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.

Amenities at the Brando include 22 Deluxe villas that line the stunning West Turtle Beach, and 13 villas nestled on the South Mermaid Bay, maximizing the sun, the breeze and lagoon views 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 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. All villas feature Wi-Fi and flat screen TV’s.


• 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
• Snorkeling
• Birdwatching
• Sailing
• Polynesian outrigger canoeing
• Stand-up paddleboarding
• Diving
• Visiting the lemon-shark nursery
• Garden walks
• Fishing
• Fitness classes
• Diving lessons
• Tennis
• Guided tours with naturalists and researchers
• Dance lessons
• Cooking demonstrations


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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