The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa. It sits on one of a dozen small islands (motus) that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The motus are all privately owned and available exclusively to the resort’s guests and visiting researchers.
With access to the atoll by a 20-minute private plane flight from Tahiti, the all-inclusive resort features 35 secluded villas with private pools on beautiful white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles and exotic birds.
This Polynesian style resort offers two restaurants showcasing Polynesian-inspired dishes, East/West fusion and classic French cuisine; a luxurious spa and wellness centre with several massage and treatment villas around a serene lily-covered pond; an organic garden where fruits and vegetables for the resort’s restaurants are grown; a lagoon-view bar in the canopy of the palm trees; a beach bar near a large infinity pool; a tennis court; library and cultural centre; boutiques; and an environmental research station with guest programs.
An abundance of activities await those who want to be more active. Each villa has a bicycle for each guest that can be used to explore the paths around the island or take a picnic to a favourite beach. Guests can snorkel or dive with tropical fish, sail in the lagoon, paddle board to a neighbouring island, take a kayak above coral gardens, stroll the long stretches of beach, enjoy a guided or unguided marine, bird, cultural or other excursion, or simply spend a day in the spa and wellness centre.
- 24hr reception
- Check in: 3pm Check-out: 11am
- FREE WIFI throughout the resort
- Fitness Centre
- Business Centre
- Swimming Pool
- 2 Restaurants
- 2 Bars
- Activity desk
- Kids Club
- Tennis Court
- Beach towels provided
- Free activities include: Aqua gym, Bicycles, Billiards, Hamman, Kayaks, Canoe, Library, Outrigger Canoe, Board Games, Paddle Boards, Snorkelling Equipment & Tennis
- 30 One-bedroom villas
- 4 Two-bedroom villas
- 1 Three-bedroom villa
As a guest of The Brando you can dine anytime, day or night, anywhere: at the restaurant, villa, pool or on the beach.
The Beachcomber Café (Beach restaurant – Classic French Cuisine & Polynesian-inspired dishes).
Located in the heart of the Resort, near Bob’s Bar, the pool and the beach, this casual modern space welcomes you inside or outside for the 3 daily meals. Full buffet breakfast, light gourmet lunch and snacks, fine cuisine for dinner.
Gastronomic Restaurant Mutiny
An intimate dining experience, it is open for dinner only and limited to 22 guests. The world’s best wines perfectly preserved in a climate-controlled cellar.
Available 24hrs – you can enjoy a meal in the villa, on your deck or private beach. The 2 and 3 bedroom Villas are equipped with a kitchen area, allowing the chef to finish the dishes pre-prepared in the main kitchen.
Panoramic Bar Manu
Open from 16h00, this outdoor bar reveals a spectacular view of the lagoon and the islands of Tahiti and Moorea in the distance. It is the perfect place to watch the spectacular sunsets.
Drink with your feet in the sand. This bar takes its name in honour of Marlon Brando’s friend and colleague on film seets, Bob, with whom he liked to meet at the end of a long days filming to chat and joke around with a drink. At you service, the Bob’s Bar team will serve your refreshments under the Fare Potee, in one of the outdoor seating areas, at the pool or on the beach.
- Children – Aged 0 – 12 yrs, stays FREE when sharing a room with their parents.
- Kids Club on-site. For children aged 6 to 12yrs – an educational island program is offered including games, workshops and mini-conferences, exploration, treasure hunts and many other surprises. Topics cover sea turtles, whales and dolphins, coral reef, eco-citizens & Polynesian culture. Available every day on request from 08h30 – 16h30.
- Babysitting available
20 minute private plane flight from Tahiti