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 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

  • Amenities
    • 110 Voltage and 220 Voltage
    • 24-Hour Room Service
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Coffee Machine and Tea Selection
    • Double Vanity
    • Flat Screen TVs
    • Free WiFi
    • Hair Dryer
    • In-room Safe
    • In-Wall USB Charging Plugs
    • Maid Service
    • Mini-Bar
    • Movie Rentals/On-Demand
    • Outdoor Bathtub
    • Refrigerator
    • Room Service
    • Telephone
  • Facilities
    • Bar(s)
    • Beauty Services
    • Business Center
    • Concierge Service
    • Coral Nursery
    • Day Room
    • Fitness Center
    • Game Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Kids Club
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting Room
    • On-site Activities Desk
    • Pool
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sea Turtle Sanctuary
    • Spa
    • Wedding Services
  • Activities
    • Bicycles
    • Cooking Classes
    • Cultural Activities
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Diving
    • Fishing Equipment
    • Hiking Tours
    • Kayaks
    • Outrigger Canoes
    • Paddle Boards
    • Snorkeling
    • Tennis
    • Yoga

Special Offers

    All rates include: All meals*, all drinks*, 24-hour room service, daily excursions, and daily spa treatments. *Some select premium menu and beverage items will incur a surcharge.
    Long-stay Savings
    Receive a rate reduction of 5% when staying three nights and traveling from January 11th to July 31, 2019. 

    Receive a rate reduction of 10% when staying four nights and traveling from January 11th to July 31, 2019. 

    Receive a rate reduction of 15% when staying five nights or more and traveling from January 11th to July 31, 2019


One Bedroom Villa

One Bedroom Villa

One Bedroom Villas are designed with a harmonious indoor and outdoor configuration. They feature a king size bed, a media room, a comfortable sitting area furnished with soft chairs and sofas, a private plunge pool, and a bathroom with an outdoor bathtub. (Square footage excludes deck and plunge pool)

30 Rooms of this type

2 Adults, or 2 Adults and 2 Children

1033 SqFt

Two Bedroom Villa

Two Bedroom Villa

Two Bedroom Villas feature a two-story layout with a kitchen and dining area, media room, sitting area furnished with soft chairs and sofas, two-tiered deck, private plunge pool, and a bathroom with an outdoor bathtub. (Square footage excludes deck and plunge pool)

4 Rooms of this type

4 Adults, or 2 Adults and 2 Children

1808 SqFt

Three Bedroom Villa

Three Bedroom Villa

The exclusive Three Bedroom Villa, located on Mermaid Bay, features a swimming pool and private access to a white sand beach. It includes all the features of the Two Bedroom Villa, but on an even larger scale. Separated from the main villa is the third bedroom, which includes its own dressing room, bathroom and outdoor bathtub. (Square footage excludes deck and plunge pool)

1 Room of this type

6 Adults, or 4 Adults and 2 Children

2648 SqFt


Beachcomber Café

Beachcomber Café

The Beachfront Restaurant provides indoor and outdoor dining with breathtaking lagoon views. Inside, large sliding doors provide a comfortable climate cooled by the gentle ocean breeze. Outside, casual yet elegant furniture is situated on the beach and shaded by umbrellas. The menu features a combination of Polynesian dishes and French cuisine.

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Bob's Bar

Bob's Bar

Named after the actor's personal friend, this is the bar from the original lodge built by Marlon Brando. The setting is casual, where the beach is the floor and the bar is circular and sociable. Just outside, comfortable armchairs provide the ideal place for watching the sunset or gathering with friends for an evening cocktail.

Les Mutinés

Les Mutinés

This restaurant offers the ultimate fine dining experience in an elegant setting with décor that represents the beautiful tones of tropical light and sand. It features large floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor moat to give the dining room a floating sensation. Chef Guy Martin, of the 2-Michelin Star restaurant, Le Grand Vefour, designed the menu to highlight the flavors of French Polynesia The restaurant seats only 20 people per night and features an extensive world-class wine cellar.

Open for Dinner only

Te Manu Bar

Te Manu Bar

Elevated on the second floor, this open-air lounge features splendid views of the lagoon, the ocean, and sunsets over Moorea. It features a casual arrangement of sofas and chairs strewn with plump pillows and a wooden canopy for shade. Settle down with a drink of stroll to the beach with a refreshing cocktail in hand.


Ultimate South Seas Escape, All-Inclusive

Ultimate South Seas Escape, All-Inclusive

Featuring The Brando

from $10,500 pp
Elegant Luxury, All-Inclusive

Elegant Luxury, All-Inclusive

Featuring The Brando and InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso

from $12,400 pp

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 and the programs they are implementing for the future. The Brando is an oasis of luxury and untouched nature unlike anything the islands have seen before.  There is, quite simply, nothing else like it in the South Pacific.  Truly the ultimate South Pacific bucket-list resort for the discerning traveler. 

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