In my bookcase at the moment:
"Guide to Navigation
and Tourism in French Polynesia", by Patrick Bonnette and Emmanuel Deschamps
- This is fairly new (2000?) and covers the Marquesas
through the Australs and Bora-Bora. Attractive book.
- Covers Easter Island through the Cook Islands
, and also a bit about the Hawaiian Islands. Not a lot of cultural info, but good detail on anchorages
"The Pacific Crossing Guide", edited by Michael Pocock
- Mostly about routes, preparation, etc, but also has some good info on most of the major islands in the Pacific.
"Landfalls of Paradise" by Earl Hinz
Another interesting book by Earl Hinz is "Pacific Island Battlegrounds of World War II: Then and Now". Hinz describes the battles, and then describes his return visits many years later. It is much more a history
book than a cruising guide, but I found it fascinating.
"D-Days in the Pacific" by Donald L. Miller
- NOT a cruising guide, but one of the best books
I've read about WW2 in the Pacific. This is certainly a big part of the history
of these islands, and is well worth studying before you visit. Reading this before my visit to Vanuatu
really enhanced my experience there.