Island Paradise: Unlocking Uncharted Islands

 
Isla Paradiso is surrounded by 8 Hidden Uncharted Islands. These islands are covered in fog, and can be unlocked by completing certain actions in game. Once unlocked, these islands become part of your active household’s real estate as the fog recedes. They can be used as 2nd homes, or even converted into resorts for profit.
 
For more information on Island Paradise and its features, see our Sims 3 Island Paradise Game Guide.
 

❗ If your household moves to a new town, it would be beneficial to sell these properties prior to moving. Once you move your active household to a new town, all real estate is removed the household.
 
❗ To unlock all uncharted islands for your current household without completing any of the requirements, you can use the following cheat: DiscoverAllUnchartedIslands

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Plumbob Island (1)

Difficulty: Hard
 
Lot Size: 64×64
 
 
Unlocking this Island: To unlock this island, Sims will need to find an Extraordinarily Unusual Message in a bottle. There is a 5% max chance of finding this special riddle in a bottle, but when it is found, the island unlocks and the rewards pour in. (Tip: “Mermaid’s Secret” Uncharted Island contains a rare spawner that will produce the message in a bottle you need to unlock Plumbob Island)
 
 
Extras/Rewards: Plumbob Island includes a treasure chest with §3,333 simoleons, a large Plumbob Cut Rainbow Gem worth §2,278 simoleons, and the “Evolution of the Plumbob” painting worth over §12,000 simoleons.
 

Plumbob Island

 
 
 
 

Cay to the City (2)

Difficulty: Hard
 
Lot Size: 30×40
 
 
Unlocking this Island: To unlock this island, you must rescue 34 drowning Sims from the water as a lifeguard.
 
 
Extras/Rewards: None
 

Cay to the City

 
 
 
 

No Trouble Atoll (3)

Difficulty: Medium
 
Lot Size: 60×60
 
 
Unlocking this Island: To unlock this island, you will need to manage a Five-Star Resort.
 
 
Extras/Rewards: None
 

No Trouble Atoll

 
 
 
 

Refuge Island (4)

Difficulty: Medium
 
Lot Size: 25×30
 
 
Unlocking this Island: To unlock this island, you will need to complete a series of quest opportunities. To begin the adventure, head to any resort, check in for a minimum of one night, and “Check for Adventures” with the front desk. You will need to accept and complete each opportunity in order to unlock the island. (Total of 6 opportunities)
 
 
Extras/Rewards: This island includes a Fishing Spot, and a small one room shack.
 

Refuge Island

 
 
 
 

Beryl Shoals (5)

Difficulty: Easy
 
Lot Size: 64×64
 
 
Unlocking this Island: To unlock this island, your Sims will need to swim or boat to it.
 
 
Extras/Rewards: None
 

Beryl Shoals

 
 
 
 

Mermaid’s Secret (6)

Difficulty: Medium
 
Lot Size: 30×30
 
 
Unlocking this Island: To unlock this island, your Sim must befriend a mermaid and build a good relationship with them. One you have befriended a mermaid, scuba dive with them in any of the dive lots, and they will show you the way to Mermaid’s Secret island.
 
 
Extras/Rewards: None
 

Mermaid's Secret

 
 
 
 

Diver’s Den (7)

Difficulty: Hard
 
Lot Size: 50×60
 
 
Unlocking this Island: To unlock this island, your Sim must reach level 10 in the Scuba Diving Skill. Once your Sim has mastered this skill, they can explore the underwater cave in Pearl’s Deep Diving Spot to discover this island.
 
 
Extras/Rewards: Diver’s Den includes a treasure chest with §1,200 simoleons, raw Gold, raw Iron, raw Palladium, and raw Silver.
 

Diver's Den

 
 
 
 

Plunder Cove (8)

Difficulty: Hard
 
Lot Size: 64×64
 
 
Unlocking this Island: To unlock this island, Sims will need to find and assemble 4 map fragments that form “The Buccaneer’s Map”. Map Fragments #1 & #2 can be found on land in Uncommon Messages in a Bottle. There is a 10% chance of finding these uncommon map fragments on any lots that lay near the ocean.
 
Map Fragments #3 & #4 can only be found in underwater treasure chests. Map Fragment #3 can be found in a treasure chest in Davy Jones’ Locker (requires level 4 scuba diving skill), and Map Fragment #4 can be found in the treasure chest of the Mermaid Grotto Dive Spot (requires level 8 scuba diving skill).
 
 
Unlocking this Island: In addition to the above mentioned method of unlocking this island, another way to unlock this island is by saving up 25,000 Lifetime Reward Points. Once any of your Sims have saved up enough points, they can purchase the Uncharted Island Map Reward.
 
 
Extras/Rewards: Plunder Cove includes a treasure chest with §1,200 simoleons, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite, Emerald, Smokey Quartz, Yellow Sapphire and Ruby.
 

Plunder Cove