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The Tahiti Cruisers Guide is brought to you by Julien Desmont from Xperimental and Chuck Houlihan from Jacaranda. Starting as an idea based on the very successful Panama City Cruisers guide, it has evolved into 200+ pages of information on vendors and services throughout French Polynesia. In January 2018, we added GPS coordinates and links to Google Maps to assist in locating businesses.

Downloading the guide and GPS map coordinates will facilitate using the guide offline. The coordinates will work for either (best for Papeete) or Google Maps.

Especially thankful to John (SV Mary Ann II) and Steve (SV Ocean Star) for their huge effort in supplying a vast amount of information for the guide.

The guide is a community effort. Updates and new additions are greatly appreciated. If you find the guide useful or find something that needs updating please drop us a note at tahiticruisersguide (AT)

Last update: 21 Jun 2024

Sodastream Refills

Carrefour Taina

2022-04-01 19:03:36 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Sodastream cylinders with a 1/2“ thread can often be changed at Carrefour and always at the source, which is Company SDA.

20-2020 It was recently reported "The US bottles can't be swapped here

The Australian ones (in Carrefour) and the European ones (in Super U) at least in Huahine and in Raiatea

3-2022 SV Kissanga
We share with you the solution of the SodaStream mystery in Polynesia
After 2 years of confusion between different bottles, we understood that you can find both standards in Polynesia !
In the Super U stores (validated in Raiatea & Huahine, to be check in Tahiti), they sell the bottle model with thick thread (European standard / picture on the right) and in the other supermarkets (Champion, Carrefour...), they sell the bottles with thin thread (Australia & New Zealand standard/ picture on the left).
So ... Don't throw away your EU/USA SodaStream equipment !!

May be an image of text that says THIN THREAD OZ and NZ THICK THREAD SG and Global