travel with: Moon TAHITI


Cooks Bay, MooreaMoon Tahiti and French Polynesia explores the white sandy beaches, plummeting waterfalls, and craggy peaks of the sprawling Polynesian archipelagos from Bora Bora to the Marquesas. This thoroughly revised 7th edition provides all the information you need to travel around the territory. You get:

  • Day-by-day itineraries, coded highlights, and expert planning advice
  • A provocative analysis of Polynesia's intriguing history, from the first canoe journeys to global warming, neocolonialism, and independence struggles
  • Island-by-island activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, hiking, yachting, canoe racing, and camping
  • Reviews of the whole range of accommodation - from hostels to boutique resorts - with exact prices quoted
  • Tips on where to taste local island cuisines and experience cultural events like the Heiva i Tahiti
  • 53 carefully labeled maps, plus photos, charts, drawings, vocabularies, glossary and asides - all in 353 pages

"Read this book long before your trip to Tahiti to help you decide where in the islands to go, where to stay, and what you want to see and experience."

Michael Cottam, Visual Itineraries

"That Stanley truly loves these islands is clear from start to finish. His intimate knowledge of the islands is rivaled only by the fluency of his writing."

Lois Henderson, Book Pleasures

"This is definitely a guidebook to purchase, pore over, highlight, and inspire dreams. It's that good."

Jessie Voigts, Wandering Educators

"Moon Tahiti is the travel guide I wouldn't leave home without when heading to paradise."

Ina Lejins, Coconut Island Travel

"David goes through Tahiti and the French Polynesian islands without the rush of most guidebooks. He manages to be both thorough and succinct, a balance that many guides fall on either side of."

travel writer Lory Henry

"I found David Stanley's Moon Tahiti to be well researched, clearly organized, easy to understand, and all-around helpful for planning a trip to a beautiful region."

Beverly Burmeier, Striped Pot

"His book is full of the practical advice you'd expect from any good guidebook, but Stanley's decades of experience in the region give this volume a special appeal."

Larry Habegger, Triporati

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