Over several months, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has gained immense popularity and worldwide acclaim. The gameplay of this life simulation game is pretty straightforward yet immersive at the same time. The goal is simple; collect resources and craft those to decorate an island to perfection.
Many players have invested hundreds of hours in designing spectacular 5-star rated islands. Being able to customize almost everything is perhaps what makes the game so engaging. Players have innumerable opportunities to channel their inner artistry through this game.
Take a look at this magnificent island that took 915 hours to decorate to perfection. Animal Crossing: New Horizons content creator, Chase Crossing, took us on a tour of the Kiwi island, and it is truly a paradise.
A breathtaking Animal Crossing: New Horizons island
Kiwi has twelve residents and two of them, Clara and Shawn, are the island’s creators. Clara gave Chase Crossing a tour of her wonderful island. Right from the entrance, the island is splendidly decorated with waterfalls, fountains, artistic statues, and well-paved gardens. Behind the gardens, Clara has a massive castle for herself. Nook’s Cranny is right beside, with a distinctive boardwalk that has aesthetic surroundings all around.
A fish market is situated in front of it and by the beach. The beach has a nice and compact seating area with some surfboards placed next to it. There is also a cozy seaside cafe with vibrant interiors. Meanwhile, a pathing besides Nook’s Cranny connects a little bridge that leads to a school. The school has a library next to which is an outdoor cafeteria serving burgers and pizza. The library is connected to a lounge area, which then leads to a lecture hall and a kids’ classroom towards the right side.
In front of the school, there is a beachside picnic spot for relaxing. The picnic spot has a cafe nearby, and towards the southeast end of the beach lies a fishing dock. Next to it and right beside the school’s perimeters, there is a train station. The train track leads to the northeast portion of the map, which has been terraformed and resembles a secluded beach. Over here lies the ‘secret hidden area’ decorated with Stonehenge statues and elegant furniture.
A narrow passage from this stretch links to the residential area for some of the island’s villagers. This more or less wraps up the eastern end of the island. Behind Clara’s house, a colorful, carnival-themed amusement park awaits. From there, a staircase leads to another residential area for some other villagers.
The northern part of the island
A little antique shop for souvenirs takes the spot beside this residential area. Moreover, the island also has a pottery area filled with items carved out of clay. Towards the northern front, a section decked out with flowers and inspired by Winnie the Pooh is available for celebrating birthday parties. The backend of this section also has a painting spot overlooking the ocean.
A pleasant canal marketplace is placed beside it. Straight ahead from here, a cafe and a bakery are operating their business together. A glittery nightclub is located across the bridge towards the left bank of the canal. The DJ sports a spacesuit and the floor has a black and white check pattern. The museum is not far away and features an observation deck with a telescope.
The western front and Clara’s own castle
Switching over to the western side, an enchanted forest decorated with a wide variety of trees, flowers, and rocks rests near the island’s entrance. The other side of this forest is the southwestern section of the island, which has another beachside picnic spot. Between the woods and river lies a narrow passage that leads to a diagonal wooden bridge. The riverbank houses some apiaries, and next to this area is the western beach of the island.
This beach has a comfy campsite situated on top of the rocky structures. From here on, there is also a forest marketplace, and towards its left side, the ducks have a pond ecosystem for themselves. There is another painting spot towards the right, and to its north, a gnome habitat is located.
The northwestern section of the island houses the rest of the villagers. This portion of the map also has a proposal area and a honeymoon spa. Last but not least, Clara provided Chase Crossing with a tour of her house. She has a royal kitchen, a bathroom, a wine cellar, and a master bedroom. Just like the rest of the map, Clara has carefully planned and decorated her castle’s interior with thorough details.
The amount of effort put in to craft the island paradise of Kiwi was literally worth 915 hours. Clara also gave Chase Crossing a night tour of her stunning island. So if you are looking for inspiration to decorate your island, check out the video below.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBA1uOjux0c]