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


Tahiti Matelas

2023-01-26 00:54:08 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Tahiti Matelas

Papeete next to Avis
Fare Tony Shopping Center
Tipaerui Valley
Tavaroa next to McDonalds

2/2023  SV Tavae  We bought a firm 15cm foam with a cover from Tahiti Matelas a year ago. I thought we have the foam for a year,  and went to the shop to complain. They said to me to try with buying a memory foam topper… Then she said that foam should last for about a year. I gave up. But few days ago I was looking for something and found our bill where actually we saw that foam lost its shape much earlier – it lasted about 9 months.

Cover was not tight around the foam as I think it should be. Maybe that was the reason that foam just lost the shape very quickly.

The cover is beautiful but very quickly start to form some fabric balls all over the surface. Not nice on touch.  

The price was about $300 for one Queen size bed.

11/21  SV Aldebaran  We actually just picked up our custom mattress from Moerani today and I have to say it’s nothing but a block of foam no better than the one we had before.

6-21  Tahiti Matelas is a mattress store with 6 locations, including one on Mo'orea. They say their mattresses are "factory direct pricing" and made in Fenua. So if someone wanted a box spring mattress it might be worth talking to them to see if they do custom sizes. Also they sell memory foam toppers and, rare in this part of the world, US "king size" pillows.