Islands Packing List: Entertainment and Gifts

Vacation downtime? Sometimes it's the nicest part. Take a look at our gifts and entertainment packing guide for your next island adventure.

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Entertainment & Gifts For when you need a little downtime on your getaway, have fun with these island picks. >> Click here to see the Islands Magazine Entertainment & Gifts Packing List.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Couples Retreat
Couples Retreat (2009)
Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman and Kristen Bell star in the movie. Yet all we remember is Bora Bora. ... Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Rising Son
Rising Son (2012)
Bike the length of Japan (2,500 miles) with your 8-year-old son? This father did it, and this book is proof. Click here to get it now.
Islans Magazine Packing List: Escape from Alcatraz
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Not all islands are paradise. This one had a perfect record of keeping its residents behind bars. That is, till Clint Eastwood arrived. Based on true events. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Donovan's Reef
Donovan’s Reef (1963)
John Wayne wasn’t always a cowboy. In this comedy, we find few redeeming moments, but a Kauai backdrop reigns throughout. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Paradise Hawaiian Style
Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
Elvis’ third and final Hawaii movie puts the King himself at the controls of a helicopter. It’s a good thing. The views trump his acting. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon (1980)
Were they marooned? Or had they found Eden? Filmed on Fiji and Jamaica, this classic indulges all island fantasies, and its questions linger. Click here to get t it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Dr. No
Dr. No (1962)
Our first look through a gun barrel at 007, and Sean Connery is on target. So is Jamaica, where many of the film’s landmarks are visible today. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Cast Away
Cast Away (2000)
The movie co-stars a volleyball and required Tom Hanks to gain (then lose) 50 pounds to look marooned on Monuriki Island, Fiji. But it’s his cries for a volleyball that make us believe him. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing LIst: Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love (2010)
A newly divorced woman goes in search of herself on a labored journey. Thank goodness Bali healer Hadi Subiyanto offers answers worth the ride. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies (1990)
It’s not William Golding’s novel, nor the 1963 movie that followed it. But we do like its filming locations such as Frenchman’s Cove, Jamaica; Hana, Maui; and the Hamakua Coast, Kauai. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: 50 First Dates
50 First Dates (2004)
Oahu’s windward side and the North Shore serve as the movie’s backdrop, but don’t go looking for the Hukilau Cafe that it features. The cafe was built just for filming, borrowing the name from a nearby one. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: George of the Jungle
George of the Jungle (1997)
The movie opens with a plane heading toward the heart of Africa. But where does it really land? Is that Kauai … or Maui? The answer is likely both. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
What to do when your girlfriend dumps you? Head for Hawaii and, well, Mila Kunis. A fun ride made better by its Aloha reminders. Click here to get it now.
Islands Packing List: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park (1993)
Before James Cameron's Titanic, this was the highest grossing film of all time. Shot on the small island of Kauai, some scenes were filmed during a hurricane. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB
Love for Apple products can’t make HD Movies play on an iPad mini. The Kindle Fire, however, delivers, and does so with dual stereo speakers — all for $130 less. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing LIst: Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board
Naish Mana AIR 4-Inch Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board SUP (10 Feet)
Roll it out, pump it up and paddle up a coastline, down a river or onto a wave. The board is stiff, durable — and would you believe? — rolls up in a backpack. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: A-Perfect-Day Striped Canvas Tote Bag
A-Perfect-Day Striped Canvas Tote Bag Even the guys won’t mind carrying around this beach bag — its nautical stripes and canvas material make it gender-neutral. It has plenty of space for two large towels and other goodies inside (also has an interior zippered pocket and a keychain clasp). The two exterior pockets are perfect for sunglasses and sunscreen, and the canvas makes it super easy to clean. Go to the beach in style. Click here to get it now.