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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.

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Last update: 23 Feb 2024

Hotels / Hostels

Kalei & Manu (Close to Carenaige)

2021-12-04 19:04:12 UTC

Island: Raiatea

Kalei & Manu,
87 27 10 00 and 87 20 12 01.

When hauled out at either of the Carenages in Raiatea, there is an amazing 3-room bungalow about a 10 minute walk away. I didnt find it until after I splashed, but it would have made haulout sooo much nicer. The cost is about $100 USD/day. It is a beautiful little property with a pool and a dock, and they even have a rental car available (lowest cost I've found on island) should you want to supply/explore/dine out.

They also have a single rental came with a good price. They are lovely, so is their place!