- Name: The Brando Resort
- Rooms: 35 Villas
- Rating: 5-Star
- Brand: The Brando
- Parent: Private
The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa, once Marlon Brando’s personal sanctuary. The all-inclusive resort features 35 deluxe villas each with its own private beach area and plunge pool overlooking the most beautiful atoll in French Polynesia where white sand beaches are frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. Designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyle and culture, The Brando is unique in concept and scope, combining environmental purity, luxury and Polynesian charm into an enriching experience.
The private atoll of Tetiaroa is just 30 miles north of Tahiti. Tetiaroa is a place of utter beauty and tranquility, comprised of a dozen idyllic islands surrounding a spectacular lagoon. The Brando is located on Onetahi, a small island or motu that is 193 acres. Tetiaroa has always been a place of stunning beauty, tranquility and rejuvenation, first for Tahitian royalty, who chose this island above all others for their summer retreat, and later for Marlon Brando who was passionate about preserving its cultural richness, natural beauty, and incredible biodiversity.
The Tetiaroa Atoll can be reached by a 20-minute charter flight from a private terminal at Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport, landing on the resort’s own airstrip on one of two 6-passenger Britten Norman airplanes (turboprop twin-engine). After landing at Motu Onetahi on Tetiaroa, guests will be greeted by a representative of The Brando and escorted by electric vehicle to their private villa.
The 22 villas along West Turtle Beach and 13 along South Mermaid Bay have been carefully designed to reflect the Polynesian lifestyle and traditions, with luxurious furnishings, deluxe amenities including a private plunge pool, and windows as big as doors that let guests indulge in the sun, the breeze, and lagoon views. The villa’s timbered walls and native gardens are surrounded by exquisite scenery.
Surrounded by the great blue expanse of the South Pacific, The Brando is unique in the world in concept and scope, combining stunning environmental purity, luxury, sustainability and a remarkable historical and cultural legacy. It is a world apart, where past and present exist as one.
You will be so close to the nature here that you may have sea turtles nesting in front of your villa or watch whales and dolphins just off the reef. You can explore the island paths on bicycle, stroll along deserted white and beaches, spend the afternoon in a Polynesian spa overlooking a lily pond, sail to a neighboring motu, or snorkel or dive with tropical fish.
This is the island of your dreams. Whether you want natural splendor, luxury romance or the warmth and charm of the Polynesian people, you will find it here and return a different person.
- Location: The Brando – Tetiaroa, Arue 98702, French Polynesia
- Photography: Romeo Balancourt, Tim Mc Kenna