Expansion packs required: The Sims 3: Island Paradise, The Sims 3: Late Night.
Grand Ocean was set halfway down the Polongo River. The city was SimNation's western center of culture and learning, and has fallen a little from its glory since the trade routes to Sunset Valley were closed. Grand Ocean was always a mecca for the island's artists and craftsmen who came to take advantage of the library, the Musician's Inn, the Concert Hall, and the city's many museums and galleries. The noise and the mist generated by the falls are so powerful that they were a constant presence in the city's atmosphere.
Welcome To Grand Ocean!
Excluding the waterfalls, and other than the three large towers, the most prominent feature of the city was the library. This colossal building, in the north of the city, held thousands of scrolls in honeycomb shelves, and there were scroll reading machines for the dragons; who didn't like turning pages.
Another prominent structure was a great dome; a massive representation of Earth. Located in the south-east corner of the city, above a large spillway of the canal network, this dome housed the water powered helicoid geochronograph — the primary time-piece for Grand Ocean.
Due to the city's setting, water was a big part of daily life in Grand Ocean. Canals, that resembled those of Venice, Italy, weaved though the elaborately caved stone buildings. Many fountains were placed around the city, there were gardens, theaters and observatories.
In the north-east corner of the city stood the Aqua Stadium. Below this gigantic structure, were dolphin caverns which could be viewed through windows in the Aqua Stadium's lower levels.
To the east of the city was an another island, connected via a stone bridge. This island, along with having a large circular tower, had a one-way drawbridge to the riverbank. This bridge was made out of wood and it was built like the vertebrae of a skeleton; allowing it to spring back up again after use. This stopped carnivores from the Rainy Basin passing over the deep, fast flowing Polongo River into Grand Ocean.
~ Teddy Ryan
Ramada Hotel Edit
Ramada Hotel is the main huge hotel in Grand Ocean.
"Ramada Hotel rests on the shores of Grand Ocean, one of SimNation’s most popular tourist resorts. Close to major commercial and entertainment centers, and with easy access to main transportation routes, a stay at Ramada Hotel means you can actively participate in the dynamic business culture while simultaneously enjoying the laid-back, relaxing Mediterranean lifestyle. With remarkable sea views, unrestricted beach entry and free covered parking, Ramada Hotel is your private paradise, giving you the best of every world."
The five-star accommodations, full-service spa, relaxing pool and prime location provide the perfect combination of indulgence, accessibility and service. Ramada is a true oasis of luxury, providing guests with unmatched personal attention, service and style. Featuring 180 spacious, fully-equipped suites of sophisticated elegance and comfort, Ramada is the ideal destination for visitors to Grand Ocean’s business, leisure and tourism centers.
Grand Ocean is a coastal city that is a very popular tourist as well as business destination. Our business guests will be able to enjoy free entrance to our VIP Business Lounge. The Lounge is ideally set up for work and meeting requirements where guests will savor the relaxing intimate atmosphere and all-day light refreshments, as well as a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea, internet access and computer workstations
Enjoy an unsurpassed selection of on-site facilities and activities to suit your every taste and mood, including gourmet restaurants where every meal is an unforgettable experience in culinary art. Similarly, the stylish hotel bars are the perfect location for the start or close to every evening. Ideally set up for your work and meeting requirements, the business lounge offers internet access, computer workstations, ample seating and all-day light refreshments. Ramada’s friendly, professional staff members go out of their way to ensure the highest standards of personal attention, with round-the-clock concierge and room service providing for your every need.
The Spa at Ramada is a serene oasis of Mediterranean relaxation, offering an extensive range of rejuvenating therapies, massages and treatments that elevate the art of relaxation. In addition to elegant private massage and treatment rooms, the Spa provides wet treatments with jungle showers, as well as a unisex sauna, separate steam rooms for men and women, a whirlpool and fitness facilities.
- Lavish selection of body treatments
- 10 Exotic rain tunnel
- Fully-equipped gym
- Turkish bath
- Aquarium spa
- Dry sauna
Ramada’s gourmet restaurants and stylish bars ensure that every meal is an extraordinary sensual experience. Menus are rich and varied, and world-class dishes are served throughout the day. Guests are welcome to choose from an exciting selection of spectacular culinary creations at their convenience.
At the Ramada Kid’s Club, playing becomes a truly magical experience – both for the children who come to enjoy themselves, and for their parents, who know their kids are in a safe place full of the enthralling activities they have been dreaming about.
The Club is divided into two age-appropriate play areas. One has been specially designed for younger children and contains a gymboree, ball pool, movie screenings, computer games, and more. The second area is intended for older children, containing Sony PlayStations, virtual sports, dance, and combat mats, large LCD screens for their ultimate viewing pleasure, a billiards table, and many more thrilling surprises.
- Teddy Ryan
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