The Brando Resort

The Brando Resort was acquired by Marlon Brando in 1966, Tetiaroa, The island of all islands, the former island retreat of Tahitian Kings, is an atoll adorned, protected area, with 12 motus (islets), surrounded by a vibrant, annular reef, and only accessible by Air Tetiaroa private flights. Inspired by Marlon Brando’s original vision to create a venture of sustainable development to keep that tropical paradise intact, The Brando is now a unique model of clean and sustainable energy technology on a private island. The Resort is very proud today to announce they are close to “zero carbon impact” thanks to solar energy, water recycling, composting waste, conditioned by seawater air system etc … This intimate hideaway designed for 82 guests maximum pampered by a team of approximately 200 employees, offers the very appreciated “all inclusive” concept in one of its 35 luxurious comfortable villas with private pool. It offers all the classic 5 star services, but also some exclusive out door activities in small groups to explore this unique environment, a scientific research station, some archaeological tours retracing the history of ancient Polynesian cultural sites, outdoor cinema… Serenity & tranquility guaranteed.

The Brando Resort

5* Resort Tetiaroa

The Brando Resort Location

The Brando Resort is exclusively served by its private company Air Tetiaroa. 8-seats scheduled flights available twice a day from Tahiti and Moorea (flight duration of about 15 to 20 min) Private flights on request from other islands by plane. After landing, guests will be greeted with a half bottle of champagne and macaroons and escorted by electric vehicle to their private villa. 

“They built a paradise within a paradise… Hands down, this is the most beautiful island I have ever visited.”

- Jeffrey K.

We would love to welcome you to The Brando Resort on the breathtaking Atoll of Tetiaroa​

The Story of The Brando​ Resort

Located in the French Polyensian, Tetiaroa is an atoll made up of twelve small islands, located less than 50kms (30 miles) away from the northeastern areas of Tahiti. It was once a favorite summer retreat for Tahitian royalty, who chose this island over the other 117 atolls that make up French Polynesia. The unbeatable peace and tranquility that Tetiaroa provides was later rediscovered by Marlon Brando, an American actor, film director and activist, and became his personal retreat.

Brando’s goal was not to selfishly hog the wonders of this incredible private atoll and it’s three-mile inner lagoon, but rather to preserve and admire its immense beauty and cultural history. Marlon Brando wished that one day Tetiaroa would serve as a model example to the rest of the world, of just how incredible Polynesia and its people are.

Getting to The Brando Resort

The beauty and uniqueness of the culture and history of Tetiaroa and French Polynesia is undeniable. First discovered by explorers from Southeast Asia roughly four-thousand years ago, and later rediscovered by European explorers, the guiding stars have been guiding travellers through the South Pacific to French Polynesia for millennia.

Despite complications that came with the Europeans unearthing, Tetiaroa remained sacred to the local people, which can be seen through the preservation of the land.

About The Brando Resort

Accessible only by a 20 minute, private, eight-passenger plane ride, operated by Air Tetiaroa out of Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport, The Brando was created to bring Marlon’s dream to life. The resort itself is located on a 190-acre island, named “Onetahi”.

Guests are now able to visit not only the main island of the resort, but are also able to explore any of the remote, unspoiled private islands surrounding the lagoon, all of which can be reached by either outrigger canoes, or by foot.

Dining - Entertainment Features

The Brando Resort has entrusted its kitchens to Guy Martin, owner of the restaurant Grand Véfour in Paris and author of numerous cookbooks. Each day, Chef will select for the day’s dishes organically grown fruits and vegetables from the Resort’s own gardens and orchards. Fish and seafood from the local fish, meats are carefully selected. As for breads, pastries and other sweets, everything is prepared on site.

As a guest of The Brando Resort, dine anytime, day or night, anywhere: at the restaurant, villa, pool, on the beach…

Beach restaurant The Beachcomber Cafe:

Classic French cuisine and Polynesian-inspired dishes. Located in the heart of the Resort, near the Bob’s Bar, the pool and the beach, this casual modern space welcomes you inside or outside for the 3 daily meals. Full buffet breakfast, light gourmet lunch and snacks, fine cuisine for dinner.

Gastronomic Restaurant Mutiny 

Surrounded by a vacuum, this elegant restaurant featuring original architecture gives you the feeling of floating. Intimate, it is open for dinner only and limited to 22 guests. World’s best wines perfectly preserved in a climate-controlled cellar open to wine lovers, a menu with the same regard for flavor and quality that Le Grand Véfour, served in a hand painted Limoges porcelain.

Room Service 

Available 24/24, you can enjoy a meal in the villa, on your deck or private beach. The Villas 2 and 3 bedrooms are equipped with a kitchen area, allowing the Chief to finalize minute the dishes pre-prepared in the main kitchen.

Panoramic Bar Manu On the second floor from 16:00, this outdoor bar reveals a spectacular view of the lagoon, with the distance, the islands of Tahiti and Moorea. Whether from the main lounge with billiard or from one of its lounges perched in the coconut, it is the perfect place to watch the spectacular sunsets of the Pacific, cocktail specially created for The Brando in your hand…

Bob’s Bar 

Casual place, feet in the sand, this bar takes its name in honor of Marlon Brando’s factotum on film sets, Bob, with whom he liked to meet at the end of long days of filming to chat and joke around with a drink. On the same principle as the original built by Marlon, this bar typically Polynesian building, welcomes you throughout the day. At your service, the Bob’s Bar team will serve your refreshments under Fare Potee, in one of the outdoor seating area, at pool or beach.

Conference room for 40 people, equipped with the latest generation equipment, satellite video conference.

Internet

WiFi is included in the stay at The Brando, forall of the property and the lounge AirTetiaroa at Tahiti airport. Note that The Brando has the best speed Internet in all of Polynesia. 

Facilities and Activities

Activities 

A wide range of activities is offered at The Brando Resort. Whether free orat extra charge, turned to nature (exploration of the surroundings, guided tour with a researcher, no kill fishing, diving …), to culture (dance lesson, waiving …), taste (cooking demonstration, creating cocktails …) or health (trekking, fitness …), each activity takes place in small groups. 

Our heart beats especially for the discovery of the birds of Tetiaroa, the discovery of the reef, the whale watching from August to October, but above all and exclusively at The Brando, the evening turtles: Tetiaroa is a major site of sea turtle nesting. For over 8 years, the foundation Te Mana o te Moana is studying to take a census of sea turtle nesting in season, from November to March. Join them at night, hope you might see a sea turle laying her eggs ora hatching of the babies. A huge moment of intensity !…

The Varua Polynesian Spa

Varua Polynesian Spa is a natural haven of serenity nestled on the shores of a soothing pond in the heart of Motu Onetahi. This is the spot on Tetiaroa where the Tahitian royal family retreated to relax and indulge in beauty rituals. Within this setting you can enjoy the finest holistic treatments inspired by ancient Polynesian traditions coupled with modern techniques. The spa includes private massage and treatment villas around the pond, steam baths, a tea and relaxation lounge overlooking the pond, a yoga shelter and a special spa suite for couples high up in the palm trees.

In the evening 

After dinner, the Bob’s bar invites you to a weekly outdoor film screening, a live music concert, a traditional show, a conference hosted by a scientist or naturalist, an evening of Polynesian history and legends or the observation of the Pacific sky and its constellations. And if, despite all this, civilization calls you, your concierge can arrange a trip to Tahiti or Moorea …

The Brando can arrange special celebrations for honeymoons, weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. 

Free Activities: Bicycles, Billiard, Fitness Center, Hammam, Kayaks, Canoe, Library, Parlour Games, Paddle Board, Snorkeling Equipment, Tennis Court

Other Facilities : Baby Sitting, Pantry & Sundry Shop, Concierge, Laundry Service, Kids Club

Children

For children aged 06 to 12yrs.o, educational programs alternate games, workshops and mini-conferences, exploration, treasure hunts and many surprises. 

Topics covered: sea turtles, whales and dolphins, coral reef, gestures eco-citizens, Polynesian culture … 

Every day on request from 08:30 to 16:30. Babysitting available. 

Important Remarks

Information on this Fact sheet is subject to change without prior notice.

 Accepted credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB.

The Brando Resort Room Facilities

Air Condition, Bathtub, Bathrobe, Cable TV, Instant Coffee/Tea Facilities, Movies (Channel or DVD), Expresso Coffee machine, Hair Dryer, Daily Housekeeping, Mini fridge, Mosquito Repellent, Private Bathroom & WC, Private Pool, In Room Safety Box, Shower, Slippers, Telephone, Furnished Terrace, Local Broadcast TV, Turn down service,

The Brando Resort Room Categories

One Bedroom Villa - All Inclusive

Villa with 3 rooms including:

 – 1 central living room featuring comfortable armchairs and sofas, – on the left: 1 multimedia room with sofa, TV 50”, Bluetooth multimedia system, writing desk – on the right, adjoining rooms: 

1 bedroom with 45” TV and sound system Bluetooth multimedia, followed by a large dressing room and a beautiful spacious bathroom fully equipped (products and beauty accessories, scales, magnifying mirror, indoor shower, outdoor bathtub …) 

– 1 large outdoor deck with comfortable chairs, private pool of 10 m² and covered dining area. 

Beyond the natural boundary of the villa, an open access overlooks the beautiful white sand beach.

The Villas at The Brando are all facing the lagoon, offering exceptional views from wherever you are. 

Large windows, well distributed spaces, natural tones and upscale amenities, they are very pleasant and invite you naturally to relax. 

A great success in a setting more than favorable… 

Maximum Occupancy: 2A + 2C

Bed Configuration: 1 king size bed + 1 sofa bed 

More Info: Surface:  Villa 96 m² (1,033-sq.-ft). Terrace 56 m². Plunge Pool 10m².

 

Additional Facilities: N/A

Two Bedroom Villa - All Inclusive

Villa duplex of 3 rooms including: – 

1 large central living space with lounge area (TV 50” and Bluetooth multimedia system) and a dining area with an extra kitchen for the Chief at private parties 

– on the right, two identical bedrooms, one above the other, soundproofed: bedroom with 45” TV and sound system Bluetooth multimedia, followed by a large dressing room and a beautiful spacious bathroom fully equipped (products and beauty accessories, scales, magnifying mirror, indoor shower, outdoor bathtub …), each also has a large terrace

 – 1 large outdoor deck with comfortable chairs, with private pool of 13m and covered dining area Beyond the natural boundary of the villa, an open access overlooks the beautiful white sand beach. 

The Villas at The Brando are all facing the lagoon, offering exceptional views from wherever you are.

 Large windows, well distributed spaces, natural tones and upscale amenities, they are very pleasant and invite you naturally to relax. 

A great success in a setting more than favorable…

Maximum Occupancy:  4A

Bed Configuration:  2 king size beds 

More Info: Surface:   Villa 168 m². Outdoor space 154 m². Plunge Pool 13 m².

Additional Facilities:  Cooking Facilities

Three Bedroom Villa - All Inclusive

This unique 246 m² 3-Bedroom Villa has exactly the same layout as the 2- Bedrooms Villa, but on an even larger scale, as the 22 m² swimming pool, with an extra bedroom. This third bedroom, though slightly smaller, looks just like the other two. Watch out! It is independent of the main villa and accessible by a walkway of about 9 meters.

The Villas at The Brando are all facing the lagoon, offering exceptional views from wherever you are. Large windows, well distributed spaces, natural tones and upscale amenities, they are very pleasant and invite you naturally to relax. A great success in a setting more than favorable…

Maximum Occupancy:  6A

Bed Configuration:  3 king size beds

More Info: Villa 246 m². Outdoor space 206 m². Plunge Pool 22 m².

 

Additional Facilities: Cooking Facilities

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