Marlon Brando had a dream for Tetiaroa: a unique luxury resort co-existing with a center for scientific research, education and conservation. Opened in 2014, The Brando is the manifestation of that dream. The first property in French Polynesia to receive a LEED Platinum certification, our exclusive private island resort proves that sustainable travel is possible without compromising comfort or luxury. The Brando’s luxuries are many— 35 deluxe villas, each with their own private beach and plunge pool; a holistic spa; the unmatched service and hospitality of the Polynesian people. And our location? Pristine, and picture-perfect. Enjoy it all without a care in the world. You can leave the caring to us—because we care deeply: about offering you a luxurious, authentic and enriching vacation experience while protecting Tetiaroa and the planet for future generations.
We’ve carefully designed each of our villas to blend into and enhance the serenity of your surroundings, so you’ll feel as though indoor and outdoor have merged together.
Marlon Brando said that Tetiaroa is beautiful “beyond his capacity to describe”. We think you’ll agree. Every amenity on the island is oriented toward its indescribable beauty: restaurants with gorgeous views (not to mention world-class food), a stunningly situated spa, and activities and excursions through which you can explore all that is enchanting on and around the atoll.
Chef Guy Martin’s regard for flavor and quality has made Le Grand Véfour one of the most respected restaurants in Paris. You’ll find that same regard here. Learn more.
Chef Kaito Nakamura’s inventive menus—designed around themes of land, sea, and a combination of the two—take you on a culinary journey through Japan’s most subtle flavours. Learn more.
Whether you decide to dine indoors or on the beach, our Beachcomber Café restaurant offers exceptional lagoon and ocean views. Dishes include Polynesian-inspired fare, as well as classic French cuisine.
When your flight arrives at Faa’a International Airport on Tahiti, you’ll be transferred to Air Tetiaroa’s private terminal for your 20-minute flight to paradise. Though brief, the flight is an unforgettable introduction to Tetiaroa.
On Tetiaroa, water is every way you look. Explore it well—by outrigger canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Swim at Mermaid Bay. Or grab a snorkel mask and experience underwater life at a coral garden. Learn more
On Tetiaroa, relaxation comes naturally—and Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa takes it a step beyond. Meaning “the Soul”, Varua is an authentically Polynesian sanctuary where you can relax, restore and reconnect with what matters.
At The Brando, we have a full time “Green Leader” and a “Green Team”, a group of hotel staff members—including a Pacific Beachcomber marine biologist/veterinarian—to brainstorm and activate ideas to conserve and protect the environment.
Together with our partner, the Tetiaroa Society, we are committed to restoring, protecting, and preserving the natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural heritage of the Tetiaroa Atoll through ongoing scientific research, education and community engagement. We continuously strive towards our goal of being a global model for sustainable travel, rooted in innovation and conservation, and in the process inspiring others to protect the planet for future generations. To learn more about our sustainability and stewardship initiatives, please visit The Brando.
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