPod)
  • The Sims Stories
  • The Sims Life Stories (2007; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • The Sims Pet Stories (2007; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • The Sims Castaway Stories (2008; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • MySims (2008; Microsoft Windows, Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims Kingdom (2008; Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims Party (2009; Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims Racing (2009; Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims Agents (2009; Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims SkyHeroes (2010; Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
  • The Sims 3 (2009; Microsoft Windows, macOS
  • The Sims 3: World Adventures
  • The Sims 3: Ambitions
  • The Sims 3: Late Night
  • The Sims 3: Generations
  • The Sims 3: Pets
  • The Sims 3: Showtime
  • The Sims 3: Supernatural
  • The Sims 3: Seasons
  • The Sims 3: University Life
  • The Sims 3: Island Paradise
  • The Sims 3: Into the Future
  • The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Master Suite Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats
  • The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff
  • The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Movie Stuf
  • The Sims 3: Riverview
  • The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay
  • The Sims 3: Hidden Springs
  • The Sims 3: Lunar Lakes
  • The Sims 3: Lucky Palms
  • The Sims 3: Sunlit Tides
  • The Sims 3: Monte Vista
  • The Sims 3: Aurora Skies
  • The Sims 3: Dragon Valley
  • The Sims 3: Midnight Hollow
  • The Sims 3: Roaring Heights
  • The Sims 3 Collector’s Edition
  • The Sims 3 Holiday Collector’s Edition
  • The Sims 3 Commemorative Edition
  • The Sims 3 Deluxe
  • The Sims 3 Starter Pack
  • The Sims 3 (iOS, Android, Mobile, Blackberry Curve)
  • The Sims 3 (Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS)
  • The Sims 3: World Adventures (iOS, Mobile)
  • The Sims 3: Ambitions (iOS, Mobile)
  • The Sims 3: Pets (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS)
  • The Sims 3: Supernatural (Blackberry Curve)
  • The Sims Medieval (2011; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles
  • The Sims Medieval Deluxe Edition
  • The Sims Medieval (iOS, Windows Phone)
  • The Sims Social (2011)
  • The Sims FreePlay (2011; iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10)
  • The Sims 4 (2014; Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
  • The Sims 4: Get to Work
  • The Sims 4: Get Together
  • The Sims 4: City Living
  • The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
  • The Sims 4: Seasons
  • The Sims 4: Get Famous
  • The Sims 4: Island Living
  • The Sims 4: Discover University
  • The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle
  • The Sims 4: Snowy Escape
  • The Sims 4: Cottage Living
  • The Sims 4: High School Years
  • The Sims 4: Growing Together
  • The Sims 4: Horse Ranch
  • The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat
  • The Sims 4: Spa Day
  • The Sims 4: Dine Out
  • The Sims 4: Vampires
  • The Sims 4: Parenthood
  • The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure
  • The Sims 4: StrangerVille
  • The Sims 4: Realm of Magic
  • The Sims 4: Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
  • The Sims 4: Dream Home Decorator
  • The Sims 4: My Wedding Stories
  • The Sims 4: Werewolves
  • The Sims 4: Luxury Party Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Cool Kitchen Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Spooky Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Romantic Garden Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Kids Room Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Backyard Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Vintage Glamour Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Bowling Night Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Fitness Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Toddler Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Laundry Day Stuff
  • The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Moschino Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Home Chef Hustle Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Throwback Fit Kit
  • The Sims 4: Country Kitchen Kit
  • The Sims 4: Bust the Dust Kit
  • The Sims 4: Courtyard Oasis Kit
  • The Sims 4: Industrial Loft Kit
  • The Sims 4: Fashion Street Kit
  • The Sims 4: Incheon Arrivals Kit
  • The Sims 4: Blooming Rooms Kit
  • The Sims 4: Modern Menswear Kit
  • The Sims 4: Carnaval Streetwear Kit
  • The Sims 4: Decor to the Max Kit
  • The Sims 4: Moonlight Chic Kit
  • The Sims 4: Little Campers Kit
  • The Sims 4: First Fits Kit
  • The Sims 4: Desert Luxe Kit
  • The Sims 4: Pastel Pop Kit
  • The Sims 4: Everyday Clutter Kit
  • The Sims 4: Bathroom Clutter Kit
  • The Sims 4: Simtimates Collection Kit
  • The Sims 4: Greenhouse Haven Kit
  • The Sims 4: Basement Treasures Kit
  • The Sims 4: Book Nook Kit
  • The Sims 4: Grunge Revival Kit
  • The Sims 4: Modern Luxe Kit
  • The Sims 4: Poolside Splash Kit
  • The Sims 4: Holiday Celebration Pack
  • The Sims 4: Limited Edition
  • The Sims 4: Digital Deluxe
  • The Sims 4: Premium Edition
  • The Sims 4: Collector’s Edition
  • The Sims 4: Legacy Edition
  • The Sims 4: EA Play Edition
  • The Sims Mobile
  • The Sims Mobile (2017; iOS, Android)

Unique Features

The Sims 4: Island Living expansion’s biggest feature is the new neighborhood of Sulani. Sulani is divided into three islands.

  • Ohan’ali Town – This island holds most of the lots and is easily the most inhabited island on Sulani. This island also hosts two free lots, Lagoon Look and Tangled Flat.
  • Lani St. Taz – The tropical paradise of the three islands. It is full of beautiful beaches filled with white sand.
  • Mua Pel’am – This is situated near the active volcano of Sulani. No sims live on this island however there are pre-built lots for you to move your sims into. There is also a free 40 x 30 lot.

Mermaids were also added in this expansion. Mermaids are very similar to normal Sims, but instead of needing Hygiene, they need to stay hydrated. This need is regulated by going swimming, showering, bathing, or drinking water. Mermaids can also influence the moods and actions of other Sims with Siren songs. The Siren Song mechanic usually depletes Hydration so use it sparingly. Another mechanic of Mermaids is their ability to summon Azure dolphins anywhere.

Below is a list of other features and additions the expansion brought to The Sims 4.

New Objects

  • Beach supplies vending machine
  • Beach towels
  • Bonfire
  • Canoes
  • Fish traps
  • Float loungers
  • Food stalls
  • Sand sculptures
  • Swings
  • Water scooters

Lot Assignment

  • Beach


  • Child of the Islands – These Sims experience a spiritual connection to the 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.
  • Child of the Ocean – Answer the call of the ocean! Sims with this trait will prefer water-related activities and feel closer to the denizens of the sea.

Lot Traits

  • Oceanic Paradise
  • Island Spirits
  • Volcanic Activity

Radio Station

  • Island Radio


  • Beach Life – 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 a Lounge Chair or Float Lounger
      • Reward trait: Laid-Back – Sims who are Laid-Back never become tense.


  • Conservationist

Part-Time Jobs

  • Diver
  • Fisherman
  • Lifeguard

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
  • Seashells
  • Underwater Photos

Other New Features

  • Ocean swimming
  • Residential beach lots
  • Pier ladders
  • Building sand castles
  • Dolphins
  • Sharks
  • Turtles
  • Seagulls
  • Snorkeling
  • Floating
  • Suntanning/Sun burning
  • Volcanic activity, such as eruptions
  • Odd jobs
  • Festivals
  • Elemental spirits
  • Kava parties
  • New WooHoo location: waterfall

The Sims 4: Island Living Cheat Codes

The series is full of choice and freedom for the player. Every entry has a long list of cheat codes and the expansions are no different! But first Players will need to unlock cheats for The Sims 4. Here’s how:

  • PC, Mac, and consoles using KBM: Ctrl + Shift + C or Command + Shift + C
  • PlayStation: L1 + L2 + R1 + R2
  • Xbox: LB + LT + RB + RT

Once you bring up the cheat console, type testingcheats on and then press enter and CHEAT AWAY!

Mermaid Cheats

Cheat CodeEffect
Traits.Equip_Trait Trait_OccultMermaidAdds the mermaid Trait to your Sim.
Traits.Remove_Trait Trait_OccultMermaidRemove the mermaid Trait to your Sim.

Conservationist Cheats

Cheat CodeEffect
Careers.Promote ConservationistPromotes your sim in their Conservationist career.

Part-Time Job Cheats

Cheat CodeEffect
Careers.Promote PartTime_DiverPromotes your sim in their Diver part-time job.
Careers.Promote PartTime_FishermanPromotes your sim in their Fisherman part-time job.
Careers.Promote PartTime_LifeguardPromotes your sim in their Lifeguard part-time job.

Trait Cheats

Cheat CodeEffect
Traits.Equip_Trait TraitCodeAdds a trait to a sim, you would replace the TraitCode portion of the cheat with the desired trait.
Traits.Remove_Trait TraitCodeRemoves a trait to a sim, you would replace the TraitCode portion of the cheat with the desired trait.
Trait_IslandAncestorsThe new Child of the Islands Trait. These Sims can summon Elementals (special ghosts) who will deliver judgment upon them based on how well they take care of the island. They experience a deep personal connection to Sulani.
Trait_ChildofTheOceanThe new Child of the Ocean Trait. This one makes Sims prefer aquatic activities and gives them a happy moodlet while doing so. The sea give them peace.
Trait_NaturalSpeakerThis is the Natural Speaker reward trait for completing the Conservationist Career and selecting the Environmental Manager branch. This trait gives Sim the ability to enthuse and spread awareness of environmental causes and finds more grant applications accepted in order to create environmental laws relating to the Island of Sulani.
Trait_FriendOfTheSeaThis is the Master of the Sea Reward Trait for completing the Conservationist Career and selecting Marine Biologist instead. It gives you a bonus when building friendships with dolphins and Mermaids around Sulani. They also get a move speed boost when traveling the Oceans.

Miscellaneous Cheats

Cheat CodeEffect
Volcanic_Eruption SmallCauses a small volcano eruption
Volcanic_Eruption LargeCauses a large volcano eruption

The Sims 4 Island Living Cheat Code FAQ

How to Cheat mermaid kelp?:

You can use Traits.Equip_Trait Trait_OccultMermaid to add the Mermaid Trait to your Sim.

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