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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: 25 May 2024

Hotels / Hostels

Sarah Nui

2022-11-03 03:53:35 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.531774

Longitude: -149.567447

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Located 5 blocks from central Papeete and is the closest hotel to Techni Marine (4 blocks). Fare Uti.  

It runs about 8000-10,000 a night depending on season.  They do NOT have a kitchenette in the rooms but can supply electric kettle.  Rooms have a mini fridge.  There is a microwave downstairs that is for guests

We checked and then went and spoke to the hotel mgr.  He gave us a 20% discount as we were planning on staying a week or more

8-2022 SV Jamala  We stayed for over 2 weeks and it is the same as everyone says on Tripadvisor, the staff are wonderful and friendly and some of the hotel rooms have been refurbished and some haven’t. The male housekeepers were better than the ladies. If you book on then you can get breakfast included. Served from 6-9am not a minute after 9!
There is a microwave in the lounge area that you can use. There’s also a coffee machine and you can buy coffee pods at reception.
They will happily store your bags for you.
We had two different rooms whilst we were there and both had a fridge and coffee making facilities. Bottles of water were provided daily. So near to Technimarine if your boat is in the yard.