The Brando


For an unforgettable, off-grid island experience in the French Polynesia, look no further than The Brando resort in Tetiaroa. Named after American actor Marlon Brando who became so enchanted with the island’s rare beauty and history that he teamed up with a local conservationist to create the one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly, uber-luxurious and eponymous resort, The Brando. A leader in conservation and sustainable design, The Brando partners with the Tetiaroa Society who operates the EcoStation on the island Motu Onetahi. Here, scientists from all over the world work to protect biodiversity both on land and the ocean floor while ensuring the rich culture of Polynesia thrives. The resort even utilizes sea water (SWAC) to power its air conditioning. As beautiful as it is sustainable, guest sanctuaries take the form of 36 private villas ranging from one-three bedrooms, overlooking the mesmerizing Turtle Beach and Mermaid Bay. Or for complete seclusion and space, there’s its private residence, Teremoana, complete with hidden beach and plunge pool. Gastronomy focuses on island-grown produce from the Polynesian-inspired dishes served at Beachcomber Café to the sundowner cocktails served at the open-air Te Manu Bar, sweetened with honey made by the island’s Tetiaroa bees. For those looking for a unique culinary adventure, Nami teppanyaki is The Brando’s newest addition, featuring Japanese specialties by Chef Kaito Nakamura and culinary direction by French world-renowned Chef Jean Imbert. Speaking of adventure, take in Tetiaroa Atoll’s crystal-clear waters by scuba diving in the lagoon or paddle-boarding in the ocean or deeply connect with the island’s wildlife with an Island Tour and become a steward of this breathtaking atoll with the Tetiaroa Society. And then unwind in the Varua Polynesian Spa with a treatment rooted in ancient Tahitian spiritual practice in the most peaceful, exotic destination you could dream of.


The Brando offers 36 private villas, with one-to-three bedrooms, overlooking Turtle Beach and Mermaid Bay, plus a private three-bedroom residence called Teremoana. These villas have been carefully designed to reflect the Polynesian lifestyle and traditions, with luxurious furnishings, deluxe amenities including a private plunge pool, and large windows 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 six (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 Airport : Faa’a International Airport, Tahiti (20-minute charter flight to The Brando)

The private atoll of Tetiaroa is just 20 minutes by plane from Papeete. Tetiaroa is comprised of a dozen idyllic islands (motus), featuring a spectacular 3 mile wide lagoon. The Brando is located on one of the small islets, Onetahi, with limitless beach and jungle to explore. Tetiaroa has tropical, warm weather, as it is located near to the Equator, and can be visited year-round. It does not have a hurricane season.

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