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The Brando (from $8822)

Updated: Jun 11, 2023


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The exquisite Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, located 30 miles north of Tahiti, 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. Tetiaroa is an atoll comprised of 12 motus; The Brando is located located on Onetahi, a motu spanning 193 acres. Surrounded by a spectacular lagoon, guest access is via Air Tetiaroa private plane, approximately 20 minutes between the private terminal at Tahiti's Faa'a International Airport and Motu Onetahi. Guests are greeted upon arrival by a representative and escorted via private electric vehicle to their private villa.


This all-inclusive five-star resort balances harmoniously with its tropical surroundings on Tetiaroa Island, preserving its biodiversity by incorporating self-sustaining renewable energy systems. Choose from 35 meticulously designed oceanview villas – each with a private beach, plunge pool and up to three bedrooms. The all-inclusive resort comprises of three restaurants showcasing Polynesian, French and Japanese cuisine, a luxurious Polynesian spa, a second-story bar, beach bar, pool, organic garden, library, boutique, water sports, and an environmental research station with guest programs.


Ask About Low Airfare on Air Tahiti Nui: from $8822 | Three nights | One-bedroom private beachfront villa | all meals, select beverages | choose one excursion per person, per day | one spa treatment per villa, per day | fitness center and tennis court access | water sports | bicycle use | unlimited Wi-Fi | roundtrip air from Papeete on Air Tetiaroa, Travel Dates: November 1 - December 15, 2023

Villa Description

The 22 villas along West Turtle Beach and 13 villas along Mermaid Bay have been carefully designed to reflect the Polynesian lifestyle and traditions, with luxurious furnishings, deluxe amenities including a private plunge pool and spectacular lagoon views. One-Bedroom Villas have been designed to enhance the serenity of the surroundings. These 30 luxurious villas boast comfortable chairs and sofas in ecru and taupe adorn the living area including a media center, and wi-fi throughout the villa and sundeck. The walk through dressing area adjoins the spacious bedroom with lagoon views visible through a screen of pandanus, miki miki and coconut trees and an outdoor bathtub is set modestly behind a wooden screen. A private deck is adorned with chaise lounges; a shaded dining area and a secluded plunge pool, just beyond the natural boundary of the villa is private access to the white-sand beach. Two-Bedroom Villas vaunt all the appointments of a one-bedroom villa, however these four accommodations have many built-in extras. Each two-story structure rises from a lush forest of coconut palms and puatea trees. The living room also provides a private dining area with seating for six, a kitchen area with sink and refrigerator and a wide entryway onto a large, two-tiered deck. The second bedroom is situated directly above the first. Three-Bedroom Villa is located directly on Mermaid Bay. The resort's only three-bedroom villa can accommodate gatherings of six family or friends. This getaway boasts all the features of the two-bedroom villa but on an even larger scale. Separated from the main villa is the third bedroom, which includes its own dressing room, bathroom and outdoor bathtub.

Guest Services

This eco-resort provides a number of projects for generating renewable energy including SWAC (Sea Water Air Conditioning), solar energy, a biofuel thermal power station, an organic garden and orchard, the conservation, research and education of mammals and many more efforts make The Brando the first resort in the world to obtain LEED Platinum certification. The Concierge and Cultural Lounge is a two-story building. Concierges are available to assist in planning activities while the Cultural Lounge offers classes, lectures, demonstrations and other activities to learn about the Polynesian culture. The Library is a quiet relaxed environment for reading, internet and TVs while enjoying snacks and refreshments. In addition, meeting facilities, wedding services, room service, a Resort Boutique and Luxury Pearl Shop are available for guests.


The Brando's all-inclusive experience includes your luxurious private beachfront villa, all meals in all dining venues, most beverages, 24-hour dining service in the privacy of your villa, an excursion per person each day, a 50-minute spa treatment each day (one treatment for each room of the villa), a bicycle for each guest, outrigger canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling equipment, laundry service and internet.


Beachcomber Café boasts exceptional lagoon and oceanviews for savoring breakfast, lunch and dinner. A variety of Polynesian-inspired dishes and French-style cuisine are showcased in this casually elegant indoor/outdoor venue. Les Mutinés features a roof shaped like an upside down canoe, elegant decor in beautiful tones of tropical light and sand and a surrounding moat that provides the sensation of floating on a lagoon. Open for dinner, this 20-guest venue offers incredible views, a world-class wine cellar and exceptional cuisine. Nami teppanyaki offers a journey of Japan's subtle flavors in an elegant setting. Delight in three menus designed around land and sea specialties and prepared in front of you on a teppanyaki iron griddle. Pair your meal with a selection of sake wines, Japanese beers and a large selection of worldwide wines. Te Manu Bar features splendid views of the lagoon and sunsets over Moorea. Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere in this open-air lounge or for more intimate seating, venture down the wooden walkaway. Bob's Bar is an open air bar sent directly on the beach ... the sand is the floor, the seating on high rustic benches and the original bar from the lodge that Marlon Brando built is showcased here. The bar is named in honor of Marlon Brando's lifelong friend, Bob, who assisted with dialect coaching and writing during filming of Mutiny on the Bounty - the name has been kept out of respect for Marlon Brando and all those who work anonymously to bring his vision to life.


A beautiful infinity pool located directly on the beach with deck chairs and umbrellas for enjoying the afternoon sun. The resort offers a top-notch tennis facility and equipment.


Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa sits in a lush, tropical oasis where the Tahitian royal family retreated to relax or indulge in rituals of beauty. Holistic treatments inspired by ancient Polynesian traditions combined with world-class modern techniques are showcased in ultimate privacy. A unique Spa Suite is nestled in the trees and other amenities include steam baths, a waterfall, tea lounge and yoga shelter.


A fully-equipped fitness center is available with cardio and strength training equipment and is accessible 24-hours a day.

Nearby Attractions

Enjoy Tetiaroa's royal history and culture through dance, music, storytelling and other experiences. Discover plants, birds, a lemon shark nursery and other marine life or explore the lagoon via canoe, kayak, paddleboard, snorkeling or SCUBA diving. Guided tours of the motus, stargazing with a naturalist, swimming at Mermaid Bay and fly-fishing for unique bonefish are available for your enjoyment.

Kids Program

The youth club is available for younger guests to gather and enjoy activities specifically designed for children. The Lagoon School for children from six through 12 years old offers countless activities, marine and terrestrial environments, a naturalist guide and more.

Family Information

Baby and child amenities are available including cribs, strollers, bikes and bike child seats, beach games and much more. Babysitting services can also be arranged.

Land price is per person based on double occupancy (unless noted) for select travel dates shown. Air-inclusive vacations are for gateways noted. Rate quoted includes government-imposed fees and taxes and any necessary currency exchange rates. Rate is current when priced, at the time you purchase your vacation, rate may be higher. Rate does not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees (and in Europe, city tourist taxes) payable directly to the resort at check-out; such fees will be advised at the time of booking. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Additional airline restrictions may apply, contact the airline directly with questions.


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