The Brando in French Polynesia’s beautiful private island of Tetiaroa

Posted by Jenny Heerema · in Windward Islands, French Polynesia · about Adventure

The Brando in French Polynesia’s beautiful private island of Tetiaroa

Posted by Jenny Heerema · in Windward Islands, French Polynesia · about Adventure

The Brando is a 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. Tetiaroa has always been a place of stunning beauty, tranquility, and rejuvenation—first for Tahitian royalty, who chose this island above all others for their summer retreat, and later for Marlon Brando who chose it for his personal sanctuary.

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, 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.


1 Bedroom outdoor dining area


Rear View of 2 Bedroom


Interior of 3 Bedroom Villa

The all-inclusive resort offers a tree-level Lagoon View Bar and the pool-side Bob’s Bar which are both perfect for afternoon conservation or breathtaking sunsets. The beachfront restaurant features exceptional lagoon and ocean views and indoor or outdoor dining. Dishes include a varied menu of Polynesian-inspired dishes alongside French cuisine. For a more intimate experience in the evenings, guests can enjoy the fine dining restaurant which is led by Guy Martin, Chef Propriétaire of the Michelin three star rated Le Grand Véfour Restaurant, one of the most respected dining establishments in Paris. This restaurant features exquisite French cuisine and an extensive, world-class wine cellar.


Dining on the beach

The Brando also offers the Varua Polynesian Spa, a natural haven of serenity overlooking a lily pond, featuring the finest holistic treatments inspired by ancient Polynesian traditions coupled with modern techniques. The spa features steam baths, a tea and relaxation lounge, a yoga shelter and a spa suite for couples. Other resort amenities include a lush garden where fruits and vegetables for the restaurants are grown, a large lagoon-side pool, a tennis court, library, and boutique.


Interior of spa room


Couples Spa

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.

In addition to being a luxury resort, The Brando is a pioneering model of sustainable technology with sea water air-conditioning and energy from the sun and coconut oil. Protection of the abundant tropical fish and other marine life is core to the resort’s mission, and there is an Eco-station for scientific research that guests can visit.

With deep respect for its cultural legacy and the use of historical practices and new technologies to provide extraordinary luxury in an environmentally friendly manner, The Brando brings the past and future together into a place beyond time, invigorating the spirit and enriching and changing all who visit.

One of our luxury specialists Lorraine recently returned from this resort, which she calls "heaven on earth!" A trip to Tahiti is often a once in a lifetime adventure so whilst you are over there we highly recommend making the most of your time and combining your trip with a 7 night trip cruise with Paul Gauguin, the luxurious all inclusive yacht which sails around the Tahitian islands. We can create a custom made package for your trip, please contact our Tahiti Specialist for more information. Lorraine can be reached at 604-736-7447 or click above for “prices and schedule” to leave us an inquiry via the website.

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