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: 21 Jun 2024

Doctor, Specialists & Surgeons

Optometrist: Dr. Laurent Grillot (Taravoa -Port Phaeton)

2020-10-26 15:13:02 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Dr. Laurent Grillot.
 +689 87 32 26 09. 
Located in the Centre Taimoe Bldg. 2nd floor across from the Super U on RT 3.  The main number for Centre Taimoe is +689 87 79 48 24.  Offices located at the opposite end of the dentist suite.  “Maladies et Chirurgies des Yeux” (Diseases and eye surgeries).

10-2020 SV Baloo We had basic eye exams. Very up-to-date equipment and a busy office. Speaks very little English. He has several offices in Tahiti. All our appointments were for 9:30 Tuesday, first come, first serve.