Sunlit Tides

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Sunlit Tides
Sunlit Tides
Downloadable World · Featured in: The Sims 3 Store
Sunlit Tides
A modern downtown gives way to a lush jungle sprinkled with exotic bungalows and waterfront vacation homes nestled between the gentle waves of the ocean and a sun kissed lagoon. Enjoy a picnic on the beach, plan a secret rendezvous at an island waterfall, or cozy up to a loved one in the shade of a palm tree and watch the sun sink into the sea. Will your Sims find true love, or just have fun trying?
Name Sunlit Tides
Game  The Sims 3 Store
Cost (in SimPoints) 2450 (3915 Gold)

Official Item Official item
Store item Store item

Sunlit Tides is a world from The Sims 3 Store, and it was announced on August 15, 2012. It is based on a tropical island with sparkling beaches and palm trees. It was released on August 23, 2012. Sunlit Tides is more expensive than previous towns at 3,915 (39 USD) SimPoints for the gold version and 2,450 (24 USD) SimPoints for the standard version. The town features new rabbit holes and the Pleasant family.

Description[edit | edit source]

Explore an All-New World – Discover the Wonders of Sunlit Tides!

A modern downtown gives way to a lush jungle sprinkled with exotic bungalows and waterfront vacation homes nestled between the gentle waves of the ocean and a sun kissed lagoon. Enjoy a picnic on the beach, plan a secret rendezvous at an island waterfall, or cozy up to a loved one in the shade of a palm tree and watch the sun sink into the sea. Will your Sims find true love, or just have fun trying?

Backstory[edit | edit source]

Looking for recruits to relocate immediately!

I am Alana Kahale, and I am proud to be the third generation running the family business here in Sunlit Tides!

So what do we have to offer? How about generous salaries, a fun and challenging work environment, and a full relocation package to the beautiful island of Sunlit Tides! On your days off enjoy world class fishing, pristine beaches, and sultry steams in the sauna. All houses feature stunning ocean or lagoon views. Interested yet?

Job Requirements:

  • Strong athletic skills a must.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, and groveling.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and communicate through bribery.
  • Previous work experience involving conspiracy, intimidation, or scandals preferred.
  • A predisposition for "thievery" or "evil"

No previous experience required!

Please apply in person at The Lair, Sunlit Tides. Look for the cleverly disguised volcano atop a mountain. If you fall off the cliff... you've gone too far.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

- Alana Kahale

Lots[edit | edit source]

Community lots[edit | edit source]

  • Captain Jack's Beach (beach)
  • Favorite Fishing Hole (fishing spot)
  • Final Sunset Graveyard (graveyard)
  • Hot Sands Beach (beach)
  • Jungle Fishing Spot (fishing spot)
  • Jungle Jim's Gym (gym)
  • Lagoon View Pools (pool)
  • Oceanview Art Gallery (art gallery)
  • Paradise Park and Garden (small park)
  • Paradise Pools (pool)
  • Pirate's Pool (pool)
  • Pleasant View Park (big park)
  • Seaside Sculpture Park (small park)
  • Starfish Sands Playground (big park or festival grounds[TS3:S])
  • Sunshine Park (small park)
  • The Hidden Fishing Hole (fishing spot)
  • The Hideaway (hangout)
  • The Hot Spot (hangout)
  • The Overlook (big park)
  • The Relaxation Station (hangout)
  • Tropic Llama Library (library)
Rabbit holes
  • Captain Jack's Theater (theater)
  • City Hall (city hall)
  • Coconut Palms Medical Facility (hospital)
  • Dreams of Paradise Day Spa (spa)
  • Grotto Groceries (supermarket)
  • Island Police Headquarters (police department)
  • Mango's Military Base (military base)
  • Midnight Moon Bistro (bistro)
  • Pleasant Pages Bookstore (bookstore)
  • Riku's Luau Diner (diner)
  • Sand, Sun, and Surf Corp. (office building)
  • Seaside Sports Center (stadium)
  • Serpentine Labs (science lab)
  • Specter family mausoleum (mausoleum)
  • The Island Academy (school)
  • The Lair (abandoned warehouse)

Families[edit | edit source]

New families[edit | edit source]

Difficulty: 3
Iris Adams, Alastair Adams, Milton Adams
With a hefty divorce settlement in tow, Iris Adams is in search of closure and a fresh start for her and her two sons, Alastair and Milton. Alastair is finally coming into his own with music and a teen romance, but Milton seems stuck in his shell. Can this family recover and rebuild?
Difficulty: 1
Silas Allender
For Silas this picturesque island is just another assignment in yet another town and his burgeoning "romance" with Talei Hale comes with the job. But when he starts getting actual feelings for Iris Adams he begins to wonder if it's time to put his life as a spy aside in search of something more...
Difficulty: 2
Ricardo Gregario, Len Tsang, Suzuki Hinata
Ricardo, Len, and Suzuki have lived together since the day they graduated high school. But when his roommates grew out of their youthful awkwardness into attractive young adults, Ricardo can't help but feel left behind. Can his friends help give him the confidence to go after the girl of his dreams?
Difficulty: 2
Ursula Lemuel, Theodora Jayne
Ursula brought her best friend, Theodora, to the island in hopes that she'd finally unwind! Her friend has everything going for her, beauty, smarts and an amazing body, but she constantly hides away. Ursula wants to bring the fun out of Theodora but doesn't intend to stay indoors and wait while there is fun to be had... there are men on this island. Plenty of men!
Difficulty: 4
Eugene Carnegie, Ethel Carnegie, Edmund Carnegie, Elosie Carnegie
When Eugene takes a step back and looks at his life this is not how he imagined it... A much needed respite in paradise is being ruined by his domineering wife who can't stop bossing him around long enough to enjoy the sunshine. His son is cowering further into the shadows and his daughter just can't be tamed. Can Eugene find peace on this island vacation, or will chaos rule supreme?
Difficulty: 1
Maria Ernest
When Maria was younger her mother swore that she would want more out of life; a husband, a "regular" job, and a family, but in her heart Maria always knew that her first love was the sea. As the best angler on the island, Maria has no shortage of friends and enjoys her quiet life spent fishing along the endless tracts of beach.
Difficulty: 2
Niles Fitzpatrick, Isadora Fitzpatrick
Niles and Isadora love their life together. Without children neither their bodies or wallets have been ravaged by the sands of time. Now in their old age they enjoy the peaceful elegance of island life. Lobster Thermidor anyone?
Difficulty: 1
Gilberto Gonzalo
Gilberto is a star and he knows it! All of the men want to be him and the women want to be with him! When a recruiter for the Sunset Valley Llamas offers him a spot on their all-star team he's torn: take the opportunity of a lifetime, or stay here in comfort as the biggest fish in his small pond?
Difficulty: 4
Gavin Grantham, Alice Grantham, Sophie Grantham, Katherine Grantham
Gavin had it all planned out for a son. Football in the yard, teaching him to drive, telling him how to treat a girl at prom, but when his wife Alice had a baby girl and followed by ANOTHER girl he's concerned that a baby boy is a long way off... He's brought his family to the island to get some rest and relaxation before he asks his wife to try just one more time for the son of his dreams. Little do they know there is a surprise in store for them all!
Difficulty: 3
Kimo Hale, Talei Hale, Kiwi Hale
Kimo likes order in his home, in his life, and, most importantly, in his work. Talei fears her cold husband and spends her time sheltering their son, ensuring he gets all of the love he needs. When the mysterious Silas Allender starts showing her warm romantic attentions, she can't help but wonder what the future might be like with someone new...
Difficulty: 4
Hazel Hoffman, Hugh Hoffman, Helen Hoffman, Hector Hoffman
Hazel loves her family more than she can say, but being a super wife to a successful husband and raising two wonderful children has left her tired and stressed. When Hugh offers a stay on an island paradise she jumps at the chance to relax and maybe leave her husband with the kids for the day... with family bonding at an all time high is there any reason for the Hoffmans to ever leave the island?
Difficulty: 3
Alana Kahale, Kai Kahale, Lealani Kahale
Kai and Alana Kahale rule the island with iron wills and nerves of steel! Alana's brilliance keeps Kai at the top of his game and Kai’s fearsome presence and political clout keep Alana out of any real danger. With their passions well in hand, their biggest focus in life is making sure their beautiful daughter lives the life of her wildest dreams…will Lealani follow in her parents' footsteps, or choose a different path?
Difficulty: 1
Keanu Keilani
Keanu has lived on the island his entire life. It didn't take long for him to realize that he associated more with things than with people. Over the years he's found beauty in all parts of the island and the treasures in his collection make his life whole. So what if people in the town don't understand him? Who needs people…he has his treasures. They'll understand.
Difficulty: 1
Maru Mango
Maru Mango has always marched to the beat of his own drummer, a.k.a. "Mitch", a figment of his imagination who talks to him every other day. So it was a surprise to him and everyone in town when he got the job to run the island's military... mostly because no one else applied. Will the voices in his head help bring stability to the island, or do they have a secret agenda Maru knows nothing about?
Difficulty: 3
Laurita Pepper, Penelope Pepper, Martin Pepper
Martin hoped that the beautiful scenery and change of pace would help mend his family after the death of his father. Sadly, as his mother continues to retreat into depression and his sister continues to retreat into selfish disregard, he knows it's up to him to set his family right. But is the burden too much for one so young?
Difficulty: 2
Julian Strong, Maggie Strong
After the death of his wife, Julian has had the hardest time connecting with his daughter. From hairstyles, to wardrobe, to puberty, life has been hard on the Strong family, and teenage Maggie is showing some signs of wear. Julian is worried that his wonderful daughter won't be the woman he knows she can be, but when she starts bringing around young Edmund Carnegie he has to decide whether or not he can let his daughter be the woman she wants to be...
Difficulty: 1
Kaila Swift
Kaila is one of the best chefs on the island. She can make the most amazing food out of the ingredients that she finds or grows, but her mysterious, eccentric manner has the townspeople wondering if she isn't also cooking up something else as well! Just what is it she does all day at the science lab?
Difficulty: 4
Leo Wahine, Sera Wahine, Tenika Wahine, Luna Wahine, Twikki Wahine
Leo and Sera are the island favorites. Married straight out of high school, they went straight to work filling their home with lots of kids, and lots of love. But Tenika is grown up and in love with a man her father refuses to accept... will she bend to her family's wishes, or risk their disapproval in the name of love?
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Difficulty: 1
Eleanor Waterson
Eleanor lives in the quiet comfort of a fulfilled life. Since her husband Hal passed away, she's spent the endless days watching the comings and goings on the island while waiting for her own final sunset... but a friend recently told her they saw Hal’s ghost in the graveyard. Is it possible that these two lovers could be reunited in this world?
Difficulty: 1
Pearl Yang
As the most beautiful girl in town, Pearl has been the center of attention all of her life. But when her life-changing scientific advances go unnoticed she can't help but wonder if her beauty is all that she'll be known for. She's dying to find someone who sees the real her, inside and out...
Difficulty: 2
Alonso Candelaria, Rosalind Cruzita
Rosalind couldn't believe her luck when handsome Alonso Candelaria said he was crazy about her, and she really couldn't believe it when he proposed a romantic getaway! Perhaps it was being so smitten that clouded her eyes to the fact that he's been spending an awful lot of time with the other young women they met on the beach?

Returning families[edit | edit source]

Difficulty: 1
Griffin Alto
Griffin left home on a trek to "find himself" before settling down into the drudgery of the family business, but, once on the island, he immediately fell for a tropical beauty and decided his future would be wherever she is… Will Griffin be able to convince Leo that he is worthy of Tenika’s hand, or will Griffin have to take more drastic measures?
Difficulty: 2
Clementine Parrott, Lucretia Parrott, Ramona Parrott
Clementine couldn't believe that she actually agreed to live with her sisters. Her sister Lucretia spends her nights out on the town and her days on the beach, and her sister Ramona can't sit still long enough to find a focus of her own. Even though they're triplets, Clementine can't help but wonder: When will her sisters ever grow up?
Difficulty: 2
Daniel Pleasant, Mary-Sue Pleasant
Daniel and Mary Sue Pleasant are as pleasant as their name implies. After a beautiful whirlwind wedding, they've come to the island for a relaxing honeymoon. The world is their oyster and their marriage is sure to stay this blissful forever... right?

Deceased Sims[edit | edit source]

Homeless Sims[edit | edit source]

Townies[edit | edit source]

NPCs[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • All the Sims from the world lack individual personal biographies. All female playable Sims have the biography "What a wonderful island! I love the deep blue sea and the lush green of the jungle.", while all male playable Sims have the biography "This island is fantastic! Beautiful beaches and great fishing!". Sunlit Tides is the first world in The Sims 3 to have biographies written in first-person perspective.
  • In terms of clothing, many Sims in the island are barefoot in their casual wear, but they are all barefoot when in their formal wear.
  • This town is quite likely based on Indonesian, Pacific Polynesian, or Melanesian Islands, especially the Indonesian island Belitung by the shape of the island, the Maldives because of the atolls and coral reefs; and Hawaii, Fiji, and Tahiti by climate. All of these islands were formed by volcanic action, and considering that Sunlit Tides' abandoned warehouse rabbit hole is based in a volcano, it may have been too.
  • With The Sims 3: Seasons, it is possible to set the game's seasons and precipitations to make Sunlit Tides a tropical area.
  • It is unusual as to why Daniel Pleasant resides in this world as an adult and not Jeff Pleasant or Diane Pleasant as a child as The Sims 3 takes place before the events of The Sims, meaning Daniel would not be born yet. However, Barnacle Bay does take place after the events of The Sims 2 so it's possible that Sunlit Tides takes place between the events of The Sims and The Sims 2 as Angela and Lilith Pleasant are not born yet and Daniel and Mary-Sue are on their honeymoon, however there is no confirmation of this.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Lucky Palms
June 28, 2012
Worlds in The Sims 3 Followed by
Monte Vista
December 6, 2012

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