- The Brando is an award winning, unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s beautiful private island of Tetiaroa, a stunning archipelago of 12 islets surrounded by coral reef and a sparkling lagoon only a 20-minute flight from the main island of Tahiti.
- The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature and was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture.
- The resort offers an ultra luxe, private island exclusive experience to its guests. It is owned by Marlon Brando’s family.
- With access to the island by private plane, the resort features white-sand beaches, sparkling lagoon, swaying coconut palms, exotic birds, and is frequented by sea turtles & manta rays and exotic birds.
- 35 beautiful individual villas, 30 with one bedroom, 4 with two bedrooms and 1 exceptional three bedroom villa.
- A model of sustainable energy including salt water air conditioning and coconut oil energy.
- Wonderful spa with unique tree house treatment room.
- Families with children are welcome on the island and this is a wonderful adventure playground for children to explore and discover.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Snorkeling in the coral gardens and entire lagoon.
Exploration of the lagoon by kayak, Polynesian outrigger canoe (va’a) or with a stand up paddle board.
Scuba lessons in the lagoon, and open ocean scuba diving outside the reef. (To be booked as early as possible, as availability is very limited. Scuba lessons are not available during the whale watching season from mid-July to mid-October. Please kindly confirm all scuba diving lessons with our concierge team.
Bird discovery tour,Reef quest,Exploration of Motu Onetahi on a naturalist trail.
A unique tour of the atoll on a comfortable roofed boat with a naturalist guide.
Polynesia dance lessons,Polynesian music lessons with ukulele, pahu or toere,Polynesian weaving lessons,Pareu dyeing and tying,Tahitian cuisine demonstrations.
Explore nature’s bounty discovering plants, birds, old native forest, a lemon shark nursery, and other marine life.
The Brando is an award winning, unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti. Beyond its stunning 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 property. Several programs have been applied for both the preservation and restoration of this sanctuary in aid for it to flourish. Tetiaroa has a special place in Polynesian history and culture. It was the exclusive and favored retreat of Tahitian royalty for centuries and ancient marae (temples) built on the atoll by early Polynesians can still be found there today.
The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features white-sand beaches, sparkling lagoon, swaying coconut palms, exotic birds, and abundant marine life. The Brando was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture. Each of the resort’s 35 luxurious villas, which are available in one, two, or three bedroom arrangements, is on a white sand beach and has its own plunge pool and private beach area, and includes a sitting room and media room. There are two restaurants to choose from, The Gastronomic Restaurant Mutiny for fine dining and the Beach Restaurant for more informal dining, with Bob’s Bar and the Panoramic View Bar for cocktails. All vehicles on the island are electric and guests are encouraged to take advantage of the complimentary bikes during their stay.
35 beautiful individual villas, 30 with one bedroom, 4 with two bedrooms and 1 exceptional three bedroom villa. Each villa consist of at least three rooms, a main bedroom, a central living room with comfortable armchairs and sofa and a multimedia room with 50″ TV and bluetooth multimedia system. Each bathroom has an inside and outside areas and a large dressing room. The villas spill out on to a private deck complete with comfortable chairs, a private pool and a covered dining area. From here, you are just steps away from the white sand beach and lagoon. The two bedroom villas have two identical bedrooms, one on top of the other and the three bedroom villa has three separate bedrooms all connecting via an outside walkway to the main living area and deck. The two and three bedroom villas each have their own fully equipped kitchens.
One Bedroom Villas
One Bedroom Villas are carefully designed to blend into and enhance the serenity of surroundings. The cozy sitting room is furnished with soft and comfortable chairs and sofas and a media room where guests can listen to music, watch movies or use Wi-Fi to keep in touch with friends and family. The villas feature a walk through dressing area adjoining the spacious bedroom, where a king-size bed invites guests to relax and gaze through a large window at the lagoon, visible through a screen of pandanus, miki miki, and coconut trees.
Two Bedroom Villas
Enjoy all the appointments of the Two Bedroom Villas, featuring a large, airy living room combining all the features of the one-bedroom villa’s sitting, while giving guests the sensation of spaciousness. The living room also provides a private dining area with seating for six, a kitchen, and a wide entryway onto a large, two-tiered deck. In these villas, the second bedroom is situated above the first. The downstairs bedroom features a private dressing area. Upstairs, as guests gaze out over the lagoon, they’ll experience a sensation of floating above the opulent tropical vista.
Three Bedroom Villa
The Three Bedroom Villa provides an opportunity for friends or a larger family to stay together. The villa has all the features of the Two Bedroom Villa but on an even larger scale. The third bedroom is separated from the main villa by an above-ground walkway and includes its own dressing room, bathroom, and outdoor bathtub.
There are two restaurants to choose from, The Gastronomic Restaurant Mutiny for fine dining and the Beach Restaurant for more informal dining. Bob’s Bar and the Panoramic View Bar for cocktails and relaxation and in room dining for those private moments. The island has the fastest WiFi in Polynesia and this is included in guests stay. In the evening’s, guests are invited to Bob’s Bar for weekly outdoor film screenings, traditional shows, talks by naturalists or scientists or an evening of night sky and constellation viewing. 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 Véfour in Paris is featured in both dining venues and in-villa dining. You will enjoy the freshest of ingredients as our Chef will select fruits and vegetables naturally grown in our gardens and orchards, and will serve you delicious and fragrant papayas, bananas, lemons, herbs, cucumbers, zucchinis, tomatoes and eggplants. Most featured fish come from Polynesian waters.
Overlooking the tranquil, translucent waters of the lagoon and featuring views of distant Mount Otemanu, Arii Moana is a romantic and elegant setting for dinner and dessert. Blending Polynesian and French traditions, Arii Moana’s menu emphasizes fresh seafood and succulent meats. Pair meals with fine vintages from the restaurant’s list of carefully selected wines.
Les Mutines by Guy Martin
Les Mutines by three Michelin star chef Guy Martin features exquisite French cuisine in an intimate venue complimented by elegant decor in beautiful tones of tropical light and sand. A moat that surrounds the restaurant provides the sensation of floating on a lagoon. The restaurant also includes a world-class wine cellar in a carefully climate-controlled glass enclosure. A menu with the same regard for flavor and quality that has made Le Grand Véfour one of the most respected dining establishments in Paris is showcased.
Te Manu Bar
Located on the second floor, the open-air bar features spectacular views of the lagoon, distant motus and sunsets. In addition to the main lounge, there are several private tree-top seating areas that can be reached on walkways through the palm canopy.
Bob’s Bar offers a relaxed and casual setting on the beach for conversation and making friends. The bar is named for Marlon Brando’s assistant on film sets. At the end of many days, Brando and Bob would wind up at the bar for long talks and laughs.
Nami teppanyaki restaurant is a new dining venue managed by Japanese Chef Kaito Nakamura. Chef Nakamura will be happy to take you on a journey to Japan’s most subtle flavors in the elegant and intimate setting of this new venue. With three different menus designed around specialties of the land, the sea, and a mix of both, the meals are prepared in front of guests and cooked on a teppanyaki iron griddle. The Nami restaurant also features a selection of sake wines, Japanese beers and a large selection of worldwide wines.
At The Brando, an abundance of activities are available from bicycling, swimming, bird watching, sailing or paddle boarding to a neighboring island, and snorkeling or diving with tropical fish. There is also a Library and Explorer Center where guests can read about French Polynesia and attend lectures and demonstrations about Polynesian culture, history and lifestyle. The Brando also offers a fully equipped fitness studio which is open 24 hours a day as well as a tennis court.
The Varua Polynesian Spa offers a luxurious and restful environment to indulge in a pampering treatment. Located on the shores of the soothing pond, choose from a range of holistic treatments inspired by ancient Polynesian traditions and modern techniques. You can take yoga classes here also. For something special, head to the couples “pod” set high up in the trees and the ultimate in romantic and indulgent treatment settings.
Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa is a unique haven of tranquillity nestled on a restful pond in the heart of the atoll of Tetiaroa. Varua, meaning “the Soul”, perpetuates the tradition established by the Royal family who used to retreat here to relax and indulge in beauty rituals.Blending into the lush vegetation, it is a hidden oasis at the end of a path through the tropical undergrowth. The Spa is in harmony with its surroundings of plant life, water and wood. Aware of the need to preserve its pure and unspoilt habitat, it offers unrivalled holistic treatments inspired by international and ancestral Polynesian techniques in a truly exceptional setting.
The Fitness Center at The Brando offers an air conditioned area with cardio and strength training equipment and is accessible 24 hours a day.