The Brando

The Brando Resort combines luxury and environmental sustainability to create one of the finest eco-friendly resorts in the world. Located on the Tetiaroa atoll, also known as Marlon Brando's private island, this resort is meant to carry out his vision and his legacy. It is 100% energy independent and supports a number of research and conservation initiatives. 

The Brando Resort features 35 private villas located along the coast of Motu Onetahi, set back from the beach for maximum privacy. Each one has been carefully designed with comfortable furnishings and deluxe amenities including a private pool. The resort offers two gourmet restaurants, two hotel bars, a luxurious overwater spa, and an organic fruit orchard and vegetable garden.

Access to The Brando is by Air Tetiaroa which operates daily twenty minute flights from Papeete. Flights operate from Papeete to Tetiaroa at 8:30AM or 2:00PM and return departing Tetiatora at 10:00AM or 3:00PM. A minimum 1 hour connection is recommended for inter-island flights and a 2 hour connection is recommended for international flights.

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Number of Rooms: 35
Location: Motu Onetahi

Hotel Features

  • Facilities
    • 24 Hour Room Service


      Beach Access

    • Boutique

      Concierge Service

      Fitness Center

    • Laundry Service (fee)


      Meeting Room

    • Pearl Shop


      Private Plunge Pool

    • Restaurant(s)


      Tennis Courts

  • Amenities
    • Air-Conditioning

      Alarm Clock


    • CD/DVD Player

      Dressing Area

      Flat Screen TVs

    • Free Wireless Internet Access

      Hair Dryers

      In-room Safe

    • Mini-Bar

      Outdoor Bathtub


    • Telephone

  • Activities
    • Bicycles


      Paddle Boarding

    • Polynesian Canoe

      Snorkeling Equipment

Varua Polynesian Spa

Varua Polynesian Spa is a natural haven of serenity nestled on the shores of a soothing pond. It offers dramatic views and an overwhelming sense of privacy. The spa was actually built on the very same spot where the Tahitian royal family once retreated to relax and indulge in rituals of beauty. Each holistic treatment is thus inspired by ancient Polynesian traditions. The unique spa suite is nestled in the trees and provides a memorable experience for couples. Facilities include steam baths, a tea and relaxation lounge, and a yoga shelter.

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The Brando has such a unique story and we love both the environmental strides they are making in the construction and the programs they are implementing for the future. The Brando will be an oasis of luxury and untouched nature unlike anything the islands have seen before. We recommend being one of the first guests to have this exclusive experience.

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