The Brando

| Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
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The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia's breathtakingly beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa. It sits on one of a dozen small islands that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The 22 villas along Turtle Beach and 13 villas along Mermaid Bay have been designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyle and traditions. Every villa is on a white sand beach, has its own outdoor eating and private beach area, its own plunge pool, soft, cozy furnishings, large windows that let you savor the views, and modern conveniences such as a media room, WiFi, and a wide selection of movies. And while enjoying the villa you will have the satisfaction of knowing that everything that surrounds you has been designed around clean, renewable energy sources.

This Polynesian style resort offers two restaurants showcasing Polynesian-inspired dishes, East/West fusion and classic French cuisine. There's a a luxurious spa and wellness center with several massage and treatment villas scattered around a serene lily-covered pond. The fruits and vegetables for the resort's restaurants are grown in an organic garden, and there's a lagoon-view bar in the canopy of the palm trees. Other amenities and activities include a beach bar near a large infinity pool, a tennis court, library and cultural center, boutiques, and an environmental research station with guest programs.

An abundance of activities await those who want to be more active. Each villa has a bicycle for each guest that can be used to explore the paths around the island or take a picnic to a favorite beach. Guests can snorkel or dive with tropical fish, sail in the lagoon, paddle board to a neighboring island, take a kayak above coral gardens, stroll the long stretches of beach, enjoy a guided or unguided marine, bird, cultural or other excursion, or simply spend a day in the spa and wellness center.

Please Note: This hotel property may offer both all-inclusive and room-only rates. Please read the rate description information carefully and contact us if you have any questions about what’s included in the room rate.
Hotel Address:
  • The Brando
  • Tetiaroa Private Island
  • Tetiaroa, 98702
  • French Polynesia
Location Summary
Marlon Brando bought the private island in French Polynesia in 1965, a postcard-perfect atoll called Tetiaroa surrounded by a coral reef. This will be the only resort on the island following Brando's vision for an eco-friendly hideaway. It sits on one of a dozen small islands (motus) that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The motus are all privately owned and available exclusively to the resort’s guests and visiting researchers.

Beyond its breathtaking beauty, Tetiaroa is a place of rare biodiversity and a natural sanctuary for birds and marine life. Preserving and protecting this rare habitat and its plant and animal life is critical to the resort. They are working on several programs not just to preserve this sanctuary, but to help restore it and help it flourish. Tetiaroa has a special place in Polynesian history and culture. It was the exclusive and favored retreat of Tahitian royalty for centuries. Ancient marae (temples) built on the atoll by early Polynesians can still be found there today.

Directions to Hotel
Airlines from around the world offer flights to Faa'a International Airport in Papeete, Tahiti. From Tahiti it's a short but spectacular 20-minute flight to Tetiaroa onboard Air Tetiaroa.
Note Bene
Whale watching tours July to October with naturalist guide and professional scuba diver.
Fine Dining on Site
The resort's two restaurants showcase Polynesian-inspired dishes, East/West fusion and classic French cuisine. The award-winning cuisine of Guy Martin of the Michelin two star restaurant Le Grand Vefour in Paris is featured in both dining venues and in-room dining.
Fitness Center
Gym, aqua gym, fitness, and stretching lessons.
Child Programs
Lagoon School is especially designed for children from 6 to 12 years old.
Pool, Outdoor
Private plunge pools.
Spa Facility
Varua Polynesian Spa offers modern and Polynesian spa treatments.
Beautiful white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles and exotic birds.
Biking, Touring
Each villa has a bicycle for each guest.
A unique tour of the atoll on a roofed boat with a naturalist guide. Exploration of the lagoon by kayak or Polynesian outrigger canoe.
Ecological Tourism
Biologist of the day excursions with naturalist guides.
Exploration of Motu Onetahi on a naturalist trail.
Jogging & Running
On the beach.
Scuba Diving
Scuba lessons in the lagoon and open ocean scuba diving outside the reef. Snorkeling in the coral gardens and entire lagoon
Recommended Rooms
One Bedroom Villa: The 1,033-sq.-ft. (96-sq.-m) villa is carefully designed to blend into and enhance the serenity of your surroundings, so you'll feel as though indoors and outdoors have merged together. The cozy sitting room is furnished with soft and comfortable chairs and sofas. To the side is a media room, where you can listen to music, watch a movie, or use WiFi to keep in touch with friends and family.

Guest Review Highlights

Hotel Amenities
  • - Fine Dining on Site
  • - Fitness Center
  • - High Speed Internet
  • - Child Programs
  • - Pool, Outdoor
  • - Spa Facility
  • - Tennis Courts on Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
  • - Biking, Touring
  • - Boating
  • - Ecological Tourism
  • - Hiking
  • - Jogging & Running
  • - Sailing
  • - Scuba Diving

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