The Brando


The Brando is 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. Located on Tetiaroa Atoll, there are ample 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. There are 22 Deluxe villas that line 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 focuses on island-grown fruits and veggies, including honey by Tetiaroa bees to sweeten cocktails and desserts. At Beachcomber Café, guests can take-in the breathtaking sea views while savoring Polynesian-inspired fused dishes with French Classics. At dusk, watch the exquisite sunset while sipping one of the specialty cocktails 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, the renowned French Chef. For those looking for a culinary adventure, Nami teppanyaki is the newest addition featuring Japanese specialties by Japanese Chef Kaito Nakamura. The Varua Polynesian Spa offers treatments rooted in ancient Tahitian spiritual practices. 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. He teamed up with a local conservationist in Tahiti to create The Brando with a sustainable future in mind for travelers visiting its eco-rich 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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