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Frommer's South Pacific
Frommer's South Pacific

Provides good coverage of upscale accommodations and food in Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, the Samoas, and Tonga only.

Moon Handbooks South Pacific
Moon Handbooks South Pacific

The 8th edition of the original guide to Polynesia and Melanesia, with the most comprehensive travel listings and analysis.

South Pacific
South Pacific

A condensed version of Lonely Planet's country guides to Polynesia and Melanesia. Micronesia is not included in this regional guidebook.


Nelles South Pacific Travel Map
Nelles South Pacific Islands Travel Map

An excellent map from the famous German publisher Nelles Verlag including detail maps of all the major South Pacific islands.

Reference Map of Oceania
Reference Map of Oceania

Simply the best map of the Pacific islands that money can buy with an impressive place name index. Highly recommended.

South Pacific Phrasebook
South Pacific Phrasebook

A handy introduction to speaking Fijian, Maori, Hawaiian, Niuean, Rapanui, Samoan, Tahitian, Tongan, and other languages.

Cook Islands
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Cook Islands Travel Map
Cook Islands Travel Map

This folded travel map includes includes an inset map of Avarua plus some travel information.

Papa Mike's Handbook
Papa Mike's Cook Islands Handbook

Mike Hollywood's resort and restaurant reviews are worth reading. This Kindle edition works best in combination with another guide.

Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga
Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga

Lonely Planet has added Rarotonga to their Samoa and Tonga guide and discontinued their former Rarotonga and the Cook Islands guidebook.

Easter Island
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Chile & Easter Island
Chile & Easter Island

Though most of this Lonely Planet book is devoted to mainland Chile, there is a small section on Easter Island.

Frommer's Chile & Easter Island
Frommer's Chile & Easter Island

Easter Island rates a chapter at the back of this member of the popular series.

Moon Chile
Moon Chile

Onetime Lonely Planet author Wayne Bernhardson prepared this guide to Chile and Easter Island, published in 2013.

Fiji
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Lonely Planet Fiji
Lonely Planet Fiji

Lonely Planet's Fiji guide is all you need to tour Fiji's main resorts. This is the most recent guide currently on the market.

Moon Fiji
Moon Fiji

The original guide to Fiji, this 9th edition provides more maps, travel information, and background than is available elsewhere.  (Kindle)

Rough Guide to Fiji
Rough Guide to Fiji

Rough Guides has done a good job with this 2014 travel guide. Price ranges are used rather than specific amounts.

French Polynesia
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French Polynesian Dive Guide
French Polynesian Dive Guide

Photographer Kurt Amsler's three-dimensional color maps of 27 of French Polynesia's top dive sites are excellent.

Frommer's Tahiti & French Polynesia
Frommer's Tahiti and French Polynesia

Bill Goodwin provides good information and personal recommendations of upscale facilities around French Polynesia.

Hidden Tahiti & French Polynesia
Hidden Tahiti

Rob Kay's travel guide is strong on description though poor on maps and photos while lacking exact price information.


LP Tahiti & French Polynesia
Tahiti & French Polynesia

A very thorough guide to the whole of French Polynesia originally researched by Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet.

Moon Tahiti
Moon Tahiti

This classic guide to French Polynesia by David Stanley is all you'll need for a successful trip.

Tahiti & French Polynesia Guide
French Polynesia Guide

Though photos and maps are missing, Jan Prince shares insider knowledge gathered during three decades in the islands.

New Caledonia
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LP Vanuatu & New Caledonia
LP Vanuatu and New Caledonia

This uncritical guide to France's Melanesian colony is the only one on the market so it will have to do.

New Caledonia Country Profile
New Caledonia Country Profile

A two CD-ROM set which provides 100.000 pages of US government documents and reports in PDF format.

New Caledonia (Travel Adventures)
New Caledonia

The Kindle edition of Thomas Booth's guidebook, from Hunter Publishing.

Samoa
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Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga
Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga

Lonely Planet's guide covers both independent Samoa and neighboring American Samoa plus Tonga and the Cook Islands.

Samoa Reference Map
Island of Samoa Map

James A. Bier's indexed map of the two Samoa's is the best of its kind. Published by the University of Hawaii Press.

Samoa Travel Map
Samoa Travel Map

A comprehensive map of Samoa from Hema Maps, including an Apia town map, tourist features, and road distances.

Solomon Islands
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Complete Guide to Solomon Islands
Complete Guide to Solomon Islands

A two CD-ROM set providing encyclopedic coverage of the Solomon Islands compiled from official US government sources.

Lonely Planet PNG & Solomon Islands
Lonely Planet PNG & Solomon Islands

Lonely Planet combines Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in this Melanesia guidebook.

Solomon Islands Travel Map
Solomon Islands Travel Map

Includes detailed inset maps of different island groups plus Honiare. Some tourist and historical information is provided.

Tonga
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Ken's Comprehensive Cruising Guide
Ken's Comprehensive Cruising Guide

The best reference book to use while sailing around Tonga with helpful charts and pictures.

Tonga
Tonga

A down-to-earth travel guide to Tonga researched by a team of Peace Corps volunteers. In the Other Places Travel Guide series.

Tonga Islands Map
Tonga Islands Map

A folded color map of the islands from International Travel Maps, with detail maps of Neiafu and Nukualofa.

Vanuatu
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Diving & Snorkeling Guide
Diving & Snorkeling Guide

This 1995 book was produced before Pisces Books was taken over by Lonely Planet. Big on photos, small on data.

LP Vanuatu & New Caledonia
LP Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Once the best of Lonely Planet's South Pacific series, LP has abridged their Vanuatu guide and combined it with New Caledonia.

Vanuatu Country Map Hema
Vanuatu Country Map Hema

a map of the Vanuatu group with details map of Port Vila and several main islands. Some tourist information is included.

Micronesia
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Diving Micronesia
Diving Micronesia

This Aqua Quest Diving guide covers Guam, the Marianas, Yap, Palau, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, and the Marshalls.

Diving the Pacific: Micronesia
Diving the Pacific Micronesia

David Leonard's dive guide to Guam, the Northern Marianas, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, and the Marshall Islands.

Franko's Guide Map of Palau
Franko's Guide Map of the Republic of Palau

A waterproof guide to the undisputed best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world.


Lonely Planet Micronesia
Lonely Planet Micronesia

Lonely Planet's Micronesia guide is more than adequate for an island hopping journey between Hawaii and Palau, published in 2000.

Micronesia and Palau
Micronesia and Palau

This new guidebook written by former Peace Corps volunteers fills a gap in the literature. Published in 2010.  (Kindle)

Moon Handbooks Micronesia
Moon Handbooks Micronesia

This 6th edition of the original guide to Micronesia also includes countries like Nauru and Kiribati, published in 2003.


Papa Mike's Palau Islands Handbook
Papa Mike's Palau Islands Handbook

Published in 2006, this chatty guidebook covers the natural history and local facilities.

The Palau Guide
The Palau Guide

A guide to yachting and tourism in Palau by Randy Abernethy.

Yap Mini-map & Reef Guide
Yap Mini-map & Reef Creatures Identification Guide

A laminated full color guide map from Franko's Maps.


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