The Brando, Tetiaroa
Tetiaroa. The name means “To Stand Apart,” and in The Brando this exquisite private island offers a unique luxury resort experience that does exactly that. Once upon a time, Marlon Brando chose this place as his personal sanctuary. His vision of an environmentally sustainable resort which could both preserve the pristine natural beauty of Tetiaroa that he so fell in love with, and welcome others to experience it for themselves, has been realized with The Brando.
The Brando is located on a 193 acre motu (islet) of Onetahi, a special place of rare biodiversity and a natural sanctuary for birds and marine life. As the sole resort on Tetiaroa, it was built to the highest environmental standards. The Brando offers an unsurpassed experience, providing the ultimate in carefree luxury harmonized with the natural surroundings.
Accessible only by private plane, and featuring just 35 beachfront villas designed to offer the utmost privacy and comfort, the The Brando boasts a world-class overwater Polynesian spa, a lagoonview bar, a beach bar, a beachfront infinity pool, a library, a boutique, complimentary water sports, and an environmental research station with guest programs. The award-winning farm-to-table cuisine of Chef Guy Martin (of the Michelin two star restaurant Le Grand Véfour in Paris) is served in The Brando’s two gourmet restaurants, with in-room dining offered 24 hours a day. Organic fruits are picked fresh off the trees in the resort orchard, organic vegetables are grown in the resort garden. Fresh Tetiaroa honey is produced by resort beekeepers. Unique in the world in both concept and scope, The Brando combines stunning environmental purity, luxury, and sustainability. Endeavoring to operate exclusively with renewable, non-fossil energy sources drawn from the sun, the sea, and other renewable resources, the resort makes no sacrifice to luxury and comfort.
Air Tetiaroa offers access to The Brando by 20 minute flight from Papeete to Tetiaroa at 8:30am or 2:00pm daily. Return flights depart Tetiatora at 10:00am or 3:00pm. We recommend a minimum 1 hour connection time between interisland flights, and a 2 hour connection for international flights.