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The Brando


The Brando is a world-class eco-resort located on the private atoll of Tetiaroa, 30 miles north of Tahiti. It is remote, luxurious and spectacularly beautiful. In 1966, American actor Marlon Brando purchased the atoll which is a protected area with 12 motus (islets), surrounded by a vibrant reef. The resort is inspired by Marlon Brando’s vision to keep the tropical paradise intact via sustainable development. Today, The Brando is a unique model of clean and sustainable energy technology on a private island. In fact, they are close to reaching their goal of "zero carbon impact." The Brando has been focused on solar energy, water recycling, composting, and air-conditioning by deep seawater.

This intimate hideaway is designed for a maximum 82 guests. With 200 employees, guests at The Brando can expect to be pampered. The Brando is an "all inclusive" resort where you can expect 5-Star service within a truly spectacular physical environment. From a scientific research station to an on staff archaeologist, you will have every opportunity to learn about the island and culture. And in terms of simply relaxing, you will no doubt enjoy the fabulous spa and excellent cuisine. A spa treatment and excursion/activity is included each day of your stay. At The Brando, serenity and tranquility are guaranteed.


A once-in-a-lifetime escape that was once the retreat of Tahitian Kings, The Brando resort is the ultimate in privacy, comfort and connection to nature. Its 35 private villas and one private residence dot the landscape across Tetiaroa's Motu Onetahi motu, with each one set back off the beach in the private seclusion of lush gardens. Each villa is its own sustainably-built, private retreat in paradise. The villas at The Brando are available in One Bedroom, Two Bedroom or Three Bedroom floor plans. Each villa type boasts a private pool and outdoor lounging area along with television, WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities should you wish to connect with the outside world.

The One Bedroom Villa at 1,033 sq ft offers a living room, a media room with a pull-out bed, and a large bathroom with dual vanities and a dreamy outdoor tub. Excellent for 2 Adults and 2 children under 18 years old, or 2 couples, or friends. There is 1 Ensuite bedroom with doors that can be closed to allow for private time. The bathroom has two sinks, a shower and private outdoor bathtub. 1 King bed and Twin beds, or additional King bed.

The Two Bedroom Village is 1,808 sq ft with a living room, dining room and kitchen, along with two private master bedrooms that each open up onto the beach or a beautiful private lanai. With 2 King beds, it is perfect for 4 Adults - or a pair of couples, best friends or small families. 2 ensuite bedrooms, one main level, one second level, a private access bathroom with two sinks, shower and private outdoor bathtub and a private deck. You can sleep with the shades up to rise with the Polynesian sunshine, or create a cozy cocoon and block out the light to create a comfortable space to recharge and relax.

The Three Bedroom Villa is 2,648 sft and laid out in similar fashion, but includes an additional building that houses the third bedroom with its own bath. Staying in this villa type is like staying in your own private resort nestled within the resort. Eac Occupancy is 6 Adults with 3 King Beds and  is ideal for multiple couples, groups of friends or larger families. There are 3 Ensuite bedrooms, two main level and one second level, a private access bathroom with two sinks, shower & private outdoor bathtub, private deck.


Dining at The Brando is varied and focused on ingredients harvested on and around the island. The many options include Bob's Bar, Nami Teppanyaki, Beachcomber Cafe, Te Manu Bar, Les Mutinés, Private Dining experiences and In-Villa dining. 


A South Pacific sanctuary like The Brando wouldn't be complete without a traditional Polynesian Spa. Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa is the tropical heart of this special island, a private space for indulging in mental and physical relaxation and meditation. Varua Te Ora is a quiet place where you can connect with the mana (energy) of Tetiaroa's natural, Polynesian world.


Because everyone who visits naturally wants to bring a keepsake home with them, The Brando provides its guests with three difference experiences when it comes to shopping: a gift boutique, a luxury pearl atelier and a spa boutique...The Brando Boutique is home to a specially curated collection of cultural items and local art, clothing and accessories designed by local artists, Tahitian food including vanilla beans, honey and more. In addition to exclusive Brando apparel as well as travel necessities... Hinerava’s Pearls, founded by designer Kelly Bailey, showcases fine jewelry focused on the exotic and rare Tahitian black pearl. Of the highest quality, these ocean gems are also combined with precious stones to create the utmost in black pearl jewelry... The Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa Boutique is filled with luxurious, tropical face and body care products along with home fragrance. The spa's signature line of products will whisk you back to Tetiaroa whenever you use them in your own home. Guests will also find casual, beautiful resort wear to lounge in by the pool both at the Brando and wherever your travels take you in the future.


Private Plane

Tetiaroa is accessible from Tahiti by an 8-passenger private plane on Air Tetiaroa. The plane departs from its own private terminal at Faa’a International Airport and the flight is about 20 minutes.


There is also a company that offers inter-island transfers to Tetiaroa by helicopter. 

By Sea

A handful of Tahitian cruise & charter companies provide service to Tetiaroa throughout the year.




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
Sea Turtle Sanctuary
Wedding Services



110 Voltage and 220 Voltage
24-Hour Room Service
Coffee Machine and Tea Selection
Double Vanity
Flat Screen TVs
Free WiFi
Hair Dryer
In-room Safe
In-Wall USB Charging Plugs
Maid Service
Movie Rentals/On-Demand
Outdoor Bathtub
Room Service



Pareu Dying and Tying
Weaving Lessons
Music lessons with ukulele, pahu, tō’ere
Modern and Polynesian spa treatments
Custom Polynesian Experience
Tahitian language
Cooking Classes
Cultural Activities
Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing Equipment
Hiking Tours
Outrigger Canoes
Paddle Boards


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.

Receive a 10% discount when staying a minimum of 3 nights. (certain black-out dates exist)

Receive a 15% discount when staying a minimum of 4 nights. (certain black-out dates exist)


Lagoon School

Led by Tetiaroa Society Guides, gives kids ages 6-12 a place to experience nature with other kids.

Varua Polynesian Spa Experiences for Kids

Tamarii Spa is a place for kids age 8-12 to unwind and connect with the magic of Tetiaroa.

Babysitting Available

Transit Rooms

Transit area available:
Fare Tamaru includes private room (shower, internet access, mini bar, TV, sofas) Complimentary.

Other Info

Inspired by the late Marlon Brando’s vision to preserve sanctuaries for future generations and raise awareness of the fragility of our environment, Tetiaroa Society was founded in partnership with the Marlon Brando Estate, and Pacific Beachcomber, which owns The Brando. These three partners work closely with the local community to protect and preserve the island for future generations.

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