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The Sims Freeplay- Tropical Romance Island Community Event

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THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER!


ONCE THE 14 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO BUILD ANY AREAS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore fruit or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!


This is the second time this community event has been available, it is only here for 14 days and the aim of it is to collect enough fruit from special new plants (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock the Tropical Romance Island and build all the places on the island.

If you completed it last time you will not get this again as you have already unlocked all the prizes. If you started it last time but didn’t complete it you will start from where you got to, so you will only have to collect enough resources to build the places you have left.

The community part of this event is, the fruit everyone collects (you do not need neighbours this is everyone who plays the games progress) is added together and we unlock new items when we have collected so much

 

There are a few goals to complete first that show you how this event works:

Plant a banana tree (find the banana tree in the events tab of buy mode and place in one of your sims gardens- first one is free) 
Collect some fruit- 12 seconds (click on banana tree)

This will take you to the personal progress tab in the island event progress button that can be found in the corner of the screen:image
 Here you will see you have unlocked the island ticket!

Buy tropical romance island ticket- go back to the personal progress tab and click purchase on the island ticket 
Visit the tropical romance island (click on the boat in simtown and select tropical romance island)

NOTE: you will see two destinations on the boat, if the Magical Rainforest is locked then you will have to wait for them to bring that community event back again before you can go there but you can still access the Tropical Romance Island for this event!

Use the event spin flower (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin flower option, the first time is free, after that it will cost you 450 bananas)

Check the community progress (click on the island event button and find the community tab)

Check the daily goals (click on the island event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the fruit appear above that sims head, click to collect bonus fruit!)

Continue collecting fruit- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting fruit to unlock everything on the island!

If you want to speed up a collecting fruit action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus fruit as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:


Fruit Plants

Banana Tree cost:

1st- free

2nd- S2,000

3rd- S4,000

4th- 5SPs

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 315 Bananas- 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 370 Bananas- 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 405 Bananas- 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 430 Bananas- 9 hours 30 minutes

Dragon Fruit Cactus cost:

1st- S5,000

2nd- S7,500

3rd- S10,000

4th- 10SPs

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 475 Dragon Fruit- 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 550 Dragon Fruit- 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 600 Dragon Fruit- 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 650 Dragon Fruit- 9 hours 30 minutes

Pineapple Plant cost:

1st- S7,500

2nd- S15,000

3rd- 10SPs

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 700 Pineapples- 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 825 Pineapples- 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 900 Pineapples- 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 950 Pineapples- 9 hours 30 minutes

Passion Fruit Vines cost:

1st- S7,500

2nd- 15SPs

(maximum of 2)

 

  • Collect 800 Passion Fruit- 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 900 Passion Fruit- 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1000 Passion Fruit- 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1050 Passion Fruit- 9 hours 30 minutes


Your Progress:image

Click the island with the heart button in the corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional rewards

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coin and free bananas each day!


How do I claim or buy a prize to complete a daily goal?

You need to buy one of the personal progress items that you have unlocked (once you have all the flowers and constructor coins needed for it you can click purchase) or on a community prize you click claim to complete this

TIP: if you have already claimed or brought a prize that day maybe wait until the next just incase you don’t have enough fruit or coins to buy or there isn’t one to claim the next day, this way you will still be able to complete all the goals and earn your bonus constructor coins!

Personal Progress

The personal progress is how far you have got on this event, the more fruit you collect the more places on the tropical island you can unlock and build.

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more fruit you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the fruit you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that place on the tropical romance island.

Personal Progress Items and Places to unlock by collecting fruit 

Some pictures and information are from the previous time this event was available, I will be updating as I unlock each item

NOTE: when you build a place on the island it will take the fruit required as currency (for example if 4000 bananas are required, they can only be used one so will be removed from your inventory, you will need to earn more bananas to build the next place)

1.Island Ticket

Requires- 50 bananas

This allows you to access the Tropical Romance Island from the Sea Voyage Boat!

2.Constructor Coins

 

3.Constructor Coins

 

4.Ultimate Relaxation Pack- unlocks Hidden Hammock and Coastal Dining Area

Hidden Hammock

Requires- 3,000 bananas and 35 constructor coins to buy once unlocked

Takes 10 minutes to build

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Have a sim relax in the hammock on their own or with a partner

Coastal Dining

Requires- 4,500 bananas and 50 constructor coins to buy once unlocked

(includes the beach fire for a sim to serenade their love)

Takes an hour to build

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Your sims can enjoy a romantic dinner with a partner here, choose from a quick dinner (45 minutes) or a long dinner (2 hours 30 minutes)

They can also serenade their love at the beach fire (located near the coastal dining area)

5. Dragon Fruit Plant

 

6.Constructor Coins

 

7.Social Points

 

8.Constructor Coins

 

 9.Sun and Swim- unlocks Sun Bath Beach and Beach Volleyball

Sun Bath Beach

Requires- 12,000 bananas, 8,300 dragon fruit and 130 constructor coins to buy once unlocked

Takes 2 hours to build

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Use the jogging station to run along the beach, go for a swim in the sea or relax in the sun on a recliner or towel!

Beach Volleyball

 Requires- 17,900 bananas, 12,500 dragon fruit and 195 constructor coins to buy once unlocked

Takes 4 hours to build

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Once built your sims can play volleyball with each other for 2 hours

10.Pineapples

 

11.Constructor Coins

 

12.Social Points

 

13.Constructor Coins

 

14.Beach Bar and Reef- unlocks Suncoast Bar and Mermaid Reef

Suncoast Bar

Requires- 16,250 dragon fruit, 16,500 pineapples and 255 constructor coins to buy once unlocked

Takes 6 hours to build

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Your sims can sit down and relax at the bar on the sofas or seats and a sim can tend the bar so other sims can order cocktails so they become inspired

Mermaid Reef

Requires- 17,250 dragon fruit, 17,500 pineapples and 270 constructor coins to buy once unlocked

Takes 8 hours to build

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Your sims can become mermaids when they use the mermaid reef! Have a sim swim alone in the heart shaped reef for 5 or 30 minutes or have another sim join in to swim in the sea together for 10 minutes

15.Passion Fruit

 

16.Constructor Coins

 

17.Social Points

 

18.Constructor Coins

 

19.Wedding and Bungalow

Wedding Coast Venue

Requires- 21,000 dragon fruit, 21,500 pineapples, 25,000 passion fruit and 325 constructor coins to buy once unlocked

Takes 9 hours to build

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Have a proper wedding with guests (click on the chairs to watch the ceremony) and someone to officiate the marriage (click on the wedding arbour to officiate) then have your sims get married like before!

Sea View Bungalow

Requires- 24,000 dragon fruit, 24,500 pineapples, 28,500 passion fruit and 375 constructor coins to buy once unlocked

Takes 9 hours to build
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Your sims have everything in this little bungalow to keep their needs satisfied while they enjoy the island. As well as yoga mats to practice yoga poses for 10 minutes or 2 hours and recliners and towels to relax in the sun!

NOTE: this isn’t like a normal house, sims cannot move into it

That is all the personal progress prizes- remember you do not have to build them in order, you can build the ones you want first

I am in shock at how much more requirements are needed compared to the last time this event was available- the old post is here if you want to check out what the requirements used to be!


Community Progress

The community progress is the combined progress of all players fruit collected to unlock new items for all of us!

NOTE: You DO NOT need neighbours for this- this is everyone who plays the games progress NOT your neighbours progress
Community Progress Prizes:

 

1.Rustic Dining Set

Can be found in the dining room section of the home store

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2.Constructor Coins
 

3.Constructor Coins

4.Resort Dining Set

Can be found in the dining room section of the home store

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5.Constructor Coins

 

6.Constructor Coins

 

7.Relaxed Seats

Beanbags can be found in the preteen section and the coffee tables and sun chairs can be found in the outdoor furniture section of the home store

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8.Constructor Coins

 

9.Constructor Coins

 

10.Garden Bar

The bar can be found in the outdoor furniture section and the screens can be found in the outdoor decorations section of the home store

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11.Constructor Coins

 

12.Constructor Coins

 

13.Outdoor Set

The canopies and seats can be found in the outdoor furniture section and the lanterns can be found in the outdoor decorations section of the home store

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14.Constructor Coins

 

15.Constructor Coins

 

16.Beachwear Set

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In the wardrobe for adult sims you can find new sarongs (top and bottom sections for females) beach shirts and shorts (top and bottom sections for males) and flip flops (shoe section for female and male adults)

We have now unlocked all the community prizes! Well done everyone!


Clearing the Island- annoyingly this time around we aren’t earning constructor coins from clearing the island- thanks EA for making this event harder  this time around!


5 Large Rock Piles- 12 hours 30 minutes each

5 Tree Stumps- 10 hours 30 minutes each

5 Small Rock Piles- 8 hours 30 minutes each

5 Thistles- 4 hours 30 minutes each

5 Weeds- 1 hour 30 minutes each


Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Community Progress prizes

Coin Flower Patch

Earning Construtor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LPs, I can then turn the LPs into SPs using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LPs- the social point plant now costs 20LPs so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 bananas on the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare bananas) which will earn you constructor coins but you will earn less than you earn using the Mega Spin Plant


ONCE THE 14 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO BUILD ANY AREAS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore fruit or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!


Once the event is over you will earn simoleons for any resources you have left over:

 


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Author: weightlessmagic

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147 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Tropical Romance Island Community Event

  1. Hi author! Have you built all the places in the island? Do you think that it’s too hard (and impossible) to build all of the places? I’ve only built the hammock, coastal dining, sun bath beach, the bar, and currently building the wedding coast venue even tho I play the games like 24/7 (except for sleep!) 😦

    • No I haven’t this time around! And yes I do think it is too hard, I have only build the hammock and the coastal dining because I am saving up for the wedding venue that I am still yet to unlock- another impossible event!

    • With 12 hours to go and like having spent countless hours building up LPs to trade for SPs to try and speed things up with those two passion fruit plants (I mean, really, only two!?) I’m FINALLY able to build either the Wedding Venue OR Bungalow, after having skipped the Volleyball, Bar & Mermaid Reef just in case (although I think I’ll have enough resources to build 2 of the 3 now as well if I use LPs to speed things up, which I will after all that trouble). It’s been so time consuming and ridiculous that I’m a little worried after all that hassle it’s not even really worth it in the long run. I mean, for one I’m so burned out (and nearly threw my device across the room when I saw the upcoming Country Homestead event since it’s TOO SOON and I love country homesteads in real life so can just see myself caving and going for stuff, sigh), and for another my poor little sims never have any time to DO anything anyways. Too hard indeed!

      Sidebar: As I’ve only been playing for a few months, does anyone know if we eventually unlock yoga mats for our homes outside of the Bungalow? I’d love to have a yoga mat, but if I have to pick between a home that I can’t move anyone into and a wedding venue that I can at least take cute screencaps of and stuff, I’m going to have to go with the venue. Still, curious if yoga is limited to the bungalow. If so, guess I’ll just have to wait until they perhaps bring the event back lol.

      • I hope you managed it!

        The yoga mats are only currently available at the bungalow.

      • Thank you! I managed to get everything, but the bar (which is fine since we unlocked the furniture so I just made my own) and the bungalow.

        Thanks for answering about the yoga mats. That’s strange that the yoga mats are only there (I also think yoga would be a really nifty hobby in general). I would like one for aesthetic purposes at one of my health-nut/nature-y sim’s place, but I guess they’ll have to keep using their imagination with one of the unlocked latin villa rugs lol.

      • Yoga mats would be great! There is now a health hub in simtown, I think they could add yoga mats to the area outside of that and make yoga a hobby!

  2. IF one has “spare” tropical fruit afterwards, can you sell it or otherwise use it, so the effort is not wasted? besides the bananas with the spin plant, i mean. you can sell the career assets that sims build up at the police, etc….

    • I’m guessing we will earn simoleons for left over resources like we did in the previous event.

      • I fnished the event yesterday with some resources to spare: when the construction of last building was completed, I have received a congrats message while my left resources were transformed in simoleons. No need to do anything, all happened automatically.

        PS this time I was super-extra-lucky, since I have won three times the 125 coins jackpot when spinning the wheel of the spin plant.
        I haven’t spent a single SP, since last two events teached me the hard way that Mega spins are not so mega after all, since I have spent 100 SP or more and got only 50 or 60 coins!
        So I have decided not to use the mega spin at all, and keep my SP to replace lacking resources, where at least the exchange ratio is fair (1 SP for 1 resource or coin). This time was not even necessary, but I have to admit, my luck was something extraordinary.

      • Sounds like you were very lucky with this one!

  3. I started this event from scratch and wasn’t holding out much hope after the French Romance, but I’ve just completed it without spending any real money or staying up all night. Whether it’s worth the effort or not is another matter!
    EA do seem to be going out of their way to rip players off …

  4. Hi. I’ve unlocked everything and was saving up my constructor coins and fruit for the bungalow at the end. I just came on last night and the event still has 3 days to go but the game has converted all my fruit and coins into simoleons and now I can’t get back into the event! How can I get my coins and fruit back so I can build what I wanted. I’m really annoyed that I’ve spent so much of my time collecting everything I wanted in the time and now I’m locked out of the event. My sins can’t collect fruit and the event icon is removed from the left corner of screen so I can’t get access, but this event is still going on!!!!!!!!!

    • I have been told that apparently there is a glitch in some players games when you claim the beach clothing community prize the event ended early and you can’t build anything else and your remaining fruit and coins are converted into simoleons. You may want to contact EA about this issue to see if there is anything they can do, but don’t worry too much, I am sure they will bring this event back again for you to have another go!

  5. lynnsuzanne: i am playing SFP with no add-ons that cost extra or upgrades. it is do-able, but you have to watch all the ads for points, and you will simply not finish some quests. i am at level 29 after 3-4 weeks with 22 sims, and enjoying myself, but i have to refuse/delay a lot of purchases. also, they are ‘busy’ all the time with work/chores. no one rests lolll.

  6. Your info is invaluable thanks I am also finding the coins impossible to achieve without using the mega spin and I am still way to short. I don”t think they listen to their users and the levels are seriously over the top. Thanks for the info I didn’t realise sims couldn’t live in the bungalow so I’m not sure I will be to upset with not achieving the coins to build it.

  7. This made me start from the beginning and “unlock” aka pass everything I already earned, so the only new things I got were the community pieces. I just needed the wedding venue and bungalow and it looks like I will still be without them. So frustrating.

  8. My event ended early. I’ve still have 16 hours left. I lost all my resources and coins and I was trying to get the bungalow. Has anyone experienced the unexpectedly ending like me?

    • I have been told that apparently there is a glitch in some players games when you claim the beach clothing community prize the event ended early and you can’t build anything else and your remaining fruit and coins are converted into simoleons. You may want to contact EA about this issue to see if there is anything they can do, but don’t worry too much, I am sure they will bring this event back again for you to have another go!

  9. How to get married in that place? There is option i should be the priest or watch them get marries, there isnt any option to get married. Should I propose first?

  10. Thank you for your guides, they’re always very helpful.

    Quick question, I won’t finish this time around, if they bring this event again next year will I be able to finish the island off from where I am now? or will I have to start from the beginning again?

  11. Can you build after the timer runs out?

    • Once the time is up you have 2 days to build any areas left but you cannot collect anymore fruit or coins during this time.

      • Hey, thank you for your quick reply… Aparently there is a bug in some games that when you claim the beach clothing the event finish and you can’t build and fruit surplus is converted into simoleons. I had to install the game again and use a previous game (thankfully I didn’t lose many hours of game) to have access to the event again

      • How frustrating! I am glad you were able to recover the event.

  12. There are 3 hours left and I’ve come sooooo close to finishing but alas… in the end, like predicted, gathering constructor coins was too difficult. I’ve harvested an insane amount of fruit but I wish there was some way to convert the excess dragon fruits, pineapples, and passion fruits into bananas. Still, after only using SPs to buy one more banana plant and one more dragon fruit plant, I’m proud of coming this far in this event! Thanks a lot for your blog posting, it’s helped a lot for this event as well as for playing the whole game!

  13. Can I get a 3rd shot at this cause got so close only needed to unlock the last 2 wedding & bungalow darn so mad ?

  14. I finally have the wedding venue! Now I can’t work out how to actually make two sims get married in it, though 🙄 Anyone have any idea? I have two sims engaged to each other. It allows me to select “get married” for one of them but not the other??

    • Can you not get them married like you usually do? That’s how it worked last year, I don’t know if they changed it so you can get an option on the venue to marry your sims.

  15. I’m so annoyed at this event! I only got as far as the volleyball beach, and I ran out of time before I could get enough fruit to build it! I had sims picking fruit round the clock, on as many fruit trees as you could buy, and still didn’t even get close to completing the island. I haven’t yet managed to complete a task in the time limit provided. I don’t even bother with the Market Events any more. So disappointed!

  16. First, this blog is awesome!! It took me some time to discover it, but it’s really great what you’ve done! Thank you for helping me out with everything 🙂

    My timer for the event just ran out, and I now have two days left to build areas. I forgot the fact that I couldn’t build several areas at once, so I started building the Competition Center right before the timer ran out. I don’t have enough LPs to finish the building (which lasts for two days). I’m just wondering if I can get the Sea View Bungalow even though it has to finish building after the two day’s limit expires? I’ll start building the Bungalow before the limit, but I don’t think it will reach to get finished within the time limit.

  17. What time come back romance island again?