The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa. This Island also known as Marlon Brando’s private island and carry out his vision and his legacy. The Brando Resort features 35 private villas located along the coast of Motu Onetahi, set back from the beach for maximum privacy. The Brando Resort is the most spectacular getaway in French Polynesia. The Atoll motus are all privately owned and available exclusively to the resort’s guests and visiting researchers.
In 1960, Marlon Brando was flying low over the Pacific, scouting for film locations. He found this unique Atoll and fell in love with it. Brando made them an offer they couldn’t refuse, and renamed it The Brando. For 50-odd years The Brando was his private paradise escape (as it was for Tahitian royals before him), as well as for his Hollywood entourage. Accessible by private plane, The Brando Hotel features 35 deluxe villas on pristine white-sand beaches where travelers may escape from theire busy life ! Each villa has been carefully designed with comfortable furnishings and deluxe amenities including a private pool. The Brando is a pioneering model of sustainable technology with seawater air-conditioning and renewable energies, without any sacrifice to luxury or comfort.
Facilities & Activities:
The Brando Resort offers a hughe amount of faccilities like: A large infinity pool; library and cultural center; 2 restaurants (description see below), two shopping opportunities including a luxury pearl shop and a gift store; a lagoon-view bar in the canopy of the palm trees; a beach bar near a large infinity pool, a luxurious spa and wellnesscenter with several massage and treatment villas around a serene lily-covered pond; an organic garden where fruits and vegetables for the resort’s restaurants are grown; a tennis court; boutiques; business center; fitness center; 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; Polynesian music lessons with ukulele, pahu or toere, Yoga lessons, tours arround the atoll on a comfortable roofed boat with a guide, or simply spend a day in the spa and wellness center.
The Brando offers: 35 deluxe villas on pristine white-sand beaches. Inside the (96 sqm) ONE BEDROOM villa you will feel right at home. The villas are carefully designed to enhance the serenity of the surroundings. The cozy sitting room is furnished with soft and comfortable chairs and sofas. To the side is a media room, where you can wach movies and listen to music, or use WiFi to keep in touch with the world outside. The privat pool offers views to the beach, lagoon or lush tropical garden.
The TWO BEDROOM Villas (168 sqm) enjoy all the appointments of a one-bedroom villa—plus many built-in extras, like a private dining area with seating for six, a kitchen, and a wide entryway onto a large, two-tiered deck. The (246 sqm) THREE BEDROOM villa provides an opportunity for friends or a larger family to stay together. This villa has all the features of the two-bedroom villa but on an even larger scale. All villas comes with: Flat-screen TV, iPod dock, Safe, Air conditioning, Fan, Walk-in closet, Private pool, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Slippers, Tea/Coffee maker, Minibar….. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.
Dining at The Brando is an experience in itself; from the Beachcomber Cafe to the fine dining Les Mutinés, guests can enjoy organically grown ingredients of the freshest quality. The Beachfront Restaurant provides indoor and outdoor dining with breathtaking lagoon views. The menu features a combination of Polynesian dishes and French cuisine. Les Mutinés is The Brando’s fine dining restaurant with a world-class wine cellar.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Address: The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island, Arue, French Polynesia 98701, French Polynesia
Our Opinion: This deluxe resort is named after the islands previous owner, renowned Hollywood actor Marlon Brando, who established this Tahitian sanctuary in 1966. The Brando offers a luxurious paradise on the private atoll of Tetiaroa. For sure one of the best deluxe hotels in the Pacific!