The Sims 3: Island Paradise

The Sims 3: Island Paradise is the tenth expansion pack for The Sims 3 series from Electronic Arts. It is available on both Windows and OS X.


You can download The Sims 3: Island Paradise for free, working on both PC and Mac. This is the full version expansion for the game – you are required to have the original Sims 3 game before being able to use the Island Paradise pack.

Isla Paradiso is the new world that is launched with the expansion pack, likely based on the Caribbean. “Isla” is Spanish for “island” and “Paradiso” is Italian for “paradise.” The new world is quite large, with various types of islands that vary in size and are both inhabited and uncharted, which can be found and explored by Sims. There are also pre-made resorts that can be edited and managed by Sims.

Island Paradise will include a number of new features, including boats, diving, and hotels. This new expansion pack introduces more control over the environment, including price control and dynamic selection.

Note: In order to use this content pack, you must have The Sims 3 game downloaded on your PC/Mac.

The Sims 3: Island Paradise Features

Create a Sim SimsQueen

Hidden Islands

Bored with the available islands? The lucky and persistent Sim may discover map pieces underwater which lead to new land masses to explore.

Exotic Species

The town of Isla Paradiso is home to the mythical half-human, half-fish Merfolk, which a Sim can become with the proper diet. You may even get a visit by the terrifying Kraken, scourge of the seven seas!

Lifeguard Career

If your Sim has a hero complex, then the new Lifeguard career will fit perfectly. Rescue drowning Sims and bask in glory!

About The Sims 3: Island Paradise

Sims need vacations, too!

Sometimes your Sims just need a change of scenery. A trip to the ocean could be just what the doctor ordered! Get around in a number of customizable boats, or dive right into the deep blue for a refreshing break.

For a longer stay, your Sims can customize a house right on the beach. Restless Sims will appreciate the freedom of a roving houseboat that lets them explore from the comfort of home.

With the visiting tourists, there’s a business opportunity here for an enterprising Sim. Crafting the perfect resort can be quite lucrative, whether focusing on families or singles, making the trip pay for itself. Fun in the sun or money in mind, your Sims can choose how to make use of their Island Paradise.

Additions to the game:

  • Scuba Diving: dive deeper than ever before as sims can now scuba dive to find new treasures and new locations
  • Resorts: build, edit, run and manage your own resort. Resorts can be built on any island and even over the water with brand new foundations and blueprints
  • Houseboats: sims can now not only live on land but also at sea. Houseboats bring many new opportunities for sims as they can travel the world on their very own house
  • New career- Lifeguard: sims can now become a lifeguard and protect those that swim in the waters of the world
  • New life state- Mermaids and Mermans: sims can now become a new supernatural being: mermaids. They cannot be created in CAS(even with the Super Natural Expansion Pack), but however a sim can be turned into one by befriending a mermaid then be given kelp to eat, or purchasing a lifetime reward titled, Mermadic Kelp for 25,000 lifetime reward points.
  • Speedboats/Aqua Sled/ Boats: these new types of water vehicles allow sims to move faster and more conveniently between islands.
  • Foundations and Blueprints: Foundations allow players to build over water and new blueprint templates allow resorts/homes/lots to be designed in seconds.

The Sims 3: Island Paradise System Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games



  • 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games
  • For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires at least:
  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA 3-Series or above
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 0.5 GB additional RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
  • Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100.
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games
  • This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems, or the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards.