The Brando


The Brando is an iconic and spectacular destination for those who don’t simply want to check Tahiti off their bucket list, but instead wish to dive into the dazzling marine life and verdant islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific and truly experience an off-the-grid, unforgettable island.

Located on Tetiaroa Atoll, The Brando offers ample aquatic activities from stand-up paddle boarding and outrigger canoeing to scuba lessons in the lagoon and deep-sea fishing. On-site research scientists share their knowledge of Polynesian culture, biodiversity, history and lifestyle. Other activities include a visit to the resort’s renown Varua Polynesian Spa which offers treatments rooted in ancient Tahitian spiritual practices in a peaceful, exotic setting.

Accommodations at the Brando include 36 private villas, with one-to-three bedrooms, overlooking Turtle Beach and Mermaid Bay, plus a private residence Teremoana, with private beach areas and plunge pools. Cuisine at the Brando focuses on fresh island-grown fruits and veggies, including honey by Tetiaroa bees to sweeten cocktails and desserts. Beachcomber Cafe offers breathtaking sea views and delicious Polynesian-inspired dishes fused with French Classic cuisine. At dusk, guests can watch the exquisite sunset while sipping a delicious specialty cocktail at the open-air Te Manu Bar, then indulge in a sumptuous meal paired with a selection of world-class wines at Les Mutinés by Guy Martin. For those looking for a unique culinary adventure, Nami teppanyaki is the newest addition, featuring Japanese specialties by Chef Kaito Nakamura.

This iconic property is famous worldwide, as American actor Marlon Brando first came to the area while filming Mutiny on the Bounty and was instantly enchanted by the island’s rare beauty. After falling in love with the island and its irresistible allure, he teamed up with a local conservationist in Tahiti to create what is now known as The Brando, a true one-of-a-kind eco-friendly, uber-luxurious destination with a sustainable future in mind for travelers visiting its spectacular shores.


The Brando offers 36 private villas, with one-to-three bedrooms, overlooking Turtle Beach and Mermaid Bay, plus a private residence Teremoana, 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. All villas feature Wi-Fi and flat screen TV’s.

For families, The Brando now offers 6 one-bedroom family villas, which are perfect for children over 12 years old. These family villas feature an additional bedroom with one double bed or two twin beds. The remaining 24 one-bedroom villas are equipped with a spacious living room area of 96 m² (1,033 ft²), 56 m² terrace (602 ft²), and private swimming pool of 10 m² (108 ft²).


• 22 villas along West Turtle Beach and 13 along South Mermaid Bay
• Varua Polynesian Spa
• Yoga Shelter
• Spa suite for couples
• Tea lounge
• Fitness center
• 24-hour in-room dining
• 3 restaurants and Teppanyaki table
• Te Manu Bar
• Organic garden and orchard
• Private airstrip
• Lagoon School for kids 6-12
• Traditional Tahitian dance shows weekly


• Biking
• Birdwatching
• Cooking Demonstrations
• Coral Reef Snorkel
• Deep Sea Fishing
• Fly Fishing in the Lagoon
• Fitness, Yoga, and Pilates Classes
• Green Sea Turtle Experience (Seasonal)
• Guided Island Tours with their Naturalists
• PADI Scuba Diving Certification
• Polynesian Outrigger Canoeing
• Polynesian Dance and Cultural Experiences
• Scuba Diving
• Snorkel with Humpback Whales (seasonal)
• Stand-up Paddleboarding
• Tennis
• Visits to the Organic Garden and Apiary


Nearest Airpirt : Faa’a International Airport, Tahiti (20-minute charter flight to The Brando)

Faa’a International Airport, Tahiti (20-minute charter flight to The Brando). The Brando is located on the motu of 193-acre Onetahi in the Tetiaroa Atoll. Private Jet airport for Micato South Africa Camp - abc airport Commercial

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