For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

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: 16 Apr 2024

Glasses (Prescription)

Cathedral Area

2020-09-09 21:04:19 UTC

Island: Tahiti

See Opticians 

There are two eye glass places bordering on the Cathedral square in city center.

One is directly across from the front next to Foodie's Market.

The second is across from Foodies and to the left before you get to Air Tahiti office.

For more complex prescriptions like bi-focal, no line, sensa gray etc the glasses have to be made in France.  But for reading glasses and more straight fwd prescription they can be made in papeete.