Hotel Brando: a luxury getaway on the island of Tetiaroa

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It seems Marlon Brando knew a thing or two about relaxing. After the completion of the film Mutiny on the Bounty In French Polynesia, Marlon Brando bought a 12-island atoll called Tetiaroa north of Tahiti in 1967.

In 2014, Brando Resort was born on the same island. True to Marlon Brando’s desire to build green, The Brando offers its guests a luxurious and enriching travel experience in an environmentally sustainable and culturally rich setting.

The world took notice. The Brando has been nominated and awarded numerous times as one of the best hotels in the world since opening. It has also become a place of choice for A-list celebrities. The private island hotel really is the perfect place to relax away from the crowds.

Tetiaroa is beautiful beyond my ability to describe. One could say that Tetiaroa is the tincture of the South Sea. “
– Marlon Brando

Brando Private Island on Tetiaroa is one of the best luxury hotels in the world

While most French Polynesian islands such as Bora Bora and Tahiti are home to towering volcanoes and lush rainforests, Tetiaroa is a secluded lagoon with white sand beaches and coral reefs.

You arrive at The Brando by taking a 20-minute private flight with Air Tetiaroa from Papeete International Airport in Tahiti. The private airline that transports guests between Tahiti and Tetiaroa is the only way to get to the resort. Once you arrive in Tetiaroa, you’ll discover The Brando’s 35 discreet and private villas. You can expect frequent sightings of sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds during your stay, but little else to disturb your peace.

In the style of French hospitality, the staff at The Brando remain discreet, but always available and attentive to meet guests’ needs.

The hotel’s two restaurants are particularly outstanding. Offering a Polynesian-inspired menu that combines fusion dishes and classic French cuisine, Chef Guy Martin, award-winner of the two-Michelin-star restaurant Le Grand Véfour in Paris, is sure to delight your senses. Chef designed the menu of the hotel’s two restaurants as well as the in-villa dining menu. You’ll find a perfect balance between local catches and fresh seasonal ingredients that are naturally grown in The Brando’s gardens.

Once you are well rested and refreshed, you can enjoy Brando’s carefully curated selection of daily activities. From cycling, snorkelling and bird watching to diving and paddle boarding, you’ll find plenty of options to explore and discover the private island of Tetiaroa.

Recently opened Brando Suites Bora Bora

Most guests at The Brando will stop in Bora Bora at some point on their trip. Probably one of the most famous islands in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is indeed a popular honeymoon destination northwest of Tahiti.

Guests at The Brando looking to extend their luxury vacation experience can now stay at Brando Suites Bora Bora. The four expansive water suites have been launched in partnership with InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa to bring a taste of The Brando to Bora Bora.

The luxurious five-star hotel offers the signature Bora Bora experience over the water in bungalows and a seamless experience between the two islands. The 3,400-square-foot suite offers guests an uninterrupted 180-degree view of Bora Bora Island and the famous Mount Otemanu.

Brando Resort on the private island of Tetiaroa

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