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: 18 Jul 2024

Hotels / Hostels

Stephanie Benz AirB&B Studio (Close to TechniMarine)

2021-12-11 02:06:44 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Stephanie’s Bentz
 Un Studio Meublé dans Papeete:

12-2021 SV Cream Puff  During a recent unexpected haulout at Technimarine, we stayed at a studio apartment owned by Stephanie Betz. She is involved with the Tahiti Pearl Regatta. 

Stephanie is one of the nicest hosts we have met staying at AirBnBs. We reserved on short notice and she worked things out for our schedule. The communication was prompt and courteous. Stephanie speaks excellent English. The studio is off Prince Hanoi near Boulangerie Firmin. It is well priced for Tahiti.


The studio is very clean, well equipped and comfortable. There is one large room that contains a queen size bed, table for eating and small kitchen area. A second room houses a large shower with great hot water and very good water pressure. There is also a washing machine. This is one of the few rentals that had extra supplies for our stay. Nearby is everything you need; Easy Market, a pharmacy, convenience store and bakery. Oceans 2000 is around the block, 5 minute walk. Technimarine is a 15 minute walk through a neighborhood.