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Coral Island – Bachelor Romance Guide (Updated)

Coral Island is a vibrant, colourful life and farming sim that fans of Stardew ValleyStory of Seasons or Harvest Moon are going to love. It’s a re-imagined farm sim that has a few differences – one is that you’re on a tropical island and two is that you’ll not just take care of the town but the coral reefs as well. Right now in Coral Island are 70 islanders that call this place home. People from all walks of life with lots of interesting stories, backgrounds and life goals. Some will eventually be your lifelong friends, while others may be something more.

And of these 70 islanders 28 of them are single and eligible for you to date, get married to and maybe even start a family with! In this guide, we’ll go through all the eligible bachelors on Coral Island. Where they live, their favourite items and things that they hate.

Disclaimer: This article has been updated and re-released since its last post on the 22nd of November 2022. Coral Island came out officially from Early Access on November 14th 2023.


How To Romance Characters

Just like most life sim games, you’ll be able to romance your characters after first being good friends with them. To do this you’ll need to increase their heart meter, which will start off from zero hearts and be able to go up to eight for friends. Do this by simply greeting them every day and giving them gifts of their favourite items. Other specific events such as seasonal, town etc. will also contribute to improving your relationship level with them.

Once your heart levels have gone up with these characters you’ll be able to unlock Heart Events. Heart events are cutscenes and interactions that occur at different points in your relationship level. For example, reaching 4 hearts or 8 hearts will trigger a Heart Event. These events will occur at various intervals per character.

To start officially dating someone you’ll need to get their friendship meter up and then by a Locket from the Blacksmith (1,500g). Once you give it to them they’ll officially become your boyfriend/girlfriend. You can have more than one official dating partner.


How To Get Married

The maximum number of hearts you can reach with a friend is eight hearts, once you’ve reached that point you can then consider confessing to start dating them. This will unlock two more hearts on the relationship meter for you to gain.

At this point, you’re able to date and continue increasing the relationship affection of all the eligible marriage candidates. However, once you confess and agree to marry someone you can only marry one at a time. To marry a character, you’ll have to have reached ten hearts with them. After witnessing all of their heart events, you’ll be able to propose to them with a Diamond Ring that you can buy at the Blacksmith (5,000g).

3 days from the day you propose you’ll get married in a cutscene at your wedding location. The locations to get married are the – Beach, Town or Lake. Who you marry will decide on where the wedding will take place.


Gift Giving

There are a couple of shared things that the townspeople of Coral Island universally dislike and hate. Most of it being building materials, for some reason Canola Oil and Wheat Flour? Also Bombs everyone hates bombs. Here’s what you probably just shouldn’t give to anyone, unless stated otherwise in the lists below.

Universal LovesPink Diamond, Golden Pearl, Rainbow Wool
Universal DislikesArtefacts, Beach Scavengeables, Building Materials, Fertilizer, Fish, Geodes, Grass, Grains, Insects, Kelp, Metal Bars, Ores, Canola Oil, Cotton, Grass, Wheat Flour
Universal HatesBombs, Dinosaur Bones, Farming Equipment, Fodder, Garbage, Ore, Seeds

Of course, along with universal item dislikes are universal likes. You normally can’t go wrong with flowers (sans Charles and Scott), gems or artisanal products. Unless stated otherwise. The items will be more specific in the list below.


Coral Island Bachelors



Ben is a nomad who lives in a caravan stationed in the forest. If you knock on his window on the weekend, he might have some random things to sell — be it items he finds scavenging around the island or things that he doesn’t want anymore. Ben spends his money attending the Fall music festivals and on green tea. Ben dislikes all animal products so stick to mushrooms and flowers to get on his good side.

On the days that he isn’t in the forest, he’ll be on the other side of the island camping and diving. Ben has an extensive collection of healing crystals and loves road trips and daydreaming.

BirthdaySpring 22

Preferred Gifts

LovesBananaSpring/Summer Fruit Tree (Rank E)
Green TeaKeg – Tea Leaf
All MushroomsFound while Foraging
All TrufflesAnimal Produce – Pig
LikesVegan TacoRecipe: Skillet – Tortilla, Any Vegetable, Kiracha Sauce
DislikesFish TacoRecipe: Skillet – Tortilla, Mayonnaise, Any Fish
Eggplant LasagneRecipe: Oven – Any Cheese, Tomato, Eggplant
OmuriceRecipe: Frying Pan – Rice, Egg, Ketchup, Carrot
Sunny-Side-UpRecipe: Skillet – Egg
Clam ChowderRecipe: Pot – Any Milk, Any Clam
All CheeseCheese Press – Milk
All MilkAnimal Produce
All EggsAnimal Produce
All MayonnaiseMayonnaise Machine – Eggs
All YogurtYogurt Machine – Milk
HatesRaw OresBreak Rocks in Mine


TimeMon, FriTueWedThursSat, SunRain
06:00Outside CaravanCaravan
08:00General Store
10:00Lookout BeachGeneral Store
15:00Outside General StoreOutside General StoreCommunity Centre
20:00Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed
21:00Goes to BedGoes to Bed


Charles is one of the town doctors, the other being Yuri. Charles uses his free time catching up with the islanders at the Tavern and going around spitting out medical advice.

Bad luck seems to have its way with Charles. In his youth, he was disowned by his parents, worked his way through medical school, and when he finally thought he caught a break by almost marrying the love of his life, sorrow came running through the door — he caught them cheating, called the wedding off, and has been heartbroken since… He now lives with an overgrown frat boy, Scott, as a housemate.

BirthdayWinter 4
Residence1 Main Ave
OccupationDoctor at the Clinic

Preferred Gifts

LovesBurritoRecipe: Seasoning Set – Tortilla, Soybean, Any Cheese, Any Vegetable
FalafelRecipe: Frying Pan – Peas, Any Oil, Cucumber
CookiesRecipe: Oven – Any Flour, Any Butter, Cocoa Bean
DiamondFound in Water or Mystery Geode. Break rocks in Water Mine.
StrawberrySpring Crop (Rank D)
BlueberrySummer Crop (Rank F)
HatesAll FlowersForaging and Crop
All MilkAnimal Produce


TimeMon, FriTue-SatSunRain
07:00Outside LaboratoryOutside Laboratory
08:00Outside House (Summer)Around Town
11:30Hair Salon
16:30Around Town
17:00TavernHome (Summer)
18:00Outside House
21:00Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed


Kenny is a part-time rancher and a full-time bachelor. He grew up in Coral Island and has fostered close relationships with other islanders–be it people, animals, trees, spirits from the beyond–all of them. Besides making friends, he loves having lunch outdoors, vegan tacos, and cold kombucha. He looks to be a vegan so be sure not to give him any animal products, especially fish.

BirthdaySpring 9
ResidenceHuntress Cabin

Preferred Gifts

LovesLycheeWinter/Spring Fruit Tree (Rank D)
SoybeanSpring Crop (Rank E)
Green TeaKeg – Tea Leaf
KombuchaAgeing Barrel – Green Teea
Vegan TacoRecipe: Skillet – Any Vegetable, Tortilla, Kiracha Sauce
Hash BrownsRecipe: Skillet – Any Egg, Any Flour, Potato
Roasted AlmondsRecipe: Frying Pan – Almond
LikesAll MushroomsForaging
DislikesAll FishFishing
Clam ChowderRecipe: Pot – Any Milk, Any Calm
Fish TacoRecipe: Skillet – Tortilla, Mayonnaise, Any Fish
Seafood RamenRecipe: Pot – Any Fish, Wheat Flour, Any Mussel
SushiRecipe: Chef Knife – Rice, Any Fish
SashimiRecipe: Chef Knife – Wasabi Any Fish
HatesEggplant LasagneRecipe: Oven – Any Cheese, Tomato, Eggplant
OmuriceRecipe: Frying Pan – Rice, Egg, Ketchup, Carrot
Sunny-Side-UpRecipe: Skillet – Egg
All EggsAnimal Prouce
All CheeseCheese Press – Milk
All MilkAnimal Produce


TimeMon-WedThurs, FriSatSunRain
22:00Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed
23:00Goes to BedGoes to Bed


Coming from old money, Luke lives with his parents, Bree and Walter, and dog, Taco, in the manor behind the vineyard; a family business that he feels pressured to take over. Not a fan of the silver spoon, Luke runs Socket Electronics in his spare time in an attempt to create a name for himself, separate from his family legacy.

BirthdayFall 16
ResidenceHillside Vineyard
OccupationOwner of Socket Electronics

Preferred Gifts

LovesWineAgeing Barrel – Any Fruit Juice
Butter CroissantRecipe: Oven – Any Milk, Any Flour, Any Butter
Tomato SoupRecipe: Pot – Tomato
StewRecipe: Pot – Any Mushroom, Potato
RatatouilleRecipe: Oven – Tomato, Eggplant, Olive, Bell Pepper
Eggplant LasagneRecipe: Oven – Any Cheese, Tomato, Eggplant
LikesAll EggsAnimal Produce
All MilkAnimal Produce
HatesBeach GatherablesForaging
Fried RiceRecipe: Frying Pan – Rice, Shallot, Any vegetable, Any egg
Hash BrownsRecipe: Skillet – Any Egg, Any Flour, Potato


TimeMonTue-ThursFri, SunSatRain
08:00Socket ElectronicsVineyardVineyardHome
21:00Goes to Bed
23:00Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed


Mark is often cold when interacting with others. He shows a soft spot for animals, sometimes talking about how he wishes he could set them free from their pens, acknowledging that it isn’t the smartest idea at the same time.

BirthdaySpring 18
ResidenceWildlife Enthusiasts
OccupationBand of Smiles

Preferred Gifts

LovesShiitakeForage in Spring
Tomato SoupRecipe: Pot – Tomato
Hot CocoaRecipe: Pot – Milk, Cocoa Bean
Egg CustardRecipe: Ceramic Bowl – Any Milk, Sugar, Any Egg
LikesMorelForage in Spring
Sweet PotatoFall Crop (Rank F)
SardineFish in Summer/Fall at the Ocean
BeerKeg – Wheat
HoneyBee House
DonutRecipe: Frying Pan – Sugar, Potato, Canola Oil
Smoked SalmonRecipe: Grill – Salmon, Wood
HatesHot PepperSummer/Fall Crop (Rank F)
Goat CheeseCheese Press – Goat Milk


TimeMon, WedTue-FriSunRain
06:00Coffee ShopCommunity Center
11:00Town SquareCommunity Center
14:00Coffee Shop
16:00Community Center
21:00Goes to BedGoes to Bed
22:00Goes to BedGoes to Bed


An obvious fan of consistency, Noah was born, raised, and settled in Coral Island — with a brief departure to Pokyo for his university years. Now back in Coral Island, he spends his days running the Tavern.

Though he would rather spend his days taking care of his mom, Betty, he does have other hobbies. On rare occasions that he is free, he enjoys long walks, discussing theories of unexplainable phenomena with Alice, and watching a gourmet gelato-making show, Games of Cones. He comes from a big family with 3 siblings.

BirthdayWinter 10
ResidenceLocal Tavern
LovesClam Chowder, Durian, Sunny Side-Up Eggs, Gnocchi, Roasted Mushroom, Sushi
DislikesOkra, All Mushrooms
HatesYoghurt, Black Rose, All Metal Bars

Preferred Gifts

LovesDurianSpring Fruit Tree (Rank C)
SushiRecipe: Chef Knife – Rice, Any Fish
Roasted MushroomRecipe: Frying Pan – Olive Oil, Any Mushroom, Basil
GnocchiRecipe: Pot – Butter, Any Flour, Potato, Cheese
Clam ChowderRecipe: Pot – Any Milk, Any Clam
Sunny-Side-UpRecipe: Skillet – Egg
LikesAll EggsAnimal Produce
DislikesAll MushroomsForaging
OkraSummer Crop (Rank E)
HatesYogurtYogurt Machine – Milk
All Metal BarsSmelt Ores in the Furnace


TimeMonTue, Thurs, SunWedFriSatRain
06:00Town Square
07:00BeachGarden Lane
08:30General StoreHome
10:00Socket ElectronicsGeneral StoreCommunity Center
12:00TavernCoral Inn (Fall)
13:00Coral InnLighthouse
20:00Goes to Bed
21:00Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed
23:00Goes to BedGoes to Bed


Pablo and his brother, Rafael, are both blacksmiths and bachelors. Never been caught without a smile on his face, Pablo is a natural attraction for the locals — singles or not. According to his brother, despite Pablo’s casanova persona, he is a romantic at heart and is ready to settle down when the right person comes along.

When Pablo isn’t smelting ores, he can be found around town, lending a hand to the townfolk, cleaning up the graveyard, or tossing anecdotes at the Tavern. He hates the beach because he dislikes sand in his shoes.

BirthdaySpring 27
ResidenceSanchez Brothers Blacksmith

Preferred Gifts

LovesAll PicklesMason Jar – Any Vegetable
Pumpkin PieRecipe: Oven – Sugar, Any Egg, Any Flour, Pumpkin
Sweet Potato PoutineRecipe: Frying Pan – Any Cheese, Sweet Potato, Any Oil
Cauliflower CasseroleRecipe: Skillet – Any Flour, Potato, Cauliflower
PizzaRecipe: Oven – Tomato, Any Mushroom, Wheat Flour, Cheese
DislikesAll MushroomsForaging
All FishFishing
HatesDurianSpring Fruit Tree (Rank C)
KombuchaAgeing Barrel – Green Tea


07:00Cavern (Fall)HomeCavernHome
09:00BlacksmithCoral Inn (Sun)
11:30General Store
14:00Taco Truck
Coffee Shop (Winter)
22:00Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed
23:00Goes to BedGoes to Bed


Rafael lives in and runs the local blacksmith shop with his brother, Pablo. He is a reserved man and prefers silence, something that he considers a luxury in his line of work. As a reserved fellow, Rafael is rarely seen out in the town, but on the rare days that he does, he can be found at Socket Electronics or Coral Inn, visiting his cousins and niece, Valentina.

Rafael and his brother are complete personality opposites. He rarely ever leaves Garden Lane, usually either staying inside his home or cleaning the graveyard that is located directly next to the blacksmith shop.

BirthdayFall 4
ResidenceCoral Inn

Preferred Gifts

LovesOnyxFound in Fire or Mystery Geode. Break rocks in Fire Mine.
SashimiRecipe: Chef Knife – Wasabi, Any Fish
Fruit JuiceKeg – Any Fruit
DislikesAll MushroomsFound while Foraging
HatesAll EggsAnimal Produce
Fresh SaladRecipe: Chef Knife – Any Vegetable


Taco Truck (Spring, Fall)
10:30Coral Inn
11:00Socket Electronics (Fall)Coral Inn (Sun)
16:00Beach (Fall)
21:00Goes to BedGoes to Bed (Sun)
22:00Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed


BirthdayWinter 2
ResidenceCoral Inn

Preferred Gifts

LovesTea LeafWinter Crop (Rank C)
Coffee BeanSummer Crop (Rank D)
Gesha Coffee BeanAnimal Produce – Luwak
CoffeeKeg – Coffee Bean
Gesha CoffeeKeg – Gesha Coffee Bean
Green TeaKeg – Tea Leaf
Apple PieRecipe: Oven – Butter, Any Honey, Wheat Flour, Apple
DonutRecipe: Frying Pan – Sugar, Potato, Canola Oil
LikesAll FruitsForaging and Crops
CenilRecipe: Ceramic Bowl – Any Coconut, Sugar, Taro Root
DislikesAll VegetablesForaging and Crops
All FishFishing
HatesJamuRecipe: Blender – Ginger, Any Honey, Ginseng


TimeMon, Wed, Sat-SunTue, Thurs, FriRain
06:00Coral Inn (Winter)Coffee ShopCoral Inn
07:00Garden Lane
11:00Community Center
13:00Coffee Shop
17:30Coral InnCoral InnCoral Inn
22:00Goes to Bed
23:30Goes to BedGoes to Bed


Scott is a city boy at heart. Always up for fun and is never a bore. He found his passion for artefacts and has dedicated his life to them. After many heartbreaks and not wanting to be known as the town’s infamous playboy, Scott moved to Coral Island to start a new life. Unlike others on the list he like Geodes.

He is currently renting a room from Charles at 1 Main Ave in Starlet Town. Aside from getting into relationships, Scott enjoys strong coffee, rainy days, and vintage jazz. He frequents the Local Tavern on the weekends.

BirthdaySpring 12
Residence1 Main Ave
OccupationArchaeologist in Museum

Preferred Gifts

LovesNodesBreak rocks in Mine
MayonnaiseMayonnaise Maker – Chicken Egg
Egg CustardRecipe: Ceramic Bowl – Any Milk, Sugar, Any Egg
FalafelRecipe: Frying Pan – Peas, Any Oil, Cucumber
Red King ArowanaFish in Fall 22-28 in the Mining Caverns
Giant StingrayFish in Spring 15-28 and Summer 15-28 at the Forest (River)
Yellow Moray EelFish in Spring 15-28 and Summer 15-28 at the Ocean (Beach)
LikesAll MilkAnimal Produce
Tea LeafWinter Crop (Rank C)
TurnipSpring Crop (Rank F)
OkraSummer Crop (Rank E)
AmaranthFall Crop (Rank E)
DislikesAll Vegetables (except those liked)Foraging and Crops
HatesAll FlowersForaging and Crops


08:00Beach (Summer)Beach (Summer)
15:00Pier (Summer)Home (Summer)Tavern
17:00General Store
20:00Goes to Bed
21:00Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed


Semeru is all about keeping the Kingdom safe, and he takes his duty very seriously. As expected from a Guard Lead, Semeru is extremely cautious and distrusting of land-dwellers. He is not open to friendship upon introduction.

ResidenceGrand Barracks
OccupationGuard Leader of Merfolk Kingdom

Preferred Gifts

LovesAll SeashellsForage on the Beach, Diving
All GemsBreak open rocks
LikesAll FishFishing
All FruitsForage and Crops
DislikesAll MilkAnimal Produce
All EggsAnimal Produce
HatesAll ArtifactsBreak open rocks


08:00Outside near the StingrayStable
11:00Naga Castle
12:00Outdoor – Practice
18:00Goes to BedMerfolk Tavern
23:00Goes to Bed


Surya is a fresh marine biologist graduate who is currently doing a fellowship on Coral Island. Like you, he is also new to the island. Shortly after he submitted his dissertation, he realized that a fancy degree didn’t guarantee a job. So when he was given the opportunity to join Ling’s research project, he was ecstatic. He packed his bags and moved in with his uncle and aunt, Joko and Dinda in the Hillside.

Surya works at the Lab on the weekdays and spends his free time hanging out with Luke in the vineyard and relaxing at the beach.

BirthdayFall 25
OccupationMarine Biologist at the Laboratory

Preferred Gifts

LovesMelonSummer Crop (Rank E)
PufferfishFish during the day in Winter at Dock, Lookout or Wind Mine
LodehRecipe: Pot – Any Coconut, Any Vegetable, Tempeh, Eggplant
Herbed TempehRecipe: Grill – Gourmet Salt, Basil, Tempeh
Wild Mushroom PolentaRecipe: Pot – Any Mushroom, Corn
LikesKelp EssencesExtractor – Kelp
HatesAll MilkAnimal Produce


22:00Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed
23:00Goes to Bed


Theo has taken over the family business from his Dad who was a fisherman. But on the weekends, he makes a quick buck performing live at the tavern. He doesn’t have what people call a “decent voice,” but he does have “soul” when he performs. Apparently, according to him, that’s what’s important.

Theo doesn’t drink. He loves outdoor cookouts, festivals, and camping and hates travelling.

BirthdayFall 11
Residence2 Main Ave

Preferred Gifts

LovesAll JuiceKeg – Any Fruit or Any Vegetable
OctopusRecipe: Pot – Tomato
Monk FishRecipe: Pot – Milk, Cocoa Bean
Giant StingrayFish in Fall 22-28 in the Mining Caverns
Green Sawfish
Yellow Moray EelFish in Spring 15-28 and Summer 15-28 at the Ocean (Beach)
Red King ArowanaFish in Spring 15-28 and Summer 15-28 at the Forest (River)
Fish TacoRecipe: Skillet – Tortilla, Mayonnaise, Any Fish
Whole Coconut DrinkRecipe: Chef Knife – Any Coconut
LikesAll FruitsForaging and Crops
All VegetablesForaging and Crops
DislikesGoat CheeseCheese Press – Goat Milk
HatesWinteAgeing Barrel – Any Fruit Juice
BeerKeg – Wheat
SakeKeg – Rice
All MilkAnimal Produce
PeonySpring Crop (Rank F)
AlmondWinter Fruit Tree (Rank C)
Any TruffleAnimal Produce – Pig


TimeMon, WedTueThurs-FriSat-SunRain
10:00BoatTavernCommunity Center
16:00Community Center
19:00Goes to BedGoes to Bed
21:00Goes to Bed
22:00Goes to Bed
23:30Goes to Bed


BirthdayWinter 8
ResidenceObservatory and Lighthouse

Preferred Gifts

LovesMangoSummer Fruit Tree (Rank C)
SalmonFish in Spring, Winter (Lake) and Fall (River)
Vegan TacoRecipe: Skillet – Tortilla, Any Vegetable, Kiracha Sauce
CenilRecipe: Ceramic Bowl – Any Coconut, Sugar, Taro Root
Chocolate Chip MuffinRecipe: Oven – Any Egg, Any Flour, Cocoa Bean
LikesCorn on the CobRecipe: Grill – Butter, Corn
CookiesRecipe: Oven – Any Flour, Any Butter, Cocoa Bean
HatesStarfruitSummer Crop (Rank E)
Green SmoothieRecipe: Blender – Any Vegetable
Slimy OkraRecipe: Seasoning Set – Okra, Slime Goop


TimeMon, TueWedThurs-FriSat-SunRain
08:00Coffee ShopLighthouse (Sat, Sun)
11:00Beach Shack
17:00Outside ObservatoryObservatory
23:00Goes to BedGoes to Bed
23:30Goes to BedGoes to BedGoes to Bed

Coral Island

Coral Island is a vibrant and laid-back reimagining of farm sim games. Be who you want and create the idyllic farm of your dreams, where you’ll tend crops, nurture animals, and build a bond with the natural world around you. Help revitalize the nearby town and its surrounding coral reefs, and forge relationships with a vibrant community of more than 70 fellow people who call Coral Island home.

Coral Island is currently out on Early Access on PC – Steam and Xbox Game Pass.


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