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: 22 May 2024


Varua Network Hotspots

2021-02-09 18:47:27 UTC

Island: Fakarava

SV Windward 2-2021

INTERNET - Wifi Hotspot Access in the Atolls
A really good, newly developed service is the Varua Network of
Hotspots in some of the atolls.


Varua provides a flexible set of options by speed and duration of
contract. Access is easily and securely obtained online and with
secure payment via Paypal (and card on Paypal).

A current view of coverage can be seen here:

Coverage is being continupusly expanded.

We have been usuing this service in Fakarava the last while and it is
stable and performs as advertised.