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The ultimate private island

Facilities & Services
  • 35 villas with private plunge pools
  • Two restaurants
  • Two bars
  • Infinity pool
  • Tennis court
  • Spa
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Polynesian handicraft lessons

30 miles north east of Tahiti is the Tetiaroa atoll, a collection of a dozen small islands ringing a deep turquoise lagoon. This part of French Polynesia won the hearts of Tahitian royalty, for whom it was the favoured island retreat, and then Marlon Brando who first came here while filming the Mutiny of the Bounty. The actor went on to buy the island and set about building The Brando, a beautiful and luxurious resort on this exclusive private island.

Access to The Brando is by private plane from Tahiti. There are 35 luxury villas scatted along both Turtle Beach and Mermaid Bay. With a choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, there is something for everyone from honeymooners to families and groups of friends. The timbered villas were built to reflect Polynesian culture and design and are hidden amongst the tropical vegetation so as not to detract from the natural beauty of the island.

Villas feature high ceilings and large windows, ensuring they are bright and airy. Decking leads to a private plunge pool and there is an outdoor bath tub for a soak under the stars.

There are two restaurants at The Brando serving a range of Polynesian, fusion and classic French cuisine. There is also a beach bar as well as the Te Manu Bar which has private tree-top seating areas that are reached through a series of walkways through the canopy. There is an abundance of fresh organic fruit and veg grown in the kitchen garden and orchard, so expect lots of locally grown mango, papaya, cucumber, avocado and lime, alongside fish and shellfish from the surrounding waters.

The lagoon is teeming with marine life and guests can explore this diverse underwater world by swimming, snorkeling, diving or kayaking through the pristine waters. There is also the option to hop on a bike and explore the lush green interior of the island. Back at the resort there is an infinity pool, tennis court and a beautiful spa nestled among the tropical flowers.

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