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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 9 edition (Sept. 4 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 174179692X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741796926
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"So this is where people from Tahiti go on vacation?" - this question was asked of Celeste several times during her voyage through the Maritimes. Lighthouses and lupine are a far cry from palm trees and hibiscus but that's just what she was hoping for. Celeste fell in love with the crisp air, became certain that Atlantic lobster is the best food on Earth and came unabashedly out of the closet as an Anne fan. Satiated, she returned to her island home, husband and two children to eat mangos instead of blueberries. She is still dreaming of lobsters.

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By Kees Maas on May 15 2015
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Excellent book so far, may be it will get more stars once I am finished reading..
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great download for my phone May 10 2013
By J.D. - Published on
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My wife and I just got back from a cruise in the South Pacific with three days before and after the cruise on Tahiti. Since we knew we would have time on our own and there would be many excursions I decided the lonely planet book would help us evaluate things we shouldn't miss and what excursions would be worth while... and I was glad we had it. The list of the top things to do in French Polynesia inspired us to make sure to see the waterfalls on Tahiti, which was one of the best experiences we had (since we saw them in the rain so they were huge). I don't know if we would have prioritized them as much without this guide.

I did decide to get the electronic version so I could have it on my phone rather than carrying the book around. I was glad for this because we could often refer to it during a meal or at another time when i doubt I would have been carrying a book around. The organization of the kindle version is a little klunky due to the way the original table of contents is laid out but usable. Oh... I did not get a travel plan for my phone so make sure to download it before you go or you risk some hefty data rate charges.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Good, but not as good as Moon Tahiti July 27 2013
By Shopaholic - Published on
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I recently went to Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea. I bought this book as well as Moon Tahiti and thought that Moon Tahiti was more informative. This one's not bad, but I felt that Moon Tahti had more information and more options on things to do.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Going to Tahiti. Great book!! March 1 2013
By Mark - Published on
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We are going to Tahiti on the Oceania Marina in April 2013. We attempted to schedule excursions 2 mo. prior to sailing date. Much to our chagrin, we found that most of the excursions were booked. We ordered this book to our Kindle and used it to arrange a much superior agenda for this trip. Great book!!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Indispensable March 16 2013
By Trig - Published on
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Over the course of planning our honeymoon we started having issues finding all of our options in French Polynesia. While most business have a web presence, they aren't search optimized and quiet frankly, they are terrible and exume little faith in their services.

The Lonely Planet guide book has been indispensable. It's reinforced some of our rare finds and help show us all options.

• Easy to flip through
• Well organized
• Up to date
• More useful than a travel agent we tried to work with!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Tahiti guide book July 10 2013
By Sad-Ozzie - Published on
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Only comment, needs some pictures and more maps, otherwise this was a useful book and lightweight to carry with you.