Marlon Brando said it best when stating, “Tetiaroa is beautiful beyond my capacity to describe. One could say that Tetiaroa is the tincture of the South Seas.” The elusive Brando Resort is inspired by his original designs and sits on one of a dozen small islets adorning the stunning vast lagoon. For centuries the island of Tetiaroa was a private retreat for Tahitian Royalty. Tribal Kings and Queens would hideaway on this unspoiled nirvana to relax, rejuvenate their souls and return to harmony with nature. Guests begin their adventure being whisked away on the Brando’s private plane for the 15-minute flight to paradise. A traditional Tahitian dance and song is the perfect welcome for guests, transporting one back to a simpler and more beautiful time. This warm and musical welcome sets the tone for a stay that is both tranquil and immersed in Tahitian traditions and culture. Enjoy a quick tour of the grounds before being taken to your private beach villa nestled among the coconut palms and white sandy beach.
The Brando is unlike any of the other resorts in French Polynesia and has earned its ranking by Travel & Leisure as one of the top two resorts in the world. It’s clear to anyone that visits that the Brando is devoted to preserving and protecting the natural splendor and environmental diversity of Tetiaroa. The resort’s effort to respect and support Polynesian tradition while attaining a tiny carbon footprint is commendable. The only true “all-inclusive” property in French Polynesia, this lavish hotel is perfect for travelers looking to experience the ultimate in luxury and rich Polynesian culture while putting aside their wallet to truly relax. All meals and beverages are included as part of the stay, and many activities including snorkeling, lagoon tours, and beachfront water sports equipment. Experience French Polynesia like never before on the enchanted island of Tetiaroa. The Brando boasts three restaurants, two bars, organic gardens and orchards, a serene spa, a line of locally produced honey and beauty products, and much more.
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A warm Polynesian welcome awaits each guest as they enter an expansive villa. Enjoy a comfortable sitting room which opens onto a lovely terrace and outdoor gazebo overlooking a private pool just steps from the beach and lagoon. Thick green fronds fill the tropical gardens that cover the grounds, so one can rest assured they will have the privacy desired in such a seductive paradise. The spacious bedroom is angled to enjoy the best views of the greens, and the sound of the Pacific sea crashing on the coral reef in the distance will be the perfect lullaby for a restful night’s sleep. The bathrooms feature outdoor al-fresco bathtubs (set behind a wooden screen), marble accents, and all the modern amenities expected of a 5-star resort.
All of the inclusions with the one-bedroom unit, plus many new features including two master suites with elevated views, a private dining room, a kitchen for the resort chef, larger deck and larger pool.
All of the appointments of the two-bedroom unit but on an even grander scale. Features a separate villa for the third master suite which includes its own dressing room, bathroom, and outdoor bathtub. Includes an even larger deck and pool.
Standard room amenities include:
The resort features three restaurants, two bars, and 24-hour room service available in your villa. The two main restaurants feature Polynesian inspired cuisine, blends of the East and West as well as classic French dishes. The cuisine of award-winning Guy Martin of the Michelin two-star restaurant Le Grand Vefour in Paris is featured throughout. The new Japanese option just opened and is quickly becoming a favorite for guests. The food and beverage staff also does an excellent job catering to clients with dietary restrictions and allergies, including a nice Vegan menu option. Regardless of which restaurant, one can rest assured that the freshest ingredients will be used from the resort’s organic gardens and orchards – or freshly caught from the sea.
Room Service available 24 hours.
Enjoy truly spectacular views of the sparkling turquoise lagoon and sapphire sea from the Beachcomber café. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Serving Polynesian-inspired cuisine alongside classic French dishes.
An elegant venue perfect for an intimate meal. Seating is surrounded by a tropical moat to give the impression that guests are floating on the lagoon while they enjoy this award-winning cuisine designed by chef Guy Martin. The restaurant also features a world-class wine cellar.
Newly opened, this restaurant is managed by Japanese Chef Kaito Nakamura. Enjoy a journey of Japan’s most subtle flavors prepared right inf front of guests on a teppanyaki iron grill. Also features a selection of sake wines, Japanese beers and a large selection of worldwide wines.
A casual option for beachside cocktails named for Marlon Brando’s famous factotum and friend. Guests can truly unwind and forget about their wallet as they sip a “dirty old Bob” (the Brando’s signature cocktail) without worry.
Enjoy striking sapphire horizon views from this elevated lounge featuring several private “tree-top” seating areas.
The lush grounds are quite expansive, so each guest villa is equipped with bicycles to enjoy easy access to all the resort’s hidden gems. The Brando offers daily excursions led by local experts for guests to discover the rare biodiversity of Tetiaroa, including bird island, a lemon shark nursery, vast coral reefs, or sea turtle sanctuary. For culture and history enthusiasts, enjoy Polynesian dance lessons, Polynesian music lessons, handicraft lessons, pareo dying, and more.
Some of our favorite complimentary activities include:
There is no better way to enjoy Tetiaroa’s unique haven of tranquility than to visit the Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa. Varua means “the soul”, and this is the perfect retreat to rejuvenate the soul just like the Tahitian royals who visited Tetiaroa for centuries. The spa offers holistic treatments inspired by universal and ancestral Polynesian techniques. Tucked into the lavish gardens, this hidden oasis is in perfect harmony with the lush island’s flora and fauna. Their indoor and outdoor treatment areas are perfect for rest and romance, especially the Fare Manu lover’s nest which sits atop the trees for spectacular views. The fantastic product line features local ingredients and minerals from the deep sea, and the all-inclusive resort model means each guest can enjoy a 50-minute treatment per day (one per villa). The Varua TeOra Polynesian Spa is the heart and soul of Tetiaroa, and is truly a Polynesian sanctuary.