Close your eyes and picture a paradisiacal scene of fine white sand, gin-clear seas and lavish beach villas set beneath a brilliant blue sky – welcome to The Brando.
This private island beach resort is named after Marlon Brando, who bought Tetiaroa in 1966 after falling in love with its pristine, natural beauty. Today, The Brando is one of the most sought-after retreats in the South Pacific, a stunning blend of first-class luxury and authentic local experiences, with a particular emphasis on sustainability and respect for French Polynesian communities. The hotel possesses 35 gorgeous villas set on the beach, watersports equipment, a spa shielded by palm trees, private pools, complimentary bicycles to borrow and a restaurant helmed by Michelin-star chef Guy Martin.
There’s plenty to do too, including stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling over coral gardens, birdwatching and learning about French Polynesia in the Explorer Centre. Feel at one with nature as you explore the unspoilt scenery of Tetiaroa, looking out for local wildlife such as Sea Turtles, Manta Rays and Reef Sharks beneath the water’s surface, and intriguing bird species above it. Indulge in spa sessions, romantic candlelit dinners and private island-hopping tours; immerse yourself in local culture by trying Polynesian dance, music and art workshops; or simply unwind in your exquisite thatched villa in total privacy. The Brando really does feel like something straight out of a Hollywood movie.
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Starting at 96sq m in size and thoughtfully decorated in local styles, the huge villas at The Brando embody French Polynesian chic. Each is clad with thatched roofs, soft cream walls and polished wooden floors, and has its own plunge pool, sprawling sundeck and even an outdoor bathtub, not to mention easy access to the beautiful beach. A media room, lounge, bikes and Wi-Fi complete the picture.
Dig your toes into the sand while savouring a profusion of French and Polynesian delicacies, such as just-caught fish from the surrounding waters and island-grown vegetables. The view of the lagoon is impossible to beat.
Feast on Japanese delights at this Teppanyaki restaurant, where Chef Nakamura draws on the land and sea to create a choice of three distinct menus, whipped up before your very eyes in a sophisticated dining space.
You’ll feel as though you’re dining aboard a luxurious yacht here at Les Mutinés, thanks to the elegant cream on white design and domed wooden roof, all surrounded by the water. Sample the finest fare from Guy Martin, the two Michelin-star chef of Le Grand Véfour in Paris, for a taste of France here in the South Pacific.
Admire the far-reaching sea views from this elevated bar and lounge, clad in wood and also featuring private corners set amidst the treetops.
A casual beachfront bar that has it all; great cocktails, friendly staff and sublime views too.
Activities and Entertainment
It may feel like a desert island paradise, but there’s no shortage of active, cultural and relaxing things to do at The Brando. Hop on your bicycle to pedal across the island, go snorkelling and scuba diving or try an afternoon of stand-up paddle boarding and canoeing. Dive into the Explorer Centre to learn all about life in French Polynesia via lectures and tours with on-the-ground naturalist experts. The list carries on with tennis, deep-sea fishing and keeping fit with a personal trainer or group class. You can then go island-hopping to see as much of this divine destination as you can, or engage with Polynesian culture by learning traditional dances, artistic techniques like weaving and dyeing, cookery and music; and don’t miss the weekly dance performances either.
You cannot experience The Brando without discovering its utterly serene Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa, where locally inspired treatments will take you to a whole new level of relaxation. While here, enjoy the steam bath, tea room, waterfall and al fresco lounge, framed by lush island vegetation. Also at the resort is an outdoor, lagoon-shaped swimming pool, gym, Explorer Centre, tennis court and bikes to borrow, not to mention miles of bone-white beach to unwind on.
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